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Halloween Horror Nights 2021: Live shows REVEALED

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In keeping with the rest of this year’s Halloween Horror Nights “announcement season,” Universal has decided to go ahead and pull the trigger on its two live shows, revealing the fuller lineup all at once.

Here’s everything you need to know:

Halloween Nightmare Fuel

Situated in the Fear Factor Live stadium (which was the home of the Academy of Villains dance troupe from 2017 to 2019 and to Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure for some 25 years before that), this production delves deeply into Horror Nights’ mythology.

Details released so far on this show are limited, but Universal has promised there will be “nocturnal creatures, aerialists of the night, and frightful fire performers” featuring rock, metal, and electronica music.

Marathon of Mayhem: Carnage Factory

The addition of a lagoon show at 2019’s HHN, utilizing the technology and infrastructure of Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration, was a major announcement – and a head-turning experience, instantly making it a fan-favorite element of the long-running event. (No, this wasn’t the first time that Universal made such a move – you can read all about the lagoon’s Halloween Horror Nights history here – but it was the first to be so dramatically employed, in both conception and execution.) It comes as no surprise, then, that the company is making the show a repeat occurrence for 2020.

Just as with the previous Halloween: Marathon of Mayhem, it’s possible you’ll see the intellectual properties that make up the new haunted-house roster be brought to life over the waters of Universal Studios Florida: The Haunting of Hill House, Beetlejuice, the Universal Monsters, and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. It looks to be yet another “larger-than-life mixtape” that will make it to the top of guests’ Horror Nights lists.


This roster of live shows will join Beetlejuice and Puppet Theatre: Captive Audience at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, which runs for a record-breaking 42 select nights, from Friday, September 3 to Saturday, October 31.

Find out everything you ever wanted to know about HHN – plus more! – in our insider’s guide. And then discuss it all with 125,000+ other Universal die-hard fans in our Orlando Informer Community on Facebook. And then be sure to follow Orlando Informer on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest news, tips, and rumors at Universal Orlando, Walt Disney World, and other Orlando attractions.

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