When you think of springtime, what comes to mind? If the first thing that pops into your head is announcements for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, you’re in the right place.
While this is an unusual time to announce anything new (to say the least), we have no idea when Universal will decide to start sharing anything about new offerings. As with anything we post, all of this should be considered speculation until it is officially announced by Universal. That said, based on all the info we could gather, we believe this list is accurate. However, things can and do change. Let’s dive in!
As we reported several weeks ago, we believe Beetlejuice will be this year’s retro/more laughs than scares house this year. Considering how well-received Ghostbusters was in 2019, we believe you’ll see at least one of these types of houses moving forward. Not to mention, Beetlejuice has been a presence in Universal Studios Florida for decades between meet and greets and the Beetlejuice Graveyard Revue. It seems like a natural fit.
The Haunting of Hill House
This is a no-brainer. The acclaimed Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House debuted in 2018 to rave reviews. It became a phenomenon and already has plans for a second season: The Haunting of Bly Manor, set to debut later this year. Considering Universal’s relationship with Netflix on the Stranger Things houses the last two years, it makes sense to continue to promote one of their shows in a house every year moving forward.
Halloween Horror Nights 30 will feature a unique house featuring the music from sensation Billie Eilish. Over the years Universal has partnered with recording artists to create houses and scare zones from Rob Zombie to Slash. Eilish is one of the biggest recording artists in the world right now and her music and sense of style lend themselves to a house that will have tweens buying tickets to the event as soon as this is officially announced.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Even though Texas Chainsaw Massacre was featured at Halloween Horror Nights in 2016 and 2007 (and other years), we believe there will be a new spin on this house in 2020. Leatherface wouldn’t be the only iconic horror villain to return to HHN, as we have seen it before several times with Freddy and Jason.
Blumhouse’s Invisible Man
Again, for many reasons, this is a no-brainer. For years, Universal has partnered with Blumhouse to bring some of their movies to life. Considering Blumhouse’s The Invisible Man is a remake of a classic Universal monster movie, it would be downright criminal not to include it in the Halloween Horror Nights line up.
Now we get into the original houses we think we will see at Halloween Horror Nights 30. No, this does not refer to the opening day attraction at Universal Studios Florida. This will be an original house that will have guests traversing an earthquake-ravaged city. As luck would have it, this earthquake has unsettled the undead and they are rising up from the cracks.
Bride of Frankenstein vs Bride of Dracula
While technically this could be a house based on intellectual property, it’s technically an original. For reasons we aren’t entirely sure of, the Bride of Dracula and the Bride of Frankenstein are pissed at each other. In terms of marketability, this checks a lot of boxes. It’s classic Universal Monsters, it’s girl power and it’s a unique story created just for Halloween Horror Nights 30.
Victorian Tooth Fairy
Another Universal original, this is exactly as it sounds. A tooth fairy looking for extra teeth (yours) and the setting is victorian times. That is literally all I know at this point, but it sounds like it could have potential? Maybe?
This is the other house we have very little info for. All we know is this will create a new character for a Halloween Horror Nights house. Another thing to keep in mind, all the names for these houses hasn’t been locked in yet. So we don’t think posting working titles at the moment will necessarily be helpful.
Halloween Horror Nights Icons House
Did you make it this far? Good. For true fans of Halloween Horror Nights, this may be the biggest announcement of them all. Yes, there are plans to create a house using every Horror Nights icon from the past. That’s right: Jack, The Storyteller, The Director, The Usher.. they will all share a house together at Halloween Horror Nights 30. No matter what your thoughts on every other house listed above is, this should make any fan of the event excited.
Keep in mind, these are very strange times we are living in. Houses could still change or even be cut based on how COVID-19 plays out and affects how theme parks operate even into the fall. Regardless, we don’t expect to see any of these announcements for at least a few weeks. That said, what are your thoughts?
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