Halloween Horror Nights 2019 has begun at Universal Studios Hollywood, with 9 new mazes, five scare zones, and a Jabbawockeez stage show!
Check out the breakdown of this year’s Halloween Horror Nights below, along with videos of each experience:
This year’s maze will be inspired by both Seasons 2 and 3 of the series, picking up where last year’s mazes left off.
In this new house, guests will walk through the Wilson family beach house and Santa Cruz Pier, where a familiar face might be waiting outside a Fun House. Travel through the tunnels that stretch for miles deep below America and come face-to-face with “The Tethered,” a group of doppelgängers of every living person in the country. In this house, you’ll learn that you are your own worst enemy.
Guests will follow in the footsteps of the Ghostbusters – Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston – as they venture through artfully recreated scenes from the film, including the firehouse, New York Public Library and the Temple of Gozer, as an army of ghoulish spirits, hideous specters and ectoplasm-dripping phantasms attack from every corner.
Frankenstein is on the loose, and has wandered into the woods and come face-to-face with Wolf Man. In the middle of a cemetery, these two monsters will go head-to-head in battle. These frightening creatures are back and out for blood.
This new experience will feature a gaggle of new characters including the baby Klowns, Boco, and Klownzilla, as well as new scenery like the Klowns’ circus-tent spaceship, and the cotton candy cocoon storage room where they keep their victims.
The maze will incorporate elements from the 1982 film directed by George Romero, as well as the new “Creepshow” series that’s coming to the Shudder streaming service on Sept. 26. Once inside, guests will be led into the pages of the anthology’s comic book to experience five tales of terror guided by The Creep, the skeletal namesake of the comic book.
This house, inspired by the 2003 horror exploitation film directed by Rob Zombie, will bring guests face-to-face with the psychotic Firefly family and their collection of blood and gore. Victims will see “The Legend of Doctor Satan” come to life right before their eyes, explore “Captain Spaulding’s Museum of Monsters and Madmen,” and if they’re lucky, escape the Firefly house alive.
Temptation will be unleashed in this all-new, original house as it spills the evils of mankind through this ancient Greek mythology-inspired experience.
The terrors in this maze are not just from Halloween. Prepare yourself for a trip through a series of psychotic holiday celebrations, a true year-round nightmare.
Explore crypts filled with ghouls and escape the skeletons that have taken over Main Street. You can spread your own demonic wings while you’re here, but don’t antagonize the Angel of Death.
Editor’s Note: This scare zone can be seen in the video for the Spirits & Demons of the East scare zone below.
Sacred antiquities have just been shipped over from the Far East, and they didn’t come alone. Many of these artifacts were stolen from ancient temples and carry angry spirits with them. Now these specters roam New York Street, seeking revenge on anyone who would dare steal such sacred relics.
Travel through the Christmas trees on French Street and make your way through these twisted takes on holiday traditions. A giant nutcracker may be looking for a skull or two to crack. The Winter Witch and Jack Frost will be celebrating the season, and they may not take too kindly to you interrupting their fun. And, as a warning, beware of the New Year’s Baby.
Editor’s Note: This scare zone can be seen in the video for the Holidayz in Hell maze above.
If you want to experience this year’s mazes on the Metro Lots, you’ll have to go through Toxxxic Tunnel. This time, the warped members of a demonic custom car club have taken over, and you likely won’t get very far on foot.
The souls of the dead are thought to return home during this time of year, and are welcomed with costumes and bonfires. Legend has it these costumes were actually intended to protect yourself from these beings. Let us hope they behave peacefully this year…
Halloween Horror Nights is held on select nights now through Nov. 3. To learn more, and to purchase tickets, visit HalloweenHorrorNights.com.