‘Stranger Things’ Returns to Universal Halloween Horror Nights 2023

Universal Studios theme parks’ just announced a new haunted house for Halloween Horror Nights 2023 that will take guests back to The Upside Down, inspired by the most recent season of Netflix’s Stranger Things. Read on for today’s full press release.

Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights brings season 4 of Netflix’s original series Stranger Things to life in a terrifying all-new haunted house.

This year’s petrifying haunted house will once again transport guests to Hawkins, Indiana, where they will encounter the newest supernatural villain, Vecna, who is hell-bent on obliterating the volatile barrier between the eerie Upside Down and the real world in an attempt to reign supreme.

The Stranger Things haunted house mirrors the mind-bending twists and supernatural terror of Season 4, immersing guests in a heart-pounding experience alongside valiant characters from the series, including Eleven, Max, Eddie and more. Guests will find themselves on the front line of Vecna’s deadly attacks on the citizens of Hawkins while traveling through iconic scenes, including the notorious Hawkins Lab, the enigmatic Creel House, and Vecna’s chilling mindscape. Along the way, guests will confront their deepest fears and come face to face with otherworldly creatures like demobats and even Vecna himself. In a race against the clock, guests find themselves in the ultimate showdown within Vecna’s blood-red Mind Lair, striving to escape and save mankind from his deadly curse.

“From the opening shots of Stranger Things 4 episode one, we knew this was meant to be an experience at Halloween Horror Nights,” said John Murdy, Executive Producer of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood. “We’re excited for our fans to live Vecna’s curse as we recreate the iconic and terrifying moments from the show,” added Lora Sauls, Assistant Director, Creative Development and Show Direction at Universal Orlando Resort.

Halloween Horror Nights 2023 will run select nights at Orlando September 1 through October 31, and at Hollywood September 7 through October 31. Click here to purchase tickets and packages.

A new Chucky house and a  new Last of House house were previously announced for 2023, with eight more houses still to be revealed.

You can watch the official announcement video below, and look for more HHN house announcements over the coming months.

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.

‘Stranger Things’ Returns to Universal Halloween Horror Nights 2023