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Poltergeist to Come to Halloween Horror Nights

About a day after Universal Orlando announced Seeds of Extinction, the resort has revealed the 7th house for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights. The house will be based on the 1982 Poltergeist film, adding to the event’s lineup of intellectual properties. Poltergeist was previously rumored to come, but it was later leaked in a hotel advertisement. The Poltergeist house will also come to life at Universal Studios Hollywood.

The Poltergeist haunted house at both destinations will take guests through many fan-favorite moments. Guests will start their experience being lured into the Freeling family house atop a cemetery. Throughout the house, they’ll encounter ghostly apparitions and infamous scenes, such as the flickering television screen. Ultimately, guests will cross into the “light,” where they’ll find themselves encircled by a landscape of vanishing walls as well as a menacing clown. Either they will return to the world of the living or remain trapped.

With Poltergeist now announced, Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood have three additional houses to reveal. Based on recent leaks, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers is expected to come to both parks.

Press Release
ORLANDO, Fla., UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (Aug 9, 2018) –They’re Here.  Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood will bring guests “into the light” as part of this year’s Halloween Horror Nights events featuring terrifying new mazes inspired by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures’ (MGM) iconic supernatural horror film, Poltergeist, beginning September 14.

Directed by Tobe Hooper and produced by Steven Spielberg, Poltergeist garnered critical and consumer success when it first premiered in 1982. Characterized as one of the scariest films of all time, this groundbreaking movie paved the way for a new era of supernatural ghost stories that will come to life for the first time ever at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights. This living representation of the film will take guests into some of its most iconic scenes and encounter memorable characters that spawned their first true nightmares.

The mazes will lure guests to the Freeling family house built atop a cemetery where malicious ghosts threaten the lives within.  From the underground graveyard to ghostly apparitions, guests will come face to face with infamous scenes from the film including the iconic flickering TV screen, menacing Beast from beyond and pool filled with floating corpses. As guests cross into the ‘light,’ they will find themselves surrounded by a surreal landscape of vanishing walls, floating furniture and a creepy clown with a menacing smile.  In a rush against time, guests will be forced to make it back to the world of the living or forever be trapped…

Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood and Orlando to become victims inside their own horror film. Multiple movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror television shows, films and original stories come to life season after season. And, the streets of each coast’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing scare-actors lunge from every darkened corner.

Additional details about Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights will be revealed soon. All tickets and vacation packages are on sale now. For more information about Halloween Horror Nights at either Universal Studios Hollywood or Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

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