Just over 12 hours after Universal Orlando unveiled all the details surrounding Halloween Horror Nights 21 in Florida, Universal Studios Hollywood has launched their full web site for their version of the annual Halloween event in California. Both coasts’ events will feature a haunted house based on the upcoming film “The Thing” as well the popular Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure show, but the similarities end there.
Note: With two mega-Halloween events taking place each year with the same name on opposite coasts (and a third Halloween Horror Nights announced for Universal Studios Singapore this year), it can get confusing to decipher which scares are in which location. So be sure you’re here to read about the screams to come to California, not Orlando. If you’re looking for the Orlando brand of Horror Nights, click here for the details.
Now on with the reveal…
Haunted houses for Halloween Horror Nights 2011 at Universal Studios Hollywood
There are six haunted mazes featured in this year’s event, five all-new and one returning “by popular demand.”
The Thing: Assimilation
Venture on a perilous journey to the isolated outpost of Thule Station. Discover why scientists went missing in the seemingly infinite, frozen reaches of Antarctica. Make the most shocking discovery of your life as you encounter a frightful alien creature that claims its victims without remorse, morphing into anything…or anyone! Feel the paranoia creep over every inch of your body and the icy winds gnaw at your flesh with every step you take. Trust no one as you search for a way out, but be warned, it may already be among you!
Eli Roth’s Hostel: Hunting Season
Escape to devilishly hedonistic Bratislava, home to Eastern Europe’s most horrifying Hostel where pleasure and pain go hand in hand. Descend to hell’s darkest corner as you sample the forbidden fruits of extreme terror. It’s hunting season and vulnerable prey is in high demand!
Take a sickeningly twisted detour to a torture factory where Americans are sold to the highest bidder and dreams of paradise become nightmares of agony. Enjoy your stay; we look forward to having you!
Alice Cooper’s Welcome To My Nightmare
Enter the gruesomely twisted mind of shock rock legend, Alice Cooper, as he takes the stage in what is sure to be your final performance. Find your way through a labyrinth of razor-sharp guillotines, smell the burning flesh rotting upon electric chairs, and face off against deadly boa constrictors, demonic dolls and more!
Lose sight of what’s real as you begin your dark, demented journey through the eyes of Alice Cooper. If you didn’t believe in nightmares before, you soon will! For even staying awake won’t save you!
Rob Zombie’s House Of 1000 Corpses: In 3-D Zombievision
Enter a 3-D world of carnage and chaos that could only be envisioned by horror icon Rob Zombie as you brave Captain Spaulding’s deadly tourist trap. Take a stroll on a one-way tour through Captain Spaulding’s museum, then into the nightmarish confines of the Firefly residence and down into a subterranean network of tunnels where it’s rumored that Dr. Satan still practices his lethal craft to this day.
La Llorona: Villa De Almas Perdidas , As Imagined By Diego Luna
Explore the chilling legend of pain and anguish as your ears succumb to the petrifying screams of a woman consumed by the dreadful guilt of drowning her children and then herself. Doomed to wander the Earth for eternity, La Llorona will stop at nothing to find the souls of her murdered children. Relive the trauma that has haunted and terrified the hours of dark throughout the Americas for over 500 years, as you embark on a spine-chilling journey through the rotting remains of a haunted Mexican village.
Beware, for those who hear the wails of La Llorona are marked for death!
The Wolfman: The Curse Of Talbot Hall
Take a treacherous stroll through Blackmoor’s haunting countryside, where the roads run red with blood. Somewhere in the shadows, a truly grotesque creature lies watching, waiting to strike when the moon is full. Explore the decaying Talbot Hall, home to unspeakable horrors and shrouded in mystery, where an indescribable terror has been set free. A beast with an insatiable bloodlust is slaughtering all who cross his path and it just so happens that tonight is a full moon. Feel your heart pound, as you become the hunted. Confront your demons if you dare, for only you can satisfy his hunger.
Terror Tram for Halloween Horror Nights 2011 at Universal Studios Hollywood
A fan favorite, the Terror Tram is returning once again for 2011, this time with a “Scream” theme.
Terror Tram: Scream 4 Your Life
Go behind the bloody scenes of the Universal Studios Backlot where many of Hollywood’s most horrific scary movies are currently filming. Rumors of tourists being killed by a cloaked murderer have begun to emerge, but the Ghostface Killer couldn’t be real…or could he? Feel your heart pound and your hair stand on end as you succumb to the mass hysteria during this bloodcurdling tour of terror. Enjoy the show as you embark on the ride of your life…literally!
Scare zones for Halloween Horror Nights 2011 at Universal Studios Hollywood
Six scare zones will haunt this year’s event, two returning and three all-new.
Scream (NEW) – The infamous Ghostface Killer from Scream 4 is on the loose and may be right behind you — ready to strike with his razor-sharp blade!
Zombieville (NEW) – Feel your stomach churn as you encounter a decaying English village, ravaged by the walking dead. Breathe in the foul stench of decay as the corpses of butchers, barbers, and yes—even senior citizens, reawaken in search of satiating their hunger for human flesh. (Includes a nursing home setting where the patients are infected by the zombie virus.)
The Reapers (NEW) – The Grim Reaper and his evil minions of death have been unleashed upon the Earth, equipped with mutilating chainsaws. There’s nowhere to run or hide; death lurks around every corner!
Klownz – Murder and mayhem reign as an ultra-violent gang of clowns take over “The Big Apple.” These psycho circus rejects are armed to the teeth and hell bent on destruction…yours! Now that the Klownz have come to town, the city will never be the same again!
Freakz – A renegade band of out of work sideshow performers have set up camp on the smoke-choked streets of Paris. With the Freak Shows shut down and food in short supply, the Freakz have developed a taste for human flesh! If you venture into their camp after dark, you may not make it out alive!
Shows and Rides for Halloween Horror Nights 2011 at Universal Studios Hollywood
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure – The Wyld Stallyns of time travel, Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan, return in an all-new parody show ripped from today’s headlines. Join Bill and Ted as they skewer a who’s who of infamous guest stars in this most excellent musical comedy that you won’t want to miss.
Revenge of the Mummy — The Ride – Take a ride on the world’s most intense indoor rollercoaster, if you dare. Face the heart-pounding special effects and unexpected twists at every turn as you escape the Mummy’s revenge in life-like horror. Rest assured, this ride will change you…forever!
Jurassic Park — In the Dark – Be stalked like prey as you make your way through the darkness and find yourself amongst prehistoric predators. Keep your eyes peeled for a 50-foot T-Rex and a treacherous 84-foot death drop. You’re going to want to hold your friends close for this one.
The Simpsons Ride – Laugh till’ it hurts on The Simpsons Ride virtual rollercoaster. With a surprise waiting around every turn, you, Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie will have to watch out for Sideshow Bob as he tries to take you out for good. Get ready for an unforgettable thrill ride that will leave you in stitches.
Tickets are on sale now at HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood, along with more information.