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Screams and more screams. Hollywood Horror Nights opened its doors and the nights of Universal Studios dressed in terror. Making you scream from start to finish is a promise they can keep. And it does not matter if you are famous, a celebrity or an ordinary person who comes to the park to make a visit… fear is guaranteed for everyone equally.
On its opening night, last Thursday, September 8, celebrities such as Hollywood, Jaime Lee Curtis; filmmaker Jordan Peele; filmmaker Jason Blum; the artist and musician, Mario Domm de Camila; Grupo Firme’s Jhonny Caz, Freaky star Vince Vaugh; nope star, Brandon Perea; Halloween Ends star Kyle Richards; The director and executive producer of “The Walking Dead” said present and toured the park, letting themselves be carried away by the somber call of terror.
On this dark night, celebrities such as: Greg Nicotero; Freaky director Christopher Landon and screenwriter Michael Kennedy; Black Phone cast members Mason Thames and Miguel Cazarez Mora; director and producer James Wan (M3GAN, Furious 7); the actor Jaime Camil; and Halloween Horror Nights executive producer John Murdy, to name just a few.
And on our tour we ran into Mario Domm, Camila’s vocalist, who actually lived through the moments of terror that the park made available.
Here we share some of the attractions that you can find and we can only tell you that yes, in some you will scream more than in others. This humble editor can recommend “clownsawz”where they will laugh, scream and maybe cry -like me- with so many emotions and frights of terror.
“The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare” takes guests into the twisted mind of multi-award winning artist The Weeknd as they enter a surreal, living nightmare filled with grotesque characters and themes inspired by his music and short films.
“The Horrors of Blumhouse” brings to life Blumhouse’s supernatural thriller The Black Phone and horror comedy Freaky.
“Universal Monsters: Legends Collide” extends the exciting legacy of Universal Pictures by uniting for the first time the greatest horror icons, The Wolf Man, Dracula and The Mummy, in an epic battle.
“Killer Clowns from Outer Space” from MGM, traps guests in a terrifying funhouse featuring killer clown-like creatures.
“La Llorona: The Weeping Woman” features the legend of La Llorona who comes to life to terrorize the living as she mourns the children she murdered.
Scarecrow: The Reaping discovers that Mother Nature’s retribution against the settlers for their past sins will be carried out by the farmland scarecrows who have stood as silent witnesses and are now guardians of destruction to anyone who crosses their path.
“Universal Horror Hotel” lives up to its reputation as the original owner, who was executed years ago for his cowardly deeds, continues to haunt the place today and guests must either escape his vengeful spirit or risk becoming a permanent resident.
“Halloween” takes them back to where it all began, in a hauntingly authentic haunted house that depicts the most chilling moments from the critically acclaimed original film.
“Terror Tram” — the iconic “Terror Tram” this year expands to include a cinematic spin on Jordan Peele’s blockbuster films in a crossover experience that reimagines us, with The Tethered, a revolutionary army of vengeful doppelgangers, whose uprising sweeps the globe. The new Jupiter’s Claim set from the filmmaker’s latest pop nightmare, Nope.
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“El Pueblo del Terror” is an extension of “La Llorona: The Weeping Woman”, for the horror continues once visitors leave the haunted house and discover that there is no escape from the terrifying legend along with other supernatural characters from the most terrifying myths of Latin America.
“Slaughterhouse Sideshow” turns New York Street into a battle zone when the performers and workers of a riotous carnival extravaganza are in a murderous riot.
“clownsawz” features a demonic troop of clowns who band together to terrify visitors with chainsaws as they enter the park.
Halloween Horror Nights continues on the following days; in September from 9 to 11, 15 to 18, 22 to 25, 29 to 30; and in October on days 1 and 2, 6 to 9, 13 to 16, 20 to 23, 27 to 31 of 2022.
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