Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Halloween Horror Nights 2013 Tickets Are Now On Sale



The wait is over! Tickets for Halloween Horror Nights 2013 at Universal Studios Hollywood are now on sale! Halloween Horror Nights has an intense lineup up filled with great horror film properties for this year's event, like Evil Dead, Insidious, and The Walking Dead. Halloween Horror Nights runs for 21 nights on select dates between September 20-November 2. Check out this teaser to see all the fear that awaits you...






Halloween Horror Nights offers a variety of ticket options for their event. Here's the break down, the first ticket option is general admission. These tickets range between $44-69, it depends on what night you plan to attend. When purchased online you can save up to $25 on certain killer deal nights, much cheaper if you buy it online than on location.

The second option is the Day/Night Combo, this ticket option lets you spend the day at Universal Studios Hollywood then visit Halloween Horror Nights the same evening. Tickets range from $119 to $139.

The third option, is called the front of line pass. The front of line pass allows you to skip those horrific long lines giving you more time to experience the event fully. They cost between $119-139 and include general admission. I made the mistake of not getting one last year and had to wait in some crazy long lines. Never again! Quick tip, buy them as soon as possible they will sell out!


Last but not least is the VIP Experience: The Insidious Experiment. Here's the details:

"The VIP Experience is the ultimate way to experience the terror of Halloween Horror Nights.

Before you begin your evening of horror, enjoy your last supper at our exclusive VIP Horror Lounge, where an extensive gourmet dinner buffet, dessert bar and spirits* await.

Then, join a first-ever active paranormal investigation on the world-famous Universal Studios Backlot – restricted areas other guests dare not enter. You’ll be led by a crew from Spectral Sightings, the crack investigative team featured in the hit movie Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2. Help them unlock the mystery to a rash of strange happenings recently reported on the Backlot. If you manage to come back alive, cut your way to the front of every line with unlimited access to all mazes, shows and attractions.

If you survive the mazes, you can do them over and over again until you breathe your last breath.

Availability is extremely limited so book early."

For the VIP Experience is costs $199 or $219 depending on the certain dates that are available. The VIP Experience includes:

  • Admission to Halloween Horror Nights
  • Unlimited front of the line use at all mazes, attractions, and shows.
  • Guided tour of the Universal Backlot 
  • An gourmet dinner to die for in the VIP Horror Lounge
  • Valet Parking

There was another ticket option called Killer Deal Night Pass...but those sold out in a heartbeat. The Killer Deal Night Passes were $130 for 10 nights....no wonder why they sold out fast. Killer deal indeed...


You can purchase tickets to Halloween Horror Nights 2013 herehttp://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/hollywood/2013/tickets.php

Don't miss out, buy tickets as soon as possible!




Need a refresher of the lineup for this year's event?


Mazes:


The Walking Dead: No Safe Haven

"In the aftermath of the apocalypse, our world is in a state of decay.Welcome to The Walking Dead: No Safe Haven, a terrifyingly twisted maze inspired by Season 3 of AMC's hit series.Follow in the footsteps of the survivors as you journey through the shadowy confines of the West Georgia Correctional Facility. Seemingly abandoned, this prison has been breached by Walkers with an insatiable hunger for human flesh! Then, if you're still alive, make your way into the Walker-infested wilderness that surrounds the prison and into the town of Woodbury, where The Governor is hiding a terrible secret.In a world that belongs to the dead…there is no safe haven."




Evil Dead: Book of the Dead

"There is a book of unspeakable evil.. an ancient tome of human flesh inked in the blood of the innocent. Its text is the key to unleashing vengeful demons into our world, hell-bent on possessing your very soul!You've come to take shelter in a remote cabin in the woods, but someone has read the words that should never be read aloud from the Book of the Dead. And the demons have been released.You can try to find a way out, or pray for daylight to save you from the evil that rules the night. But it doesn't matter. One thing is certain... you're all going to die tonight."





Insidious: Into the Further

"Beyond our world lies The Further, a dark realm occupied by tortured souls of the dead. But one evil soul – a cold-blooded murderer – has escaped into our world.Uncover the horrifying secret that has haunted the Lambert family as you enter Insidious: Into the Further.It's a nightmare journey into the paranormal where the dead crave the one thing they can't possess… your life!"





