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Krampus is coming to Universal's Halloween Horror Nights

August 4, 2016, 11:51 AM · Universal has announced the next maze for this year's Halloween Horror Nights events in Orlando and California — Krampus.

Based on the Michael Dougherty film for Legendary Pictures and Universal, Krampus is a Christmas-themed horror story that blends Halloween-style horror with the beloved holiday in a way entirely unlike how a certain other theme park down the 5 in Southern California mashes up two holidays. ;^)

From Universal's press release:

The dead of winter sets the stage for the terror that’s about to unfold one cold, dank and dreary Christmas Eve as the fabled anthropomorphic "half-goat, half-demon" horned creature emerges to terrorize those devoid of holiday spirit. In scenes lifted from the film, guests will navigate the dysfunctional Engel family home to encounter the evil ancient spirit of Krampus – the dark shadow of Saint Nicholas – and his band of Dark Elves and sinister Gingerbread Men, who cause the family to fight to see the light of day.

Krampus joins The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The Exorcist, Halloween, and The Walking Dead on both coasts for this year's Halloween Horror Nights, which starts Sept. 16 at each park. In addition to those mazes, Orlando will feature the 2016 event icon, Chance, and Hollywood will have a Freddy vs. Jason maze. Each park promises more announcements to come.

Replies (2)

August 4, 2016 at 2:36 PM · For the life of me, why is confetti mandatory at stuff like this? A great new things is built, and opened, so what should we do? Let's rain garbage down on it! Confetti is the devil!
August 5, 2016 at 3:09 AM · Great to see another non-slasher IP coming to HHN! With the movie's setting, this could be the surprise house of the season if it is done right.

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