Blumhouse Productions, the powerhouse behind some of the most iconic horror films, is set to bring two new live entertainment experiences to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood. Starting Thursday, September 7, guests can immerse themselves in “The Purge: Dangerous Waters” and “Blumhouse: Behind the Screams,” two experiences inspired by blockbuster films from the Blumhouse library.
A Decade of Purge Anarchy
It has been ten years since The Purge introduced the world to 12 hours of government-sanctioned anarchy, spawning a horror franchise that has captivated audiences worldwide. Now, for the first time, “The Purge: Dangerous Waters” will transport the film series into a new environment: open waters. This live show follows a politician and his entourage who seek refuge on an island to escape The Purge, only to find that sanctuary is fleeting when the island is overrun by Purgers. Set in the WaterWorld venue, the show features adrenaline-pumping action sequences, stunts, spectacular lighting and laser effects, high fall fire burns, and massive explosions, all celebrating an evening of anarchy without fear of punishment or retribution.
“Blumhouse: Behind the Screams” is an original concept that highlights a selection of Blumhouse horror films, including the highly anticipated Five Nights at Freddy’s and The Exorcist: Believer, as well as fan favorites like M3GAN and The Black Phone. This unique experience breaks the fourth wall, inviting guests to step through the silver screen for an up-close look at authentic film props, costume displays, and terrifying character encounters.
The terror doesn’t stop there. Three new scare zones, designed to torment guests as they navigate Halloween Horror Nights, will also be unveiled. “El Terror de las Momias,” a Latin-themed scare zone, extends the “Monstruos: The Monsters of Latin America” haunted house, where guests must escape an ancient army of unearthed mummies. On New York Street, the “Toyz” scare zone challenges guests to play in a toy box of terror, brought to life by a wicked toymaker using dark magic. Lastly, a welcome wagon of “Ghostz,” featuring a horde of blood-soaked, chainsaw-wielding ghosts, will gather at the entrance to rattle nerves.
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In addition to the new experiences, eight haunted houses and the signature Terror Tram experience will round out this year’s screams. The lineup includes “The Last of Us,” based on Naughty Dog and Playstation’s award-winning post-pandemic video game; “Stranger Things 4,” where guests will face off against the evil Vecna in the fourth season of Netflix’s original series; and “The Exorcist: Believer,” featuring a new chapter where Chris MacNeil fights a demonic force possessing two girls. Other haunted houses include “Universal Monsters: Unmasked,” “Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count,” “Evil Dead Rise,” “Monstruos: The Monsters of Latin America,” “Holidayz in Hell,” and “Terror Tram…The Exterminatorz.”
Universal Studios Hollywood offers a variety of ticket options for Halloween Horror Nights, including General Admission, Universal Express, After 2 P.M. Day/Night, and the premium R.I.P. Tour. The Early Access Ticket provides access to select haunted houses before the event opening (starting at 5:30 p.m., subject to change), and the popular Frequent Fear Pass and Ultimate Fear Pass are also available. For more information about each ticket type, Terms and Conditions, and to purchase tickets, click here.
Halloween Horror Nights runs select nights from Thursday, September 7 through Tuesday, October 31 at Universal Studios Hollywood and Friday, September 1 through Saturday, November 4 at Universal Orlando Resort. Due to popular demand, event nights are expected to sell out, and tickets should be purchased in advance.
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