Published on September 17th, 2017 | by gareth0
Universal Studios Hollywood: Halloween Horror Nights Images And Video
Stephanie Casas was kind enough to step in and help out with our coverage of the event and here is some video and images from the event.
Halloween Horror Nights 2017 has been one of the best in years for Universal Studios Hollywood as they have an impressive selection of mazes and events in what has become one of the most popular Halloween attractions in the country.
I enjoyed all 8 of the mazes for the most part this year and liked how two of the mazes had a mix up with different movies which added to the fun and chills.
The Horrors of Blumhouse was better than I expected, the dolls from Happy Death Day really gave me a good scare. Titans of Terror I already knew I’d love this maze since it included Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street, Jason from Friday the 13th, and Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
For many of us those were the classic scary movies we grew watching and they gave many a good scare. The Shining was another maze I was excited to see since I’m a big fan of Stephen King. This maze was not as scary as I was expecting and they had a lot of film clips of the movie inside of the maze and I wish they would’ve made it scarier.
The Saw maze was as you would imagine, full of torture scenes and the creepy background music made you feel like you were playing the game with Jigsaw. As for the maze Insidious I did have high hopes for it since the movie freaked me out but the maze for the most part was just really dark.
It was probably the most crowded maze that I covered, so that could’ve played a part in it not being as memorable since you saw the people in front of you getting scared before you could experience it firsthand.
Ash vs. Evil Dead didn’t really grab my attention at all and was one of my least favorite mazes despite a promising premise. I am not sure why that is, I think I just wanted a bit more out of the legendary series but the sets were well done.
The last maze I walked into for the night was The Walking Dead and it was similar to the one from previous years. While still entertaining, I had hoped for something different this year. The maze was short and had a couple zombies, nothing new with this maze so I would only suggest going there if you’ve already went into all the other mazes and had time at the park. If you’re into watching people dance I would say The Jabbawockeez put on a show with their amazing dance moves and there was even a female dancer this time so it added something a little different.
Overall if you really like to have a good scare Halloween Horror Nights is the place to go during this season if you’re in the Los Angeles area.
Halloween Horror Nights” Opens at Universal Studios Hollywood
featuring More Mazes and More Scares than Ever
as Southern California’s Most Extreme Halloween Event
Screams to Life on Select Nights from September 15 – November 4, 2017
Universal City, CA, September 15, 2017 – “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood got off to a terrifying start this evening as Hollywood celebrities paraded along the red carpet to celebrate Southern California’s most extreme Halloween event.
“Halloween Horror Nights” dates are: September 15-16, 22-23, 28-30, October 1, 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 25-29, 31 and November 2-4, 2017.
Attending celebrity guests included Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day), Israel Broussard (Happy Death Day), Tobin Bell (SAW franchise), Leigh Whannell (Insidious, SAW), Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Happy Death Day, Insidious, Get Out), Frank Grillo (The Purge: Anarchy, The Purge: Election Year); Matthew Passmore (JIGSAW), Jennifer Tilly (Child’s Play), Tom Payne (“The Walking Dead”), Emily Kinney (“The Walking Dead”), Jabbawockeez, Slash (Musician), Christian Navarro (“13 Reasons Why”), David Arquette (Scream), Vanessa Hudgens (“Powerless”), Guillermo Diaz (“Scandal”), Jaime Camil (“Jane the Virgin”), Jordan Clarkson (LA Lakers, NBA Player), Lisa Edelstein (“Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce), and John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights,” among others.
“Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood, brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror. The popular event features a new slate of unrivaled film and television production quality mazes, frightful scare zones and a re-imagined “Terror Tram” experience – all uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties.
Touting more mazes than ever, this year’s Halloween Horror Nights” lineup includes: The Shining, inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s psychological thriller; “American Horror Story: Roanoke,” based on FX’s critically-acclaimed, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning television series; “The Horrors of Blumhouse,” featuring iconic and unnerving moments from The Purge franchise, Sinister movies and upcoming Happy Death Day, inspired by prolific filmmaker Jason Blum’s blockbuster films; “Insidious: Beyond the Further,” based on Universal Pictures and Sony Picture’s upcoming supernatural thriller Insidious franchise including, Insidious: The Last Key; “Ash vs. Evil Dead,” based on Starz’s comedy horror television series; “SAW: The Games of Jigsaw,” inspired by the SAW film series and the upcoming series installment, JIGSAW; “Titans of Terror,” which unites slasher film villains, Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees and Leatherface; and “The Walking Dead” attraction inspired by AMC’s record-breaking television series.
The all-new “Titans of Terror Tram: Hosted by Chucky” ratchets up the scares, transporting guests into a nightmare of carnage on the world-famous studio backlot, pitting guests against Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees and Leatherface and the infamous serial killer doll, Chucky The Jabbawockeez award-winning hip hop dance crew also returns by popular demand.
Tickets to this year’s event are available for purchase at www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood. Advance purchase is recommended as event nights will sell out for all ticket options, including the all-new R.I.P. Tour, the After 2 p.m. Day/Night Combo Ticket, the Frequent Fear Pass and must-have Front-of-Line ticket. Guests electing to purchase the After 2 p.m Day/Night Combo Ticket can enjoy the park’s popular daytime attractions such as “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Fast and Furious—Supercharged” on the world-famous Studio Tour by day, then step into the mazes and attractions located throughout the park to experience the terror of “Halloween Horror Nights” for one admission price.
The ever popular Frequent Fear Pass allows fans, who just can’t get enough of “Halloween Horror Nights,” to visit multiple times throughout the run of the event. The in-demand Front-of-Line ticket to “Halloween Horror Nights” is also available enabling guests to enjoy one-time priority access to all the mazes, attractions, the all-new Terror Tram experience and new Jabbawockeez hip hop dance performance.
For updates and exclusive “Halloween Horror Nights” content, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood, like Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood on Facebook; follow @HorrorNights #UniversalHHN on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Periscope; and watch the terror come to life on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube.