Halloween Horror Nights 25 Media Preview Night – Jack Returns!
We were lucky enough to cover Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 25 media preview event on behalf our friends at Ideology of Madness. The following is reprinted with permission from IOM:
Universal Orlando held their annual Halloween Horror Nights media preview event last night. Anticipation for this year’s event reached a frenzy upon entering Soundstage 33, as costumes and props from all 9 haunted mazes, 5 scare zones, and 2 shows lined the walls for all to soak in. Halloween Horror Nights marks their 25th year this season and in celebration, they have produced their largest event ever – more houses, more scare zones, roaming hordes, and the most scareactors that have ever been used.
Creative Director, Michael Aiello addressed the crowd and took us through the history of the
event which started as a small test as “Fright Nights” and has since blossomed into the monster
that it is today, with event icons that are as beloved to the faithful audience as the houses
themselves. Through the birth and development of these icons, we arrive at this year’s event,
centered around so much of Halloween Horror Nights history, with its ringleader in Jack the
Clown. While Jack acts as host and central icon this year, the creative team has worked to
deliver an amazing assortment of mash ups and returns of fan favorites, along with newer
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Check out video recaps of the event, including an interview with Creative Director, Michael Aiello and appearance by Jack the Clown here: