As we reported yesterday Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights have indeed revealed some information about this years event.
Officially there will be;
5 Scare Zones
9 Houses represent the most Universal have ever put on, they’ve confirmed via twitter that they are employing the largest number of scare actors ever and its running for the most for the most amount of nights ever…
But there’s something even BIGGER…. For as long as I’ve been covering Halloween Horror Nights fans have been desperate for the return of one very special clown and this year on the 25th anniversary Universal are going to give the people exactly what they want! (Be careful what you wish for?)
Universal confirmed via this statement and video (below) the return of Jack.
Jack the Clown will make his triumphant (and twisted) return to present the biggest and scariest Halloween Horror Nights® ever, select nights from September 18th through November 1st.
In a blog post covering the return of Jack, Michael Aiello the sicko behind HHN said;
Jack made an impression, no doubt. So much so that, to this day, fans stop us and exclaim passionately, “Bring Jack back!! He’s my favorite!! He is Horror Nights!”
That statement really says it all…Jack is Horror Nights.
Among all the characters that have headlined Halloween Horror Nights over the last 25 years, Jack represents the event in the purest way possible—he is the embodiment of all the tricks and the treats. And I couldn’t be more thrilled that we’re bringing him back for this year’s historic event.
We’ll keep you updated when Universal release more information.
Its taken a lot longer than we’d have liked but finally Halloween Horror Night Tickets for 2015 are now on sale.
Now in its 25th year, Halloween Horror Nights®, America’s premier Halloween event, puts you right into some of the most pulse-pounding moments in horror history. On select nights from September 18th through November 1st, 2015, the streets of Universal Studios Florida® theme park come alive with hordes of horrifying mutants, monsters and maniacs. With 25 years of experience to draw from, nobody creates a more nightmarish Halloween event filled with truly original scares and authentic horror movie moments. You can explore terrifying haunted houses, make your way through multiple scare zones where creatures lurk around every turn, enjoy outrageous live shows, and experience many of the park’s most exciting rides and attractions.
Last year I was luckily enough to visit Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 24. If you’re not familiar with HHN, its best described as a living nightmare. Universal go into painstaking detail recreating or creating houses and street experiences to scare the bejesus out of you. Last year I came face to face with Michael Myers, the villain from the Halloween movies!
This year I’m guessing is going to be special. Its Universal’s 25th year of horrors and that sounds like an excellent excuse to up the screams, but what can we expect? Here are my some of the rumours I’ve heard about Universal Halloween Horror Nights 25.
Expanding into 2 parks
Yup thats right, one of the rumours doing the rounds is that Halloween Horror Nights is too big for just one park. Traditional all the houses and street experiences have taken part in Universal Studios but my spies tell me that this year they’ll be opening it up in Islands of Adventure. This in turn will allow them to expand their Walking Dead presence.
The most important part of any Halloween Horror Night are the houses, this year I’ve heard that the following houses are being considered;
Nightmare on Elm Street
American Horror Story
The Walking Dead
Alfred Hitchcock themed house
Jack the Clown
Universal sent out a questionnaire late last year asking a select bunch of people (including me) to comment on some of these ideas, so they are definitely in consideration.
The street experiences are great, to continue the feeling of being scared there are select areas of Universal Studios devoted to scare zones. As you walk through these scare zones with hundreds of other visitors you can expect all sorts of nasties to jump out at you. For HHN25 we’ve heard these concepts are being considered…
The Walking Dead
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
One of the highlights of my visit was the Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure a cheeky show aimed at adults. This year Bill & Ted look certain to return along with perhaps a couple of these.
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure
Horror Rock Band
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Penn & Teller Style Magic Show
Circus Freak Show
Again none of these ideas have been confirmed by Universal and I’m sure they’ll be a few curve balls thrown (see Dracula Untold as a good example) before the official line up is confirmed.
We’ll of course keep you updated here on the blog and let your know as soon as tickets are available to purchase.