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EVENT OVERVIEW

Come face to face with your deepest fears as Bloody Mary brings history’s most terrifying urban legends to life at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights. Trapped inside or on the streets, there’s nowhere you’re safe. It’s the most immersive horror experience ever.

MORE Scare Zones than ever before.
MORE Scareactors than ever before.
THE MOST Haunted Houses ever.
ALL NEW Live Shows.

Universal licensed the character “Bloody Mary” from Bobbie Weiner. Bobbie was one of the make-up artists on the 1997 film Titanic, and created the comic books “The Tales of Bloody Mary.”

2008 also marked the first year an event title (“Reflections of Fear”) has also shared the name of a house at the event.

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PRICING INFORMATION

September 26-27, October 2-5, 9-12, 16-19, 22-26, 29-31, November 1, 2008
Sunday – Thursday: 6:30 PM – 12:00 AM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 PM – 2:00 AM

Single Night Admission: $69.99 + tax
Frequent Fear Pass: $69.99 + tax

EVENT ICON: BLOODY MARY

18bloodymary“Give me the POWER to show you MY WORLD!”

Mary Worthington, a school teacher in the small town of Carey, Ohio, is killed on August 27, 1908 as a result of a Halloween prank orchestrated by the school handyman, Aldridge Kesterson. Six students (Louise Hatfield, George Von Stebler, Shawn McPherson, Jim Deedle, Alice Dodgson, and Jeremiah Kubsch) were also involved in the mysterious death of their teacher; one student, Thornton Kesterson, was not present due to the persistent goading by his father, Aldridge.

The schoolmaster, Mr. Renshaw, found his schoolhouse in complete disarray with blood and shards of glass scattered across the room. Although suspected murdered, Mrs. Worthington’s body was never found, and was classified missing.

Marie W. Agana, daughter of Mary Worthington, dies on June 20, 1958.

Dr. Mary Agana, daughter of Marie W. Agana, receives a letter from Alexander Pohl, her family attorney, that informs her of the wishes of her late mother. Mary will receive several valuable silver heirlooms that originally belonged to her grandmother, Mary Worthington. Most notably, Mary receives a silver jewelry box/music box that seems to possess her over time.

On June 25, 1958, Mary receives a letter from the National Association of Mental Health that informs her that the board members of the NAMH have denied funding for her immersive fear therapy program. Dr. Gustav Heim, the director of the NAMH, states within the letter that he is disturbed that Dr. Mary Agana may proceed with her plan regardless. Dr. Agana opens up her own facility, Living Fearlessly: Specialized Treatments for Fear Based Ailments, in 1958 to begin her immersive therapy program. She hires assistants from a local facility, that are believed to be ex-cons or mental patients.

Over the course of a few months, Mary sees several patients and discovers new ways to “cure” them of their fears and phobias. However, due to the disappearance of Charlie McPherson, a freelance photographer hired by private investigator Boris Shuster, Shuster begins an investigation into Dr. Mary Agana and her clinic. As patients begin to disappear from the clinic, Boris begins to wonder what really goes on inside of Dr. Agana’s practice.

Mary begins to suspect she is being watched, perhaps by Boris, as well as by her grandmother Mary Worthington through the mirror. Shuster makes an appointment with Dr. Mary Agana on August 27, 1958 to discover the truth behind the mysterious psychiatrist. On this night, Mary Agana is brutally murdered, supposedly by Boris Shuster, but her body was never found (it was later dicovered that the murderer was a man named David Gronoll, a boxer/ ex- con who was either one of her patients or one of the assistants who worked for her).

Some believe that the spirit of “Bloody Mary,” none other than Mary’s grandmother Mary Worthington, had been gradually possessing Dr. Mary Agana since she inherited her heirlooms in June of 1958.

