Universal Orlando has just one more house left to announce for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights, with the ninth house revealed to be a combination of two films from Blumhouse Productions.
This year’s “Horrors of Blumhouse” maze will be based around two of its recent hits. The first will be 2017’s “Happy Death Day,” where, ala “Groundhog Day,” a college student relives the same day over and over again — the day she’s murdered.
“Who is her killer? You’ll find out as you fight to survive an unknown entity wearing all black and the mask of the college mascot,” Patrick Braillard, show director for Universal Orlando, wrote in a blog post.
The second film featured is 2018’s “The First Purge,” a prequel in the popular horror series which has been an HHN staple over the past several years.
“We’re taking you back to the beginning to show you how ‘The First Purge’ came about and how the nation changed — when all crime became legal for one night,” Braillard wrote. “As soon as the siren sounds, it’s every person for themselves.”
Universal Pictures distributed both films. It’s the second straight year an HHN maze is themed around a combination of Blumhouse movies.
Notably, the house is a break from this year’s ‘80s theme. Both films are recent releases, and neither takes place in the decade, with the “The First Purge” set in a dystopian future. Universal did not respond to a request for comment from Orlando Rising on this break with the rest of the event’s motif.
Universal has announced of nine of the 10 houses for the event, including ones based off hit franchises like “Halloween” and “Stranger Things.” The five “scare zones” located around the park have also been confirmed. The Academy of Villains dance crew will be returning with a new show in the Fear Factor theater.
Halloween Horror Nights will run at Universal Studios Florida on select nights from Sept. 14 through Nov. 3.