Halloween Horror Nights (HHN), with its famed haunted houses and fright zones themed to the biggest names in horror and original stories, unrivaled live entertainment, and hundreds of horrific fiends, returns to Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood this fall.
You can bet this is one HHN you won’t want to miss after Universal had to make the difficult decision not to hold the event last year. Look no further than Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill Mansion, a haunted house that was recently added to the list. If you’re fascinated by paranormal activity and enjoy visiting haunted locations, this will be just up your alley. Everything you need to know is right here.
Is this a fan-made version or the real thing?
It’s true, people. Universal’s creative entertainment teams are teaming up with Netflix once again to turn one of their popular horror programs into a real haunted house experience. Every component, from the scenic and character development to the scary moments and more, is being worked on directly with Netflix. The idea was to create an experience that was true to the performance, while yet providing the amount of horrors that Halloween Horror Nights is known for.
It concentrates on the first season of the anthology series The Haunting.
The Haunting of Hill House is a paranormal horror show on Netflix that follows five brothers in the modern day who are haunted by their childhood house, Hill House, and the paranormal experiences they encountered there. With flashbacks of the events leading up to the disastrous night when the family escaped the house, the show alternates between the present and the past. It’s been reported that Netflix is quite thrilled about the haunted house and can’t wait for fans to see it. Isn’t it already September?
There is no set timeline or character in the haunted house.
As stated earlier, the show portrays the story through the perspectives of various characters and across two timelines. A difficult concept to bring to life within the confines of a physical haunted house footprint. Instead, they’re going to make Hill House the star of the story. As you enter the ominous house, you’ll gradually understand that you’re becoming a part of this eerie universe.
There will be a LOT of ghosts, to be sure.
The show has dozens of ghosts, ranging from well-known characters such as the Tall Man and Bent-Neck Lady to brief glimpses of creatures hidden in the backdrop of scenes. The same may be said for the HHN haunted house. It will be filled with both evil and trapped spirits, all with the sole intent of terrifying you to death.
Will you actually get to see the Bent-Neck Lady?
Yes, in a nutshell, but this is HHN, and Universal is always looking for ways to improve. You’ll not only see your favorite ghosts from the show, but you’ll also see them in new ways to add to the creep factor. We will keep those details hidden, so you can figure them out for yourself.
A Red Room? Of Course!
The eerie presence of a red door that can’t be opened with any key can be seen throughout the show. Later on, you find out that this leads to the Red Room, which is grotesquely described as the house’s “stomach” and may morph to soothe the person it wants to “digest.” Isn’t it wonderful to imagine yourself as that person?
It’s all about building upon your fears.
This isn’t your standard HHN haunted house, where the scares start right away. It’ll start with more of those ominous, spooky vibes that make your hairs stand up on the back of your neck. It’ll stew for a while, building suspense with hidden scares, until BAM! You’re caught up in the action. Just wait till the final moment to see what I’m talking about.
Keep an eye out for show easter eggs.
The Entertainment crew adds meticulous elements and props to each haunted house that only diehard fans would recognize. You might see hidden gems like the Hill House blueprints, and you might even see some hidden ghosts, much like in the series.
You can expect merchandise from The Haunting of Hill House.
You can pick up a piece of themed merchandise as a souvenir of your survival if you manage to escape Hill House’s grasp. While I don’t have specifics on what you’ll be able to get — other from a T-shirt, because there’s always a T-shirt — stay tuned for further information on this year’s event merch for both coasts and the Tribute Store in Orlando.
When does Halloween Horror Nights take place?
From September 3 to October 31, 2021, Universal Orlando Resort’s Halloween Horror Nights will offer 30 years of fear to Universal Studios Florida on select nights.
Prepare for Halloween Horror Nights to take over Universal Studios Hollywood on select nights from September 9 to October 31, 2021.
“We’re all stories in the end,” as it was said in The Haunting of Hill House, so why not make it a good one?
Choose a night to check out the scariest Halloween event in the world on both coasts with your friends, family, or whomever you’re comfortable burying your face into to avoid the fright.