'American Horror Story' comes to Universal's Halloween Horror Nights

August 16, 2016, 12:34 PM · FX's American Horror Story will join AMC's The Walking Dead and a line-up of classic horror films in this year's Halloween Horror Nights events at Universal Studios in Florida and Hollywood, the parks announced today.

This will be the first go for Ryan Murphy's horror anthology series at Universal's annual Halloween party, though park creative directors say it's long been among the most requested franchises at the event. Here's the teaser clip:

The maze, which will appear at the event on both coasts, will feature scenes from three of American Horror Story's seasons: Murder House from Installment 1, Freak Show from Installment 4, and the Hotel from Installment 5. From the parks' press release:

Twisted scenes from Murder House will unleash the evil spirits that possess the Harmon estate, spiraling guests through decades of the tortured dead who previously resided there. In Freak Show, guests will join a troupe of biological misfits in a sinister sideshow where they’ll be stalked by the murderous and deformed Twisty the Clown. Finally, guests will succumb to the warped desires of The Countess after checking in to the haunted Hotel Cortez, conceived from the beginning as a torture chamber for its customers.

Halloween Horror Nights starts on Sept. 16 in Orlando and Los Angeles and runs selected nights through October 31. In addition to American Horror Story and The Walking Dead, other mazes will be themed to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The Exorcist, Halloween, and Krampus. Freddy vs. Jason also will appear at the Hollywood event, and the Florida event will feature three additional houses based on original concepts, plus an upcharge VR experience.

This concludes the reveals for Halloween Horror Nights 26 at Universal Orlando, though Universal Studios Hollywood promises additional announcements about its event.

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Replies (9)

August 16, 2016 at 12:40 PM · I'm super excited about this years line up, the original IP houses sound great. The Classic stuff sounds great too. The scare zones sound amazing and detailed.
August 16, 2016 at 12:59 PM · I think it's a great idea. Nobody is a bigger fan of The Walking Dead than me, but it's awfuly one note. The best thing about AHS is that each season is completely different in story and tone. I will admit that some seasons have been stronger than others, but that creepy vibe will translate well into HHN attractions.
August 16, 2016 at 1:17 PM · Excuse me while I purchase my ticket.
August 16, 2016 at 1:38 PM · The only other one I can think that would possibly be a better fit for HHN would be The Strain....it was a great book and has been a great tv series so far.
August 16, 2016 at 7:25 PM · finally
August 16, 2016 at 10:47 PM · It might be a bit confusing to include scenes from three of the seasons. Maybe they should've focused on one at a time?

I've only seen the first three seasons, but the first two were very good. Season three was meh.

August 17, 2016 at 8:05 AM · If Lady Gaga is going to be in it, I'm there!!
August 17, 2016 at 9:02 AM · I'm so excited to so this coming to HNN. While I liked every season, the last season was not good. Hotel will make a creepy setting though. Looking really forward to this years line-up!
August 18, 2016 at 8:15 PM · OMG I've never been this excited about HHN! The lineup this year is simply amazing. From classic IP's like the excorsist to newer IP's like American Horror Story, this year's HHN will be spectacular on both coasts. Also really excited to hear what the additional announcements will be for Hollywood's HHN. I'm hoping that they'll theme WWOHP and include it in this year's event. Also hoping that they don't bring back the Purge scarezone as that was quite a letdown. Still stoked and easily see myself visiting at least twice this year if not more.

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