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Universal Horror Make-up Show

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 8 out of 10

Live Theater Show

Robert Niles

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Published: February 16, 2015

Located behind a recreation of the facade of Hollywood's Pantages Theater, Universal's look at the work of special effects make-up artists is one of the few attractions that remains from the park's opening. As the title suggests, there's a bit of gore and the gruesome in this live show, but the overall tone is mostly light, with a heavy dose of Universal's distinctive sarcastic humor.

Jonathan Katz
The only non-disney show that comes anywhere close. A really good time even if horror isn't your thing. 8/10
Tony Duda
I really enjoyed the humor, pace and effects. A solid piece of entertainment.
Christopher Sturniolo
Worth checking out for some behind the scenes magic.
You can't miss this show on your visit, but you only need to see it once.
Joshua Bixler
While I don't think any theme park show will ever match the caliber of a Disney production, the Universal Horror Make-up Show is definitely one of the best non-Mickey performances. It's more of a comedic sketch than a tutorial on horror make-up, but you still come away with some good info nonetheless. If you need a break from the rides or the heat, this is a perfect place to take a breather. It is one of the funnier shows you will experience. Parents of younger children do need to be cautious. There is a bit of gore, some scary elements, and the majority of the humor is crude. If you can handle the material though, this is a show not to be missed. 8 out of 10.
Mark Doherty
A surprisingly funny and engaging show about horror make up, prosthetics and CGI which is missed by too many guests. 8/10
David Shaul
HA, very funny, best show at USF.
Sean Huckel
The hidden gem of Universal Studios Florida.
Rob Pastor
Nice change of pace this year with female actors.

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