The most wonderful time of the year for horror fans is already two months away, so haunted attractions and houses are opening around the country for our enjoyment. Universal Studios' The Curse of Pandora's Box maze can be experienced as early as September 13th. Also: details on both the Bayville Scream Park and Folklore Haunted House.

Universal Studios Announce New Maze at Halloween Horror Nights: "Temptation is unleashed in “The Curse of Pandora’s Box,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s all-original “Halloween Horror Nights” maze that spills the evils of humanity across this twisted ancient Greek mythology-inspired experience, beginning Friday, September 13.

Greed is the underlying theme of this all-new maze, resurrected from Universal Studios Hollywood’s vault of masterful storytelling that transports guests from the land of the living into the nightmarish netherworld of Hades. The scene begins with “Pandora’s Cabinet of Curiosities,” a dilapidated storefront set in modern times that is, nonetheless, eerily reminiscent of a structure that belongs in the dark and dangerous back alleys of Victorian London.

Amid every occultist artifacts and forbidden relics known to man, the bizarre shop houses an all-consuming collection of evil trapped behind glass-encased cabinets, including a giant, ornate box inlaid with human bones and adorned with the silhouette of a mysterious woman clasping her body with skeletal arms.

As guests pass through the shop they will hear a faint, yet seductive voice echoing the words, “anything can be acquired, anything our hearts desire,” beckoning maze-goers to tempt fate, just as a cataclysmic earthquake erupts, shaking the shop and swinging open the ornate box to awaken a demonic voice whispering in a foreign tongue to “come inside.”

Once Pandora’s Box has been opened and evil unleashed, it can never be closed again.

Tickets for “Halloween Horror Nights” are on sale now, including the first-ever Fan Preview Night which offers an exclusive sneak peek of the event on Thursday, September 12, before it officially opens to the public on Friday, September 13.

“Halloween Horror Nights” brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror and features a slate of unrivaled film and television production quality mazes, frightful scare zones and live performances, inspired by today’s most definitive horror properties.

This year’s 10 mazes include “Us,” based on Jordan Peele’s critically-acclaimed blockbuster film; the iconic pop culture classic “Ghostbusters;” the Netflix original series “Stranger Things;” the 1980s film thriller, “Killer Klowns from Outer Space;” “Creepshow,” inspired by the 1980s cult classic film and the new anthology series airing on Shudder; Rob Zombie’s “House of 1000 Corpses;” “Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man,” inspired by Universal’s original cinematic monsters and the movie studio that invented the horror films; the all-original “Holidayz in Hell” maze and “The Walking Dead.”

Updates on “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood are available online at Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com and on Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood,” Instagram at @HorrorNights and Twitter at @HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Watch videos on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube and join the conversation using #UniversalHHN.

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Bayville Scream Park Details: "BAYVILLE SCREAM PARK GIVES LONG ISLAND A HALLOWEEN SEASON IT WILL NEVER FORGET

This Halloween, Bayville will be shrouded in fog, darkness, and overrun by creatures who definitely go bump in the night. Bayville Scream Park opens September 27th! This state-of-the-art haunted house attraction is bound to terrify you and make you tremble, even at just the entrance of it. Its chilling atmosphere still haunts us to this day. We were lucky enough to get out of there with our lives! Rest assured, our tails were between our legs when we narrowly escaped. And what we would do to go back there!

Halloween is a wonderful time of year, mainly because of how we obsess over and celebrate a certain hallmark-ish macabre theme and environment. We pride ourselves on it and haunted houses are the ultimate gateway into the fun that the season brings. We need to experience fear because fear is a part of life. What better way to do it than to have fun with it. Bayville Scream Park is a perfect place for a Halloween scare, a fun outing with the friends and family, even a good date spot. You may even find out who will take off running first!

