Universal Studios hosts Halloween Horror Nights

posted by danpetitpas on October 13, 2008 at 7:43 am

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA — Universal Studios has converted its 415-acre theme park and movie studio into one big haunted house for Halloween.

Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights is a 13-night event being held on the weekends leading up to Halloween. The park will be haunted by some of the studio’s most notorious villains including Freddy from “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” Jason from “Friday the 13th,” and Leatherface from “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.”

Visitors will feel the splatter of blood (water), the cold of death, and the smell of vomit while they weave through the Universal backlot.

For the first time, people will be allowed into the undeveloped hills on the fringes of the property where the dirt-path trails have been converted into Camp Crystal Lake from “Friday the 13th.”

The studio has spent nearly eight months in planning and designing the tour. Ticketes are $54.

Read more at Red Orbit.

Comments (7)

BobFurmanek on October 13, 2008 at 9:14 am

None of those characters originated in a Universal film.

Now if they had the Mad Ghoul or the Creeper, that would be more appropriate!

moviebuff82 on October 13, 2008 at 9:37 am

Or Frankenstein, The Mummy, or Van Helsing!!!

danpetitpas on October 13, 2008 at 7:42 pm

Universal has a deal with New Line and that’s how they have access to the characters. I guess Frankie, Drac, and the Mummy are too old school these days.

SteveJKo on October 14, 2008 at 5:55 am

The splatter of blood and the smell of vomit? Anyone else find this more disgusting than frightening?

danpetitpas on October 14, 2008 at 8:17 am

Universal said they wanted to invade people’s personal spaces and this is the way they came up with. I think they’re afraid of lawsuits if they actually scared someone enough to have a heart attack or die.

PeterApruzzese on October 14, 2008 at 8:35 am

$54 to see bad 70s and 80s movie ‘villains’, no thanks. Give me Karloff, Lugosi, Cushing, Lee and Price any day of the week.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 6, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Best thing to do is go after the Halloween Horror shows,nice T-shirts for half price or less in Orlando!

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