Top 5 Movie-themed Haunted Houses at Halloween Horror Nights
Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights is a widely popular event.
Over the past three decades, it’s become known for richly detailed and immersive haunted houses that fright and delight parkgoers. The annual event has been named “Best Halloween Event” a dozen times by Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Awards.
Through the years, the creative minds at Universal Orlando have thrilled guests with haunted houses based on beloved horror franchises.
Here is a look at five of the top movie and TV-themed houses that have appeared at HHN over the years.
We’re also giving you a sneak peek of Halloween Horror Nights 31.
5 Best Movie and TV-Themed HHN Haunted Houses
Universal obtains the rights to incorporate movies and series into their haunted houses. This gives the theme park an advantage over its competition. Indeed, one of the highlights of Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando is immersing yourself in some of your favorite horror movies. These five former HHN themes haunt us to this day:
1. The Shining
Based on the Stanley Kubrick film adaptation of the Stephen King thriller, The Shining house appeared at Halloween Horror Nights 27. Guests stepped into the Overlook Hotel, where a demented Jack Torrance was ready with his handy ax and crooked smile.
During HHN 28, the Poltergeist house sent guests to another dimension with ghosts and scares straight from the nightmarish classic.
HHN 30 provided a nostalgic walk through the 1988 Tim Burton film. Guests traveled through the movie’s finest moments, from calypso dancing in the dining room to Beetlejuice and Lydia’s nuptials. Beetlejuice was a lighthearted house that provided jump scares, laughs, and a giant sandworm.
The Ghostbusters house appeared at the HHN 29 event. This house added a touch of nostalgia to HHN and brought iconic scenes from the film to life. Highlights included the haunted library, Slimer’s haunted hotel floor, and the climax featuring the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man lumbering down a New York street.
5. Stranger Things
Hit Netflix series Stranger Things first inspired a haunted house at Halloween Horror Nights 28. It was so popular that seasons two and three were represented at HHN 29. Both houses led guests through Hawkins, Indiana and the Upside Down, with a Demogorgon following close behind.
Halloween Horror Nights 31 Details
Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights takes place on select nights from Friday, September 2, 2022 to Monday, October 31, 2022. The separately ticketed event is recommended for guests ages 13 and up.
This year, HHN will have ten horrifying haunted houses, five menacing scare zones, two exciting live shows, and exclusive food and drinks. You can also board all your favorite Universal Studios thrill rides. HHN 31’s haunted houses are:
The Horrors of Blumhouse
This double-feature house features the killers from the Blumhouse films Freaky and The Black Phone.
Step back in time to face Michael Myers from John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic Halloween.
Universal Monsters: Legends Collide
Enter a battle between legendary Universal monsters The Wolf Man, Dracula, and The Mummy.
The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare
Explore the wicked world of the Weeknd as you make your way through rooms inspired by the singer’s hit album After Hours.
Spirits of the Coven
Outrun the flapper witches at this 1920s speakeasy before they make you part of their signature brew.
Bugs: Eaten Alive
Nightcrawlers have taken over a gorgeous midcentury modern home. Grab your bug spray and make your escape.
Fiesta de Chupacabras
You’re invited to a frightening fiesta where a bloodsucking Chupacabra is the guest of honor.
Get ready to make an epic prisonbreak before a mass of monstrous inmates get to you.
Dead Man’s Pier: Winter’s Wake
When the ghosts of fierce fishermen invade a coastal town, it’s full steam ahead to get out of their grasp.
Descendants of Destruction
This post-apocalyptic Halloween Horror Nights house takes you through a subway station full of the undead.
Enjoy a Safe Stay in Orlando
After a frightful night in Orlando, relax at Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista.
Our comfortable and affordable hotel puts you close to Universal Orlando and Orlando’s other wonderful attractions.