Tell all your friends who dressed as Eleven for Halloween: This fall, you can truly enter the Upside Down at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights.
Hawkins will come to Hollywood (and Orlando and Singapore) for the annual scream-fest, which brings scary storytelling to life with movie-quality mazes inspired by beloved pop culture horror properties like The Shining and American Horror Story. This year, Netflix’s breakout hit will be the star of its own ’80s-tastic haunted attraction, which will “bring the chittering, predatory Demogorgon to Halloween Horror Nights to stalk unwitting guests as they encounter iconic scenes, characters, and environments from the mesmerizing series,” according to a Universal press release.
Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort, and Universal Studios Singapore will each have a brand-new maze inspired by the show’s first season. Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer and producer Shawn Levy are working collaboratively with the Horror Nights design team to authentically recreate the series, “from the menacing Hawkins National Laboratory under the U.S. Department of Energy, to the Byers home adorned with an erratic display of flashing Christmas lights, and the eerie Upside Down woods oozing a shower of floating orb-like spores.”
Halloween Horror Nights kicks off in September, so you can get your stranger fix as you wait for Stranger Things’ summertime-set third season (which does not yet have a release date) to hit Netflix. So start planning your visit to the Upside Down now! Just don’t forget to stock up on Kleenex beforehand — in case of nosebleeds.
Halloween Horror Nights runs select nights beginning Sept. 14 at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort and Sept. 28 at Universal Studios Singapore.
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