Fans can choose scare zone for Halloween Horror Nights 2014 at Universal Studios Hollywood: Corps, Mask-a-Raid, Ghoulz

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For the first time, Universal Studios Hollywood is allowing fans to choose the theme of a scare zone to be featured at Halloween Horror Nights this year.

The “Choose Your Scare” online voting competition begins June 4 with the winning scare zone concept appearing at the event in Fall 2014. Voting takes place on the official Halloween Horror Nights Facebook page through June 18 with the winning area to be announced on June 19.

Update: The winning scare zone is Mask-a-Raid!

“We are always listening closely to what our fans want, but this was the first time ever that we actually went out and put the power completely in their hands to determine part of ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ content,” said John Murdy, Creative Director, Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights.” “The avalanche of votes we received confirmed our fans’ desire to be part of the process, and we are happy to give them exactly what they want.”

The new Scare Zone, staged in the theme park’s French Street location, will transport guests to a time when masquerade balls were a staple of the social calendar in pre-Revolutionary War France. However, visitors will soon learn that behind the elaborate, jeweled masks of powdered and perfumed party-goers are members of a blood-thirsty cannibal cult.

Three possible scare zone themes are presented: Corps, Mask-a-Raid or Ghoulz. Each is described below, complete with new character artwork.

Scare Zone, Option 1: Corps

“The War to End All Wars” has left a swathe of destruction through battle-torn France, and on French Street at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights, World War I-era soldiers have returned from the dead. The constant artillery bombardment has turned the twisted network of trenches into a sprawling graveyard, and now “The Lost Generation” is rising from their muddy graves and coming home to haunt the streets of “old Paris.”

Scare Zone, Option 2: Mask-a-Raid

Masquerade Balls were a staple of the social calendar in pre-Revolutionary War France; a time for the members of the French aristocracy to misbehave behind the cover of elaborate, jeweled masks. But “mask-a-raiding” among the powdered and perfumed party-goers are members of a blood thirsty cannibal cult. Bon appétit!

Scare Zone, Option 3: Ghoulz

In 19th century France, restrictive laws and social norms prevented medical colleges from acquiring the one asset they need most – human cadavers. To solve this “body shortage crisis,” universities employed “unsavory characters” to do their dirty work and steal corpses from cemeteries in the middle of the night. Unfortunately, the grave robbers on Universal Studios Hollywood’s French Street have developed a morbid fascination with the dead – and a taste for human flesh.


  1. Amanda Rivera

    Ideas should be original 90’s Horror movies. Like Jeepers Creepers.

    1. steven

      That came out in 2001

    2. Dave

      Well, it may not be a ’90s movie, but Jeepers Creepers would be a great idea!

  2. Gary Tahmasbi

    Jeepers Creepers was released in 2001

  3. Robert

    Are these the same as we’ll see in Orlando

    1. Alex

      Not really, Hollywood more or less focuses on Contained areas while

      Orlando is everywhere.

  4. 1v3m4r

    Please..The Walking Dead zombies again!!!Ssoooo scary-creepy!!!

      1. I agree with no.

        I agree with no.

    1. Nathan13

      Walking dead is a big hit in Hollywood and that is what is keeping everyone going there every year at least I know it’s keeping me there I agree with walking dead

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  6. Randy Mays II

    Mask-a-raid would be an awesome theme for French Square. During the era, the masks from those times were scary to them. And there were murders that took place, in which they would wear the masquerade masks to disguise their faces. Hopefully if they would, throw in the Phantom Of The Opera. Since he did wear a red costume and a skull mask, implying himself as “The Red Death” at a masquerade ball.

    1. Ash


    2. Leah

      Omigosh I would go just for the Red Death!!!

  7. Marshall Schaffer


  8. Nicky

    I’m torn between my history loving side who wants Corps and the Mask-a-Raid. Though I wish these choices weren’t contained to the French Street section. These ideas are some great refreshers though after two years of Walking Dead.

  9. Nicole

    Mask A Raid!

    1) Marquis De Sade
    2) Fearless Vampire Killers ballroom sequence
    3) Richleau’s mass be headings of French aristocrats
    4) Marie Antoinette

    Extra points for ballgowns made from human flesh and masks carved from bone.

  10. Julissa


  11. Gloria

    I really like Mask a Raid. It can have a Edgar Allan Poe “Masque of the Red Death” feel to it. And the costumes would be amazing.

  12. Rob

    Mask-a-Raid by far! A dead Victorian theme would be awesome!

  13. Jasmine

    Mask-a-Raid ! Sounds soo trippy !

  14. Chrissy

    Mask-a-Raid would be awesome ^^ ofcousre I’m a big Doctor who fan so that’s how I personally relate to this, but they would be super scary

    1. DJ

      YES!! The girl in the fire place!! 🙂 I can’t wait for this!

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