Halloween Horror Nights, Universal

Anyone who loves Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida or Universal Studios Hollywood will undoubtedly love the speculation maps produced by Horror Night Nightmares. Well, Horror Night Nightmares has just released their "Unofficial" Event Map for Universal Studios Florida.

This gives us an overview of what is expected this year and although M3GAN/Death Eaters haven't been announced they remain on the map. 

Universal has now confirmed the 10 haunted houses for Universal Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida:

  1. Stranger Things 4: Try to Escape the Curse of Vecna
  2. The Exorcist: Believer, An Evil Reawakened
  3. The Last of Us™: Step Into the World of The Last of Us™
  4. Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count, Chucky’s Back for Even More Carnage
  5. Universal Monsters: Unmasked, Four Universal Monsters. One New Nightmare.
  6. Dr. Oddfellow’s Twisted Origins: Your Soul is a Price He’s Willing to Pay
  7. Dueling Dragons: Choose Thy Fate, No Matter Who You Choose, You Lose
  8. YETI: Campground Kills, Yeti or Not, Here They Come
  9. The Darkest Deal, Fame is Fleeting. Fear is Forever.
  10. Bleed for the Blood Moon, Bloodmoon: Dark Offerings

For further information, check out the official website. last week, Horror Night Nightmares released a V3.5 speculation map for both Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood which is embedded below.

As always the speculation map is exactly that, speculation and we will be sure to update you with further details about the highly anticipated event as and when it is announced and confirmed.

On July 14, Universal officially confirmed that an all-new haunted house is coming to this years Halloween Horror Nights based on Season 4 of the Netflix's original series, "Stranger Things". Eleven, Max, Eddie, Vecna, Hawkins Lab and more are expected to feature in this new haunted house which is set to debut at Universal Orlando Resort on Friday September 1 and Universal Studios Hollywood on Thursday September 7, 2023.

"Stranger Things" haunted houses appeared at Universal Halloween Horror Nights in 2018 and 2019 and fans were hoping for a return this year. 

Here is the official press release giving details of what we can expect from this years all-new haunted house at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood:

"This year’s petrifying haunted house will once again transport guests to Hawkins, Indiana, where they will encounter the newest supernatural villain, Vecna, who is hell-bent on obliterating the volatile barrier between the eerie Upside Down and the real world in an attempt to reign supreme.

The “Stranger Things” haunted house mirrors the mind-bending twists and supernatural terror of Season 4, immersing guests in a heart-pounding experience alongside valiant characters from the series, including Eleven, Max, Eddie and more. Guests will find themselves on the front line of Vecna’s deadly attacks on the citizens of Hawkins while traveling through iconic scenes, including the notorious Hawkins Lab, the enigmatic Creel House and Vecna’s chilling mindscape. Along the way, guests will confront their deepest fears and come face to face with otherworldly creatures like demobats and even Vecna himself. In a race against the clock, guests find themselves in the ultimate showdown within Vecna’s blood-red Mind Lair, striving to escape and save mankind from his deadly curse.

“From the opening shots of ‘Stranger Things 4,’ episode one, we knew this was meant to be an experience at Halloween Horror Nights,” said John Murdy, Executive Producer of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood. “We’re excited for our fans to live Vecna’s curse as we recreate the iconic and terrifying moments from the show,” added Lora Sauls, Assistant Director, Creative Development and Show Direction at Universal Orlando Resort."

At the beginning of July, Horror Night Nightmares released the V3 Universal Halloween Horror Nights speculation map for 2023. Enjoy the latest speculation regarding this years event at both Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood.

Just remember that the only haunted houses that have been confirmed so far are CHUCKY, "The Last Of Us" and now "Stranger Things". We will continue to update you on the confirmed themes and experiences coming to Universal Halloween Horror Nights 2023 when they are officially announced. For further information, check out the official website

Although we are at the only still at the beginning of July, the highly anticipated Halloween Horror Nights event at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood will soon be upon us. Speculation has once again been rife this year with Horror Night Nightmares releasing their v2.0 speculation maps for both Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood back in April. Both maps can be seen below and can now be compared to V3 which can be seen above. They certainly give us more to talk about as we head through the summer months.

On June 15, we saw the breaking news that Universal had just confirmed that "The Last Of Us" based on the Playstation game not the series will be a haunt at this years event. Guests will enter the realms of the video game and have to fight to survive as they travel through Pittsburgh with Ellie and Joel.

"The Last Of Us" has been rumored to be coming in the speculation maps below and this news should certainly please a lot of Halloween Horror Nights fans.

Halloween Horror Nights Florida
Image: Horror Night Nightmares

We already knew CHUCKY was confirmed for both Universal Orlando and Hollywood and it is now speculated that we will also the following houses at Universal Studios Florida:

  • The Exorcist Believer
  • Demon Slayer
  • Monsters Paris
  • Naughty Dog The Last Of Us
Halloween Horror Nights, Universal
Image: Horror Night Nightmares

Extra houses for Universal Studios Hollywood that are not currently speculated for Universal Studios Florida appear to be:

  • Terror Tram Celebrities
  • Holidayz In Hell

Again, these maps are speculation drawn from numerous sources and forums across the internet and nothing apart from CHUCKY, "The Last Of Us" and now "Stranger Things" has been officially confirmed to be coming to Halloween Horror Nights 2023 as of yet. We will continue to update you with announcements as they are confirmed as we head closer to the main event.

Back in March Horror Night Nightmares released their first V1.0 speculation map for this years Halloween Horror Nights event at Universal Studios Hollywood which is embedded below. This can now be compared with V2.0 and V3 above.

As you can see there aren't any themes for the Scare Zones or shows just possible location markers. But, the houses are currently listed as:

  • The Horrors of Blumhouse: M3GAN / Insidious
  • “The Last of Us” - JUST CONFIRMED
  • Universal Studios Monsters (Paris)
  • Japanese
  • Nightingales: Blood Prey
  • “The Exorcist”
  • Clown
  • Chucky - CONFIRMED
  • Guitar
  • Terror Tram: Celebrities

We will bring you further updates over the coming weeks and months regarding everything that will be on offer at Halloween Horror Nights at both Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort.

Halloween Horror Nights, Universal
Image: Universal

What houses, scare zones and shows would you like to see at Halloween Horror Nights at both Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort in 2023? Let us know by leaving us a comment below or on our Facebook page.


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