October 20, 2020

Fright Nights Logo | 1991


Fright Nights – The two words that started it all! Universal Studios transformed a theme park into a realm of Horror. Fright Nights quickly became the first chapter in the book of Halloween Horror Nights, spawning from a three-night event in 1991 to what we see today. Fright Nights featured only one haunted house, the “Dungeon of Terror.”

The house was located in the queue of the JAWS attraction, which at the time was shut down for an extensive three-year renovation project, and to this date has been hailed as one of the most detailed and frightening experiences Universal has had to offer.

Fright Nights featured more shows than any Horror Nights event to come. Featuring nearly twenty special event-exclusive shows, there was plenty to entertain, and terrorize, visitors of Universal Studios “Fright Nights.”



October 25, 26, & 31 – 1991
Gates opened at 6:00PM each night till 12:00AM.

Single Night Admission: $12.95 + tax, $15.95 Day of Admission.


Dungeon of Terror
Location: JAWS Queue

Watch as a full cast of madmen and monsters wreak havoc and mayhem within the walls of the Dungeon’s dark depths!

Fright Nights featured no Scarezones. Scarezones were not featured until 1994 at Halloween Horror Nights IV.


Beetlejuice Dead in Concert!
Location: New York Library

Beetlejuice Graveyard Tours
Location: World Expo

Chainsaw Massacre
Location: New York Streets

Cobra Woman
Location: New York Streets

Dr. Death
Location: New York Streets

Dr. Frankenstein’s Theater
Location: Beetlejuice Stage

Dragon Breath
Location: New York Streets

The Gravediggers
Location: World Expo

The Human Impaler
Location: San Francisco

The Human Pincushion
Location: New York Streets

Iron Belly
Location: San Francisco

Madame Kuszel – Gypsy Fortune Teller
Location: New York Streets

Magical Mania
Location: New York Streets

Monster Mardi Gras Costume Contest
Location: Hollywood

Paul Revere and the Raiders
Location: Hollywood

The Pendragons
Location: Animal Actors Stage

Prince Dragon
Location: Amity

Location: Hollywood

Universal Science Band
Location: World Expo

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