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Festival of Souls in Fort Lauderdale, Florida - 7492 Views
South Florida's Premiere Haunted Attraction

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Scare Factor: 9.2 Skulls
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Originality: 9.4 Skulls
Sets, Detail, Theming: 9.4 Skulls
Special FX: 9.3 Skulls
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FL Haunt Nights is Northeast Florida's Scariest 3D Haunted House Attraction!

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Scare Factor: 6.7 Skulls
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Legends A Haunting at Old Town in Kissimmee, Florida - 2379 Views
For undertakers, healthy townsfolk equal unhealthy business. Coffins lie empty and cremation ovens grow cold. If everyone lives, the undertaking business dies. But the Ashdown family had a solution… Since 1889, Ashdown and Son’s Undertakers have offered affordable, high quality funeral services to the good people of Old Town. In that time they have laid thousands of clients to rest… Unfortunately, many of those clients were still alive… a minute matter to these murderous morticians. You see, death is how the Ashdowns make a living and business has been very good… til’ now. It seems the dead won’t stay dead and those brave or foolish enough to venture into the haunted funeral parlor of the Ashdown’s might find themselves trapped between the wickedness of the living and the wrath of the dead. “A Haunting at Old town” combines live actors, detailed sets and state of the art effects to deliver the perfect combination of fun and fear!

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Scare Factor: 10 Skulls
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Sets, Detail, Theming: 9.8 Skulls
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49.53 out of 50 Skull Rating
 
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Florida Haunted Houses have grown over the years to feature some really amazing haunted houses some of which have been featured on Travel Channel. Several years ago when we visited haunted houses in the Miami, Florida  the haunted houses in Florida seemed to be around every corner especially in the Miami, Florida area haunted houses are very popular form of entertainment and more haunted houses in Florida can be found at Hauntworld.com. On Hauntworld.com you will find every type of haunted houses in Florida from a haunted hayride, haunted house, Halloween Attractions, ghost tours, to paranormal ghost hunting. Read all about the best and scariest haunted houses in the state of Ohio here at Hauntworld.com.  Florida has some of the biggest haunted houses in cities like Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Tallahassee, Pensacola and Daytona, Florida.

 

 

When looking for a scary or the best haunted house in Florida look no further than the area of Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Tallahasdrr, Pensacola and Daytona because this is an absolute hotbed for haunted houses which would also include the Naples area. Florida has more haunted houses than almost any other state in America, and not only do they have several haunts but they have some of the best found anywhere. Florida has many cities with great haunted houses especially Florida area which has more of the top rated haunts than any other city in America.

 

 

There are at least 25 major haunted houses in and around, Florida or in regional area's around Florida. Tampa and Miami, Florida is not far from many other cities and states that also have several haunted houses for example you could drive to Atlanta, Georgia or even other parts of the state like Pensacola, Florida, and of course Naples, Florida.  Naples, Florida has some of the best haunted houses in America including The Fright Factory of Naples Haunted House. 

 

When trying to decide what haunted houses in Miami  to visit make sure you choose the ones on the FIRST page of our directory as these are the best ones in the state.  Also make sure you vote on our poll to determine the best haunted house in Florida and tweet this page or share with facebook to help others find the scariest haunted houses in Florida.

 

 

Use the zip code finder here on Hauntworld.com to find the best and scariest haunted houses in Miami, Florida.

 

 

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Kissimmee, Florida - Legend's A Haunting At Old Town

By Dale Lucas

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Orlando Florida Haunted Houses are some of the scariest and best in America!  Hauntworld.com rates and review the best haunted houses, haunted attractions, and Halloween events in America!  Legend's A Haunting At Old Town is located in Kissimmee, Florida near Orlando and has one of the scariest haunted houses in America!  Prepare to scream!  Sit back and prepare to scream through our review of Legend's. This Halloween you can't miss the scariest and best haunted attraction in the entire state of Florida, Legend's A Haunting At Old Town The Legend of Old Town is a YEAR AROUND haunted attraction open every night in the biggest tourist town in America ready to make you scream.  When you are looking for things to do in Orlando Florida especially at night take a visit to the ONLY and BEST year around haunted house in Orlando Florida.

