ORLANDO, Fla. — With anticipation building for Universal’s upcoming Halloween Horror Nights event, Universal Orlando has unleashed more details about the lineup, which will include houses based on “The Exorcist” and Universal Monsters as well as a scare zone featuring Dr. Oddfellow.

What You Need To Know

  • Universal Orlando releases full lineup for this year's Halloween Horror Nights

  • The after-hours event will feature houses based on "The Exorcist: Believer," Universal Monsters and more

  • The announcement also included the lineup of scare zones, including one that will feature HHN character Dr. Oddfellow

  • RELATED: 'Stranger Things' house returning to Universal's Halloween Horror Nights

The after-hours event, which returns to Universal Studios Florida on Sept. 1, will feature 10 houses inspired by horror movies, TV shows and Universal’s own intellectual property.

On Friday, Universal dropped the entire event lineup.

“The Exorcist” will again be brought to life as a house, but for this year’s event, the story will be based on “The Exorcist: Believer,” the new film set to be released in October.

The story will involved a strange folk doll that leads to a demonic portal opening and the disappearance of two girls who return exhibiting “unsetting behavior.”

Universal will also bring back its classic monsters for one of the houses this year. “Universal Monsters: Unmasked" will feature The Phantom of the Opera, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and the Invisible Man.

Visitors will be taken through the catacombs of Paris, where “sinister secrets” lie. As they navigate the dark tunnels, they will encounter the monsters who “have become filled with rage towards guests.”

Halloween Horror Nights will also include original concept houses like Dr. Oddfellow’s Twisted Origins, set in a demented, late-night circus; Dueling Dragons: Choose Thy Fate, which is reference to the former Universal coaster and will feature a battle between fire and ice; Yeti: Campground Kills, set in a 1950s campground overrun by Yetis; The Darkest Deal, where a musician sells his soul for fame and pays a terrible price; and Bloodmoon Dark Offerings, set in a Colonial-era village with moon worshippers.

The houses joined previously announced houses based on Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” “The Last of Us” video game and the “Chucky” TV series. Universal revealed that house is called “Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count” and is described as a “living slaughterhouse.”

There will be five scare zones this year: Dr. Oddfellow’s Collection of Horror, Dark Zodiac, Jungle of Doom: Expedition Horror, Vamp ’69: Summer of Blood and Shipyard: Horrors Unhinged.

Universal also revealed a new stage show called “Nightmare Fuel Revenge Dream," which will feature metal and electronic music; Peacock’s Halloween Horror Bar, a themed bar with an “ominous” nightclub vibe; and the Dead Coconut Club, which returns to Universal CityWalk.

Visitors will also get to experience an all-new Halloween Horror Night Tribute Store, which will return to the New York section of the park, and themed food and beverages like Pizza Fries.

Halloween Horror Nights will run select nights through Nov. 4. Tickets and more event information are available at halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando.


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