ORLANDO, Fla. — Let the scares begin! Universal Orlando officially enters spooky season Friday with the return of its popular fright fest Halloween Horror Nights.
What You Need To Know
- Halloween Horror Nights returns to Universal Studios Florida on Friday
- The after-hours event features 10 haunted houses, five scare zones and a live stage show
- The lineup will include "Stranger Things," "The Last of Us," and more; Universal shared a first look at some houses
- RELATED: Universal unleashes full lineup of Halloween Horror Nights houses, scare zones
The event, now in its 32nd year, will run select nights through Nov. 4 at Universal Studios Florida and feature 10 haunted houses, five scare zones and a live stage show.
The lineup this year includes houses based on TV, film and video game franchises such as “Stranger Things,” “The Exorcist: Believer,” Chucky: The Ultimate Kill Count, “The Last of Us.”
Universal shared a first look inside a few of the houses ahead of the event. The “Strangers Things” house is based on season four of the Netflix series and features the character of Vecna.
Universal’s classic monsters will also get a house of their own this year with Universal Monsters: Unmasked, which will feature the Phantom of the Opera, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, the Invisible Man and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Rounding out the house lineup are several original concepts, including Dueling Dragons: Choose Thy Fate, Yet: Campground Kills, and Dr. Oddfellow’s Twisted Origins.
Speaking of Oddfellow, the HHN legend and sinister ringmaster, will be prominently featured throughout this year’s event, not just in his own haunted house but also in the scare zones, including one bearing his name: Dr. Oddfellow's Collection of Horror. Other scare zones include Jungle of Doom: Expedition Horror and ’69: Summer of Blood.
The event will also include “Nightmare Fuel Revenge Dream, a live stage show filled with pyrotechnics and aerial stunts set to a metal and electronica soundtrack.
Around the park, visitors will find food stands serving up bites and beverages inspired by this year’s houses, including Surfer Boy Hawaiian Pizza (“Stranger Things”), Bloody Campground Poutine (Yeti), Left Behind Ravioli (“The Last of Us”), and Chucky’s Pop-Dead Corn (Chucky).
Halloween Horror Nights is a separately ticketed event that takes place after the park closes for the day. Single-night and multi-night tickets are available.
For more information, visit halloweenhorrornights.com.