The world’s premier Halloween event is getting even scarier. For the first time in 28 years, you’ll experience more houses than ever at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights. A 10th house is joining the lineup with a terrifying theme that will be revealed in the coming months.

Horrors inspired by the ‘80s will invade this year’s Halloween Horror Nights. The past will haunt you in 10 houses featuring the biggest names in horror – including Netflix’s sci-fi thriller “Stranger Things” and Legendary Pictures’ Halloween classic “Trick ‘r Treat” – and five sinister scare zones. When it comes to scare zones, you’ll come face-to-face with menacing creatures and unearthly forces throughout the streets of Universal Studios Florida. Here are the three original horror stories you’ll see brought to life in the scare zones:

The Harvest

The Harvest HHN Scare Zone

An old barn is the setting of every kind of horror. Its walls are decorated with ominous objects and images from each house, hinting at the horrors to come. This barn is not as abandoned as it initially seems, and by the time you realize what lies within, it will be too late. Foul creatures lurk within, ready for a harvest of flesh and screams. Will you survive the reaping?

Vamp 85: New Year’s Eve

Vamp '85: New Years Eve HHN Scare Zone

Before the countdown to midnight has started, it’s clear this party has already been crashed, and the streets are running red with blood. You’ll enter what looks to be your typical New Year’s Eve bash until it’s too late. As the ball drops, fanged punks and big-haired vamps will start their feeding frenzy.

Twisted Tradition

Twisted Tradition HHN Scare Zone

Travel through the forest of Central Park where an ancient evil has been awakened. Halloween has been transformed into an abomination with rotting pumpkins fused with decaying human flesh. Try and escape the grasps of these fetid beings, with nothing but the light from rotting jack o’ lanterns to guide you.

And there’s still more to be revealed…stay tuned to the blog for more details on the remaining scare zones and houses.

Plus, the powerhouse dance crew, Academy of Villains, is returning for their third consecutive year. This year’s performance will be taken to the next level with an all-new show jam packed with mind-bending entertainment. Stay tuned for more details.

You can experience all of the scares and more for 34 select nights starting Sept. 14 – Nov. 3. All tickets and vacation packages are on-sale now, and there are plenty of options to fit your horror-filled needs. You can also maximize your visit with the Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass, which gets you to the front of the line quicker.

Want to save up to $52 on a ticket? You can do that when you purchase a Halloween Horror Nights Single Night Ticket online. Save that extra cash for some scary souvenirs to take home.

And if you’re up to making it a “scarecation” (see what I did there), you can choose from multiple vacation packages that give you access to the event and Universal Orlando’s three theme parks and accommodations at one of Universal’s on-site hotels, including the new Universal’s Aventura Hotel.

Ten houses. Five scare zones. One powerhouse show. What are you waiting for? Click here to choose a night, grab your tickets and come be a part of our biggest nightmare yet.

WARNING: Event may be too intense for young children and is not recommended for children under the age of 13. No costumes or masks allowed.

Credit Denielle Ricci, Universal Orlando

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