The original 1978 “Halloween” film will be represented at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights this September.
Universal revealed Wednesday that the classic John Carpenter-directed slasher would be among the HHN houses at both Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood.
“On both coasts, this year’s harrowing experiences will transport guests to the infamous town of Haddonfield, Ill. on Halloween night, when Michael Myers first donned his notorious mask to embark on his brutal rampage,” Universal said in its press release. “As guests make their way through his dilapidated home and iconic scenes from the movie, they’ll narrowly dodge attacks from the knife-wielding Myers as he stalks their every move. Myers is the embodiment of pure evil who unleashes terror at every turn, and guests will quickly realize that he will stop at nothing and no one to take his bloody revenge.”
The “Halloween” house coincides with the latest entry in the franchise, the Universal Pictures-distributed “Halloween Ends,” which will be released on October 14. The new film is the last of a trilogy that continued the Michael Myers story from the first film, ignoring all pre-2018 sequels and remakes.
Being among the longest-running horror franchises, “Halloween” is no newcomer to HHN. In fact, the 1978 film was previously the basis for an Orlando house at HHN 24 in 2014, and represented alongside other “Halloween” movies at the 2009 event in Hollywood as part of the Halloween: The Life & Crimes of Michael Myers house. The franchise’s last HHN appearance was in a house based around “Halloween 4” at last year’s HHN in Hollywood.
Both the Orlando and Hollywood events for 2022 have only one other house announced so far: Universal Monsters: Legends Collide, bringing together characters from classic Universal horror films.
Halloween Horror Nights starts Sept. 2 at Universal Studios Florida and Sept. 8 at Universal Studios Hollywood. On both coasts, the event will run on select nights through Oct. 31.