There’s a chill in the air sending shivers up your spine… no, it’s not a winter night in the UK with the heating turned off, but something just as scary, the return of Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights.
The thing is though that Halloween Horror Nights is make-believe, and you can flee these Universal Orlando horror houses.
Which, of course, you won’t be able to your UK ice house this winter.
Our friends at Universal Orlando have hit the spot again this year with their 31st Halloween show with ten haunted houses to scare the bejaysus out of us.
They have five scare zones too, each filled with hordes of menacing creatures.
And when guests need a break from the scares, they can enjoy two live shows.
And sink their teeth into a “killer” menu of themed food and beverage.
The perfect ten
Guests will get to navigate 10 haunted houses where they will:
Step into a surreal living nightmare in “The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare” with grotesque characters and themes inspired by the multi award-winning artist’s record-breaking music and short films.
Come face to face with the merciless Michael Myers in “Halloween” as they make their way through his dilapidated home and chilling moments from the classic 1978 film.
Get caught in the middle of a bloodthirsty battle between The Wolf Man, Dracula and The Mummy in “Universal Monsters: Legends Collide”
Find themselves trapped in two horror masterpieces – Freaky and The Black Phone – in “The Horrors of Blumhouse”
And encounter six original haunted houses unearthed by the diabolical masterminds of Universal Orlando’s Entertainment team – each designed to bring the most visceral fears to life.
The great escape
Guests will try to escape:
A coven of seemingly beautiful flapper witches in a lively 1920s speakeasy where something sinister is brewing beneath in “Spirits of the Coven”
Swarms of revolting insects that have been unleashed in “Bugs: Eaten Alive”
The horrifying, legendary creature – the Chupacabra – while venturing through a colourful village in “Fiesta de Chupacabras”
Treacherous monsters and fiends of all kinds that are hell bent on taking over and destroying the world in “Hellblock Horror”
Undead fishermen in their watery graves in “Dead Man’s Pier: Winter’s Wake”
And subway tunnels of an abandoned, toxic city where mutated humans are fighting for survival in “Descendants of Destruction”
Mobs of scareactors lurk in the fog to prey upon guests within five scare zones throughout the theme park where guests will:
Face The Pumpkin Lord and all his devious subjects in “Horrors of Halloween”
Narrowly escape scarecrows who will stop at nothing to harvest souls in “Scarecrow: The Reaping”
Run for their lives from bloodthirsty trick-or-treaters during a terrifying 1950s Halloween parade-gone-wrong in “Sweet Revenge”
Brave an ominous Halloween thunderstorm within a ghastly cemetery in “Graveyard: Deadly Unrest”
Encounter an evil sorceress bringing forth an army of ravenous monstrosities in “Conjure the Dark”
Live and let die
When guests need a breather from the terror, they can enjoy two new scary-good shows including:
Ghoulish! A Halloween Tale which follows the Grim Reaper on the undertaking of what happens beyond the grave.
As popular, eerily remixed music brings the waters of the Universal Studios lagoon to life
Halloween Nightmare Fuel Wildfire – a sequel to last year’s fan-favorite “Halloween Nightmare Fuel”.
It features a new Dreamer in the depths of a new nightmare set to a heart-pounding metal, rock and electronica soundtrack.
And despite them wanting to scare the living daylights of us the folks at Universal Orlando are really helpful.
And so they point us to their Frequent Fear Pass and Scream Early Ticket.