What to Know
- The Universal Studios Hollywood fright festival revealed its first Halloween Horror Nights maze for the 2023 season on Halloween day, 2022
- The "Chucky" haunted house will be inspired by the USA & SYFY hit series
- The final night of the 2022 run is on Monday, Oct. 31
What are you doing for Halloween?
We mean Halloween... 2023?
Since the eek-filled occasion hasn't fully wrapped for 2022, that might be a difficult question to immediately answer.
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But for devotees of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood, they know just where they'll be on one or more September and October nights next year: Roaming the expertly designed haunted attractions of the famous fright festival.
It's a festival that lives partially in the proverbial fog for much of the calendar, keeping its fans in a scary-fun state of anticipation.
Then, around May or June? The announcements and reveals start to roll out, all to let people know the stomach-quaking themes of the upcoming haunted houses.
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Here's a fresh twist that's worthy of a well-made fear flick, however: One of the best-known modern villains has made an extremely early cameo on the Halloween Horror Nights line-up, all to let monster mavens know what to expect in 2023.
"Chucky," the not-so-nice doll with a pert penchant for merry malevolence and all-out chaos, will get his own haunted house next fall at the Universal City theme park as well as Universal Orlando Resort.
Inspired by the USA & SYFY hit series, the upcoming attraction will put brave visitors front-and-center before the terrifying toy.
And even though we are exactly one year away from Halloween 2023 as this knee-trembling news arrives, you won't have to wait 12 months to check out the sure-to-be-cheeky (and chilling) experience: Halloween Horror Nights traditionally opens around the second week of September.
More dastardly details will soon "break out of the box," Chucky-style, but for now, take haunted heart that a frightful favorite will rule his own haunted destination when 2023 comes to play.
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