Universal Studios is set to deliver a bone-chilling experience to Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando and Los Angeles with the terrifying world of The Exorcist. Taking inspiration from the film The Exorcist: Believer, the sequel slated for release on October 13th, this attraction promises to take visitors to a whole new level of terror.
Halloween Horror Nights: A Spine-Chilling Background in Haiti
The haunted house ominously takes place in Haiti, where the acquisition of a peculiar folk doll with three innocent eyes triggers the opening of a demonic portal, the resurrection of malevolent spirits, and the inexplicable disappearance of two 12-year-old girls in the United States.
Three days later, the girls are found, but they are now possessed, desperately in need of an exorcist to save them from the dark forces that have taken hold of their souls. Anyone associated with them, including unsuspecting guests, suddenly finds themselves at risk of losing their very souls.
The Exorcist haunted house will be available for exploration on September 1st at Universal Studio Orlando Resort and on September 7th at Universal Studios Hollywood.
The Last of Us: A Zombie Apocalypse Unleashed
In addition to The Exorcist, The Last of Us will bring forth a post-apocalyptic world of zombies in Florida and California on the same dates.
Visitors will find themselves immersed in a dystopian reality inspired by the renowned video game developed by Naughty Dog and PlayStation, which is commemorating its 10th anniversary this year. After HBO adapted the game into a series in January, it garnered even more acclaim, with Pedro Pascal portraying Joel and Bella Ramsey playing Ellie.
Amid a deadly fungal outbreak that spreads relentlessly, visitors must adopt the roles of Joel and Ellie, striving to survive amidst terrifying Infected creatures, such as Runners, Stalkers, and Clickers, as well as ruthless human Hunters. The chilling experience will lead guests through iconic game locations, including the Pittsburgh Quarantine Zone, the desolate Hotel Grand, and spine-tingling tunnels lurking around every corner.
The Collaboration in Halloween Horror Nights: Naughty Dog and Universal Studios
Inclusion of The Last of Us in this year’s Halloween Horror Nights lineup has Neil Druckmann, Co-President of Naughty Dog, expressing excitement and honor. The collaboration with Universal Studios allowed them to breathe life into the game’s world, with meticulous attention to even the smallest details well-known by the fans.
The Features of Halloween Horror Nights: Enter the Supernatural Villain Vecna
As if The Exorcist and The Last of Us weren’t enough to raise hairs, another highlight of Halloween Horror Nights is the villain Vecna from Stranger Things. Scheduled to debut on September 1st at Universal Orlando Resort and on September 7th at Universal Studios Hollywood, the haunted house will transport guests to Hawkins, Indiana, where they will encounter this latest supernatural menace.
Vecna is hell-bent on dismantling the barriers between the terrifying Upside Down and the real world. The theme of the haunted house revolves around the “mind-bending twists and supernatural terror” featured in Stranger Things season 4. Visitors will join heroes Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Max (Sadie Sink), and Eddie (Joseph Quinn) in their epic battle against Vecna, portrayed by Jamie Campbell Bower. Fans of the series can anticipate an immersive experience featuring the same characters they have come to know and love.
Conclusion: A Thrilling Halloween Awaits
Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights is all set to deliver spine-chilling thrills and heart-pounding scares with The Exorcist, The Last of Us, and Stranger Things. From exorcisms to zombie apocalypses and supernatural encounters, visitors will have the opportunity to confront their deepest fears in a world of terror crafted by masterful storytelling and immersive experiences.