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Universal Horror Make-up Show reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Universal Horror Make-up Show, a live show in Hollywood at Universal Studios Florida.

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Posted: March 29, 2014

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.

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62 votes, so far

The only non-disney show that comes anywhere close. A really good time even if horror isn't your thing. 8/10 - Jonathan Katz

I really enjoyed the humor, pace and effects. A solid piece of entertainment. - Tony Duda

Worth checking out for some behind the scenes magic. - Christopher Sturniolo

You can't miss this show on your visit, but you only need to see it once. - N B

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. - Joshua Bixler

A surprisingly funny and engaging show about horror make up, prosthetics and CGI which is missed by too many guests. 8/10 - Mark Doherty

HA, very funny, best show at USF. - David Shaul

The hidden gem of Universal Studios Florida. - Sean Huckel

Nice change of pace this year with female actors. - Rob Pastor

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