The Decade of Greed will once again be the focus of Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights.
Universal announced that the 1980s “will return with a vengeance” for the 29th edition of HHN, which will feature another house based off the hit Netflix series set in the decade, “Stranger Things.”
“All-new horrifying experiences inspired by some of the biggest frights of the era will invade the world’s premier Halloween event – offering no escape from the decade that just won’t die,” Universal said in a press release.
The throwback theme was used at last year’s event, which featured its own “Stranger Things” house, along with others based off ‘80s horror hits like “Poltergeist” and “Halloween 4” and scare zone designed around the cult classic “Killer Klowns from Outer Space.”
But the motif wasn’t all encompassing; several houses and scare zones at the 2018 event, such as The Horrors of Blumhouse, didn’t have any connections to the 1980s.
Several mazes already announced for this year, including the Ancient Rome-set Nightingales: Blood Pit and Universal Monsters, based off Universal Studios’ early horror movies, would suggest that the same dynamic would be used for the 2019 edition of Halloween Horror Nights.
This year’s event will feature a total of 10 houses and five scare zones around Universal Studios Florida. It will the longest Halloween Horror Nights ever, running 41 nights from Sept. 6 through Nov. 2.
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