“Stranger Things” is coming back to theme park Halloween haunt events later this year — but not at Universal Orlando or Hollywood. 

The Netflix franchise is instead going to the basis for haunted houses at Six Flags Magic Mountain and Great Adventure as part of a new intellectual property-based lineup for those parks’ Halloween events, redubbed as Fright Fest Extreme. 

Along with “Stranger Things,” the Valencia, California, and Jackson, New Jersey Six Flags parks will include haunted houses based around:

  • “Army of the Dead” 
  • “Annabelle”
  • “The Nun”
  • “Trick r’ Treat”
  • “The Conjuring”
  • “Saw”

The latter two franchises were featured at last year’s Fright Fest at Magic Mountain. 

In addition to the IPs being shared between the two parks, Great Adventure will have another experience themed around the 2022 version of “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” 

Six Flags Mexico will also feature an exclusive haunted house based around the “DCeased” series from DC Comics. 

Edithann Ramey, chief commercial officer at Six Flags, said in a press release, “For over 30 years, Fright Fest has been haunting the thrills-and-chills season like no other, and this year we are turning things upside down with a huge array of amazing horror franchises.”

The Six Flags press release said the houses “will also be available at additional Six Flags parks,” with details to be announced at a later date.

While theme park haunt events are commonplace across the industry, until now, Universal had largely been on its own in featuring haunted houses based around horror movies or TV shows — including several of the franchises that will now be a part of Fright Fest. 

“Stranger Things” has been a headliner house at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights events in both Hollywood and Orlando in 2018, 2019 and 2023. The 2018 Orlando event also featured a house based on “Trick ‘R Treat,” while the “Saw” franchise was last featured at HHN on both coasts in 2017.