ORLANDO, Fla. — After a pandemic-related absence last year, Halloween Horror Nights are coming back to Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood with haunted mazes based on “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “The Bride of Frankenstein” and Netflix’s “The Haunting of Hill House.”
“It’s a nightmare come true to bring Netflix’s ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ to life for our guests this year at ‘Halloween Horror Nights,’” Charles Gray, senior show director for Entertainment Creative Development at Universal Orlando Resort, said in a statement. “The show brought true horror to the masses, similar to what we’ve provided our guests at this event for nearly 30 years.”
Universal Orlando will also feature a haunted house based on the beloved film “Beetlejuice.”
Halloween Horror Nights will return to Universal Orlando Resort on Sept. 3 and Universal Studios Hollywood on Sept. 9, and run through Oct. 31.
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Halloween Horror Nights were canceled at both parks last year because of the coronavirus pandemic — and the fact that it’s difficult to scare the wits out of someone while socially distancing.
Universal will announce details on other haunted houses at both parks in upcoming weeks.
Each haunted house is a small, temporary attraction, elaborately designed and themed, built with studious attention to details and populated with “scare-actors” who chase but never touch the thousands of patrons passing through each night.
USA TODAY’s Eve Chen contributed to this report