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The Haunted Houses at Halloween Horror Nights 2024 at Universal Studios Hollywood

Find out what Universal Studios Hollywood is scaring up for Halloween Horror Nights 2024. 

By Tara Bennett

If you're a Halloween fan, then summertime is just some hot months keeping you separated from your beloved scare season.

Fear not, as we're here to help with ongoing announcements regarding the Halloween Horror Nights lineups in both Universal Studios Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood

RELATED: Universal Orlando Kick Starts Halloween Horror Nights Earlier Than Ever in 2024

Overall for 2024 Halloween season, Universal Studios Hollywood promises eight all-new movie-quality haunted houses inspired by cinematic greats and eerie original stories. There will also be themed scare zones filled with menacing creatures lurking in the lot and behind the scenes. There will also be a freshened up Terror Tram theme. The separately ticketed event will run from September 5 through to November 3. 

Bookmark this dedicated Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights post as we'll continue to provide the most up-to-date information about the attractions, haunted houses, food, merchandise and ticket opportunities to help with your fall planning. 

Insidious: The Further

Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights: Insidious

The third dual theme park haunted house of the 2024 season is an original one inspired by the Insidious film franchise: "Insidious: The Further."

Created in collaboration with Blumhouse Productions in association with Sony Pictures, the story will follow the Lambert family who are "haunted by evil supernatural forces" when their son slips into an unexplained comatose state after becoming possessed by a demonic entity.

Per the official Halloween Horror Nights release, visitors can expect to "follow in the footsteps of the Lamberts, encountering familiar settings and scares as they are transported directly into “The Further” – the ethereal place where ghosts and demons lurk. And just like in the films, guests will quickly learn that the paranormal creatures are here to stay… "

To be featured inside both houses will be familiar franchise scares like The Red-Faced Demon, KeyFace, the Bride in Black; and the vengeful spirit of the Man Who Can’t Breathe.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire 

Halloween Horror Nights: Ghostbusters Frozen Empire

The second major dual theme park haunted house of the season is Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. Based on the Sony Picture's sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Frozen Empire will only be the second Ghostbusters themed haunted house from the franchise ever for HHN. It will also celebrate the 40th anniversary of the franchise. This haunted house will place brave visitors inside the New York Firehouse, Ray’s Occult Books shop, the Ghostbuster’s new high-tech lab and containment facility and the dank New York City sewer system.

Monstruos 2: The Nightmares of Latin America

Monstruos 2: The Nightmares Of Latin America announcement

Following in footsteps of last year's Monstruous: The Monsters of Latin America haunted house, comes the sequel house: Monstruos 2: The Nightmares of Latin America. The official description teases: "You can try to flee the clutches of the rider El Charro, the devil dog El Cadejo and the boogeyman El Cucuy, but you can’t escape La Muerte." 

Halloween Horror Nights creative director John Murdy added a little extra about it on his X account. It will be located in the Parisian Courtyard on the Upper Lot. And these monsters are making a repeat appearance.

"If you were paying attention, and I know you were, you might have noticed that all these characters were featured in a scare zone a few years back," Murdy wrote. "Also by design. We used that as a testing ground for an eventual house (or 2). They all get redesigned for this house!"

Dead Exposure: Death Valley

Halloween Horror Nights presents: Dead Exposure Death Valley.

The first non-IP haunted house announcement of 2024 was revealed to be Dead Exposure: Death Valley. If that sounds familiar, that's because it's inspired by Universal Orlando’s Dead Exposure series. John Murdy, the creative director for Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood, said on X that this house will be located near The Mummy dark ride queue in the Lower Lot and it will be "intense and scary." 

Dead Exposure's official teaser description is: "A secret lab’s attempts to create super soldiers takes a turn for the worse, creating radioactive zombies who escape just as you arrive!"

A Quiet Place 

Key art for Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights: A Quiet Place

Announced on June 6th as the first shared IP haunted house for USO and USH of the 2024 season is the A Quiet Place haunted house. The houses will include familiar visuals and set pieces seen in A Quiet Place and A Quiet Place II

How does Halloween Horror Nights work within the normal park?

If you only purchase a General Admission ticket for any of the Universal Studios theme parks, you must exit at closing time on Halloween Horror Nights dates. If you purchase a separate HHN evening ticket or a Day/Night ticket, you can remain in the park from opening to close. Select rides in the general park will still be operational for HHN visitors with their ticket. 

How scary is Halloween Horror Nights?

If you can watch any horror film and not flinch, congrats! You might be the only kind of visitor impervious to Halloween Horror Nights. But for everyone else, it's legit scary. Inside all of the haunted houses, real people will jump out at you, sneak up behind you and shadow you as you try to get from Point A to Point B. There will be scary sounds, special effects, wailing, screaming and general aural discomfort. And if you aren't a fan of blood, just know you will see a lot of (fake) blood everywhere. 

You can purchase your Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights tickets now!

Originally published Jun 20, 2024.

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