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‘Killer Klowns From Outer Space’ returning to HHN

Killer Klowns From Outer Space are returning to Universal’ s Halloween Horror Nights (HHN), this time as a house. This a return of sort for the cult MGM film property to HHN. After the successful and extremely popular Scare Zone last year, the Killer Klowns will now have their own house for HHN 29.

Below is the announcement blurb from Universal:

Send in the klowns! The Killer Klowns are returning to Halloween Horror Nights in an all-new side-splitting haunted house. The crazed klowns are back to wreak havoc and remind you why you were afraid of clowns in the first place.

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Go beyond the mayhem and madness of last year’s wildly popular scare zone and step right up for an entire haunted house experience based on the cult classic film, Killer Klowns from Outer Space. 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.

Throughout the house your sense of fear will be triggered by your sense of smell as you encounter strong whiffs of familiar fairground fare like sweet cotton candy, stale buttery popcorn and ice cream. Don’t be fooled though, these otherwise pleasant aromas are a sign of the murderous gang of klowns that awaits you as you move from scene to scene.

Try to evade them or you’re likely to end up captured in one of their cotton candy cocoons and doomed to a terrible fate. There will be no escaping the big teeth of the Big Top.

This was My Favorite Scare Zone last year. What did you think of it? Are you excited for the house this year? Check the announcement video below:

This Year Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights to Feature ‘Ghostbusters’ House

Its official folks! Ghostbusters are coming back to Universal Orlando and this time its for Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights (HHN). Get ready for mass hysteria, cats and dogs living together.

Below is the announcement blurb from Universal’s HHN Website:

For the first time ever, Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters is coming to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights in a new haunted house.

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, you’ll jump through the movie screen of the original 1984 film and walk through some of your favorite scenes like the New York Public Library, the Temple of Gozer and more.

In this haunted house, you’ll be transported to the streets of New York as the rift between worlds opens, releasing ghoulish spirits, hideous specters and ectoplasm-dripping phantasms in every shape and size. Come face-to-face with the voracious Slimer, the all-power Gozer the Gozerian, Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man and more.

Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston will have to save the day as these paranormal creatures materialize in unexpected places – but will their proton packs be enough?

HNN takes place from Sept. 6 – Nov. 2,  with a vengeful 80s theme, 10 haunted houses, and 5 scare zones, not to mention exclusive food and merchandise it should be to die for.

Just Announced ‘Yeti: Terror Of The Yukon’ House Sees The Return Of The Yeti Motif to HHN

Universal Studios Orlando has announced Yeti: Terror of the Yukon house for this years Halloween Horror Nights. This new take on the Yeti comes from the creatives behind last year’s Attack of the Swamp Yeti that was featured in the Slaughter Cinema house.

Below is the announcement blurb from Universal’s HHN Website:

From the evil geniuses (they paid me to say that) who brought you Attack of the Swamp Yeti in last year’s grindhouse-themed Slaughter Sinema house comes a frightening new take on the fear-inducing folklore of the wild Yeti. But beware, because this experience will trade B-movie scares for bloodthirsty terror that will send you running in the opposite direction. The snows will be red with blood in the Yeti: Terror of the Yukon haunted house coming to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights this year.

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Deep in the remote tundra of the Yukon, loggers and trappers seek refuge from the frigid grip of an arctic blizzard. But out in the darkness, a terror lurks far more dangerous than the deluge of snow and ice. These unfortunate souls have intruded into a territory that is haunted by their worst nightmares. Enter a logging camp that’s been torn apart, floors caked with snow, bones and gore. Right outside, screams are frozen on the faces of those who fled the towering monsters only to succumb to the elements. But there is no escape from beasts as brutal as the winter.

The Yetis

Just when you thought the only thing to fear was the elements, an icy terror will descend over you. Cringe at the trail of blood leading to caves none have lived to see. As you enter the labyrinth of caves, you’ll hear the screaming echoes of those who couldn’t escape the inevitable. If you survive long enough to see the end, you’re likely to find the remains of those who came before you and meet their same demise. You’re in Yeti territory now. They’re stone cold vicious and will stop at nothing for a taste of blood. If the cold doesn’t get you, they will.

