Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando has developed some solid partners in terms of creating intellectual property-based houses. Some phenomenal Netflix series have been featured as Halloween Horror Nights houses. As seen this year, they partner with their classic movie monster franchises. In addition, one can expect a classic horror movie property such as Halloween this year. Another partnership which has grown over the last few years entails Blumhouse Production. This partnership led the Halloween Horror Nights speculation experts to conclude that the 2022 event would feature a house based on those properties.
When you add in the fact that the movie The Black Phone started being shown in USA based theatres on June 23rd, that Blumhouse movie looked like a sure thing for the 2022 Halloween Horror Nights. Also, early on in speculation season, that movie was linked with Freaky as a house. I still lack knowledge of how those movies work together in a Halloween Horror Nights house. However, the rumor of those being packaged together ran wild for several months.
Now, if you are an AMC theatre “Stubs” member, then you might have been marketed with a sweepstakes to buy tickets for opening weekend of The Black Phone movie. The top prize for this sweepstakes involves a trip to Orlando. The top prize description for the sweepstakes reads like this: “4-day/3-night mystery trip for winner and one (1) guest (13 years of age or older) to Orlando, Florida to visit a horror-themed amusement park between September 2, 2022 and October 31, 2022.”
If you know your parameters of Halloween Horror Nights, then you know the prize involves a visit to Universal Orlando. First, the horror-themed event is in Orlando. Second, the 13-year-old age guideline exists for winners. Universal Orlando constantly recommends no one under 13 attend Halloween Horror Nights. Third, the date you must use this trip are exact dates of Halloween Horror Nights. Thus, unless we see a huge coincidence with this, a Blumhouse themed house looked logical for Halloween Horror Nights 2022.
Well, all that speculation turned out to be true. Universal Orlando announced a Blumhouse themed house this week for the 2022 event. Universal confirmed this house announcement on July 23rd.
The house will feature a double dose of terror inspired by the company regarded as the driving force in horror with “The Horrors of Blumhouse” haunted houses which bring to life Blumhouse’s upcoming supernatural thriller The Black Phone and horror-comedy Freaky. The frightening event begins at Universal Orlando on September 2 and at Universal Studios Hollywood on September 8.
“The Horrors of Blumhouse” will transport guests into an alternate dimension where the scares are real, and the stakes are life or death. In The Black Phone, “The Grabber” is a demented magician best known for his sinister trick of making people disappear – permanently. Guests will find themselves trapped in his “fun” house where the sound of ghostly voices whisper hints on how to escape, but guests must tread carefully to outwit and outrun “The Grabber’s” twisted magic. Freaky will challenge guests to outrun serial killer “The Butcher” who has switched bodies with a high school girl after being cursed by The La Dola Dagger, an ancient Aztec blade. Guests will learn firsthand that looks can be deceiving as they encounter the sweet-looking teen who is actually “The Butcher” – and she is determined to hunt for their next victims.
The speculation experts think this house will be in a tent around the Fast and Furious attraction. We will have to wait and see about that. Until then, we will try to keep you up to date on all official announcements about Halloween Horror Nights 2022. Thank you for reading.
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