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Universal Horror Make-up Show

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 9 out of 10

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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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The Universal Orlando Horror Make-Up Show is a true favorite! Just as much of a comedy routine as a behind-the-scenes look at horror effects, there is more here to entertain you than gross you out. People shouldn't skip this if they are not into horror or too scared because it is a horror show. This show has excellent humor and great effects. What's amazing is that this show is the only other remaining attraction of the original USF (the other being E.T.). This truly feels like a classic show that really deserves to be in the park considering the amount of attractions with screens. Even if you don't like horror, you will enjoy this show. This show is so overlooked and arguably the best live action show at Universal Orlando, if not all of Orlando. It's up there with some of the top Disney shows. The queue/pre show is also very interesting, it contains multiple displays on Universal Horror films including films like Psycho, Jaws, The Thing, Bride of Chucky, and An American Werewolf in London. This show is just very entertaining and shows you how make up/effects and how parts of horror movies are made with funny scenes. Don't be scared to watch this show because it's horror, it's a great time. 9/10
Comparing many things between Disney and Universal, this is one huge advantage Universal has over Disney, and really well done show about behind the scenes on make-up and costuming. Note that last time I saw this was 10 years ago, but I still remember it well. Rating: (9/10)
This is by far the best show at Universal Studios. I wish there were more great shows but at least they have this one!
Best. Theme. Park. Show. Ever.
The only non-disney show that comes anywhere close. A really good time even if horror isn't your thing. 8/10
I really enjoyed the humor, pace and effects. A solid piece of entertainment.
Worth checking out for some behind the scenes magic.


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