In 2008, Legendary Truth: The Collective, which was started by Boris Shuster back in 1958, begins an investigation on the disappearance of Mary Agana. Collective field operatives collect information and visit Dr. Agana’s office, which is still in utter disarray since her brutal death. At 11:03 pm on August 27, 2008, a manifestation of “Bloody Mary” is detected by the field agents, whom were never heard from again. Calvin Thorncastle, CEO of Legendary Truth: The Collective, quickly dispatches new operatives into Mary Agana’s world to collect additional information on the doctor and her relationship to “Bloody Mary” and the seven patients that fell victim to her treatments.

In Mary’s story, it is painful every time she breaks out of the mirror, which is why she screams. For this reason, there was not a main, opening show featuring her and she wadn’t seen live at the event. The only show she in which she appeared was the media-only Opening Scare-A-Monies.

The general public only experienced Mary on a large LED screen that was placed at the entrance to the park. Looking like a mirror, Mary would talk from it taunting guests to enter her world. Periodically she would break out of the screen like a mirror, screaming as she did so. Additionally, Mary appeared in a number of the mazes. A ghostly apparition of her appeared in The Hallow and Scary Tales: Once Upon a Nightmare, and her picture appeared in the static of a television in Creatures! and a monitor in Interstellar Terror.

Finally, Dr. Agana’s office was visited in the Reflections of Fear maze, where both of Mary’s personalities made appearances.

HOUSES

Body Collectors: Collections of the Past
Location: Sound Stage 20

Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most.

With their history shrouded in legend, “The Collectors”, have been assembling a collection of untold numbers of souls for centuries. Using mass-murders and plagues to cover their ghoulish activities, these ghoulish artisans are constantly searching for the next specimen to add to their macabre museum. But, when there is no plague or Jack “The Ripper”, there are only the Collectors, Collecting… Collecting…

Creatures
Location: Sound Stage 22

“Thems Creatures, ain’t they Pa?” “Yes, son. Thems Creatures.” -Atomi Comics “Strange Tales” No. 24

Creatures straight from the cover of Atomi Comics “Strange Tales” burst forth to rampage and massacre the backwoods locals. Join Johnny, Cleet, Jim Deedle and the rest of the gang at the Butchered Buck as they fight off this terrifying invasion of creatures from who knows where!

Dead Exposure
Location: Sprung Tent

Enter a realm where the flash of a camera reveals horrors beyond comprehension, leaving you in “total” darkness with Hell’s Army of the Undead!

Charlie McPherson, a noted tabloid photographer, has always wanted something more in life than photographing celebrities at their worst. One night, Charlie gets his wish when the city he resides in becomes overrun with flesh-eating Zombies. Trapped in his downtown loft with bloodthirsty Zombies just outside, Charlie captures the last horror-filled moments of his life on film and you are with him every step of the way.

Doomsday
Location: Disaster Queue

You’re going there? If there is such a thing as hell on earth, that’s it.

Post-apocalyptic Scotland breeds madness as the Reaper virus ravages the populace, leaving those left behind after the plague to survive by any means necessary. Do you have what it takes to make it out alive? – Based on the blockbuster Universal Pictures release.

The Hallow
Location: Sprung Tent

Well, Kiddo, I thought you outgrew superstition-

Where do the traditions we observe each Halloween come from? It is said that every Halloween within the blackest parts of the forest, Samhain, The Lord of the Underworld, lives again and the souls of the damned beckon you. For if you journey deep enough, you will see that Samhain’s traditions are trapped within… THE HALLOW…

Interstellar Terror
Location: Sound Stage 20

It Can only be attributable to human error.

Prided among the scientific community as the greatest achievement in the history of mankind, the NSO COLUMBUS 1492 is the first manned spacecraft to leave the relative safety of our solar system. When the ship disappears for several years, and then reappears just outside the orbit of our moon, your rescue team is sent to investigate. They find that an artifact the crew brought on board causes destruction and forces you to witness Interstellar Terror!

Reflections of Fear
Location: JAWS Queue

To Suffering there is a limit. To Fearing, none.

