Universal Kicks Off 2022 Halloween Horror Nights Reveals

May 17, 2022, 1:16 PM · Monsters don't just go away, even if you try to get rid of them. Just a few days after Universal Orlando confirmed the closing of its Classic Monsters restaurant, Universal's original stars are getting ready for a comeback.

Universal confirmed this morning that The Wolf Man, Dracula, and The Mummy will be sharing a house at this year's Halloween Horror Nights in both Orlando and Hollywood. Universal Monsters: Legends Collide is the first confirmed house for this year's after-hours Halloween events, which begin Friday, September 2 in Orlando and on Thursday, September 8 in Hollywood.

Here's the description, from Universal's press release: "This bi-coastal experience will transport guests to the 19th century with the trio of monsters seeking one thing: The Amulet of Ra. The Wolf Man believes this ancient relic contains the power to finally lift his dreaded curse, while Dracula and The Mummy have nefarious plans to use it to bring humankind to its knees. With the full moon on the rise and a race against time, guests find themselves entangled in a bloodthirsty battle between the terrifying titans – and only one will survive."

Both Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood will design their own versions of the house, so they won't be the same experience on both coasts. To that end, Universal Studios Hollywood announced that Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash will compose an original score for its version of the house, continuing the Grammy winner's tradition of working with USH on the music for Halloween Horror Nights.

Here is Universal's hype video for Universal Monsters: Legends Collide.

This will be the third event in a row in which both Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood have presented a Universal Monsters house and the second with a joint theme, following last year's Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives. [Here are our walk-through videos from Hollywood and Orlando.]

Universal has announced that Halloween Horror Nights will feature 10 houses in Orlando this year, with eight in Hollywood.

Replies (2)

May 17, 2022 at 7:56 PM

Yes, please.

May 18, 2022 at 10:10 AM

We're tentatively planning a trip in October, and HHN will absolutely be part of it. The classic monster mazes in the past have been a bit sub-par IMHO, and trying to combine 3 characters into one probably gives me even more pause as multi-character houses always seem to have poor transitions and flow (conga-line gapping through the less interesting rooms and backing up in rooms featuring the title characters).

This will probably be my son's first HHN, and he is a HUGE fan of Stranger Things, so we're hoping that IP makes it back into this year's lineup after a year hiatus (and a lost year due to the pandemic). Given that Season 4 of the Netflix hit drops at the end of the month, it would be pretty surprising if the show is not featured in this year's HHN.

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