Universal’s Latest Halloween Horror Nights House Is a Frosty Ghostbusters Fright

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Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Haunts Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights

Get ready to bust some ghosts… and maybe freeze your butt off! Universal Studios’ annual Halloween Horror Nights event is bringing the chills with its latest haunted house, "Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire," inspired by the newest film, Ghostbusters: Afterlife. This chilling experience, opening Aug. 30 at Universal Studios Orlando and Sept. 5 at Universal Studios Hollywood, promises to be a spine-tingling foray into the world of the paranormal.

Building on the legacy of the original Ghostbusters, this haunted house blends familiar elements with the fresh energy of the new film. Fans will journey alongside both the OG Ghostbusters and the new Spengler squad, encountering beloved locations like the firehouse and the new Ghostbusters lab HQ. The house will even feature familiar faces from past films, adding to the nostalgia and providing Easter eggs for longtime fans.

"Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire" takes the classic ghost hunting premise to the next level with a unique twist: ice. The official description teases a terrifying experience where "an army of ghastly creatures bent on cracking bones and turning their veins into rivers of ice" threatens to engulf the city. Expect chilling temperatures and bone-chilling monsters that will test even the bravest Ghostbuster fan.

Ernie Hudson, who reprises his role as Winston Zeddemore in Ghostbusters: Afterlife, recently spoke to io9 about his experience filming the haunted house. He described the set as "a lot of fun" and spoke about the passion of the fan base. "The fans are what make this franchise so successful," Hudson said. "It’s important to acknowledge them, and this haunted house experience is definitely a great way to do that."

From the spine-tingling chills of Ray’s Occult Bookshop to the cutting-edge equipment of the new Ghostbusters lab and the dank, grimy depths of the New York sewer system, this immersive experience will transport guests into the heart of the supernatural. The description promises "iconic ghosts who slime and nefarious villains who are out for revenge," making for a truly terrifying and unforgettable adventure.

This isn’t just a nostalgic trip down memory lane; it’s a full-fledged horror experience that embraces both old and new elements of the Ghostbusters universe. The blend of familiar faces like Winston, Ray, and Slimer with the new generation of Ghostbusters creates a captivating experience that will resonate with fans both old and new.

What should fans expect from this unique haunted house experience?

  • Classic Ghostbusters locations and characters. The firehouse, the lab, and even Ray’s Occult Bookshop will make appearances. Iconic ghosts like Slimer and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man will be lurking around every corner.
  • Immersive storytelling. The house will follow the storyline of the latest film, allowing fans to experience the events first-hand. This integration of the Ghostbusters lore into the haunted house setting will enhance the immersion and provide a deeper layer of storytelling.
  • Intense scares and chilling effects. The description emphasizes the "ice" theme, hinting at a unique and chilling approach to horror. Expect freezing temperatures, bone-chilling monsters, and icy surprises throughout the experience.
  • A balance of nostalgia and new thrills. Fans who grew up with the original Ghostbusters films will find plenty to appreciate in this experience. However, the latest film’s story and characters ensure that newcomers to the franchise will find something intriguing and frightening.

The official announcement for "Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire" reveals breathtaking footage of the haunted house, showcasing the intricate sets, chilling special effects, and the terrifying creatures that await. The video features scenes from Ray’s Occult Bookshop, the Ghostbusters’ lab, and a particularly eerie encounter with an icy monster. This glimpse into the haunted house’s atmosphere promises a truly immersive and chilling experience for all who dare to enter.

For fans eager to answer the call and experience the chills of "Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire," tickets are now available. Visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com/Halloween for tickets to the Universal Studios Hollywood event, and www.UniversalOrlando.com/Halloween for tickets to the Universal Studios Orlando event.

So, are you ready to face your fears and bust some ghosts? This Halloween, "Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire" promises to be a chilling and unforgettable experience that will send shivers down your spine and leave you craving more.

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