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Halloween Horror Nights Lights-On Tour – Evil Dead

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Join us on a lights-on tour of the Evil Dead house at Halloween Horror Nights 23. The tour explains elements of the attraction you might overlook. This house is the story of the 2013 Evil Dead movie. Seen here is the opening scene, as if book pages are zooming.

book The book itself.


spoiler This article follows the normal house route from beginning to end. If you prefer to be surprised when you tour this house, read this article later! We also want to warn you that some of the images may be graphic.


room1 The story begins at a fireplace. Take note of the television and the magazine.

jr Close-up of the magazine. Note the title.

waldo Seen under the coffee table.


bookread Nearby someone has found the book, and begins to read.


posessed In the movie, Mia is attacked by a tree. One of the tour guides demonstrated how the movie scene is represented. During house operation, a scareactor screams and tries to escape the tree branches.


room2 Like in a movie, the house theatrically returns to the room seen earlier. Except note that the set is different. The TV is different but the magazine is still on the coffee table.

pictures Photos from the wall. They are seen a few times in the house.

pedal Scareactors sometimes have a foot pedal to trigger an effect.


shower The shower scene set in full lighting. This scene is part of the movie characters’ steady transformation into a Deadites.


ghostMirror A tour guide demonstrates a two-way mirror effect.


underFloor We theatrically cut to the first room again. Except this time the Mia character is imprisoned under the floor, as demonstrated by a tour guide. What happens here is a first for Horror Nights. The scareactor under the floor has a live microphone. She interacts with guests in a creepy voice.


burlap Houses often have creepy stuff to brush away as you pass through. It’s called stuff-in-face. In the darkness, you’re not sure what it is.


cats Steady progression of disturbing sets, based on scenes in the movie.


forest A tour guide demonstrates how scareactors claw at passing guests.

raven Look up to the left as this wooded gauntlet ends and you will see a raven. This year, ravens are a collection of Easter Eggs to find. Each house has one.


cabin The scene opens up to a cabin in the woods. Something similar to the different “Cabin In The Woods” house at Horror Nights, which has a cross-reference to Deadite characters. It seems things kind of wrap around. During normal operation this scene has great flame effects in the windows.

sunglasses The tour guides pointed to the sunglasses resting on this overturned car. They are glued there, part of the intended set design. No one is quite sure why the sunglasses are there.

bookend The book is closed, and as you pass through the cabin, the story ends.


Here’s a walk-through of the whole house using infrared, taken with special permission by Universal during regular operating hours:

Evil Dead walkthrough with night-vision at Halloween Horror Nights 23 Universal Orlando

This tour was part of an “Unmasking the Horror” tour. This year Universal offers two different versions of the tour. Each version visits three houses. If you take both tours in one day you’ll see six of the eight houses. A regular day park ticket is not required to take a tour. Each tour is $59.99 separately, plus tax. Or both in a single day for $99.99, plus tax. Details at halloweenhorrornights.com

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