THIS YEAR THE THING YOU MOST HAVE TO FEAR, IS FEAR HIMSELF
For the past nineteen years, he’s been the master behind every frightened scream. Every goulish creature, every monstrous cruelty at Halloween Horror Nights have all been under his command. Now, for the first time ever, he emerges from the shadows to finally take ultimate control..and reign over all he’s created.
A NEW AGE OF DARKNESS HAS BEGUN
Experience Halloween Horror Nights XX: Twenty Years of Fear, only at Universal Orlando Resort. On select nights in September and October, Universal Studios Florida theme park is transformed into the nation’s premier annual Halloween event. During this 20th anniversary edition Universal takes terror to a whole new level. You’ll venture into a nightmarish maze of all new haunted houses, electrifying scare zones, and outrageous live entertainment including the ever popular Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure.
Halloween Horror Nights annually draws hundreds of thousands of horror fans from around the globe to this one-of-a-kind event. Tony Timpone, Editor of Fangoria Magazine, said, “After visiting scream parks all across the U.S. for the last 20 years, I can easily say that Universal’s is the best in the business… Halloween Horror Nights is the ultimate Halloween experience.”
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September 24, 25, 30, October 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 20-24, 27-31 2010
Sunday – Thursday: 6:30 PM – 12:00 AM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 PM – 2:00 AM
Single Night Admission: $74.99 + tax
Frequent Fear Pass: $74.99 + tax
Frequent Fear Plus Pass: $89.99 + tax
Frequent Fear Pass w/ Express Access: $154.98 + tax
Frequent Fear Plus Pass w/ Express Access: $239.98 + tax
EVENT ICON: FEAR
“Nineteen Years… Nineteen cycles… It is the Twentieth… Cycle… I am the darkness of your shadow.”
Fear is the icon of Halloween Horror Nights: Twenty Years of Fear. He has been revealed to be the mastermind of the past 19 years of horror. Influencing events through an old Lantern kept in the Universal Studios Art & Design Department, Fear has been slowly using others to prepare the way for his eventual return.
Early in 2010, around twenty photographs of previous Halloween Horror Nights were discovered with strange burn marks forming a bizarre pattern. An online paranormal research group, Legendary Truth, analyzed the photos and discovered that they were each a piece of a puzzle depicting a symbol. Assembling the puzzle at around 9:00 p.m. on August 24, the Art & Design building at Universal Orlando suffered a blackout, as the Demon inside was unleashed.
Soon after his release from the lantern, Fear began to manifest himself over various electronic media in the month leading up to Halloween Horror Nights. The first evidence of this was in a soundbite from a security camera in the Universal Art & Design building during the blackout. At first, the noise sounded like a voice speaking gibberish, but when played backward, an ethereal, gravely voice could be heard speaking a message: “Nineteen years… Nineteen cycles… What has been decades for some has been Eons for me… On the Twentieth cycle… I shall be revealed!”
Not long after, Fear began to appear in video clips, revealing that nearly all of the previous Icons were merely pawns to help draw him into this world, and that soon he would change Halloween Horror Nights forever.
On September 16, during the filming of one of the Production Die-ries in the upcoming Horror Nights: Hallowed Past haunted maze, Art & Design team member Heather Summers was possessed by Fear, demanding that all those watching come to the event so that he could feed on their terror. Fear claimed that he is inside everyone, and that soon they would all bear his “Mark”, holding up a red-hot branding iron with a XX brand as he said this.
Soon after, videos began appearing on the HHN website, where Fear began speaking through the previous Icons, his Five Heralds: Jack the Clown, representing Chaos; The Caretaker, Death; The Director, Sacrifice; The Storyteller, Legend; and The Usher, Vengeance. They claimed that the previous 19 years were only the beginning, and that a new era of darkness would soon arrive.
Catacombs: Black Death Rising
Location: Sprung Tent
In 1534, an undisclosed outbreak plagued thousands of citizens in Paris and Marseilles. As a group of doctors quarantined the most infected against their will, the townspeople turned and sealed them to their doom. After almost 500 years, they remained without escape. Until now…they are rising, ready to take vengeance on any living being that dares to enter the Catacombs.
