Watch the Stranger Things cast react to their terrifying haunted house at Universal Studios


Is this some superior acting or did the Halloween Horror Nights Demogorgons really terrify the Stranger Things cast. Are you braver than these kids?

Are you brave enough to face Demogorgons this Halloween? One of the biggest draws of this year’s Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) is the Stranger Things haunted houses. During the opening of HHN at Universal Studios Hollywood, some of the kids from the Stranger Things cast experienced this haunted house for themselves.

Universal Studios Hollywood captured the cast’s reactions as they maneuvered through the maze. Since they had faced the eerie Demogorgon on set, I would have surmised that these actors would have been prepared for the scary encounters.

Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Sadie Sink (Max), and Priah Ferguson (Erica) all braced themselves as they entered the maze. And their reactions were… a little over-the-top to say the least. Check out their reactions in the clip below:

One of the things that you can see from this video is that the Stranger Things haunted house has a quite realistic portrayal of the Stranger Things sets. Universal worked closely with the series’ creators to get the exact plans for several of the rooms. From the Christmas lights strung above the couch to the details in Will’s room, nothing was overlooked in these recreations.

As for the casts’ reactions, I personally think that they are overacting, just a little bit. Yes, haunted houses are scary. But the Stranger Things haunted house at HHN is not necessarily the scariest attraction at the annual Halloween event. Sure, I don’t want a Demogorgon following me home, but that creature isn’t as terrifying as other creatures lurking in the darkness in other haunted houses.

Truth be told, I have visited the Stranger Things haunted house at Universal Studios Orlando twice. Each time that I have visited the haunted house, I have found new details that make the experience even more enjoyable. Granted, the Demogorgon’s hidden around corners, in walls, and behind trees are startling. Still, there is more entertainment value for the fan than just be scared.

Confirmed by Universal, each HHN location has some unique aspects to that individual location. Not to ruin the experience for anyone, but there are portions of the above video that do not happen in the Orlando location.

Today, Universal Studios reveals first look images from the “Stranger Things” haunted maze coming to Halloween Horror Nights 2018. photo provided by Universal Orlando ResortThe biggest enjoyment of this Stranger Things experience for me was that it felt as if I had stepped into that world. From the music to visuals, everything came off the screen into real life. Sure a terrorizing beast from the upside was popping out at me, but I know that it isn’t real.

The more frightening, realistic aspects come from the scare actors. At the Orlando experience, it feels like Wynonna Ryder is in that family room. I dare you not to do a double take. Also, if you don’t get a chill when you see Eleven, you are definitely a haunted house veteran who has nerves of steel.

Of course, this video with the Stranger Things cast makes more people want to experience this haunted house. Personally, I would love to see the Hollywood version and compare the differences between the two Halloween experiences. It is quite curious which scenes were used in Orlando versus Hollywood.

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Truthfully, I don’t know which version is creepier or scarier. At Universal Studios Orlando, the wait time for this haunted house is usually the longest. Fans are more than willing to wait sometimes up to two hours for the experience. Having gone myself, this haunted house shouldn’t be missed at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights.

Have you been to either Stranger Things haunted houses at Halloween Horror Nights? Did the Demogorgons scare you to the point of falling on the floor?