Common Studios Orlando simply unveiled its full slate for Halloween Horror Nights 2022, and it’s scary good. This 12 months contains 10 haunted homes, 5 scare zones, two dwell exhibits, in addition to an after-hours collection of the theme park’s journey points of interest (Petition to maintain E.T. Adventure open throughout the occasion).
The Common Monsters headline the occasion in a two-parter home Common Monsters: Legends Collide that may exist in each Orlando and Hollywood. At HHN East, half one will invite traditional monster-heads to see the primary chapter of the overarching battle between The Wolfman, Dracula, and the Mummy for a cursed amulet with mysterious powers all of them search. The combat to the dying, with rotating winners after all, has its personal standalone conclusion however performs into an element two of kinds at Universal Studios Hollywood. This one is the one I’m most to see as these mazes have not too long ago served as theme park sequels to the traditional Common Monsters movies like final 12 months’s The Bride of Frankenstein LIVES!
So far as the opposite “large” film IP goes, I gotta admit this 12 months is a bit underwhelming thus far. We’ve bought one other tackle one other home primarily based on John Carpenter’s Halloween, which was final achieved in 2014 (2015 in Hollywood). Music famous person The Weeknd seeks to take us into his twisted thoughts with slasher motifs and fashionable Argento vibes all set to his music in After Hours Nightmare, which may work if his creepy Tremendous Bowl halftime present from final 12 months is any indication. Then Blumhouse will deliver The Black Cellphone’s The Grabber and their teen killer from Freaky. This all is wild in a 12 months the place Netflix may have collaborated on a home primarily based on Stranger Issues, which actually upped the ante with Vecna, and even with Worry Avenue, which was lengthy rumoured on HHN hypothesis maps.
Fortunately the place Horror Nights Orlando stands aside is with its personal roster of unique theme park universe characters and tales. Final 12 months, I bought to expertise HHN Icons: Captured — which was basically the cliff-notes that supplied the best hits of 30 years of interconnected tales and monsters like park icons Jack the Clown, The Storyteller, The Caretaker, and the central fictional areas they wreak havoc upon. So this 12 months’s home choices ship on a bevy of wealthy horror sub-genres that vary from supernatural fantasy, creature options and sci-fi thrillers.
Right here’s are some transient descriptions of their unique mazes from the Common press launch.
Spirits of the Coven
Company will probably be invited to a energetic Twenties speakeasy, however one thing sinister is brewing beneath in “Spirits of the Coven.” A coven of seemingly lovely flapper witches will lure those that enter right into a hidden brewing space. As soon as they’ve ensnared their victims, they’ll reveal their haggish true type and switch friends right into a witch’s brew. They’ll be cackling; everybody else will probably be screaming.
Bugs: Eaten Alive
Whereas touring a Nineteen Fifties residence of the longer term, friends will probably be swarmed by hordes of revolting bugs after a pest management system failure unleashes them. Many-legged horrors, rising, mutating and laying eggs in human hosts will worm their means into the deepest of fears. Those that dare enter will probably be dropping like flies in “Bugs: Eaten Alive.”
Fiesta de Chupacabras
The mountains of Latin America are stuffed with many fantastic traditions. In a single tiny village, they pay tribute to the legendary creature Chupacabras with an annual fiesta. In “Fiesta de Chupacabras,” there’s extra to the legend than meets the attention. And on this vibrant village, the streets are lined with the crimson blood of holiday makers.
They too do time for his or her crimes. In “Hellblock Horror,” friends should survive visiting hours in a secret penitentiary that homes treacherous monsters and fiends of all types which might be hellbent on taking up and destroying the world. The interdimensional energy core containing the inmates has failed and the monsters are breaking out of their cells, permitting them quick access to friends, and the exit.
Useless Man’s Pier: Winter’s Wake
There’s nothing charming about this ghostly New England fishing village. A phantom sea captain is summoning undead fishermen from their watery grave, a grisly crew with rotting, barnacle-encrusted our bodies. Company might have escaped their hooks within the “Useless Man’s Wharf” scare zone in 2016 – now they’d higher batten down the hatches earlier than they’re reeled in and drug below in “Useless Man’s Pier: Winter’s Wake.”
Descendants of Destruction
Deep within the subway tunnels beneath an deserted, poisonous metropolis, mutated people combat for survival in “Descendants of Destruction.” The deeper one goes, the darker their destiny. Within the fading mild of the poisoned depths, hideous creatures who’ve way back left their humanity behind prey on all who attempt to make their means by the darkness.
Orlando additionally goes all out with festively immersive scare zones, which even characteristic cult icon Lil’ Boo, the cutest jack-o-lantern you’ll ever meet. (It’s the Grogu of haunts.)
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Right here’s their checklist of scare zones for 2022, once more from the Common press launch.
Horrors of Halloween
The Pumpkin Lord, the spirit of Halloween, has returned to take over this 12 months’s occasion, summoning hordes of fiendish creatures together with demons, ghosts and witches. Terror has taken root.
Scarecrow: Cursed Soil
At an deserted farm, scarecrow sentinels have risen from the crust of the earth to hunt souls and search revenge. They’ll harvest the screams of those that dare enter this dilapidated barn.
The sweets from Main Sweets’ sweet firm have turned these Nineteen Fifties youngsters into crazed killers. With pint-sized costumed maniacs roaming the streets, Halloween will probably be an evening of trick or deal with mayhem.
Graveyard: Lethal Unrest
On All Hallow’s Eve, a darkish storm descends upon a cemetery and awakens long-dead spirits. These specters rise from their graves to seize souls for all eternity. Nobody dwelling can escape them.
Conjure the Darkish
An evil sorceress has entered twisted stone ruins and referred to as forth monstrosities from darkish dimensions. This Halloween, blood will feed her military of the night time.
Lastly there’s two dwell exhibits with a brand new unique taking the place of the Common Horror waterside sizzle reel, Marathon of Mayhem: Carnage Manufacturing unit — however we nonetheless hope to see a cool montage of scary film moments.
Halloween Nightmare Gas Wildfire
The present that sparked a firestorm final 12 months is ablaze with a brand new nightmare. Company can get fired as much as the beat of steel, rock and electronica as pyro and aerial performers return to reignite fears.
Ghoulish! A Halloween Story
As darkness falls, a ghost story turns into actuality as friends transcend the grave in a spectacularly spooky present on Common Studios’ lagoon, that includes big water screens and sinister music.
Halloween Horror Nights Orlando runs September 2 – October 31. All tickets and trip packages are on sale now at www.universalorlando.com/halloween.
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Editor’s Observe: Launch dates inside this text are primarily based within the U.S., however will probably be up to date with native Australian dates as quickly as we all know extra.