Black Sabbath: 13-3D

"Since the dawn of time, the number 13 has symbolized evil, bad luck, catastrophe, and even death. One band's music warns of these evils and far, far worse.Welcome to Black Sabbath: 13-3D, where you'll begin your descent in a demon-filled cathedral and continue on through graveyards, madhouses, corpse-filled battlefields and a nuclear apocalypse with mutated beasts.Listen for the sounds of agony with every chord; your pain is music to their ears!"





El Cucuy: The Boogeyman

"For generations, legends have been told of a shape-shifting monster that kidnaps and devours disobedient children leaving no trace behind. This tale has spawned countless nightmares, but none as gruesome as what you're about to encounter!Come face-to-face with El Cucuy: The Boogeyman, a manifestation of fear itself.Do you remember when you were afraid of the dark… the possibility that some horrible creature may be hiding in your closet or under your bed? People call him the Boogeyman, but in Mexico, he's known as "El Cucuy." Some say he's a shadow, an evil spirit that changes form to become whatever you fear. Some say he's a hideous monster that lives in the caves.But it's all just a myth, right? Or is it?"





Universal Monster Remix: Resurrection

"Universal's infamous legacy of horror is brought to life in a terrifying experience made for the 21st century.Immerse yourself in a modern horror-inspired soundtrack to your merciless slaughter, courtesy of Figure, and follow the trail of entrails through darkened corridors as you enter a crypt of bloodthirsty creatures.There's no escaping the monsters that started it all. Don't worry, it won't hurt…for long!"


Terror Tram: Invaded by The Walking Dead

"The world has become a graveyard where decaying Walkers crave only one thing...to feed! Some survivors have locked themselves in a prison, while a vigilante army remains barricaded and armed to the teeth in the town of Woodbury.Navigate your way beyond the walls of the West Georgia Correctional Facility, only to find yourself lost in a Walker-infested wilderness as you risk certain death in Terror Tram: Invaded by The Walking Dead. Even if you make it out alive and reach Woodbury, law and order has broken down and the living can be even more dangerous!"



BackLot Experience

"For the first time ever, the urban movie sets of the world famous production backlot will be the backdrop for new mazes and scare zones. Imagine making your way on foot through the isolated city streets and alleys of the backlot invaded by The Walking Dead from Season 3 of the hit television series along with a nightmarish landscape of doom inspired by Black Sabbath's recently released Billboard #1 album, "13."





Scare Zones


The Curse of Chucky

"Years ago, Charles Lee Ray, "The Lakeshore Strangler," transferred his soul into a toy doll – becoming the pint-sized, merciless killer known as "Chucky."Now, he's back and he has a personal score to settle. Get ready for a deadly game of hide and seek."


The Purge: Survive the Night

"Once a year, there's a day where law and order become chaos and bloodshed – and murder becomes legal. That day is The Purge and you're here to try to live through it!Sadistic masked murderers wielding knives and chainsaws are on the prowl to hunt you down. Can you last ‘til dawn?"


Cirque Du Klownz

"Bienvenue! Welcome to the elegant streets of Paris, home to the Grand Guignol. Come see the lively clowns perform right before you.But, beware, they may not be there to entertain you... they may be looking to put you in their next act… the gruesome ending to their horrific show."


Scarecrowz

"Scarecrows were once built to ward off crows and evil spirits. Now they welcome them. A new breed is on the loose!Tremble in terror as colossal, haunted Scarecrowz tower over you, driven to harvest the blood of the innocent to fertilize their land. They'll take whatever's left back to their fields, limbs and all. Slaughter is now in season."


The Walking Dead: Dead on Arrival

"The Walking Dead infestation could not be contained and has spread to the Universal Studios Backlot in Hollywood.Police and law enforcement dispatched to the urban street sets and movie soundstages have been infected. Hordes of hungry "Walkers" are everywhere. They've been spotted on fire escapes and alley ways. It's become an epidemic. Proceed with extreme caution. And stick together."


Shows & Rides


Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure

"The Wyld Stallyns of time travel, Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan, return in an all-new parody show ripped from today’s headlines. Join Bill and Ted as they skewer a who’s who of infamous guest stars in this most excellent musical comedy that you won’t want to miss."

TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3D

"Fight alongside Optimus and try to survive as you protect the AllSpark from Decepticons over four stories tall. Remember, the future of the human race is counting on you."

Revenge of the Mummy The Ride

"Take a ride on the world’s most intense indoor rollercoaster, if you dare. Face the heart-pounding special effects and unexpected twists at every turn as you escape The Mummy’s revenge in life-like horror. Rest assured, this ride will change you…forever!"

Jurassic Park — In The Dark

"Be stalked like prey as you make your way through the darkness and find yourself amongst prehistoric predators. Keep your eyes peeled for a 50-foot T-rex and a treacherous 84-foot death drop. You’re going to want to hold your friends close for this one."

The Simpsons Ride

"Laugh 'til it hurts on The Simpsons RideTM virtual rollercoaster. With a surprise waiting around every turn, you, Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie will have to watch out for Sideshow Bob as he tries to take you out for good. Get ready for an unforgettable thrill ride that will leave you in stitches."



For information and all the gory details on Halloween Horror Nights 2013 check out the official website: http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/hollywood/2013/index.php

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-Brittany

Friday, August 23, 2013

California's Great America Halloween Haunt Promo And Lineup So Far






California's Great America is getting ready for this year's Halloween Haunt! Their Halloween event is over a month away but they're already rolling out the teasers, like this gruesome one pictured above. It seems like that poor soul didn't survive detentionFor those of you who haven't heard of Halloween Haunt before, it's an annual event that features mazes, scare-zones and live shows since 2008 on select dates through September and October. So far Great America has announced two new mazes, one new show, and a brand new layout for the Cornstalkers maze as part of their lineup for haunt. Cornstalkers will be receiving a new layout to make room for the new maze "Zombie High". Which most likely this teaser is for.


 Zombies and high school, yup definitely a nightmare. A description for the maze hasn't been released quite yet, only this teaser image. 



The second new maze to be featured at the event is "Dia De Los Muertos". This new maze will be in 3D and be replacing the Club Blood maze from the previous year.



 
On the Great America Halloween Haunt Facebook page they showed this early sneak peek of the new maze. 

Update: Another sneak peek of the "Dia De Los Muertos" maze has been released from the Halloween Haunt Facebook page.


This maze was first featured at Knott's Scary Farm and now has made it's way to California's Great America for Halloween Haunt. Check out this maze video "Dia De Los Muertos" at Knott's Scary Farm from Theme Park Adventure, to get an idea what the maze will be like.




The brand new show that has been revealed for haunt is called "Blades of Horror". This will be the first show ever in Halloween Haunt History to feature ice skaters. Description down below!





Description


"Enter this abandoned movie theater at your own risk as the owner has gone mad! For one last night. He will view his horror movies before the wrecking ball destroys his life. To his shock, the screen comes to life and haunts his soul. Do you dare to join the viewing party???"


So far the lineup looks great, can't wait to experience these new mazes and check out the new show! 


Halloween Haunt begins September 27 and ends October 31. Haunt is held on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Don't miss out on any gory details! Be sure to like California's Great America Halloween Haunt on Facebook and follow California's Great America on Twitter. Links down below!

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California's Great America Halloween Haunt Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/cgahaunt







-Brittany

Monday, August 19, 2013

Photo Report: Halloween 2013 Finds at HomeGoods




HomeGoods is in the Halloween spirit with their shelves now stocked with endless Halloween goodness! From candles to snow globes, there is a variety of Halloween items to be found here. I spotted many ghoulish goodies while wandering the aisles of the Halloween section at my local HomeGoods. Though I didn't buy anything...yet, I had alot of fun looking and getting new decorating ideas. 

Here's a photo tour of my Halloween finds, enjoy!



These eerie skull candles are pretty awesome.


Really cute nevermore potion bottle.


I'm pretty sure that owl was staring into my soul...


Beware...



A skeleton couple statue with a hidden owl creeping in the distance.




Owls, pumpkins, witches, a headless horseman, and other unique items.



Is it October yet?


Vintage Halloween decor.



HomeGoods had a lot of good quality snow globes, like this skull one here.



A variety of Halloween goodness! 

More Halloween goodness!



Another snow globe with a mini haunted house inside. 


I checked out another HomeGoods to see if they had any different Halloween items available. They had a few different things here and there but mostly the same and alot less from the previous HomeGoods store I checked out.



I love how the pumpkin on the right has a bat shaped mouth.


They also had that awesome beware castle statue.


Sparkly kitty and fancy skull.


This skull here was huge! I believe it's eyes light up, I'm 75% sure...


A Happy Halloween sign sits between a snow globe of dancing skeletons and a glittery skull.


Each HomeGoods store I checked out had alot of different pumpkins and owls through out their shelves. 


Owls, skulls, and shiny bottles of vampire blood.


Fancy gentleman zombie.



Can't wait to see if they sneak in anymore Halloween items as it gets closer to October. Might check out a few more HomeGoods along the way too, might find some undiscovered Halloween goodness.



-Brittany

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Photo Report: Halloween Finds at Big Lots and Hallmark





More and more Halloween items are creeping into stores in the month of August, before you know it Halloween goodness will be everywhere. Big Lots and Hallmark now has a variety of Halloween items throughout their store. 

Big lots has mainly decorations at the moment and Hallmark has a small section of Halloween items like ornaments, something new called pumpkin talkers, a few ghoulish delights, and other things currently in their store. It seems both stores will get more Halloween items as it gets closer to the Halloween season.


Here's a photo tour of my Halloween finds at Big lots and Hallmark, enjoy!                



Halloween signs

More Halloween signs


Shiny skulls, dancing skeletons, and taking ravens.

Pumpkins!

All kinds of light up decorations, including some with spooky sound effects.

Meow!
 
Halloween decor

Shiny Halloween things


Here's a video I took on Instagram of some of the light up decorations: 


On to Hallmark!


 So far at my local Hallmark they only had this small section of Halloween stuff at their store.


I'm really interested in these Pumpkin Talkers, especially the Batman one. I totally want a Batman pumpkin just saying "I'm Batman" all night.

Fancy skeleton ornament 

What a happy little skeleton ornament! 

Peek-A-Boo Snoopy, so cute!

Halloween snow-globes

Interactive owls 

Haunted house decoration 

I was so tempted to buy these truffles for my love of all things pumpkin! So tempted...I shall next time!

Cursed Beans and Blood-Sucking Bats!


Have you spotted any Halloween decorations at your local stores?

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-Brittany

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Photo Report: Halloween 2013 Finds at Michaels and Dollar Tree





With Halloween being less than three months away, decorations have been slowly creeping into stores. Michaels the arts & crafts store has always seemed to be the first at putting Halloween decor and displays out for the upcoming Halloween season. So far they have numerous decorations, crafts, party favors, faux pumpkins, Lemax Spooky Town display and much, much more. 

Here's a photo tour of Halloween decorations I spotted recently at my local Michaels, enjoy! 


This decor pictured here were among the first decorations displayed. The skull with the crow is pretty neat!


Boo!


Cute light up Halloween decorations.


Keep Calm and Carry garlic! There was also a "Keep Calm and Scare On" sign, that I forgot to take a picture off. Trendy.


Skeleton decorations just hanging around.


These little ghosts are pretty cute! I like how they have a variety of faces. 



Halloween screamers! Boy are these things loud, haha.

You can never have enough skulls.

Halloween decorations with glitter, never really been a big fan of the glitter decorations. It gets everywhere...


Pumpkin and skull lanterns


Various spell book decorations 

Need a hand?

Awesome skull decoration!


Changing portraits and tombstones


Here are a few videos I took of the Spooky Town on my Instagram:

Part 1: 

Part 2: 


Now onto Dollar Tree! Dollar Tree has some Halloween decorations and other things here and there. Mostly Halloween party favors and creepy critters. Here are a few photos of their Halloween stuff that I have seen so far:



Mini plastic spiders, bugs, and other Halloween creatures, perfect for trick-or-treaters.

Spiders, rats and bats!

Halloween masks


So excited to see Halloween decorations in stores already, it seems like stores are putting their  Halloween stuff out earlier and earlier each year. I like it!


Have you started your Halloween shopping yet?

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-Brittany