Noted Psychiatrist Dr. Mary Agana believed that if a subject was constantly forced to experience what they feared the most, then over time they would become numb to the idea of actually fearing it. Unfortunately for us, Dr. Mary’s fear is that of death, and the only way for her to cure herself is to watch the light leave your eyes as your soul leaves your body.

Scary Tales: Once Upon a Nightmare
Location: Parade Building (B-79)

Bite the apple and your eyes shall see… The way these tales ought to be…

Find yourself “Once Upon a Nightmare” as you wind your way across a landscape filled with cherished fairy tales, as they have never been seen before. The Evil Queen’s scribed have written a new chapter on terror, where princesses don’t get saved, children don’t find their way out of the woods, and there is no escape from the rabbit hole.

SCAREZONES

American Gothic
Location: Shrek Alley

Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks, and when she saw what she had done, she gave her forty-one…

Some legends allow a simple man or woman to remain immortal. Some deeds, so dark, take a simple person and transform them into lore. America’s past has been filled with these dark deeds, sorted characters and unbelievable acts of horror. Reflect upon your own mortality.

Asylum in Wonderland
Location: Hollywood Boulevard

“Step into the Looking Glass…” “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn’t be, and what it wouldn’t be, it would. You See?

Stepping through the Looking Glass, you find yourself in the depths of Wonderland, journeying through the nightmare that Alice couldn’t escape. The wonderful figures you once believed to inhabit this fantastical place have been peering into the Looking Glass themselves and have come face to face with Bloody Mary!

Fractured Tales
Location: KidZone

“Once Upon a Time…it’s over”.

Enter your favorite fairy tales and find out what happens when Grimm goes wrong. Witness these stories through the lens of their reality. Look closely and you will find the terrible truths that lie just below the sweet appearance of these classic tales. You will learn a thing or two about yourself, but by then it may be too late!!!

The Path of the Wicked
Location: Plaza of the Stars

“Going so soon? I wouldn’t hear of it. Why my little party’s just beginning”. “You’ll believe in more than that before I’m finished with you”. “Oh, now we’ll never get back to Kansas, Toto…”

What if the Wicked Witch had won? Because every story has more than a few sides, view OZ as it has never been seen before. In this reflection, The Wicked Witch of the West has done away with Dorothy and seized control of the merry old land of OZ for herself. Now she’ll get you.. and your little dog too!

The Skoolhouse
Location: Mel’s Drive-In

“We Don’t Need No Education…” “September, October, November, Now it’s Time to Remember the Trick or Treat Time of Year, Bloody Mary will show you Fear ’cause Murder is the Lesson, Skool is now in Session…”

Mr. Renshaw’s class has always been good. Mr. Renshaw’s class has never broken the rules. Mr. Renshaw’s class has always been perfect little angels. All of that changes when the kids from the Skoolhouse “cut” class. The children of the quaint town of Carey, Ohio are out to teach everyone that their version of Trick or Treat may be the difference between your Life and Death!

Streets of Blood
Location: New York

“Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man”.

An ancient group known simply as The Body Collectors has been devoted to the collection and sacrificing of bodies for millennia. They have escaped notoriety by using plagues, wars, serial killings and mass disappearances as the cover for their collecting. These mysterious beings are now in Victorian London, covering their heinous acts with Jack “The Ripper” as their scapegoat. But, there is no “Ripper”… There are only Collectors, collecting, collecting, collecting…

SHOWS

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure
Location: Fear Factor Live Theater

Join Bill and Ted as these two most excellent dudes encounter awesome heroes and bogus villains from the years most memorable TV shows, movies, music and more! Party on!

Brian Brushwood
Location: Animal Actors Stage

This year, Brian Brushwood will appear with his world-renowned magic show. Stuffed full of the most intense, riveting, and disturbing feats you’ve ever seen performed live. Brian’s show has been called “Amazing!” by Jay Leno and “funny, dangerous and brilliantly original” by magician Teller of Penn & Teller.

Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Tribute
Location: Beetlejuice Stage

There’s a light on over at the Frankenstein place. Join the wildest group this side of Transylvania as they present a live tribute to the cult classic film.

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