Prepare to ride the Terror Tram at Halloween Horror Nights

NOPE movie teaser one sheet - Courtesy of Universal Pictures
NOPE movie teaser one sheet - Courtesy of Universal Pictures /

Although the Universal Studios Hollywood tram has offered protection from Jaws, guests might not be so fortunate during this year’s Halloween Horror Nights. The Terror Tram experience drives deep into the movie studio backlot. Under the guise of darkness, those familiar movie scenes might hold more than a few Easter Eggs to devour. Will guests return unscathed?

New to this year’s Halloween Horror Nights experience, the Terror Tram will be guided by Hollywood Harry and guests will drive into Hollywood Harry’s Halloween. From the shadows of the Psycho House to the War of the World’s set, there might not be that fog but the darkness could play tricks on guests’ eyes.

A highlight of this eerie excursion is a “choreographed massacre at the Jupiter’s Claim set from Nope.” As previously announced the Nope experience is a permanent part of the Universal Studios Hollywood tour, but the Halloween event transforms it in a new way.

After escaping that scene, guests step into a new “Us” experience. Brought to life by conceptual artist and choreographer Madeline Hollander, this depiction will have people doing a double take.

What other experiences are joining the Halloween Horror Nights Terror Tram?

Following previously announced houses, including The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare, The Horrors of Blumhouse, and Universal Monsters: Legends Collide, there will be several original content experiences joining this year’s line-up. They include La Llorona: The Weeping Woman, Scarecrow: The Reaping, and Universal Horror Hotel.

While there could be some expected saying with the Universal Horror Hotel about never checking out and the scathing cuts from the Scarecrow, these frightening tales will leave a mark. Even if the subject matter might not be totally undiscovered, there will be something sinister waiting.

The La Llorona seems to capture a new direction for the Halloween Horror Nights creative team. Similar to the Universal Orlando experience featuring the La Chupacabra, borrowing from Hispanic culture adds a new fright idea. Sometimes expanding people’s horizons can discover a deeper fear.

In addition, Universal Studios Hollywood is adding a combined experience that could be featured in future years. La Llorona will extend to a scarezone. Upon exiting, “El Pueblo del Terror” will continue the story and show guests that there is no avoiding these supernatural characters.

Beyond the haunted houses and scare zones, Jabbawockeez is back with a whole new show. The popular dance crew will enthrall guests with their impressive moves.

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood begins on September 8 and runs on select nights. It is a separately ticketed event.

There is a seat waiting on the Terror Tram, but are you prepared to book that ticket? Better grab your battle buddy.

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