With such a limited number of announcements from Universal Studios Hollywood, fans of the Halloween Horror Nights event are speculating as to what will spook guests attending the 2019 version of the iconic haunt. Here is everything we know about Halloween Horror Nights 2019!
As I am writing this it is currently the 10th of June, this means that as of today we have 95 days until the start of Halloween Horror Nights 2019, the annual haunt event from theme parks like Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort, and other Universal parks. Yikes, that’s a long long time, but hey it’s summertime so that means its prime time for all things Halloween Horror Nights discussion. While we all anxiously await the next “by the pricking of my thumbs something wicked this way comes” tweet from the official Horror Nights twitter account, I figured this would be a good stopping point to reflect on what we know and what we think we may know about the upcoming event. It’s time to talk about everything we know (and speculate) about Halloween Horror Nights 2019!
Stranger Things Returns!
Announced on March 27th we have our Stranger Things maze. For those of you who may be living in the Upside Down, “Stranger Things” is a Netflix original series that follows a group of friends in a rural town of Hawkins, Indiana. This merry band of misfits stumble across a supernatural girl and are immediately thrust into the world of monsters, mayhem, and magic! Did we mention it takes place in the 1980s?!
In this maze you will come face to face with the demogorgon and the demodogs along with that will be based primarily on season 2 with some additional scenes at the very end stemming from season 3 which will be released on July 4th of this year on Netflix. You can check out our article where we provide further details right here. The maze will be located just where Stranger Things season 1 was last year, in the soundstage behind the “Transformers 3-D” attraction.
Iconic scarezone “Holidayz in Hell” Gets an all-original maze!
Announced just two and a half weeks after Stranger Things was “Holidayz in Hell”, an all-original maze based on last year’s sacrezone of the same maze. Guests’ childhoods will be ruined as they experience a twisted hell-scape version of some of the most recognizable and jolly characters with a soundtrack by the electronic dance artist Figment. If you can survive the Holidayz in Hell maze you will be dumped into the returning scare zone Dark Christmas, which boasts a hearty cast of demonic versions of jolly Saint Nick, Mrs. Claus, Jack Frost, and a whole cast of fiendish characters, The maze will begin right next to Mel’s Diner in the Parisian Courtyard and the scarezone goes through French Street. Music for this maze is provided by the iconic creator Figure, an artist who is no stranger to Halloween Horror Nights. For more information about this maze, check out our announcement article!
Finally, on April 29th, “Frankenstein meets the Wolfman” was announced as a maze adaptation of the 1943 film of the same name. John Murdy, creative director of Halloween Horror Nights, announced that Grammy award-winning artist Slash will return to provide the music score for this maze. This is Slash’s second year in a row working with Universal Studios Hollywood, from his work on last year’s “Universal Monsters” maze. Slash has also previously provided original music for the horror event in mazes such as “Clownz 3D: Music by Slash” in 2014. This maze will take place in the midst of a brutal standoff between Frankenstein’s monster and the Wolfman. We have been told that this maze will be located somewhere in the backlot (“Metropolitan Sets”), but there has not been any further information as to where it is going to be located. Check out our article here for more information.
HHN 2019 Speculation
Disclaimer: none of this is official and has not been officially announced by anyone at Universal Studios.
The most prevalent speculation so far this year is that there will be a maze based on the movie Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Some of the reasons for this speculation are that there was a Killer Klowns from Outer Space maze last year at Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando and the facade for the maze directly next to the Revenge of the Mummy in Hollywood, looks very similar to the tent of the Klowns from the movie.
Another property that many are speculating is a third rendition of “Horrors of Blumhouse”, a maze that compiles two to three iconic Blumhouse Production properties. Previous versions of the maze included The Purge, Unfriended, and Happy Death Day. It has been fairly popular in the past two years of the event and does a good job at promoting films.
The rest of the mazes, scare zones, and the terror tram, are difficult to predict, because the creative team at Universal is good at keeping things under wraps, but it can be fun just to imagine what your favorite horror movie could look like in a maze environment, and that’s what Halloween Horror Nights is all about, right? Just some good old spooky fun.
And there you have it! Those are just a few of the highlights for HHN 2019 at Universal Studios Hollywood. What do you think of Halloween Horror Nights 2019 announcements so far? Are you planning on attending the event this haunt season? Let us know! Also, make sure to bookmark this website for more updates for Halloween Horror Nights and other haunt events coming to southern California in 2019.