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Picture if you will a lovely, all-American street dotted with brightly-colored buildings and cheery, festive lights.  Shoppers and strollers float merrily down the lane… only to pause for a moment before a shadowy, solitary structure that seems somehow out of place in such a blissful atmosphere: a seemingly-abandoned, reportedly haunted house.  Many of these same passers-by will press their faces to the darkened windows of the gloomy edifice, hoping to catch a glimpse of what terrors might linger within.  To their disappointment, only darkness stares back.

This is not the set-up for some grainy old ‘70s horror film, but rather, a snapshot of what was a closed down haunted attraction in Kissimmee Florida, located in the heart of the Old Town entertainment complex.  The Haunted Grimm House, which had operated there for 25 years, had closed its doors. 

 
But Dallas haunters, Jim Shackelford and Jay Westerman, along with their Orlando-based partner, Dan Carro, saw potential and dove into the daunting task of building a whole new haunted attraction in the old Grimm House location.  They liked the potential the location had to offer.  Old Town is a walking district in Kissimmee with a unique collection of shops, rides, dining options, amusements, events and night life.  Renovations began in February of 2013, as the building was gutted to the studs and the creative team undertook the labor of designing an entirely new haunt experience for the space.

The all-new show titled Legends A Haunting at Old Town challenges guests to enter the halls of Ashdown and Son's Undertakers.  As the new attraction's story goes, the mortuary was established in 1889 by Archibald Ashdown, an unscrupulous undertaker who drummed up business by poisoning perfectly healthy townsfolk and interring them alive while their unsuspecting loved ones paid prime dollar for inflated funeral expenses. 
 
 
Fast forward to the present: Ashdown's evil deeds have awakened something dark within the mortuary. Now, the dead won't stay dead and Ashdown's victims are returning to exact their revenge upon the Ashdowns—and anyone else they may find roaming within the mortuary halls.

“Story is important to us,” says Carro, who has worked as a freelance artist, writer and director for several well-known Orlando attractions.  “Not just our back-story, but our guest's story. Our real story is about a night when a group of people got more than what they bargained for while taking a tour of a mortuary and our guests are the stars.”

“We're right around the corner from some of the greatest attractions in the world,” says Westerman, “so we knew we had to create a high quality experience for our guests.  Most of our visitors would’ve just spent the day at one or more of Florida’s greatest theme parks, so our goal was to give them a theme park worthy experience at our haunted attraction too.”

Shackelford, with his degrees in interior architecture and design as well as several years of experience working in an actual mortuary, was the perfect man to bring authenticity to Legends.  “We wanted this to feel like you were walking into a real place,” says Shackelford.  “It needed to look lived-in and functional as a mortuary.”  As such, a great deal of thought went into the look of each room.  Antique furniture and actual funerary items were sought out and used throughout the haunt, including real embalming tables, caskets, church pews and antique Victorian funeral items.

Several custom pieces were also created for Legends, including two full-sized animatronics of the sinister Archibald Ashdown, the show's icon character.  Ashdown was brought to pneumatic life by Ed Edmunds of Distortions Unlimited and was even featured on an episode of Travel Channel's ‘Making Monsters’.

“People often ask what separates us from what the big parks are doing at Halloween,” says Carro, “and let me say we are first in line to see those shows. We live for them!  But the big difference with us is we are year-round.  So you can come get scared in March if you feel so inclined.  Also, we don't have to be ‘people eaters.’  We aren't taking in thousands of guests every night.  We don't allow groups larger than six people. So you get a more intimate experience. We can take our time with you. Learn your names.  Figure out what really scares you and use that to tailor our performance for you.  It’s an incredible haunting experience!”

That incredible performance is given by true haunt actors, hand-picked from year-round attractions such as the classic Terror on Church Street, Skull Kingdom and seasonal giants such as Universal's Halloween Horror Nights and Busch Garden's Howl-O-Scream.  “We are so fortunate to have a fantastic team who knows their stuff,” assures Westerman.
 

