Another year of fear is upon us, as Universal Orlando unveiled a dreadful display of terrors at Halloween Horror Nights 2018 this past weekend. This year’s event does not disappoint in any way, as it brings an evocative recreation of The Upside Down to Universal Orlando and features a bigger number of thrilling haunted houses than ever before!
This year’s event boasted ten individual houses, the largest amount in Horror Nights history. The houses included a mix of five IP and five original concept houses. The one that stood out among the impressive lineup and had the highest wait time was the “Stranger Things” house, which featured incredible set design and terrifying Demogorgons throughout.
Below is a walkthrough video inside the house, which features a few of the show’s famous characters and the iconic scene of Joyce (played by Winona Ryder in the “Stranger Things” TV show) taking a hatchet to the walls of her living room in an attempt to make contact with her lost son Will (Noah Schnapp).
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“Halloween” has returned for another year of scares at Halloween Horror Nights 2018 and it includes the unrelenting terrors of Michael Myers. The iconic tormentor can be found throughout the Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers house plunging a knife menacingly at anyone who crosses his path.
In this house, guests are dropped right in the middle of Michael Myers’ mayhem-fueled rampage, in which he is on his way to eradicating his niece. Try your best to escape this bloodbath– not even Dr. Loomis, Myers’ psychiatrist, can save you.
WATCH – HALLOWEEN 4 HAUNTED HOUSE:
The Poltergeist haunted house takes guests into this classic 1980s horror film, which has brought sleepless nights to generations of fans. This house includes the film’s most memorable moments, including the face-peeling bathroom scene, the maggot steak, the giant mantis-like creature, the giant skull in the closet, and the unforgettable clown!
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In its second year featured in Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando, The Horrors of Blumhouse brings the production company’s thriller films to life again. This year the house includes scenes from some of its newer films “Happy Death Day” and “The First Purge.”
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This next house takes 80s B-movie monsters and creatures and puts them into one frightening experience. Slaughter Sinema brings its guests to the local drive-in where they’re immersed in real-life movie trailers. Here you’ll be haunted by werewolf bikers, experience a bloody, gut-strewn pumpkin patch, and dodge the trimmers of deadly barbers.
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This next house is a throwback to Dead Exposure, a haunted house from Halloween Horror Nights’ past. In this new addition, Dead Exposure Patient Zero, guests can expect the same terror as they’re dropped in the middle of Paris in 1982, where the city of lights has gone dark from an outbreak of flesh-eating undead swarming the streets.
To escape, you’ll have to get a vaccine, which blinds you. The only thing guests can use to save them are quick flashes of light.
WATCH – DEAD EXPOSURE PATIENT ZERO HAUNTED HOUSE:
What was only a scare zone at last year’s event, the Trick ‘r Treat haunted house brings back Sam and his fellow trick-or-treaters, who are still enforcing the traditions and “rules” of Halloween. Here guests can experience grisly scenes and demented characters who are unforgiving to those who break the rules. Pay attention or you may suffer the ultimate fate.
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Seeds of Extinction lets guests experience an apocalyptic wasteland overgrown with dangerous vegetation. In a world where the human race has been wiped out after a cataclysmic meteor struck the earth, all that is left is a monstrous virulent growth that has swept across the entire planet. Tread carefully in this house as the vines of these vicious plants aren’t just full of thorns, but also flesh-eating teeth.
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Carnival Graveyard is a tribute to the carnivals of yesteryear that have long died. This house is where pieces and parts of multiple carnivals were gathered and left to rot… only something sinister has festered within this decay. This twisted house of terrors includes ride parts that have become instruments of torture and walls that have been painted in blood. Trespassers to this condemned land must pay with their lives.
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Most who are familiar with fairy tales relate them warm and fuzzy feelings, but in the next house you’ll come to think the opposite. The cursed realm of ScaryTales Deadly Ever After features a demented twist on everyone’s beloved fairy tales. In this imaginative hellhole, the original Wicked Witch of the West has seized control of the fairy tale realm and is tormenting treasured storybook characters using hideous and cruel methods. You definitely won’t find your “happily ever after” in this haunted house.
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In addition to the popular haunted houses, this year’s event also features five scare zones, four with original concepts and one featuring an IP. This year’s scare zones include Revenge of Chucky, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, The Harvest, Twisted Traditions and Vamp ’85. Check them all out in the video below.
WATCH – ALL SCARE ZONES AT HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 2018:
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