Horror Nights Asks Fans to Choose Their Own Scare-venture



Zombie soldiers, French carnival madmen, or over eager cadaver farmers? Universal Studios Hollywood is asking their fans to choose which of these will take over a Scare Zone at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights.

“Our goal is to produce the most terrifying, most intense horror experience anywhere. The more scared the fans are, the louder they scream and the happier they are, so, to have them join us in this process is very rewarding,” said John Murdy, Creative Director, Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of Halloween Horror Nights.

In addition to several walk thru attractions based on popular horror films or television shows,  Halloween Horror Nights features numerous open air “Scare Zones” filled with wandering creatures, set pieces, and (more often than not), lots of fog, that guests will frequently need to go through to make their way throughout the park.

Click to view complete images of the potential Scare Zones:

Scare Zone, Option 1: Corps
“The War to End All Wars” has left a swathe of destruction through battle-torn France, and on French Street at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights, World War I-era soldiers have returned from the dead. The constant artillery bombardment has turned the twisted network of trenches into a sprawling graveyard, and now “The Lost Generation” is rising from their muddy graves and coming home to haunt the streets of “old Paris.”

Scare Zone, Option 2: Mask-a-Raid
Masquerade Balls were a staple of the social calendar in pre-Revolutionary War France; a time for the members of the French aristocracy to misbehave behind the cover of elaborate, jeweled masks. But “mask-a-raiding” among the powdered and perfumed party-goers are members of a blood thirsty cannibal cult. Bon appétit!

Scare Zone, Option 3: Ghoulz
In 19th century France, restrictive laws and social norms prevented medical colleges from acquiring the one asset they need most – human cadavers. To solve this “body shortage crisis,” universities employed “unsavory characters” to do their dirty work and steal corpses from cemeteries in the middle of the night. Unfortunately, the grave robbers on Universal Studios Hollywood’s French Street have developed a morbid fascination with the dead – and a taste for human flesh.

Voting begins Wednesday, June 4th at Halloween Horror Night’s Official Facebook Page and runs through June 18th. Fans are encouraged to share their favorites on social media using hashtag #UniversalHHN.

The winning Scare Zone will be announced June 19th.