Everything you need to know about Halloween Horror Nights 24

With summer winding down and fall approaching fast, there is one holiday on everyone’s mind: Halloween.

And with the candy, costumes and parties comes Universal Orlando Resort’s premiere scare-fest, Halloween Horror Nights (HHN), which is returning to Universal Studios for it’s 24th year for select nights Sept. 19 through Nov. 1.

Skipping the theming process, Universal simply stuck with “You’ve been warned…” as the tagline for this year’s event.

Eight new houses were added constructed in the various sound stages around the Universal Studios lot, as well as four new scare zones along the path between the different houses.

The different houses this year represent different facets of the horror genre that have been very successful in scaring the pants off their viewers.

A couple of the houses bring back some of the past’s fiercest foes. “Halloween” brings John Carpenter’s 1978 film to life, as you follow Michael Myers on his diabolical night of terror. “AVP: Alien vs. Predator” puts you into the epic 2004 battle between the two extraterrestrial species in an effort to escape with your life.

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Three of the houses boast three of the seasons upcoming horror flicks and shows. “The Walking Dead: End of the Line” returns the hit show to Universal with the biggest house to date, that will be home to more scare actors than ever before. “From Dusk Till Dawn” puts you into the El Rey Network television series where you must fend off flesh-hungry bikers in a bar in the middle of no where. “Dracula Untold – Reign of Blood” is the upcoming film that follows Vlad the Impaler as he becomes the prince of darkness, Dracula.

The last houses all just remind us of all the terribly spooky and scary things that kept us up in the night when we were young. “Dollhouse of the Damned” which is sure to be anything but child’s play. “Giggles & Gore Inc.,” featuring the factory where all evil clowns were made. And finally “Roanoke: Cannibal Colony” which sets you in the past in the ancient cannibalistic settlement.

Something Universal added a few years back that really made a difference in the event was the scare zones, areas of the park where no one is safe from the scare actors and their terrifying tactics.

The first of four scare zones right as you enter the park is “Maskerade: Unstitched,” where the a ball attendants are much more horrifying underneath the masks.

The New York section of the park has been transformed into “The Purge: Anarchy,” where all laws have been abolished for 12 hours as citizens try to live through the night.

Between Springfield and Hollywood, you’ll find the “Bayou of Blood,” where swamp people believe in voodoo and are looking for the nights sacrifice.

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The last scare zone located along Hollywood Way is “Face Off: In The Flesh,” which will feature the best creatures from the SciFi television series.

Returning the site of the Beetle Juice Graveyard review will be “The Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Tribute,” where you can do the time warp again to clips and performances from the cult classic.

Taking of the Fear Factor stage is the always funny “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure,” which rips into the biggest names in politics, entertainment, and pop culture.

Certain rides will also be open during the event including “TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D,” “Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit,” “Revenge Of The Mummy,” “MEN IN BLACK: Alien Attack,” “Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem,” and “The Simpsons Ride.”

A single night event-only admission ticket is $95.99 plus tax, but Florida Residents can receive up to $50 off admission with specially marked Coca-Cola products.

A HHN Add-On ticket can be purchased along with a park ticket or if you have an Annual Pass and can be purchased for $41.99 for Sunday through Thursday, $56.99 for Fridays, and $72.99 for Saturdays.

The Rush of Fear Pass allows you to go to the event up to ten different nights on Sunday through Thursday during the first three weeks for $75.99.

The Frequent Fear Pass allows entry up to 16 different nights Sunday through Thursday throughout the event for $86.99 while the Frequent Fear Plus adds Fridays as well for $102.99

An extra $100 towards any pass will allow Express access, which lets you skip the line once per attraction, per visit.