While reviews for Legends A Haunting at Old Town by the Central Florida press and national and various travel writers have been decidedly positive, there are still challenges that come with operating a year-round haunted house that seasonal haunts rarely have to consider.  Many haunts operate for a month or two at a time and usually only on weekends.  Legends is open Tuesdays through Sundays, all year long, including holidays.  This means that animatronics, props and sets accumulate a full season's worth of wear and tear in only a matter of weeks.  

“There's definitely more upkeep to be done,” says Shackelford.  “But the artists and techs on our team are very good. They're up to the challenge.”

Another peril of year-round haunting: keeping the show fresh for performers and guests alike.  “Repetition is a sure-fire wire to make things boring for performers, so our actors aren't chained to a particular set,” says Shackelford.  “We designed our show to be a playground.  The haunt actors can and do go anywhere.  Plus, this design allows for more extreme acting!”

“We had a group come through three times in a row,” Carro recollects. “After their second trip through, we completely changed the show up.  We could hear one of the patrons through the wall counting the differences. ‘There was a guy over there before…Where did he go?’”

Like any good haunt, Legends will make new additions before next Halloween such as upgraded costumes, new animations and quality effects, plus an icon-character merchandise line for the gift shop and even a Ghost Tour that will launch in 2014.  

One room that rarely changes however is The Chapel.  It’s a favorite set-piece among cast and guests alike.  “It's the finale,” says Carro.  “We wanted to make sure we had a full storyline with a set-up, a rising action, a finale, and an epilogue just like any good story.  The Chapel is definitely our finale.”  
 

The Chapel is certainly the largest room guests enter in the haunt.  Having just traveled through a tight labyrinth of hallways, guests then enter into a large detailed set filled with flowers, church pews, a large pipe organ and an open casket.  The room is quiet enough... at first.  But as guests move further into the scene, all hell breaks loose as several animatronics and live actors descend from all angles.

“Guests are hysterical getting through here,” laughs Westerman. “This is where guys leave girlfriends behind, mothers abandon their children.  Fight or flight kicks in.  People really freak out!”

While Shackelford, Carro and Westerman refuse to boast whether they are the goriest, the longest, or even the scariest haunt on the market, they all proudly agree that their guests are consistently pleased and terrified.  “I think people are surprised by how much entertainment they get from a satellite attraction in the Orlando market, which is our benchmark of success,” says Shackelford.  “Plus, a wonderful thing for us is our location.  Many of our guests come to shop, dine or experience the rides at Old Town with no idea that they were going to wind up in a haunted house that night.  For many, it's been months since they thought about Halloween or haunted houses and now they're coming in cold and really getting scared to death.  It's a good feeling.”
 

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Florida Haunted Houses 

 

The town of Miami is known for many haunting  tales and a history of all it's own.  One being  Miami's River Inn, it has been given the title of Miami's most haunted house.  It is described as a beautiful older hotel on the edge of the Miami River located in the older part of town.   The building has a very unique history.  It has been around since the early 1900's and has had several U.S. Presidents stay there.  Today, guest complain of hearing loud nises and banginf like sounds evry night.  Many times in came be so disturbing they claim they need to request a new room.  

  The town of Jacksonville is known for many haunting  tales and a history of all it's own.  One being  Jacksonville's Ghost Light Road, it has been given the title of Ohio's most haunted legend.  The legend has it that one dark evening a man was driving down Ghost Light Road and was in a horrible accident.  The man was decapitated and died.  Now anyone who travels down that very same road at 5 miles an hour a white light will approach the car and hover over the car. 

 The town of Tallahassee is known for many haunting  tales and a history of all it's own.  One being  Tallahassee's Leon County Jail, it has been given the title of Florida's most disturbing building.  It was originally constructed in the early 1900's.  It was built on the same located where the original jail was built .  The Leon County Jail was home to legend Ted Bundy for a short period of time.  Acorrding to the residents the building was built on a air field.  There has been rports of a strange woman walking on early 1900's clothing.  There have also been reports of strange noises and shadows beeing seen but no one is there.

