Selection Reminder: Halloween Horror Nights opens tonight!



Through Oct. 31Halloween Horror Nights 21

Ah, Halloween Horror Nights. The strobe lights, the gallons of fake blood, the loud and sudden arrival of manufactured evil – we remember it fondly, since it gave us teenagers an excuse to finally clutch our crushes in “fear,” though ideally, they would do so first. But the Universal Studios attraction, now in its 21st year, is more than just a tool for the cowardly, pubescent lover – it’s a work of art, punctuated with eight haunted houses, six “scare zones” and two live performances (one of which is described as an “extreme drumming experience”). The most-hyped addition this year is a haunted house that tells the story of the Thing, “a creature that has the ability to turn itself into an exact replica of any living being.” And guess what, fellas: The story is set in Antarctica, so have a coat ready for that cute girl to your right. – Jeff Gore (6:30 p.m.-midnight Friday, through Oct. 31 at Universal Studios at Universal Orlando, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza; $81.99 general admission; 407-363-8000;

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.