Bayville consists of some of the most ghastly themes imaginable. The very thought of them sends multiple shivers down our spines. Find your way out, if you dare, of Evil of the Woods and then make your way to the horrifying Temple of Terror where you will be forced to endure the many curses inflicted. Funhouse of Fear 3D is next and may we say, if you are not a fan of clowns or circus’, you are in for one heck of a nightmare!

Bloodworth Haunted Mansion will make you forgive all of the creepiness your own home has, for the misery and bone-chilling emptiness that Bloodworth contains will haunt your soul night after night. You will swear someone is over your shoulder and you will swear you saw something, not someone, scuttle down the hallway. Will you go check it out? You will have to in order to escape the wicked mansion. At last, we have The Cage, which may make you go home and look at your pets differently. Finally, the Bayville Haunted Asylum is the pinnacle of horror, sending you screaming for the hills, forgetting you drove here. The Asylum houses deranged loonies who are out to rip your innards, suck your blood, and pick at your teeth. It is their asylum now. Not so much a family environment!

Producer Donald Finley, when asked, states, “Bayville Scream Park isn’t just for the true horror fans, it’s a Graceland for everyone to enjoy come Halloween.” Finley was certain that the attraction would bring in just about anyone. “People love to experience fear in a fun way. To a degree, this attraction makes people show their true colors to one another but also to have a good time with each other, experiencing something they’ve never experienced before.” Bayville Scream Park is open from September 27th to November 2nd. Long Island will hear your screams all the way to East Hampton!

Bayville Scream Park
5 Spectacular Haunted Houses
8 Bayville Ave,
Bayville, NY 11709
September 27th - November 2nd, 2019
https://bayvillescreampark.com

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Folklore Haunted House in Atlanta Revealed: "FOLKLORE IS A CATALYST FOR THE FEARS TO COME THIS HALLOWEEN SEASON!

Atlanta’s crown achievement in Halloween horror is Folklore Haunted House, a behemoth of an attraction with three brilliantly crafted mazes. The haunts each have their own themes that are sure to disturb and disorient your senses for the rest of the season. This Halloween, why not be a part of the terror rather than run from it? Folklore is prideful in its ability to keep people on the edge of their seats, walking from one room to the next, one hallway to the other, and always trying to hide behind the biggest one in their group. You will know you have achieved greatness once you see your patrons run screaming from the haunt. And they have only finished the first one…

Folklore’s three first-rate haunts this year are terrifyingly original and meticulously put together by the finest crew and cast a haunt could possibly ask for. First up is The Manor, a house nobody wants to call home. Decrepit, awful, and rotting, this mansion holds some of the darkest secrets the universe could possibly conjure up and swallows whoever dare set foot in its vicinities. The Manor wishes for you to stay forever and builds its strengths through your fears and misery, something that will become somewhat of a running theme throughout the duration of your visit. Asylum 67 is worse. Because what is worse than a creepy asylum with a horrendous reputation? The same asylum but with the patients, some of the most dangerous psychopaths in the world, running the entire place! And finally, Chromophobia puts you in a psychedelic nightmare of a maze and turns the lights off. Out of options, you must navigate your way through a neon-colored sea of madness with terror lurking around every corner. The faces you see will haunt your dreams for days!

Producer Dan Riker couldn’t be prouder of his haunted house. “We’ve really put our all into the haunt this year, it’s going to be great.” When speaking to Riker about what is different this year from what we saw last year, he stated, “Asylum 67 is brand new and top-notch, we really outdid ourselves with this one. It’s got a theme that even makes the hairs on the back of my neck raise and it’ll certainly make you fear for actual hospitals in real life.” Folklore is no stranger to sending people screaming for the hills. Last year, we witnessed a group running, screaming all the way out of the parking lot when they forgot they drove there. “Fear is a part of life, and Folklore just helps remind you that it’s okay to be frightened. We should have fun with it all.”

Folklore Haunted House
3 Spectacular Haunted Houses
5389 N. Main St.
Acworth, GA 30101
September 13th - November 2nd, 2019
https://folklorehauntedhouse.com

Tamika Jones
About the Author - Tamika Jones

Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).