Halloween Horror Nights 25 houses and scare zones revealed

At midnight on August 27, Universal Orlando started their big Halloween Horror Nights 25 reveal. So far, we knew that Freddy vs. Jason, The Walking DeadInsidious, and The Purge would all be represented as houses, but what else is there?!

The first announcement made right around midnight was the return of An American Werewolf in London. This house debuted at Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando during HHN 23 and was easily the best house of its year. After a run in Hollywood last year, An American Werewolf in London will return back to Orlando in what will hopefully be an epic house to help celebrate 25 years of Halloween Horror Nights.

The four original concept houses were also announced shortly after. Here is the rundown of the houses with their descriptions as announced by the Universal Orlando official blog:

  • Jack Presents: 25 Years of Monsters and Mayhem
  • Jack is back and he invites you to join him for the ultimate reunion in horror. Universal classic monsters will attack from the shadows, meat-grinding maniacs will rip every scream from your throat, and ghosts of Horror Nights past will stalk you around every corner. You’ll find yourself dying to get in and relive your most haunting memories of the past 25 years of Halloween Horror Nights.

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    • Body Collectors: Recollections

    They have returned. The Body Collectors are on the hunt for the human parts they so desperately need. Emerging from the darkness on a cold, winter night, they descended upon the unknowing inhabitants of Shadybrook Asylum. Get ready to face their sharpened blades as the screams of their recent victims echo throughout the halls.

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    • RUN: Blood, Sweat and Fears

    Congratulations! You’ve been selected to be one of the lucky contestants on RUN, the most popular and brutal television show in the world. In this house, you’ll have to try and avoid the skilled assassins known as Reapers as you work through “death obstacles” designed to mangle and shred—all for the amusement of the audience watching from home. And good news: the now run-down Hellgate Prison has been selected as the battleground. Good luck!

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    • Asylum in Wonderland 3D

    A new volume of Scary Tales has been released by Ultra Violent Comics: “Asylum in Wonderland”. This time around, you’ll follow the white rabbit through the looking glass and into a murderous 3-D Wonderland. All of the beloved characters will come to life in this chaotic world with an insane, nightmarish twist. You’ll be left asking one question: Is it all really in Alice’s mind? Or are the images you see real enough to kill you?

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    The five scare zones for this year were also announced on the blog and described as follows:

    • Psychoscareapy: Unleashed

    The criminally insane inmates of Shadybrooke Asylum have escaped and unleashed their horror onto a Halloween block party in the streets of New York. Come join the party goers as the inmates kill for the best Halloween costumes for their very own special costume contest where you will be the judge. Oh, and this will be one of the bloodiest scare zones ever!

    • ICONS: HHN

    And now for the scare zone I’m looking forward to the most! It’s time to take a look back in history and come face-to-face with the icons from our past. Iconic characters from the event’s 25 year history such as The Caretaker, The Storyteller, The Director and more will be found roaming the streets of Hollywood. I’ve even heard The Rat Lady will be making her grand return!

    • Scary Tales: ScreamPunk

    This year, we’re bringing to life our most horrifying Scary Tales characters with a new twist. This steampunk-inspired version of Scary Tales is sure to leave you screaming.

    • Evil’s Roots

    It’s time to be immersed in Halloween’s most evil traditions in the scare zone located in Central Park. Here you’ll find the event’s traditional jack-o-lanterns in the air as you encounter evil fairies, humanoid bats, scarecrows and more. Think “Grown Evil” from 2011 but on a whole ‘nother level!

    • All Nite Die-In: Double Feature

    Last but certainly not least is a double feature of horror at The Carey DrIvE IN movie theatre. Wander down the streets of San Francisco and you’ll come across this theatre that has been named “DIE IN”, due to the gruesome murders that occurred. Enter if you dare…


    And last but not least, two live shows will be happening this year – The Carnage Returns and Bill and Ted’s, which were describe on the blogs as:

    • The Carnage Returns

    Jack the Clown is taking Halloween Horror Nights back in a blaze of murderous mayhem with his army of feared followers and his companion in carnage, Chance. Remember, Jack always has the last laugh.

    • Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure

    Of course, they’re back in an all-new Halloween adventure. I could never describe the hilarious insanity of that show. It has to be seen to be believed. Party on, dudes!

    Overall, it looks to be an extremely promising year for Halloween Horror Nights. HHN has been promoting how much of an epic year it was going to be and at this point it looks like it won’t disappoint, especially because of the roaming hordes.

    At this point we are still weeks away from the event starting, but we’re most excited about Jack PresentsBody Collectors, and the return of An American Werewolf in London, but all of the original houses will be major highlights as well.

    More information on the event should be revealed during the media preview event on September 8!

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