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Universal Orlando Resort to Re-Open Halloween Horror Nights Haunted House to Celebrate "Stranger Things Day"

Universal Orlando Resort to Re-Open Halloween Horror Nights Haunted House to Celebrate "Stranger Things Day"

For the first time ever, Universal Orlando Resort will give guests the opportunity to brave an entire, fear-filled Halloween Horror Nights haunted house during the day, after the event has closed.  

Step into the Upside Down in the Daytime "Lights On" Experience of the "Stranger Things" Maze

Step into the Upside Down in the Daytime "Lights On" Experience of the "Stranger Things" Maze

For the first time, Universal Studios Hollywood offers guests a “lights on” walk-through experience of the all-new “Stranger Things” maze during the day, providing an authentic, behind-the-scenes look at how the Upside Down comes to life at “Halloween Horror Nights” from Monday, October 29 through Friday, November 2. The self-guided tour of the movie-quality sets featured in the “Stranger Things” maze is included in the price of daytime admission to the theme park.

SLASH's Score for Halloween Horror Nights' "Universal Monsters" Maze Now Available on Spotify

SLASH's Score for Halloween Horror Nights' "Universal Monsters" Maze Now Available on Spotify

The original score GRAMMY award-winning and Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame guitarist, SLASH, released the score composed and produced for Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights” maze, “Universal Monsters,” which can now be heard around the world on Spotify, the free music streaming platform.

Queen Mary's Dark Harbor Unleashes Frightful Fun All Season Long Through November 2

Queen Mary's Dark Harbor Unleashes Frightful Fun All Season Long Through November 2

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor opened its gates on Thursday, September 27 unveiling a spectacle of newly reimagined, terrifying attractions with more monsters and scares than ever before. Thousands of wicked thrill seekers joined the cast of sinister spirits for the haunt’s darkest season yet. The blood curdling terror of Dark Harbor will continue with nightly themed entertainment and terrifying special events on select nights through Friday, November 2.

Freeforms 31 Nights of Halloween Presents the HALLOWEEN HOUSE Experience

Freeforms 31 Nights of Halloween Presents the HALLOWEEN HOUSE Experience

In celebration of Freeform’s recently announced “31 Nights of Halloween” programming event, the network is transforming the historic Lombardi House in Hollywood, California, into Freeform’s Halloween House, the ultimate destination for Halloween lovers. Open to the public from THURSDAY, OCT. 4 through TUESDAY, OCT. 9, visitors can enjoy an eerily immersive experience celebrating the 25th Anniversaries of Hocus Pocus and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Grab your lucky rat tails, join the pumpkin king and click here to reserve your spot!

The Cast of Netflix's STRANGER THINGS Visits the "Stranger Things" Maze at Halloween Horror Nights

The Cast of Netflix's STRANGER THINGS Visits the "Stranger Things" Maze at Halloween Horror Nights

Things turned upside down when cast from Netflix’s “Stranger Things” took a terrifying spin through the “Stranger Things” maze at Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights coming face-to-face with the show’s most iconic scenes and life-sized predatory Demogorgon.

Queen Mary's Dark Harbor Rises From the Depths for Darkest Season Yet

Queen Mary's Dark Harbor Rises From the Depths for Darkest Season Yet

Southern California’s most terrifyingly authentic haunt, the Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, will once again rise from the depths for 23 nights of terror September 27 through November 2 with six reimagined mazes, an entirely NEW park footprint, along with NEW maze designs, INTERACTIVE alternate paths, THRILLING live entertainment and, FOUR new secret bars to discover.

Screampark Returns to Ontario to Thrill and Terrify!

Screampark Returns to Ontario to Thrill and Terrify!

No taking breaks. No picking and choosing what haunts you want. No skipping a room that particularly terrifies you. Once you set foot in The Waiting Room, you are now part of The Experiment and will have endure nine horrifying testing sites. It is an all-new format for the unlucky 13th season at Bingemans’ Screampark, and it is not for those always looking for the chicken exit.

Reign of Terror Haunted House Announces 2018 Season

Reign of Terror Haunted House Announces 2018 Season

Janss Marketplace announces the 2018 dates for the 15-night Reign of Terror Haunted House, one of the top ranked immersive haunt attractions in the U.S.  Now entering its 19th-annual season, Reign of Terror, will be open to the public on September 29, October 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31 and November 3 at Janss Marketplace, located off the 101 Freeway, at the intersection of Hillcrest Drive and Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks. Reign of Terror hours are 7 - 10 p.m. weekdays and 7 - 11 p.m. on Saturdays.