Ashley's Restaurant is located near Tallahassee, Florida and is said to be haunted.  It has been reported that Ashley's Restaurant has several ghost haunting the place and one is said to be a poltergeist.  The building is located by the railroad tracks and it is said that a young woman was killed by a train and noe haunts the restaurant.  There is another ghost of a young man who was killed either by the railroad track as well or out back. 

 

In Orlando, Florida you will also find an old Hotel 8 which is said to be haunted.  Room 206 in haunted by the ghost of a man who rises from the bed and then shakes the bed.  The room is also reprted to be very cold and have a errie and uneasy feeling about it.  There have also been reports from guest that the water will turn on and off by its self.  

 

Orlando is also home to some of the oldest graveyards.  This brings us to Rouse Road Cemetery located in Orlando, Florida.  It is Orlando's oldest existing cemetery which was originally constructed in the early 1800's.  There is a many by the name of Banjamin Miles who died in 1840 and buried in an unmarked grave.  Today it is reported that a shodow like figure is often seen around his grave.  Many report the spirit is angry and dangerous.  His presence is followed by a chill in the air and the sound of an owl.  The feeling is said to be very threatning and uneasy. 

 
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Florida Haunted Houses that are Sure to Cause a Fright

 

It’s not too early to start thinking about what you want to do for Halloween this year. After all, it is one of the greatest holidays. Most people are used to attending traditional haunted houses. It’s to the point where those attending haunted houses expect the same old stuff to happen year after year. Some of you may find that you don’t even jump anymore. Skip the boring haunted houses this year and look for an experience that is both unique and unpredictable. May we offer two suggestions?

Night Terrors Haunted House
Visit “Night Terrors Haunted House” in Jacksonville to get your spooks for this coming Halloween. This haunted house is the largest, and by far the scariest, haunted house in Jacksonville, Florida. There is over 6,000 square feet of area that visitors will have to walk through in fear. Visitors are expected to walk through the house to hopefully make it out alive. Don’t expect the usual and predictable spooky jump outs because this haunted house as bumped it up to bring visitors pure terror.
The sets of this haunted house are highly detailed - so much, you could go through numerous times and discover something new each time. The special effects are stunning and the over the top actors get so close to you that you will question whether or not the experience is a real nightmare. This will certainly be one of the most frightening experiences in your life.

A Petrified Forest
Most people are afraid of the dark. And forests are very dark at night. Uncomfortable noises and the eerie nature of the pitch black dark are sure to frighten even those who claim to be unspookable. Haunted houses are expected on Halloween and many people find themselves looking for a very different opportunity for a scare on Halloween night.
This Halloween be sure to attend “A Petrified Forest” and you will know what it feels like to be in the dark and feel creatures lurking behind you. This experience is quite unique because it does not take place in a house. This is a scare trail that has been designed to give you the most frightening experience you’ve ever had in a forest. Over an acre of forest is used to give you 20 minutes of pure shock and fear.

 

Flordia Haunted House Attractions

Best Haunted Houses in Flordia PreviewThis past October, 9 crew members and myself took a few days off the day after Columbus day, and headed down to Orlando, Florida to take in some theme park Halloween fun. Escaping the frigid climate we were having in Buffalo and getting into some warm weather was a great treat mid season. We visited Disneys magic kingdom “Not so scary Halloween Party”, Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights, and Busch Gardens “Howl -O-Scream. This would be my seventh year visiting Halloween Horror Nights, and My first for Howl-O-Scream (Which I had heard was on par with Universal Studios Show) Tuesday Evening we headed to the Magic Kingdom to experience “Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party” This is geared more towards the kids, as they are encouraged to come in costume and visit many trick or treat stations throughout the park where costumed characters hand out candy and treats to what seemed to be armies of children dressed as Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and members of the Incredibles!!

Then main advantage of Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party is the park being open til midnight. As a huge Disney World nut, I always enjoy visiting the magic kingdom in the evening. The lighting throughout the on the castle, attractions, and throughout the park is very impressive! (Although I’d hate to have their electric Bill!) Any fan of Halloween and Walt Disney World should check this out sometime. As I said there are tons of young kids, but they are mostly walking around collecting candy from Mickey Mouse, while we were enjoying all the rides and attractions with very little wait times. The whole park is decorated for Halloween in Disney fashion, and Micky And the other characters are wearing costumes of their own. We of course hit the Haunted Mansion right away, but not before jumping at the chance of the photo op in front of it. They had an old fashioned hearse set, up with a nice view of the Mansion in the background. The best part was when you bought the photo they popped one of the grinning ghosts in the drivers seat! The Haunted Mansion was great, but wish they would re-them it for Halloween like Disneyland in California does with there Nightmare Before Christmas Haunted Mansion Makeover. On the plus side we got to see the new changes made to Pirates Of the Caribbean, including the amazingly realistic Jack Sparrow at the end of the ride and the new Zombie Pirates from Scarefactory throughout many of Dsiney’s gift shops. All in all a great time, but the following day we were ready for the reason we came down. Universal Studios HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS!!!!!Haunted House in Flordia Clown

In early September I made sure to get my Halloween Horror Nights tickets and express passes (Which are a must). While on the website I noticed a new behind the scenes R.I.P. tour which allows you lights on access to some of the houses. We arrived at Universal Studios to embark on our 11am R.I.P. tour. I have to say this was well worth the price, which was around $28 I believe. You are first shown a cool video showing footage from previous Halloween Horror Nights and them showing you some of the scares and how they are designed…. Would love to get my hands on a copy of this video-tons of cool footage!!! We then headed over to an amazing Halloween Horror Nights museum full of props, posters, blueprints of previous haunts, and tons of other Halloween Horror nights memorabilia. As a huge Halloween Horror Nights fan it was great!! Definitely enjoyed paging through all the blueprints, plans and sketches from previous years haunts. After getting our fill of the museum we were then escorted to the first Haunt we got to check out-the Screamhouse!

Screamhouse was very impressive to tour with the lights on-the soundstage ceilings were extremely high, so the façade and walls throughout were very tall and gave you the feeling of being in a mortuary, and the detail was every bit of what you would expect from Universal Studios. Throughout the haunt there were piles of dead flower arrangements everywhere, giving a very morbid quality to this already creepy house. As we toured throughout the house and then through the greenhouse and yard areas the smell of decay and dirt were overwhelming. Universal did a great job this year utilizing different smells throughout the haunts, which gave everything an even greater sense of realism. We then got to tour the All Nite Die-In and Psychoscareapy. We were allowed to take pictures of Screamhouse and Psychoscareapy, but not All Night Die In due to all the sets portraying movies that Universal did not own. I didn’t expect to be allowed to take any pictures, so this was a nice surprise and I managed to get some nice shots of the haunts. We finished our afternoon at Islands of adventure, just itching to see these haunts full of actors and in action at 7pm.Flordia Haunted House Example

This year Halloween Horror Nights theme was “Sweet 16” celebrating 16 years of scaring the hell out of people!! So they brought back 7 of the most popular haunts over the years, as well as HHN icons of the past including Jack, The Caretaker, The Director, and The Teller of Stories. The great thing was although the names of the haunts were the same as before-the haunts were completely different than the previous versions. They were not only different but better than before. I have been going to Halloween Horror Nights and Knott’s Scary Farm every year for the past 7 years, and the one thing that impresses me is that Universal completely changes their haunts every year. You never go and see the same haunts year after year. This is the one thing I’ve found disappointing with Knott’s Scary Farm over the past few years, is the almost identical haunts year after year. Not at Halloween Horror Nights! You can expect a different show each year!

On top of the seven great Haunts they had this year, there is also sections of the park themed out as “Scare Zones”. These also change each year. “Deadtropolis: Zombie Siege” was my favorite of the night. This scare zone spanned a good stretch of the city streets near the “Revenge Of The Mummy” Ride. Actors decked out in great zombie makeup roamed the streets as the simulated sound and lights of choppers and gunfire filled the night. The actors camouflaged themselves well in the crowd, as some were dressed as businessmen, Bike riders, postmen, and normal kids, and did a great job of startling many patrons. Even though we went on a Wednesday night, the express pass is a must if you want to see everything. Although we had the express passes and we got through all the haunts, you still will not have enough time to hit all the rides, so I always hit the haunts first-and then squeeze in as many rides as I can.

Flordia Haunted House Twin NursesNot to be missed is the always hilarious Bill & Ted show. Although the first few years going to HHN I never went to this show, the first time I did I was hooked. Changed every year to poke fun at present day issues and pop culture-this years was great. With characters like Magneto, Lex Luthor, Tom Cruise and the Juggernaut-the antics kept you laughing the whole show. I always go to the latest show as the crowd is more rowdy and liquored up-this year so was our crew..lol. The full bars every ten feet throughout the park made it very convenient to get a drink. I had my fair share of shots of Jekyll and Hyde, a really cool new liquor with an awesome set up-to bottles that fit together. One Side Jekyll, the other Hyde.

All in all Halloween Horror Nights is not to be missed for any Halloween and Haunted House enthusiast, and the way they keep it fresh and exciting every year keeps me coming back every season. The haunts and actors are great, the set design is amazing, and most of all its FUN!!! And if you are a haunt owner the R.I.P. tour is great opportunity to see how Universal does things “behind the scenes“. Very interesting to see how they design the scares to work while a steady stream of patrons are walking through.

The following night I decided to check out Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream, as I had heard good things about it over the years. The first thing I noticed was there was no express needed, as the crowds were nowhere near that of Universals. Howl-O-Scream had 6 haunted houses as well as 5 scare zones throughout the park. On our park map all the houses were rated on a 3-5 skull intensity rating. The first one we checked out was “Freaked!” Loaded with clowns, the haunt itself was mostly barrels and pallets stacked everywhere. While not very impressed with this house, We ventured over to “Deathly Departed” which in my opinion was the best house there. “Deathly Departed” was a traditional mansion style house, with some great scares throughout-very well done!Haunted House Flordia Scared Crowd

The scare zones at Howl-O-Scream were ok, but like the houses not on par with Universals. Throughout the park they did make good use of actors in Ghille suits hiding in the trees and bushes, getting some great scares! Walking through the park gave me a feeling that Busch Gardens was trying to mimic Knott’s Scary Farm, but they’re not quite there yet. They did have a few sliders a la Knott’s running around which was nice. The Awakening show at the entrance to the park was lackluster compared to the big “Arrival” entrance show at Universal Studios where they made use of all the Halloween Horror Nights Icons, and a great stage show. The two shows throughout the park “Fiends” (A show with costumed characters dancing around) and “Control-Alt-Deceased” were just not up to par with the more exciting and grand productions at Halloween Horror Nights.

As luck (or bad luck) would have it, a huge storm hit Buffalo on October 12th. Power was out all over western New York for up to 2 weeks in some areas. 2 feet of snow fell overnight weighing all the trees down which still had leaves, which in turn caused all the trees to fall down and knock power lines down everywhere. My flight home was cancelled, and unfortunately on Friday the 13th our haunts the House of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs could not open and I was stranded in Orlando for another day. Friday the 13th tickets were long sold out for Halloween Horror Nights. Luckily I was able to obtain some tickets and VIP vouchers, and spent the evening of Friday the 13th at Halloween Horror Nights again. It was packed!! Fortunately they were open Til 2am and we enjoyed all the haunts one more time before finally heading back to Buffalo Saturday morning.

Flordia Haunted House PoseAll in all it was another impressive year at Halloween Horror Nights. Although I wish they would expand the event through both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure as they have other years. That gave you not only the haunts to explore, but a wide choice of all the great rides in the parks as well. I highly recommend any haunt owner or haunt enthusiast to go to Halloween Horror Nights once. Chances are you’ll get hooked like I did and make it a yearly event. Only 9 months til HHN 17!!...(drool!)

