Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios has gained a legendary status among horror enthusiasts and thrill seekers worldwide. This annual event delivers an unparalleled experience that combines thrilling haunted houses, spine-chilling mazes, and sinister scare zones. This year marks the event’s 32 year and it had grown from one single Haunted house to the premiere Halloween attraction in the country (Sorry, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, but we love the terror).
Live Your Nightmare
Universal Studios goes all out to create a truly immersive and terrifying environment for Halloween Horror Nights. The park is completely transformed into a nightmarish landscape inspired by popular horror movies, TV shows, and original concepts. Guests navigate dark alleys and encounter animatronic monsters, gory scenes, and jump scares that make even the bravest scream. It’s not for the faint of heart.
The “house reveal” is always a big deal for fans. Guests love discovering what fresh new horrors await them this year (as well as nervously holding out hope that their favorite returns). However, the question on everyone’s mind this year has been “when are they going to announce the houses?” Universal has been incredibly slow with releasing the news this year and fans are impatient (it’s us, we’re fans). So far, information has trickled with a small announcement here and another tiny update there, but now we’ve hit the motherboard! We’ve been dying to know what thrills and chills await us this year.
Halloween Horror Nights Houses 2023
Stranger Things 4
Back again this year, a Stranger Things house is upping the ante to create more terrifying experiences than ever before. You’ll need your squad to resist Vecna’s gruesome curse. Like Eleven, now’s your chance to stop him once and for all as you take on the scariest season of Stranger Things yet.
The Exorcist: Believer
Evil has been reawakened and this time its taking no prisoners. Two missing girls have been found with no memory of what happened to them. But wherever they went, the ultimate evil has returned with them. Enter the most terrifying scenes from the new Blumhouse film…if you dare.
The Last of Us™
Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count
Chucky, everyone’s favorite serial killer doll, is back for a new gorefest! He’s hijacked his own haunted house with all kinds of bloody hijinks. You and your friends must try to survive his ultimate kill count but beware, there are booby-traps designed to trip you up…Chucky never let’s anyone get away…for long.
Universal Monsters: Unmasked
Dr. Oddfellow’s Twisted Origins
You won’t be able to resist going inside Dr. Oddfellow’s menacing menagerie of twisted oddities. But the price for you and your friends is steep: the cost of your souls to feed his immortal power. Is it a price you’re willing to pay?
Dueling Dragons: Choose Thy Fate
Two warlocks of great power were turned into dragons after trying to take Merlyn’s spell book. Now you and your friends are caught in their epic battle. You must choose a path and a champion to battle for your freedom.
YETI: Campground Kills
Bloodmoon: Dark Offerings
In a Colonial-era village, moon-worshippers witness a blood moon at their fall festival. They take it as a sign to hunt down any non-followers, including you and your scream squad. Will you join them or bleed for the blood moon? The choice is yours.
The Darkest Deal
Halloween Horror Nights Scare Zones
The horror of Halloween Horror Nights can’t be contained in the houses. The terror fills the streets with mayhem and gore to keep the thrills coming. Fiendish frights and devilish delights await as the streets of Universal Studios transform into scare zones. Think of them as neighborhoods. Each zone features a theme with decorations, scare actors, and a great backstory (you know how we feel about backstories). Don’t worry, if it all gets to be a bit too much, you can head to a “safe zone.” These are areas, usually sidewalks, where the scare actors won’t come for you.
Dr. Oddfellow’s Collection of Horror
Dr. Oddfellow will lure you into Halloween Horror Nights with a promise of immortality. As he lifts the veil on all the horrors to come, you’ll soon realize you may not even survive the night.
Dr. Oddfellow has entered a dark dimension to harness the power of the Zodiac and live forever. He twists the signs into malevolent beings who foretell your doom. As his star rises, yours falls.
Jungle of Doom: Expedition Horror
Vamp ’69: Summer of Blood
At a 60s music fest in a small New York town, you’ll jam to popular bands with fellow concert-goers until Dr. Oddfellow unleashes vicious vampires on the audience. They’re out for your blood.
Shipyard 32: Horrors Unhinged
Enter a 1940s San Francisco shipping yard full of mysterious crates and cages bearing Dr. Oddfellow’s symbol. Beware, his nightmarish oddities have now escaped, spreading fear and chaos in their wake.
Nightmare Fuel Revenge Dream
The show that sparked your darkest dreams has reignited. Back again is Nightmare Fuel to both terrify and delight. Let your nightmares burn out of control as the pyro and aerial performers fire you up to the beat of metal and electronica.
If these haunts don’t get your blood pumping nothing will! Halloween Horror Nights is available on select nights from late September to Early November. will likely sell out so you’ll want to get yours early.