Uncover Secret Bars & To-Die-For Specialty Cocktails at Queen Mary's Dark Harbor

Uncover Secret Bars & To-Die-For Specialty Cocktails at Queen Mary's Dark Harbor

Darkness will once again descend upon the legendary Queen Mary in Long Beach for Dark Harbor, Southern California’s most terrifyingly authentic haunt, with six mazes, private patios, and FOUR new captivating secret bars masked in menacing darkness, waiting to be uncovered.

The 17th Door Haunted House Announces It's Fourth Season... CRYBABY!

The 17th Door Haunted House Announces It's Fourth Season... CRYBABY!

The 17th Door Haunted House keeps its home in Fullerton for the second straight year, allowing the team to build their best haunt yet! One of the scariest, most intense, and most interactive haunted houses in the country has taken things to a whole new level for 2018. This year, guests will be able to experience the Virtual Reality Vixi Ward Experience, an enhanced 15-minute immersive experience for an additional $13.

Majestic Rep's Troy Heard Creates HORRORWOOD VIDEO, a New Haunt Coming This Halloween

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The premise is every horror geek’s dream: Horrorwood Video is the last place in Vegas where you can find the best fright flicks. Tonight, however, insane clerk Leon has opened up a vortex.

Once you step through it, you’ll find yourself stuck in the middle of your favorite 1980s horror films, including “The Hex,” “Gym Class of the Dead,” and “Slaughter House Massacre 5: Pig-Gut’s Revenge.” The question isn’t just whether you get out safely…but will you accrue enormous late fees while trying?

HORRORWOOD VIDEO is created by Majestic Rep’s Artistic Director Troy Heard, who also created the immersive experiences JONESTOWN, MOTEL and MEASURE FOR MEASURE. “I grew up watching all the classic slashers - Jason, Freddy and Michael - but I also came of age with movies such as THE MONSTER SQUAD, GREMLINS, and THE GOONIES. Although they weren’t pure horror flicks, they had a sense of adventure that’s coming back into fashion with STRANGER THINGS,” says Heard. “This year, I wanted to create a very theatrical haunt that combines those genres and taps into that particular vein of scary fun. We’re creating scenes from these fictional movies that totally could’ve existed in 1988 and casting you in them when you enter Leon the Clerk’s vortex. You’ll actually go trick or treating, join a teenage witch’s coven and go camping with some unsavory types as you walk through the experience. And I promise there are plenty of scares around every corner.”

HORRORWOOD VIDEO will be open Thursday, October 25, through Sunday, October 28, from 7pm to midnight each night. Admission is $15; VIP tickets are $20 and include a one-time-only front of the line pass and exclusive HORRORWOOD VIDEO swag. Majestic Repertory Theatre is located at 1217 S. Main Street. Tickets are on sale October 1st at www.horrorwoodvideo.com. For more information call 702-423-6366.

HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS Serves Up a Taste of the Upside Down Inspired by Netflix's "Stranger Things"

HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS Serves Up a Taste of the Upside Down Inspired by Netflix's "Stranger Things"

This year, “Halloween Horror Nights” brings a taste of Hawkins, Indiana to Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort inviting guests to enjoy foods inspired by Netflix’s “Stranger Things” that also complement the terrifying “Stranger Things” mazes debuting at both parks. “Halloween Horror Nights” begins on Friday, September 14, 2018.

Tampa's Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream Returns

Tampa's Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream Returns

This year will be a whole new nightmare at Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream®. Fear returns to Tampa Bay for 19 menacing nights with new haunted houses, including a 17 and older (recommended) experience that takes screams to the extreme. From new terrifying scare zones to creepers on coasters, an air of fear will consume the park until there is nowhere to hide.

Universal Studios Hollywood Unearths All-New R.I.P. Tour at This Year's Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Studios Hollywood Unearths All-New R.I.P. Tour at This Year's Halloween Horror Nights

The all-new R.I.P. Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s first-class ticket to terror this “Halloween Horror Nights,” featuring a private guided tour with trolley access, a gourmet buffet dinner, unlimited Universal Express line privileges and exclusive access to a specially-themed “Stranger Things” lounge.