I attended Universal’s first ever Halloween Horror Nights Tweet-up last week and was lucky enough to win a ticket to their Team Member Advance Screaming last night. Here are some photos and video from the preview to give you a taste of the event this year.
After our group of winners made it through the extra security that is set up for Halloween Horror Nights, we met in the VIP lobby above the ticket booths. Above is our group photo.
We made it through all the scare zones and haunted houses last night as part of our RIP tour, but we didn’t see Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure or the new Death Drums show. But we’ll be back for media night Friday to see it all.
I’m not going to give a break-down of all the haunted houses, but I will say they were all excellent. Favorites of our group include The Thing, H.R. BloodNGutz, The Inbetween and Nevermore. Expect to get wet in a couple of houses, and see it snowing in a couple of others. No photos or video are allowed in the houses.
Let’s take a look at the six new Scare Zones. Some were so dark and foggy that I couldn’t get any good photos with my iPhone. But we do have video of each zone and we’ll be back with our high-quality SLR camera on Friday. Also keep in mind that this was preview night, so all effects may not have been working. Plus they continually change and update everything as the event goes on each night.
Here’s a video walk-through of all six scare zones. Don’t miss the cool crumbling building projections in the Acid Assault scare zone:
UPDATE: Universal just released this compilation of the houses, scare zones and entertainment at Halloween Horror Nights. This was recorded during the Advance Screaming:
One of three Death Drums shows performed each night:
Full Photo Gallery: