Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-1085
October 2-3, 9-11, 15-18, 23-25, 28-31, begins 7pm each night.
General Admission: $56 with numerous discounts available (see our Cheap Thrills page for details).


With attractions based on a wide range of modern classic horror films, there’s a little scare for everyone at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood, opening October 2nd.

This year’s mazes:

  • “Saw: Game Over,” a “live” maze experience based on the “Saw” film franchise.
  • The interactive maze, “Halloween: The Life and Crimes of Michael Myers,” will feature a replica of Myer’s house where his “most memorable atrocities will be brought to life.”
  • “My Bloody Valentine: Be Mine 4 Ever,” is described as a “live multi-sensory horror experience”, based on the 2009  re-make of the original 1981 classic, and promised to be and “the most lifelike representation of film horror ever created for a Halloween maze attraction.”
  • “Chucky’s Fun House,” based on the “Chucky” film series.
  • And, of course the backlot tour features prominently, this year as the  “Terror Tram: Live or Die” walk-through attraction.

New “scare zones” include:

  • A live staging of the 2004 zombie comedy, “Shaun of the Dead.”
  • “Welcome to Hell!” features pyrotechnics and stilt walking demons among representation of the seven deadly sins.
  • “The Meat Market,” with maggots, animal carcasses, butchers, and chainsaws. If you’re trying to lose weight, walking by is sure to curb your appetite.
  • “Freakz,” based on the Tod Browning classic, takes visitors past a carnival Freak Show whose performers have developed a taste for human flesh.

For a break from the frights, and a chance to sit down, Horror Nights features three stage shows:

  • 2009 also features “Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Tribute,” incorporating both live stage and screen elements. Bring toast.
  • An all-new “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure.” Bring your air guitar.

Additional attractions from Universal that will continue to run these evenings include “The Simpsons Ride,” “Revenge of the Mummy– The Ride” and “Jurassic Park In the Dark.”

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