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If you enjoy Stranger Things to the point of wanting to actually take a visit to the Upside Down to see if you can survive, this Halloween you can finally get your wish. Netflix, and Stranger Things creators and executive producer Matt and Ross Duffer and Shawn Levy, have joined with Universal Studios to make sure fans of the hit horror fantasy show can try their hand at living through an adventure in the Upside Down, with the Demogorgon hot on their trail. The drama will come to life at this year's Halloween Horror Nights events at Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Singapore. Hollywood and Orlando will start the fun on September 14, with things kicking off in Singapore on September 28.
Universal Studios confirmed today that each park will feature all new mazes inspired by Stranger Things for Halloween Horror Nights. The attractions will have locations and storylines from Season 1 of the show that will be familiar to fans of the series, with park guests being able to walk through areas like the creepy Upside Down woods, the Byers home (complete with Joyce's odd Christmas light display) and Hawkins National Laboratory. Every section of the attractions will be filled with surprises, twists and more jump scares than you can count, mostly because you'll be trying to get away from the Demogorgon so you can escape alive.
Anyone who watched Season 1 of Stranger Things knows that getting out of the Upside Down alive is no easy feat (poor Barb...), and even when you do get out with your life intact, sometimes you come back and, well, you're not quite alone in your own body anymore. The Upside Down is, of course, a mirror universe to what the denizens of Hawkins, Indiana know and love as their (formerly) quiet and normal home town, and it's filled with a disturbing number of dangerous creatures that we haven't even begun to fully explore after two seasons of the show.
Halloween Horror Nights has been scaring the bejeezus out of park-goers for over 25 years. Universal Studios builds movie-quality mazes every year that are based on popular television shows and films, as well as using original stories, to give visitors a chance to become prey in their very own horror films as they run through a variety of themed "scare zones" which are filled with "scare-actors" ready to terrorize at a moment's notice.
Universal Studios released an announcement trailer today to give folks a sneak peek of the attraction, which you can watch right here:
Tickets and vacation packages to Halloween Horror Nights 2018 Stranger Things attraction can be purchased right now on the website. Stranger Things will return to Netflix for Season 3 at some point in the near future. In the meantime, be sure to see what you can watch on the small screen and check out our midseason premiere guide, Netflix premiere guide, summer premiere guide and Amazon premiere guide.