Jordan Peele's 'Us' is coming to Halloween Horror Nights

August 7, 2019, 11:09 AM · Universal is bringing the work of its studio's hottest horror director to Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando ad Hollywood.

Jordan Peele's Us will be the eighth announced house for this year's events. Peele won an Academy Award for writing Get Out, which grossed $255 million worldwide and earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Director in addition to his screenplay win. Us was his follow-up and grossed another $254 million this year.

As for the HHN production, here is Universal's hype video:

From Universal's press release: "You will walk through the Wilson family beach house and Santa Cruz Pier, where you might spot a familiar character outside of the Fun House. You’ll also venture through the unnerving tunnels that stretch for miles deep below America and come face-to-face with “The Tethered” – a group of terrifying doppelgängers of every living man, woman and child in the country."

What possibly could go wrong?

Previously announced mazes in Orlando include original IP houses Yeti: Terror of the Yukon, Nightingales: Blood Pit, and Depths of Fear, plus Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Ghostbusters, Universal Monsters, and Stranger Things (seasons 2 and 3).

In Hollywood, its previously announced mazes are Creepshow, Stranger Things, Ghostbusters, Holidayz in Hell, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, and the year-round Walking Dead Attraction. Two more houses remain to be announced at each location.

Halloween Horror Nights begins this year on Friday, September 6 in Orlando and the next week — on Friday the 13th — in Hollywood, with a special fan preview night in Hollywood on September 12. Tickets are available at halloweenhorrornights.com.

Replies (6)

August 7, 2019 at 2:45 PM

Oooohhh, this is better. This will probably constitute as the Jason Blum house (punn intended) as he was also part of this film and it continues HHN's association with him.

August 7, 2019 at 3:38 PM

Would have rather they kept the original house, not a fan of this movie!

August 7, 2019 at 4:20 PM

Didn't like the movie either and I find the "theme" a bit lame. Still could be a fun house though with some good jump scares. In any case it's better then putting a bunch of movies in one house so I really hope we don't have one of those this year.

August 8, 2019 at 3:07 PM

I find Jordan Peele's movies to be highly overrated and somewhat racist. This announcement is not a reason to go to HHN for me. Bad idea, Universal.

August 8, 2019 at 3:33 PM

While I wasn't a huge fan of the movie, I liked some elements of it,(performances, the Santa Cruz setting, the concept) but it was a bit too pretentious for me.

That being said, we all know that when it comes to theme parks & movie based source material, all that goes out of the window.

The maze could still be entertaining....(curious of how they'll handle the doppelgänger element) & while the wasn't an official Blumhouse film, Jason Blum still produced it, so this will probably be the "Blumhouse" maze for the year.

August 9, 2019 at 8:18 AM

Jordan Peele is by some distance the most interesting mainstream filmmaker of the moment. I expect this to be the most popular house at HHN, and it's probably enough to get me to buy a ticket when I wouldn't have otherwise. Good idea, Universal!

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