“Halloween Horror Nights” returns to Universal Studios Hollywood with more mazes than ever and a neverending cycle of terrifying scare zones. Here’s your first look at 5 all-new scare zones.
On July 3, 2019, Halloween Horror Nights officially announced their line up of different Scare Zones coming to Universal Studios Hollywood for this year’s event. With more mazes and scare zones than ever, there is no safe place in the park. So let’s talk about all of the scare zones coming to Halloween Horror Nights this September.
The event will begin with an Opening Scaremony from the “Fallen Angelz” scare zone. As soon as guests enter the park, they will be confronted with crypt statues and demonic wraiths welcoming guests to the gates of Hell.
“Explore crypts packed with restless ghouls and escape angry skeletons that have taken over Main Street. If you think the aged statues are creepy, wait until you encounter the wraith who will be literally watching over you. You can also spread your own demonic wings while you’re here, but be sure not to antagonize the Angel of Death.”
Once you have entered Universal Studios Hollywood, there’s no turning back.
Spirits & Demons of the East
New York street area is overrun by demonic spirits with the “Spirits and Demons of the East” scare zone. This scare zone is heavily influenced by the legends of spirits and demons from Asian cultures.
“Sacred antiquities have just been shipped over from the Far East, and they didn’t come alone. Many of these artifacts were stolen from ancient temples and carry angry spirits with them. Now the spirits roam New York Street, looking to exact vengeance on anyone who would dare steal such sacred relics. Be careful out there, these powerful demons can look like anything – even innocent school children.”
These masked demons will terrorize guests throughout the Upper Lot. There is no escape from these ancient creatures from the streets of New York.
Christmas in Hell
The last of the scare zones in the Upper Lot of Universal Studios Hollywood is “Christmas in Hell” scare zone. The scare zone is located on French Steet, the street that will be the exit point for the Holidayz in Hell maze, an all-original maze based off of last year’s scare zone of the same name. The maze – and coincidentally the scare zone attached – will have music scored by Figure, a dubstep artist known for his horror-inspired music.
“You’ll likely feel a faint sense of relief as you exit the Holidayz in Hell maze, but it won’t last long. Navigate through the Christmas trees littering French Street and make your way through our twisted takes on many holiday traditions. A giant nutcracker may be looking for a skull or two to clamp down on. The Winter Witch and Jack Frost himself will be celebrating as well, and they may not take too kindly to you interrupting their festivities. And just when you think it’s over, beware of the New Year’s Baby. He’s… cranky.”
Coming face-to-face with horrific versions of your favorite Christmas icons makes us even more excited for this scare zone!
The first of two scare zones in the Lower Lot/Backlot, the “ToXXXic Tunnel” scare zone is the third version of a terrifying series of construction workers demonically possessed. Unlike previous years of the scare zone, the scare zone for 2019 is less grotesque and is more cartoonish.
“Yes, if you wish to experience the mazes on our Metro Lots, you’ll have to get through the tunnel once again. This time, the warped and cartoonish members of a demonic custom car club have taken over, and they don’t plan on letting you get very far on foot.”
While we are excited for the return of the now-iconic tunnel scare zone, we’re not sure how to feel about the cartoon aspect of this version of the scare zone. Guests will have to decide if the monsters are funny…or deadly.
All Hallow’s Evil
The final official scare zone to come to the event is “All Hallow’s Evil” scare zone. Reminiscent of last year’s “Twisted Traditions” scare zone, guests will come face-to-face with ancient monsters.
“Halloween isn’t the only holiday that happens this time of year. The Celtic festival of Hop-tu-Naa is celebrated on October 31st as well. There’s also All Saints’ Day, followed by All Souls’ Day, and of course Mexico’s Dia de Muertos; all of which share this season with the centuries old Gaelic festival of Samhain. Samhain celebrates our transition into the “darker” months at the end of the harvest season. The souls of the dead are thought to return home on this night, and are welcomed with costumes and bonfires. Some say the costumes were actually intended to protect oneself from these otherworldly beings. Here’s hoping they’re relatively peaceful during your visit…”
It’s time for you to brush up on your monster history! It may save your life…
What do you think of the five new scare zones coming to Halloween Horror Nights 2019 at Universal Studios Hollywood? Which scare zone are you looking forward to the most? Let us know!
For a more visual report of the latest announcement, check out our YouTube video here: