Although the haunted houses are always the big draw at Halloween Horror Nights, scarezones out on the streets can deliver some major terror.
This year, the theme for most of the scarezones is Legions of Horror, with six different divisions:
- Vampires summoned by the Iniquitus to rove in search of victims
- Beasts that stalk the streets
- Warriors back for revenge after being slaughtered in a bloody battle
- Prisoners burned alive in a women’s prison who return with chainsaws to wreak havoc
- Traditionals who haunt childhood and who come out now in ghost and goblin form
- Walkers who remain a mystery
Look for the Iniquitus to be on hand, too. They’re the patrons of death, risen from the cemetery to terrorize people and summon all the other deathly creatures.
Unlike years past, the scareactors won’t remain in the same place all night. Instead of designated scarezones, they’re free to wander throughout the park, showing up unexpectedly for maximum fright factor.
In the past, Universal has had occasional roving hoards, but only as an addendum to the fixed scarezones, This year is a marked departure from the past. A similar concept worked well at HowlOScream last year, so it’s likely to translate well to the Orlando event.
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