Monsterpalooza in Pasadena, CA is the first big horror event of the year. It’s not the biggest, but usually there’s something good and juicy for horror fans to take away from, year after year. This year was no exception as Chris Williams and John Murdy from Halloween Horror Nights were on hand to talk about Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood.
The conversation covered all the favorite scare zones of the past, of which there have been some great ones. The conversation of the panel quickly turned into one of our favorites, Dark Christmas. The scare zone featured great demented versions of elves, and even Krampus and was featured in both 2014 and 2015.
Video-Get festive with Dark Christmas at HHN Hollywood
Of course, the creators said that it was one of their favorites and one that they wished they could bring back. We do too!
That, naturally turned into an announcement for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood. This year, HHN Hollywood would be bringing guests a sort of continuation of Dark Christmas called “Holidayz in Hell”. It’s the first Scare Zone announcement of the season, and it’s going to take guests into all the holidays throughout the year…not just Christmas.
Guests will experience characters from several different holidays through the year, and the scare zone will go in chronological order, based on the holiday. They’ll encounter Father Time and Baby New Year, Cupid, The Easter Bunny, Leprechauns, revelers from Cinco De Mayo, and more. The year will end with Turkey Pilgrims, Krampus, Santa and Mrs. Klaus. No word yet if there will be anything for Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Arbor Day…let alone Halloween.
Our friends over at Parks and Cons were at the event, and have video of the full reveal:
The new scare zone will be located in the Metro area of the park, which is located on the backlot. So far, the only other announcement from this year’s HHN is that Stranger Things will have a maze at the park. The maze location was confirmed today to be in one of the Soundstages…which is a pretty big deal, as Hollywood rarely uses the soundstages for Halloween Horror Nights.