Plant life will turn terrifying in “Seeds of Extinction,” the latest original haunted house announced for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando.
The setting will be a “post-apocalyptic wasteland” after a meteor has struck Earth, rendering humanity extinct while turning plants into monsters.
“What appears to be a lush and green graveyard hides the most terrifying and hungry meat eaters,” Halloween Horror Nights writer and show director Charles Gray wrote in a blog post. “Predatory plants of all species use strangling vines, razor-sharp thorns, and poisonous pollens to encroach from all sides as you invade this new world.”
The house will feature some homages to past editions of HHN. Among them are a reference to Lightning Gulch, the settings of the Ghost Town house from the 2004 and 2016 events, and a sign for “Jack and Eddie’s Sunwear,” honoring longtime HHN mascot Jack the Clown and his brother Eddie.
Counting “Seeds of Extinction,” six of the houses for the ‘80s themed event have been confirmed, including one based off Netflix series “Stranger Things.” The event will feature 10 houses in all, the most in HHN’s 27-year history.
All five of the event’s “scare zones” have been revealed, including those based off horror franchises “Chucky” and “Killer Klowns from Outer Space.” Dance crew Academy of Villains will also return.
The first night of Halloween Horror Nights is scheduled for Sept. 14. The event will take over Universal Studios Florida on select nights through Nov. 3.