Universal Studios: Halloween Horror Nights 2023
Blumhouse, the renowned horror production company, is set to bring a fresh wave of terror with its latest live entertainment ventures, "The Purge: Dangerous Waters" and "Blumhouse: Behind the Screams," inspired by their blockbuster films, to the much-anticipated Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood. Complementing these spine-chilling experiences are a trio of eerie scare zones and the iconic Terror Tram, along with an unnerving lineup of eight haunted houses. The hair-raising festivities commence on Thursday, September 7.
A decade has passed since The Purge introduced its chilling concept of a 12-hour lawless period, spawning an iconic horror franchise. Now, in a groundbreaking move, "The Purge: Dangerous Waters" takes this blockbuster film series into uncharted territory—the open seas—in an entirely new live show.
The narrative unfolds as a politician and his retinue seek refuge on an island to escape the chaos of The Purge. However, their sanctuary is short-lived as the island is swiftly overrun by Purgers, sparking a relentless pursuit. Set within the WaterWorld venue, this electrifying show showcases adrenaline-pumping action sequences, daring stunts, spectacular lighting and laser effects, high-fall fire burns, and massive explosions. "The Purge: Dangerous Waters" offers an immersive evening of anarchy, free from the shackles of retribution and fear of consequences.
Introducing an original concept, "Blumhouse: Behind the Screams" unveils a selection of Blumhouse's horror gems, including the highly awaited films such as Five Nights at Freddy’s and The Exorcist: Believer, along with fan-favorite hits like M3GAN and The Black Phone. Breaking the fourth wall, this unique experience invites guests to step through the silver screen and explore these films up close. Authentic film props, costume displays, and spine-chilling character encounters create an unforgettable connection with the world of these horror classics.
Further horrors come to life in three new scare zones engineered to torment visitors navigating through Halloween Horror Nights. These include:
"El Terror de las Momias," an extension of the "Monstruos: The Monsters of Latin America" haunted house, immerses guests in a Latin-themed scare zone as they desperately attempt to escape an ancient army of resurrected mummies.
"Toyz," situated on New York Street, challenges guests to enter the toy box of terror, where sinister magic brings malevolent toys to life.
A macabre welcome committee of "Ghostz," comprised of chainsaw-wielding ghosts drenched in blood, awaits at the entrance of Halloween Horror Nights, sending shivers down spines.
The full array of fear continues with eight haunted houses and the Terror Tram experience:
"The Last of Us," based on Naughty Dog and Playstation’s award-winning post-pandemic video game.
"Stranger Things 4," transporting guests to Hawkins, Indiana, for a showdown against the malevolent Vecna in the fourth season of Netflix’s original series.
"The Exorcist: Believer," unfolding a new harrowing chapter as Chris MacNeil combats a sinister demonic force possessing two girls.
"Universal Monsters: Unmasked," a chilling new narrative uniting horror icons like The Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Phantom of the Opera, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
"Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count," showcasing the infamous slasher doll's most memorable kills across the series and films.
"Evil Dead Rise," immersing guests in a new twisted tale within the Evil Dead franchise, inspired by the 2023 box office hit.
"Monstruos: The Monsters of Latin America," weaving together the most terrifying ghosts and creatures from Latin American folklore.
"Holidayz in Hell," leading visitors through a series of psychotic seasonal celebrations.
Furthermore, "Terror Tram…The Exterminatorz" places attendees within the renowned Universal backlot, amidst an uprising of insects led by the cunning Larry Larva, intent on eradicating humanity. Horror enthusiasts will also tread the sets of "Nope" and "Us," two epic blockbusters from director Jordan Peele, encountering The Tethered.
Universal Studios Hollywood presents an array of Halloween Horror Night ticket options, including General Admission, Universal Express, After 2 P.M. Day/Night, the premium R.I.P. Tour, Early Access Tickets granting early entry to select haunted houses (starting at 5:30 p.m., subject to change), and sought-after passes like the Frequent Fear Pass and Ultimate Fear Pass. For more details about each ticket category, Terms and Conditions, and to secure tickets, please visit this link.
Halloween Horror Nights will run on select nights from Thursday, September 7 to Tuesday, October 31 at Universal Studios Hollywood, and from Friday, September 1 to Saturday, November 4 at Universal Orlando Resort. Given the high demand, it's advisable to purchase tickets in advance, as event nights are expected to sell out.