#9 American Horror Story House
When visiting Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights, nothing is quite as scary and on-target as the American Horror Story house. Fans will recognize many of the show’s most famous scenes, from its first (Murder House), fourth (Hotel) and fifth (Asylum) seasons.
The movie Krampus pulled from several traditions of Christmas-horror fairy and folk tales from around the world. Now Universal has unveiled Krampus house. If evil elves and a demented Santa Claus are up your alley, step right up!
Chance got her start as the sidekick to Jack the Clown at Jack’s Carnival of Carnage, a live show from Halloween Horror Nights: Carnival of Carnage, which started in 2007. Now Chance gets to be the icon of Halloween Horror Nights 26, as the Harley Quinn-esq torturer turns prison into her own personal toy box.
#6 Academy of Villains: House of Fear
The stage show is a combination of Cirque du Soleil and inmates at an insane asylum. Yes, it features choreography, but the reality is that this dance crew has some spine-tingling abilities.
#5 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The iconic horror movie is back yet again as one of the six houses at Universal Halloween Horror Nights. You will be scared as heck as you hear the deafening sound of a chainsaw roaring inside the farmhouse. To escape, you’ll need to make it through a bloody corn maze.
#4 Vamp ’55
Universal’s Hollywood Boulevard has been transformed into a mid-20th century terror town, with bloody and fanged 1950s-style teens. That means the bloody versions of the era’s tropes, like the Big Man on Campus, Band Geek and Homecoming Queen, are on the loose. A bloody parade float and flying giant bat are also on hand.
#3 The Exorcist
One of the creepiest movies ever also has a big presence at Universal. But how did they turn a movie that takes place in just one room into something horrible? With vomiting, and lots of it. You enter the Exorcist house and go through a dizzying maze only to be trapped inside a room where vomiting and other horrors are happening.
#2 Lunatics Playground
Lunatics Playground is an original concept by Universal. Its 3D maze might be the most terrifying of all. The walls move, there are flashing lights, black lights, moving parts, noises and all manner of risky business preventing you from knowing what’s real, let alone how to get out of the maze alive.
#1 The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead experience features infamous scenes from the show’s first six seasons. Does it measure up to the TV experience? According to stars of the show, who recently toured the maze, it’s an incredible recreation of what it’s like to live – and die – in the universe of the show.