We’re still waiting on a lot more announcements of the 2017 mazes for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Orlando, but the complete lineup for Hollywood has now been revealed.
Just like Orlando, Universal Studios Hollywood is getting The Shining, Ash vs. Evil Dead and Saw: The Games of Jigsaw, as well as American Horror Story, but Hollywood’s version will focus solely on the most recent season, AHS: Roanoke. The permanent Walking Dead walkthrough attraction will also be plussed up during each Horror Nights event.
Additionally, Hollywood is getting the Titans of Terror house featuring an all-star lineup of blade-wielding killers, Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Jason Vorhees (Friday the 13th).
The Insidious franchise will return with a new house this year dubbed Beyond the Further. It will delve into the past of parapsychologist Elise Rainer starting in the 1950s and moving forward. It will include a taste of the forthcoming fourth film, Insidious: The Last Key, not due out until early 2018.
And last but not least, Blumhouse Productions will combine two of their popular franchises The Purge and Sinister with scenes from a forthcoming film, Happy Death Day, to make one big house. It should be interesting to see how they make the transitions from one franchise to another work.
In addition to the mazes and houses, the Terror Tram is back again and hosted this year by the killer doll Chucky. The dance crew the Jabbawockeez are back with a new show this year in which the otherworldly crew are stranded in the 1950s and looking for a way back home.
And it certainly wouldn’t be Horror Nights without the scare zones littered throughout the park. This year will see Urban Inferno, a journey through hell with its various inhabitants including half-goat executioners. Then there’s Hell-O-Ween, a zone where trick-or-treating has gone wrong, complete with stacks of jack-o-lanterns that might actually be human heads. And lastly there’s Toxic Tunnel, a zone where a toxic gas leak has turned utility workers into zombie-like creatures.
All of this sounds like a lot of creepy fun. Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood kicks off on Friday, September 15, and runs on select nights through Saturday, November 4. Tickets are on sale now starting at $65.