Universal Orlando is shifting the balance between original concepts and major horror franchises at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights.
Just one day after revealing Jordan Peele’s “Us” for the event, Universal announced another original house named Graveyard Games.
“Created by the twisted minds of Universal Orlando’s Entertainment team, Graveyard Games will transport guests to a haunted cemetery where vengeful spirits have been awakened from their graves,” Universal said in a press release. “As guests venture through the graveyard in the dead of night, the ghastly apparitions will rise from their tombstones, ready to torment any soul who so foolishly disturbs them. But the graveyard is not meant for the living and guests will soon realize that no one gets out alive.”
When HHN expanded to 10 houses beginning with the 28th edition in 2018, there was an even split between original concepts and intellectual properties. By confirming Graveyard Games as the final original house, the balance will now be six to four in favor of IPs, with one house left to be announced.
This year’s event — the longest HHN in Orlando history — features a lineup packed with horror heavyweights, including “Ghostbusters,” “Stranger Things,” and “Killer Klowns From Outer Space.” The original houses include Yeti: Terror of the Yukon and the underwater-themed Depths of Fear.
The 29th edition of Halloween Horror Nights kicks off on Sept. 6 and will run on select nights at Universal Studios Florida through Nov. 2.
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