Halloween Horror Nights 27: American Horror Story Returns

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I am breaking my vow of social media silence (which I was doing a terrible job at anyway) because I am way too excited about the announcement that just came out of Universal Studios.

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a mild obsession with Halloween Horror Nights and have been actively counting down the days until the first night when the general public can reenter the world of horror at Universal Studios in Orlando. (We’re 170 days away for anyone who’s wondering)

Today, Universal announced the return of one of most popular houses from last year: American Horror Story! Here’s the official video:

Rather than repeating last year’s house, Horror Nights will be pulling from unused seasons of the show for the house’s 2017 return. We’ll be seeing scenes from Asylum, Coven and Roanoke as opposed to last year’s Murder House, Freak Show and Hotel.

Here’s what I know about the layout and order of the maze:

In ‘Asylum’ we’ll get to explore Briarcliff through the decades and come face to face with Dr. Arden’s human “rasper” and the notorious serial killer Bloody Face. Next up we will enter the charming south in “Coven” where we’ll encounter Madame Delphine LaLaurie, Marie Laveau (the voodoo Queen of New Orleans), and the descendants of Salem witches. The nightmare doesn’t stop there because next up we join the Miller family and find ourselves at the mercy of Piggy Man, the Polk family and the ghosts of the blood moon.

Horror Nights seems to be taking cues from their guest surveys as they are bringing back one of the highest rated houses in the event’s now 27 year run.

I’m super excited to hear potential announcement for other highly-rated offerings that will make a return in 2017 (Hint hint: Academy of Villains please).

There are plenty of rumors of what’s to come for the 27th year of Horror Nights. As much as I would love to talk about them here, I don’t want to play into potential misinformation. No, I’d much rather be just as surprised and excited as everyone else!

Hell, we’re already getting the most dates in the event’s history with an unprecedented 34 nights!

Could it get any better?


We’ll have to wait and see!

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