Universal Orlando Wants to Take You to New ‘Depths of Fear’ with Aquatic Themed House for HHN 29

Universal Orlando has announced a new aquatic themed house for HHN 29, Depths of Fear. This is one of many water houses that Universal has had throughout the years including last year’s Seeds of Extinction, whereas you can expect to get wet at some point during your walk-through.

Below is the announcement blurb from Universal:

If you have a fear of water and what lies beneath, your skin will crawl with this new haunted house at  Halloween Horror Nights. Depths of Fear mixes all the elements of the unknown with underwater elements, monstrous creatures and a countdown to a disastrous fate.

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The workers of a deep-sea mining company have found themselves in a dire situation. They’ve delved too deep and encountered a parasitic race of creatures that turn out to be deadly. Panic ensues as you find yourself encountering infected miners and acidic creatures. The pressure builds as the self-destruct sequence counts down to the inevitable implosion of the facility.

“Mouthbrooders”

As you venture further into the depths, you’ll encounter the creatures known only as the “Mouthbrooders.” Picture being trapped in a claustrophobic mining installation underwater with a countless number of these slithering monsters. Your worst nightmares will come to life as these fiends spew flesh-eating acidic eggs at human hosts, and you witness miners being driven mad by the infection.

‘Nightingales: Blood Pit’ House Announced For HHN

Universal Studios Orlando has announced its first original house for this years Halloween Horror Nights, Nightingales: Blood Pit. It sounds like a great mash-up, Gladiators vs. Bloody Thirsty Nightingales.

Below is the announcement blurb from Universal:

Imagine yourself transported back to Ancient Rome where a ruthless emperor reigns and gladiatorial games are put on for bloody entertainment. Add in bloodthirsty creatures and you’ll find yourself in the middle of Nightingales: Blood Pit – an all-new haunted house at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights.

Here’s what you need to know about the next chapter in this fan-favorite original storyline of the nightingales.

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Ancient Rome is suffering its worst drought in centuries. The ruthless emperor has declared the gladiatorial games to continue nonstop until the rains return. The gruesome bloodshed of the games is horrifying enough, but then come the creatures.

The Nightingales

As the blood soaks into the earth, the nightingales feed on the dead and dying. The nightingales are a grisly race of creatures that have been here since the dawn of time. You may think you’re familiar with their past feeding frenzies, but you haven’t seen them like this. You’ll try to survive alongside the gladiators as the ravenous nightingales tear into their victims and notice that fresh blood has come into their midst…

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‘Stranger Things’ to Return to Dominate HHN Again This Year

Strangers Things, fan favorite and dare I say most popular IP House from last year’s HHN is returning again this year. This time the house will focus on the events of seasons 2 and 3 of the extremely popular Netflix Series.

Announcement blurb from Universal’s HHN Webite:

Okay, mouthbreathers, get ready! Netflix’s Stranger Things is returning to Universal Orlando Resort’s Halloween Horror Nights.

This year, you’ll experience an all-new haunted house where you will travel back to the small town of Hawkins, Indiana and walk-through some of the most terrifying scenes from Stranger Things 2 and 3.

Not only will you come face-to-face with snarling Demodogs, but you will also make your way through iconic scenes and locations, from Chief Hopper’s cabin to the Starcourt Mall.

And the best part? This new version of the Stranger Things haunted house is also coming to our sister park, Universal Studios Hollywood. The haunted houses on both coasts will parallel the hit show as it leaps forward to 1985. And to prepare for the scares, don’t forget to watch Netflix’s Stranger Things 3 on July 4, 2019.

Check out the video announcement below:

Last year the Stranger Things house was hands down one of my favorites. It was also the most sought out house by HHN guests with the most extreme wait times exceeding 60-100 minutes just on the sold-out opening night alone. Its easily among my top three houses of last year along with Poltergeist, and Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers. What did you think of it last year? Are you excited for its return?