 

 

 

 

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS ORLANDO ANNOUNCES 2009 HORROR NIGHTS

RIPPED FROM THE SILVER SCREEN: UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT’S
HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 19 TO BRING MODERN DAY HORROR FILMS TO LIFE

Experience to Feature Upcoming Release and Hugely Popular Horror Series

The Wolfman, Jigsaw and Chucky Will Wreak Havoc at Nation’s Most Frightening Halloween Event

Event Tickets, Vacation Package On Sale Now

ORLANDO, FL (June 25, 2009) – For the first time ever, guests at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights will live a mega-horror movie before it even hits the big screen. They will also experience two modern day blockbuster horror franchises as Universal Orlando devotes its entire Halloween Horror Nights event to bringing horror films to life.

Universal Orlando is partnering with Universal Pictures to bring one of the year’s most highly anticipated films, “The Wolfman,” to life so guests can experience it firsthand before it hits theaters on November 6. It is also partnering with Lionsgate® and Twisted Pictures to bring the most profitable horror franchise, “SAW,” to Halloween Horror Nights 19: Ripped From the Silver Screen. Universal Orlando is also using its partnership with Universal Pictures to bring the popular “Chucky” film series to life at the event as well.

Lionsgate is expected to release the sixth installment of the powerhouse franchise in theatres nationwide on October 23rd in its traditional opening weekend slot leading into Halloween; the “Chucky” films have become a favorite among horror film and pop culture enthusiasts.

Never before has Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights featured such a catalog of horror. Everyone knows these films. And now everyone will get to live them in person. Guests will experience the physical and psychological horror that Jigsaw, Chucky and The Wolfman have inflicted on the silver screen. They will become victim to the mental games of “SAW’s” maniacal killer Jigsaw. They will come face to face with “Chucky’s” wrath. And they will be there as “The Wolfman’s” alter-ego, Lawrence Talbot, discovers a primal side of himself he didn’t know existed.

“Halloween Horror Nights is the perfect launch for ‘The Wolfman,’” says the film’s producer Scott Stuber. “The horror audience is one of the most enthusiastic and loyal so we are so pleased they are experiencing it first at Halloween Horror Nights.”

“Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights provides a unique platform which allows horror fans to experience Jigsaw’s terrifying labyrinth firsthand.  Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures couldn’t have asked for better partners to bring the world of SAW to life,” said SAW producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules of Twisted Pictures.

From house and character design to costuming and prosthetics, work is already underway on this year’s event.  Additional details will be revealed leading up to opening night of Halloween Horror Nights 19. A SAW attraction will also be included in the Halloween Horror Nights event at Universal Studios Hollywood.

“We have an exciting opportunity to bring our guests into the world of some of the most popular horror films,” said Jim Timon, senior vice president of entertainment for Universal Orlando Resort. “If you thought you were scared watching these movies, wait until you experience this year’s Halloween Horror Nights.”

For 23 select nights this fall, modern horror films are “Ripped from the Silver Screen” to frighten guests at what promises to be the most feared Halloween Horror Nights ever. Other horror films and characters from the movies, including completely re-imagined Frankenstein and Dracula concepts, will also be integrated into this year’s event. 

Halloween Horror Nights 19 will feature all-new horrifying haunted houses, inescapable and chilling scarezones, live shows and hundreds of frightening “scare-actors.” Event dates are September 25-26, October 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 21-25 and 28-31.

Tickets and vacation packages for the event are on sale now. Regular admission to any night of the event is $69.99 plus tax. Guests can purchase tickets at www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com or by calling 1-888-467-7677 (HORROR-7). Because of the event’s popularity, tickets for weekend nights are expected to sell out and should be purchased well in advance. 

The Gory Getaway Vacation Package includes two-night hotel accommodations at an Orlando area hotel, one 1-Day/2-Park theme park admission and Halloween Horror Nights Combo ticket, one 5x7 souvenir photograph and free access to select live entertainment at Universal CityWalk. The Gory Getaway Vacation Package begins at $228 per adult, and rates are also available at the world-class on-site Loews hotels. The Gory Getaway package can be booked online at www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com or by calling 1-888-467-7677 (HORROR-7).

For Halloween Horror Nights: Ripped From the Silver Screen images, visit http://media.universalorlando.com

 

 

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