Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights: Giving Us the Comeback we Have All Been Waiting For

Universal Studios Hollywood entrance for Halloween Horror Nights 2021. (Valeria Yanez)
Monster cast member at Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights 2021. (Valeria Yanez)

Covid Precautions

Halloween Horror Nights 2021 is back this year with its greatest comeback yet. Last year’s Covid-19 pandemic forced Universal studios to cancel halloween horror nights last October 2020. Here are some things that have changed. Universal is taking precautions by providing their audience with hand sanitizer at every possible stop. Universal Studios is enforcing a mask mandate to enter the park. They recommend customers to be vaccinated or get tested for Covid-19 due to the ongoing cases surging again in the Los Angeles area. Throughout the Horror Nights experience, people seem to be social distancing while also having fun. 

Dia de Los Muertos cast members at Hollywood Horror Nights 2021. (Valeria Yanez)
Dia de Los Muertos Exhibit at Halloween Horror Nights 2021. (Valeria Yanez)


The main attractions include Netflix’s, The Haunting of Hill House, where it takes you through a maze that resembles Hill house followed by horrifying pop ups. Some attractions consist of mazes based on iconic films like Texas ChainSaw Massacre and The Exorcist. Which many know to be some of the most horrifying movies of all time. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre maze attraction was by far the scariest one for the special effects. From the audience’s perspective, it places you in the movie. Amongst other horrifying mazes are AMC’s The Walking Dead and the famous slasher movie Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. Lastly, you’ll find mazes like The Curse of Pandora’s box and Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives. The mazes are arranged in three separate lots, giving the audience the perfect time to breathe and buy some of the merchandise for the halloween come back. 

Halloween Horror Nights maze sign. This sign guide the public to The Haunting of Hill House maze or The Curse of Pandoras Box maze. (Valeria Yanez)
Michael Myers from slasher film Halloween at Universal Studios Horror Nights. (Valeria Yanez)
Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House at Halloween Horror Nights 2021. (Valeria Yanez)
AMC’s The Walking Dead’s famous “Don’t Open Dead Inside” doors. At Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights. (Yasmine Poot)

Helpful Information 

Universal Studios also has a Frequent Fear Pass where you get to experience the terrifying Halloween Horror Nights all through September 9 – October 31, 2021 with the exception of some blackout dates. With this pass you get to experience the terrifying mazes and attractions on another level like never before. Remember never go alone.

Monster cast member at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights 2021. (Yasmine Poot)