A Photo Tour of Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights — 2015 Edition!

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Good evening, Laser Timers, and welcome to the second annual Moan4Stallone review of Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights! This year’s list of mazes looked to be a surefire trip through Leatherface’s meat locker, but how did the bodies stack up? Read on to find out.

Halloween

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The first maze I hit up was, of course, home to none other than Michael Myers himself. As the maze starts off, you are funneled through the front door of his childhood home, quickly greeted by a young knife-wielding, clown costume-wearing Myers that is as creepy as it sounds. As you progress, you’ll see various Michael Myers-es in theater-quality jumpsuits and H1-worthy masks that made me believe I was really walking through the streets of Haddonfield. This maze even features a Dr. Loomis cosplayer so accurate, I had to do a double take! Bonus points to the scare actors who occasionally turned a corner and simply stared before lunging — Michael’s primary tactic for inducing terror.

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Pictured: a mask from Halloween 3?

Alien vs Predator

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This is the same maze as last year, but that’s not a bad thing. Like I mentioned in 2014, this maze has the highest production values of any I’ve ever seen, so I understand why Universal didn’t tear it down in favor of something new. You really do feel like you’re in the middle of Paul W.S. Anderson’s sci-fi blockbuster (there’s a phrase you don’t hear every day), complete with chest-bursters and a “bitch” queen. Sadly, I didn’t see any Danny Glover lookalikes, but maybe I just missed them. Let me know if you spot one.

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Shots, anyone?

This Is the End

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When I heard about this addition, I was a little puzzled as to why they would choose this to be their 3D attraction when past mazes were crafted by names like Slash, Rob Zombie, and Ozzy Osbourne. But once I set foot in James Franco’s party pad, I was immediately transported to New Year’s Eve, complete with Michael Cera accusing passersby of stealing his cell phone. The 3D was spot on, as were the demons and a legitimately good Craig Robinson cosplayer, making this one of my favorite mazes of the night. Keep an eye out for some Freaks and Geeks swag as well.

The Purge: Terror Tram

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This is the Purge’s third go, and finally Universal wised up and gave them their own section — two sections, actually. Once you exit the tram, you are immediately attacked by mask-wearing psychos and funneled through a maze that was previously occupied by The Walking Dead. The second part is a Scare Zone located at the lower lot, and includes a gattling gun-toting butcher straight out of the second film.

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Clearly, the New Founding Fathers are pretty lax about bro-tanks.

The horror continues on the next page!

4 thoughts on “A Photo Tour of Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights — 2015 Edition!

  1. I actually went to this! I’ve never been to a HHN before and it’ll probably be a long time until I attend another because I live up in Canada but I loved it. I was really lukewarm on Universal Studios itself but HHN redeemed everything else.
    I didn’t get to see The Walking Dead one or the Insidious one because I simply couldn’t wait almost two hours for each after already being in the park since around noon. I did see everything else, though, as long as we’re not counting Jabbawockeez or Jurassic Park in the Dark.
    AvP and Halloween were definitely the highlights for me. I really liked parts of the Crimson Peak one, especially the moth silk in the dark corridors, but I felt like it fell short at the end compared to how some of the other mazes’ endings.

  2. Thanks for checking back into Universal Horror nights and how great was the end of the Halloween maze with all the mirrors and possible Michael Myers just standing there! Some of the mazes best tension moments!

  3. Those pictures make it look really fun! I wish I lived near tours like that. I have to say M4S, as much as I enjoyed this article, my favorite part was the bro-tank lmao! One question. What was the wait time like and how long were you there overall?

  4. We got there at about 7 pm and the average line time was around 50 minutes. We were able to see all the mazes and tram ride but none of the rides and still had about twenty minutes till clossing time. Full credit to my dude Laser Tony for the bro tank top line lmao!

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