From September 3 through October 31, true terror will once again run rampant through the streets of Universal Studios as it celebrates Halloween Horror Nights.
Now in their 30th year, Universal plans to celebrate by providing never-before-seen frights. This year’s event will feature 10 haunted houses, five scare zones, and multiple special attractions. Here’s a look at some of the confirmed 2021 Halloween Horror Nights spectacles as well as some former fan favorites.
New and Popular HHN Haunted Houses
Haunted houses are the paramount attraction at Halloween Horror Nights.
Each year provides a variety of themes based on popular horror films and movies. Universal Studios periodically announces its haunted houses leading up to the event. While only one haunted house theme has been confirmed so far, past years’ themes serve as a testament to what to expect this fall.
Below are a few former HHN haunted houses, as well as what’s in store for 2021:
Based on the 1988 film, Beetlejuice is the first confirmed haunted house for 2021. This house showcases Hollywood’s favorite ghost and some of the movie’s most iconic scenes which guests will walk through and watch come to life. Get ready to be haunted and taunted by Beetlejuice because this house has been confirmed.
With Stranger Things 3 being released in summer 2019, it makes sense that Universal would create a haunted house based on the hit Netflix show. This house took patrons from Orlando, Florida to Hawkins, Indiana as Demodogs and Mindflayers followed them through the Upside Down.
Jordan Peele’s hit thriller also saw its own haunted house in 2019. Guests came face-to-face with horrors straight from the big screen as the cast fought themselves, just like in the movie.
This classic film franchise found its home in 2019 as one of Halloween Horror Nights’ most popular houses. Guests watched as the most popular Ghostbusters villains from both the 1984 and 2016 movies came to life on stage, terrorizing them throughout the house.
Nothing’s better than the original. Universal Monsters saw classic horror monsters, including the Wolfman, Count Dracula, and Frankenstein, team up to give patrons an old-fashioned fright. Halloween would not be the same witch-out them.
Haunted houses aren’t the only place you may run into some scares as the entire Universal Studios theme park is divided into special areas designed specifically to spook.
There are five confirmed scare zones at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights. While 2021’s themes have not yet been revealed, scare zones in previous years have proven themselves particularly frightful.
Both the 2009 and 2019 films were used as inspiration for this scare zone. This zone warned patrons how to survive a zombie apocalypse and provided hidden spaces for scare actors to jump out from behind.
This zone combined the best of horror with 1980s video games. Chainsaw-wielding actors dressed in neon colors scared guests as they tried their best to make sure they reached the end of the “game.”
Arguably the most popular horror film franchise in recent years, The Purge served as a scare zone theme for both 2014 and 2017. Actors donned the iconic Purge masks and walked around, interacting with guests. We are announcing the commencement of the annual Purge.
In addition to the scare zones and haunted houses, Universal has several additional attractions to provide even more wicked fun.
Special shows allow patrons to watch the horror unfold in front of them, and select rides operate exclusively after-hours for Halloween Horror Nights guests. There are seven confirmed rides and one live show set for 2021.
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