It’s already time to start getting prepared for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights! With Universal Studios Hollywood’s yearly celebration of all things horror, it’s never too early to start talking about things that go bump in the night, and this year, they want your input!
For the first time in the history of “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood, fans of this awesome event will be able to vote on the most hair-raising Scare Zone in the “Choose Your Scare” online voting competition.
Starting this Wednesday, June 4, through June 18, fans can cast their vote through Halloween Horror Night’s Facebook page. The winning concept will be created into a real life zone at Halloween Horror Nights this fall.
Here are the three Scare Zone concepts fans can choose from (concept art is below):
Scare Zone, Option 1: Corps
“The War to End All Wars” has left a swathe of destruction through battle-torn France, and on French Street at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights, World War I-era soldiers have returned from the dead. The constant artillery bombardment has turned the twisted network of trenches into a sprawling graveyard, and now “The Lost Generation” is rising from their muddy graves and coming home to haunt the streets of “old Paris.”
Scare Zone, Option 2: Mask-a-Raid
Masquerade Balls were a staple of the social calendar in pre-Revolutionary War France; a time for the members of the French aristocracy to misbehave behind the cover of elaborate, jeweled masks. But “mask-a-raiding” among the powdered and perfumed party-goers are members of a blood thirsty cannibal cult. Bon appétit!
Scare Zone, Option 3: Ghoulz
In 19th century France, restrictive laws and social norms prevented medical colleges from acquiring the one asset they need most – human cadavers. To solve this “body shortage crisis,” universities employed “unsavory characters” to do their dirty work and steal corpses from cemeteries in the middle of the night. Unfortunately, the grave robbers on Universal Studios Hollywood’s French Street have developed a morbid fascination with the dead – and a taste for human flesh.
If you really want one particular zone concept to beat out the rest, you can share your vote through their social media platforms using the hashtag #UniversalHHN. The winning Scare Zone, which will be located on French Street, will be announced to the public June 19.
“For years, ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ fans have shared their thoughts on what they would like to see at the event. This year, we’re giving them a chance to participate in the creative process by voting for what they believe will be the scariest Scare Zone,” said John Murdy, Creative Director, Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights.” “Our goal is to produce the most terrifying, most intense horror experience anywhere. The more scared the fans are, the louder they scream and the happier they are, so, to have them join us in this process is very rewarding.”
What do you think about this awesome experience? Talk about it in the comments section below!