Hades: The Gates of Ruin
Location: Sound Stage 23
Hades bids you welcome. Make your way into the Underworld, and come face to face with the most terrifying creatures of legend as you cross through the Gates of Ruin.
Havoc: Dogs of War
Location: Sprung Tent
Ten years ago, the Shadowcreek Enterprise was tasked with developing an elite corps of soldiers. They succeeded. Through an inhalant that includes a compound of testosterone, adrenaline, and other anesthetics, Shadow Creek’s latest run of volunteer test subjects are ready for inspection. The project name: HAVOC. The subjects are known simply as Dogs of War.
Horror Nights: The Hallow’d Past
Location: Parade Building (B-79)
Halloween Horror Nights-the name brings with it millions of tales, each filled with thousands of screams. Tonight, you have the opportunity to travel into a realm where Horror Nights isn’t just an event, but a reality.
Legendary Truth: The Wyandot Estate
Location: Sound Stage 22
The Spirit Seekers have created a machine to attract spirits, and are broadcasting live from one of the most “haunted” sites in the US. Ghosts of the Wyandot Estate, built by Malcolm and Lydia Wyandot, are told to have inhabited there since Malcolm killed his wife, 13 guests and himself on October 30, 1929. Now as the murdered hear their call they answer the team with terrible violence.
The Orfanage: Ashes to Ashes
Location: JAWS Queue
Ashes to ashes, forever now dust. For years she has existed in the shadows, never getting her due. Misunderstood by all around her, she has had enough of her playthings at the Good Harvest Orphanage-now is the time for vengeance. This burned out shell contains the souls of the forgotten and the lost who all scream one name: Cindy.
PsychoScareapy: Echoes of Shadybrook
Location: Sound Stage 23
They say truth is far stranger than fiction, and it happens that in this instance they happen to be correct. Although Shadybrook’s doors have indeed been closed for the last 15 years, the place is still very much alive with all the criminally insane souls that haves ever walked the halls.
Location: Disaster Queue
It’s Zday +6 months. The US government has taken back the continental states while clearing the remaining Canadian infestations. They license and sanction private companies to capture “un-live” subjects for target training. Dozens of independent training “companies” appear, promising the best training that money can buy.
Then there’s ZAP…The Zombie Awareness Program.
Location: Shrek Alley
The Cult of the Raven has unsettled spirits, and it’s Sirens are screaming throughout the witches’ realm. As you creep past their obelisk, beware their spells. For those that don’t believe will be condemned to death!
Where there are 5 sacred to the Raven, virtue is with the obelisk, for if you don’t believe you will be condemned to death!
Location: Plaza of the Stars
Revel in the seductive taunts of Death as you wind through a glowing skeletal nightmare!
Location: Mel’s Drive-In
The souls of Chaos, Death, Sacrifice, Mythos and Vengeance – He created them and gave them terror. Each with a part to play, they fulfilled their tasks. Their malice provided him bone, their rage gave him blood, and their terror fulfilled his soul. What has been 19 cycles for some have been eons for him. He’s waited patiently for the final piece, and now on the 20th cycle…HE IS REVEALED!
HHN: 20 Years of Fear
Location: Hollywood Boulevard
Step into the shadows of the last Twenty Years of Fear…Move towards the lantern, and encounter the most frightening characters of Halloween Horror Nights past!
Saws N’ Steam
Location: New York
Enormous trenches in the earth’s crust have opened below its vast oceans, exposing them to intense heat. Steam power is essential to the inhabitants of New Yorkshire, but diminishing oceans have put the city in jeopardy, forcing the citizens to evil lengths. Beware upon entering the city, as the water in your body is now a coveted resource. And the citizens will stop at nothing to get it.
Location: San Francisco
Feet don’t fail me NOW! This Mardi Gras parade has gone severely off course-Infected by the North American zombie infestation, the undead walk among us, searching for their next meal…
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure
Location: Fear Factor Live Theater
Party on as those two most excellent dudes return to skewer the biggest names in entertainment and pop culture.
Brian Brushwood: Menace and Malice
Location: Beetlejuice Stage
Experience two realms of bizarre magic by one of the country’s most outrageous illusionists.