From September 3 through October 31, true terror will once again run rampant through the streets of Universal Studios as it celebrates Halloween Horror Nights.
Now in their 30th year, Universal plans to celebrate by providing never-before-seen frights. This year’s event will feature 10 haunted houses, five scare zones, and multiple special attractions. Here’s a look at some of the confirmed 2021 Halloween Horror Nights spectacles as well as some former fan favorites.
New and Popular HHN Haunted Houses
Haunted houses are the paramount attraction at Halloween Horror Nights.
Each year provides a variety of themes based on popular horror films and movies. Universal Studios periodically announces its haunted houses leading up to the event. While only one haunted house theme has been confirmed so far, past years’ themes serve as a testament to what to expect this fall.
Below are a few former HHN haunted houses, as well as what’s in store for 2021:
Based on the 1988 film, Beetlejuice is the first confirmed haunted house for 2021. This house showcases Hollywood’s favorite ghost and some of the movie’s most iconic scenes which guests will walk through and watch come to life. Get ready to be haunted and taunted by Beetlejuice because this house has been confirmed.
The Haunting of Hill House
Experience the dark past that haunts Hill House. Come face to face with its ethereal residents the Tall Man, the Bent-Neck Lady, and the Ghost in the basement. Will you lose your sanity in the Red Room?
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre™
Enter the grizzly and dilapidated home of the Sawyer family if you dare. Its sadistic members are waiting to greet you with nothing more than the sharpest of razor blades and the roar of Leatherface’s chainsaw.
Other haunted houses ready to scare you this year include:
Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives
HHN Icons: Captured
Welcome to Scarey: Horror in the Heartland
Case Files Unearthed: Legendary Truth
The Wicked Growth: Realm of the Pumpkin
Puppet Theatre: Captive Audience
Revenge of the Tooth Fairy
Haunted houses aren’t the only place you may run into some scares as the entire Universal Studios theme park is divided into special areas designed specifically to spook.
There are five confirmed scare zones at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights. Here’s are the details straight from Universal:
Step inside Crypt TV, a dark universe of monsters that reside in the same reality—on your screen, in your pockets and now San Francisco.
30 Years 30 Fears
The monsters you’ve most dreaded from past Halloween Horror Nights have taken over the streets. They’re back and you’re history.
Seek and Destroy
A ruthless alien cyber regime led by The Controller has taken over New York, turning humans into fuel. Succumb or be destroyed.
Sixteen years after the gory sacrifices of Terra Cruentus, the heartless Terra Queen is back. Evil is in her nature.
Lights, Camera, Hacktion: Eddie’s Revenge
Get ready for the feel-bad movie of the year. Eddie Schmidt, Jack the Clown’s brother, is filming a horror film and the monsters are real.
In addition to the scare zones and haunted houses, Universal has two live shows set for 2021.