Universal Orlando is continuing the 80’s theme at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights Event by adding one of the greatest horror films of the decade in the form of Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist.
The official press release teases some of the effects that may be on display in the haunted house including “The face peeling moment …The maggot steak, the giant mantis-like creature, the giant skull in the closet, and the CLOWN…that freaky clown!”
Poltergeist will join the previously announced scare zones and houses based on Stranger Things, Revenge of Chucky, Trick ‘r Treat, and Killer Klowns from Outer Space.
In addition to the houses based on existing films and television shows, Universal will also deliver some of their own including: The Harvest, Vamp ’85: New Year’s Eve, Twisted Tradition, Carnival Graveyard, Seeds of Extinction, and Dead Exposure: Patient Zero. All of these fright fests will also follow the 1980’s theme.
As reported earlier by HNN, Halloween Horror Nights will begin on September 14 and run through November 3.
The full list of dates include: September 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, October 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, and November 1 , 2, 3. Most of these 34 dates fall on a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday, or Saturday. There are no Mondays or Tuesdays available.
Check out the video announcement below and stay tuned for further announcements about Universal’s annual Halloween event as they happen.