Universal's House of Horrors

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Universal's House of Horrors
Universal Studios Hollywood Promo House of Horrors.jpg
Universal Studios Hollywood
Area Upper Lot
Status Closed
Soft opening date October 2006 (2006-10)
Opening date March 2007 (2007-03)
Closing date September 1, 2014 (2014-09-01)
Replaced Chicken Run (1999 - 2002)
The Mummy Returns: Chamber of Doom (2002 - 2004)
Van Helsing: Fortress Dracula (2004 - 2007)
General statistics
Attraction type Haunted attraction
Theme Universal Horror
Duration 8 Minutes

Universal's House of Horrors was an attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood.[1] It was the fifth variation of a walk-through maze housed in the "Stage 13" building. (Previous themes featured include Chicken Run, GrinchMas, The Mummy and Van Helsing: Fortress Dracula). The "Stage 13" building was previously home to different restaurants before being transformed into an attraction. The attraction opened in March 2007.[1]

This attraction featured real-live performers dressed up as characters from Universal's horror films including The Mummy, The Wolfman, Norma Bates from Psycho, Frankenstein, Nosferatu, and other characters. The performers inside the maze jumped out and scared guests as they walked through the various "sets" from the films.[2] The performers did not touch the guests, and the guests did not touch the performers.

The attraction took about 8 minutes to walk through. It was not recommended for children under the age of thirteen due to violent and scary situations. It was also not advised for those who suffer from heart, back or neck problems, claustrophobia, fear of heights, fear of the dark or those sensitive to sudden and loud noises.

On July 26, 2014, Universal Studios Hollywood announced the last chance to experience Universal's House of Horrors before it closes permanently on September 1, 2014 to become the entertainment, retail shopping and dining experience.[3]

On November 25, 2014, Universal Studios Hollywood demolished the Universal's House of Horrors maze along with Hollywood Photoland and The Blues Brothers R&B Venue to make way for the Universal Studios Store expansion.[4]

Halloween Horror Nights[edit]

Since the House of Horrors opened it has been used in the park's seasonal event, Halloween Horror Nights. During the Halloween season, Universal increases the amount of "scareactors" and gives the maze a theme. Some of these themes include Chucky's Funhouse in 2009, Vampyre: Castle of the Undead in 2010, The Wolfman: Curse of Talbot Hall in 2011, Universal Monsters Remix in 2012, Universal Monsters Remix: Resurrection in 2013, and Face Off: Live in the Flesh, the last Horror Nights maze in House of Horrors, in 2014.

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