Universal Studios Orlando Halloween Horror Nights Entire Slate


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Universal Studios Orlando just unveiled its full slate for Halloween Horror Evenings 2022, and it’s terrifying great. This yr incorporates 10 haunted houses, five scare zones, two live reveals, as properly as an immediately after-several hours variety of the topic park’s trip sights (Petition to preserve E.T. Experience open throughout the celebration).

The Common Monsters headline the occasion in a two-parter house Common Monsters: Legends Collide that will exist in each Orlando and Hollywood. At HHN East, element 1 will invite typical monster-heads to see the initial chapter of the overarching battle between The Wolfman, Dracula, and the Mummy for a cursed amulet with mysterious powers they all search for. The struggle to the loss of life, with rotating winners of program, has its individual standalone conclusion but plays into a section two of types at Universal Studios Hollywood. This a single is the one particular I’m most intrigued to see as these mazes have not long ago served as concept park sequels to the typical Universal Monsters films like very last year’s The Bride of Frankenstein Life!

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As significantly as the other “big” motion picture IP goes, I gotta admit this calendar year is a very little underwhelming so far. We have bought a further acquire on yet another dwelling dependent on John Carpenter’s Halloween, which was previous carried out in 2014 (2015 in Hollywood). Songs superstar The Weeknd seeks to get us into his twisted thoughts with slasher motifs and fashionable Argento vibes all established to his songs in Just after Hours Nightmare, which could get the job done if his creepy Super Bowl halftime display from final calendar year is any indicator. Then Blumhouse will bring The Black Phone’s The Grabber and their teenager killer from Freaky. This all is wild in a calendar year in which Netflix could have collaborated on a property centered on Stranger Things, which genuinely upped the ante with Vecna, and even with Fear Avenue, which was extensive rumored on HHN speculation maps.

Fortunately the place Horror Evenings Orlando stands aside is with its very own roster of initial concept park universe figures and stories. Past year, I acquired to experience HHN Icons: Captured— which was basically the cliff-notes that delivered the finest hits of 30 a long time of interconnected tales and monsters like park icons Jack the Clown, The Storyteller, The Caretaker, and the central fictional areas they wreak havoc upon. So this year’s household choices produce on a bevy of wealthy horror sub-genres that assortment from supernatural fantasy, creature capabilities and sci-fi thrillers.

Here’s are some temporary descriptions of their first mazes from the Universal press release.

Spirits of the Coven

Guests will be invited to a lively 1920s speakeasy, but something sinister is brewing beneath in “Spirits of the Coven.” A coven of seemingly beautiful flapper witches will lure those who enter into a hidden brewing area. Once they’ve ensnared their victims, they’ll reveal their haggish true form and turn guests into a witch’s brew. They’ll be cackling; everyone else will be screaming.

Bugs: Eaten Alive

While touring a 1950s home of the future, guests will be swarmed by hordes of revolting insects after a pest control system failure unleashes them. Many-legged horrors, growing, mutating and laying eggs in human hosts will worm their way into the deepest of fears. Those who dare enter will be dropping like flies in “Bugs: Eaten Alive.”

Fiesta de Chupacabras

The mountains of Latin America are filled with many wonderful traditions. In one tiny village, they pay tribute to the legendary creature Chupacabras with an annual fiesta. In “Fiesta de Chupacabras,” there’s more to the legend than meets the eye. And in this colorful village, the streets are lined with the crimson blood of visitors.

Hellblock Horror

They too do time for their crimes. In “Hellblock Horror,” guests will have to survive visiting hours in a secret penitentiary that houses treacherous monsters and fiends of all kinds that are hellbent on taking over and destroying the world. The interdimensional power core containing the inmates has failed and the monsters are breaking out of their cells, allowing them easy access to guests, and the exit.

Dead Man’s Pier: Winter’s Wake

There’s nothing charming about this ghostly New England fishing village. A phantom sea captain is summoning undead fishermen from their watery grave, a grisly crew with rotting, barnacle-encrusted bodies. Guests may have escaped their hooks in the “Dead Man’s Wharf” scare zone in 2016 – now they’d better batten down the hatches before they’re reeled in and drug under in “Dead Man’s Pier: Winter’s Wake.”

Descendants of Destruction

Deep in the subway tunnels below an abandoned, toxic city, mutated humans fight for survival in “Descendants of Destruction.” The deeper one goes, the darker their fate. In the fading light of the poisoned depths, hideous creatures who’ve long ago left their humanity behind prey on all who try to make their way through the darkness.

Orlando also goes all out with festively immersive scare zones, which even feature cult icon Lil’ Boo, the cutest jack-o-lantern you’ll ever meet. (It’s the Grogu of haunts.)

Here’s their list of scare zones for 2022, again from the Universal press release.

Horrors of Halloween

The Pumpkin Lord, the spirit of Halloween, has returned to take over this year’s event, summoning hordes of fiendish creatures including demons, ghosts and witches. Terror has taken root.

Scarecrow: Cursed Soil

At an abandoned farm, scarecrow sentinels have risen from the crust of the earth to hunt souls and seek revenge. They’ll harvest the screams of those who dare enter this dilapidated barn.

Sweet Revenge

The sweets from Major Sweets’ candy company have turned these 1950s kids into crazed killers. With pint-sized costumed maniacs roaming the streets, Halloween will be a night of trick or treat mayhem.

Graveyard: Deadly Unrest

On All Hallow’s Eve, a dark storm descends upon a cemetery and awakens long-dead spirits. These specters rise from their graves to capture souls for all eternity. No one living can escape them.

Conjure the Dark

An evil sorceress has entered twisted stone ruins and called forth monstrosities from dark dimensions. This Halloween, blood will feed her army of the night.

Finally there’s two live shows with a new original taking the place of the Universal Horror waterside sizzle reel, Marathon of Mayhem: Carnage Factory—but we still hope to see a cool montage of scary movie moments.

Halloween Nightmare Fuel Wildfire

The show that sparked a firestorm last year is ablaze with a new nightmare. Guests can get fired up to the beat of metal, rock and electronica as pyro and aerial performers return to reignite fears.

Ghoulish! A Halloween Tale

As darkness falls, a ghost story becomes reality as guests go beyond the grave in a spectacularly spooky show on Universal Studios’ lagoon, featuring huge water screens and sinister music.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando runs September 2 – October 31. All tickets and vacation packages are on sale now at www.universalorlando.com/halloween.

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