Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort is less than a month away and we know ALL of the houses, scare zones and entertainment for this year’s 30th anniversary event! Overall, there will be 10 haunted houses, five scare zones, and two shows. Previously announced houses include “The Haunting of Hill House,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “Beetlejuice,” “Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives” and “Halloween Horror Nights Icons: Captured.”
What are the other five original houses? First up, “Welcome to SCarey: Horror in the Heartland.” This house will allow guests to step into the notorious Halloween Horror Nights town of Carey, Ohio and will relive its most horrifying haunts over the past 30 years. The sign at the entrance to town claims it’s a nice place to live, but nobody lives there for very long and no one escapes. Universal says, “If it claws, bites, feasts on blood, or just likes to rip people to shreds, it somehow finds a way to Carey. You can scream all you want in Carey, but everybody’s too busy doing their own screaming to pay much notice.”
Next is “Case Files Unearthed: Legendary Truth” where guests will follow in the footsteps of a legendary paranormal detective on a ghostly mission. In the house, you’ll be lead into a dark world of ghouls and terrifying creatures.
Next is “The Wicked Growth: Realm of the Pumpkin.” In this house, guests will become entangled in the sinister roots of Halloween. According to Universal, “An evil rot has taken root in the land. It’s time once again for the rise of the Pumpkin Lord who grows Halloween like a malignant vine. His minions are scouring the countryside, collecting unwilling sacrifices in order to summon the Pumpkin Lord. The closer to Halloween, the more people practice the traditions and the greater the powers of the Pumpkin Lord grow. As pumpkins grow even bigger, your fears grow ever greater, and your odds of escape grown smaller.”
“Puppet Theatre: Captive Audience” and “Revenge of the Tooth Fairy” round out the house announcements. “Puppet Theatre: Captive Audience” was announced just shortly after Halloween last year, but then pushed to the side for the past year. As far as the house, this is what Universal has to say about it:
Open scene: A creepy abandoned old theater from early 1900s San Francisco. A puppeteer and a ballet troupe have been trapped there ever since, and they’d kill for an audience. Whether you’re a puppet or a patron, that’s your cue to scream. All the blood will drain from your face as you see the Green Room run red with blood. Your horror grows as you come upon grotesque living marionettes made from severed limbs. If you manage to escape their gory puppetry, then you’ll become a part of the skeletal audience rotting in place.
“Revenge of the Tooth Fairy” is one of two houses that was at the modified event last year taking you into the story of when the sinister tooth fairies force teeth extractions from their stuggling victims.
Moving on to the scare zones, the first one you’ll see as you enter the park is “30 Years, 30 Fears.” This is where you’ll find monsters you’ve most dreaded from past Halloween Horror Nights. They’ve taken over the streets and you’re history. “Seek and Destroy” is in New York and you’ll resist succumbing to an alien cyber regime overtaking a future dystopia. San Francisco is home to “Crypt TV” where you’ll enter the monstrous universe of iconic horror stories from the digital show. Hollywood is where you’ll find Jack the Clown’s brother, Eddie Schmidt, in “Lights Camera Hacktion: Eddie’s Revenge where the horror icon is filming and horror film and the monsters are real. Finally, in Central Park you’ll find “Gorewood Forest” and the Terra Queen from Terra Cruentus.
Two shows are confirmed for Halloween Horror Nights 30. First, the lagoon show is returning to the event, but it’s not going to be a late-night TV Halloween Marathon of Mayhem. The Marathon of Mayhem title is sticking, but this year it’s “Marathon of Mayhem: Carnage Factory.” The show will be highlights of the top names in horror and Halloween Horror Nights history featured at this year’s event. If this show is just as good as the last version of the lagoon show, it’s not to be missed.
Finally, “Halloween Nightmare Fuel” is a fiery new show featuring nocturnal creatures, aerialists of the night and frightful fire performers set to pulse-pounding rock, metal, and electronica music.
HHN will kick off on September 3rd and run through October 31 on select nights. All tickets are now available and you can save money by booking online early. If you’re looking to book a trip to Universal Orlando for Halloween Horror Nights, we recommend using Dreams Unlimited Travel!