Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights events in Orlando and Hollywood will feature a haunted house based around the music of The Weeknd’s 2020 album, “After Hours.”
In a press release, Universal said select tracks from the album “are being reimagined as a horror movie soundtrack” for this HHN house. The press release described The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare house as a “surreal living nightmare” where you’ll be “stalked by slashers, bandaged maniacs, gruesome toad-like creatures and other unfathomable horrors.”
The Weeknd himself, aka Abel Tesfaye, said in a statement, “I always wanted my own Halloween Horror Nights haunted house as Halloween has always been significant to my music, so this is a total dream come to life. I feel like my music videos have served as a launching pad for a collaboration like this, and I cannot wait for people to experience this madness.”
This is not the first time HHN has featured collaborations with musicians. In 2019, HHN Orlando featured a scare zone based around the music of Rob Zombie called “Hellbilly Deluxe.” 20 years earlier, his music was the inspiration behind the Thrilling Chilling World of Rob Zombie haunted house at the 1999 edition of HHN at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Along with the new house announcement, Universal confirmed the return of Frequent Fear and Rush of Fear passes for the Orlando event.
The Weeknd: The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare is only the fourth house announced for HHN, even though the Orlando event at Universal Studios Florida kicks off on Sept. 2 and Universal Studios Hollywood’s first night is Sept. 8. Halloween Horror Nights 31 in Orlando is supposed to feature a total of 10 houses, while the Hollywood event will have eight houses, along with the Terror Tram.