In today's Horror Highlights, we have Universal Orlando's announcement videos for Halloween Horror Nights 27, taking place from September 15th–November 4th, and we also have details on The Purging Hour and Digerati's Monster Slayers.

Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights 27: Press Release: "ORLANDO, Fla. (February 23, 2017) - Now, guests can purchase select tickets and book a vacation package to experience the horrifying thrills of the nation's premier Halloween event - Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights.

Known for terrifying hundreds of thousands of guests from around the world and consistently rated the nation's best, Halloween Horror Nights returns to Universal Studios Florida this fall with all-new content that will bring guests’ worst nightmares and unimaginable horrors to life.

For a record-breaking 34 select nights from September 15 to November 4, guests will face all-new haunted houses based on iconic horror films, terrifying hit TV shows and haunting original stories; multiple scarezones where hordes of menacing "scareactors" stalk their every move; and outrageous live shows. And when they need a break from the screams, guests can enjoy some of Universal Studios' popular rides & attractions throughout the evening.

For a limited time, guests can book a vacation package that combines the horrifying chills of Halloween Horror Nights with the daytime thrills of Universal Orlando's three immersive theme parks: Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal's Volcano Bay - a revolutionary new water theme park filled with incredible thrills and perfected relaxation that will open on May 25, 2017. Plus, guests can purchase a Halloween Horror Nights Flex Ticket - allowing guests to add Halloween Horror Nights admission to their fall vacation.

Halloween Horror Nights 2017 will run select nights from September 15 to November 4. More details on this year's event will be announced at a later date. For more information on Halloween Horror Nights and these special ticket offers, visit

About Universal Orlando Resort
For more than 25 years, Universal Orlando Resort has been creating epic vacations for the entire family - incredible experiences that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures.

Universal Orlando's theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure, are home to some of the world's most exciting and innovative theme park experiences - including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley. And on May 25, 2017, Universal Orlando will open its third park, Universal's Volcano Bay - an entirely new water theme park experience. Universal's on-site resort hotels, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort and the all-new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, are destinations unto themselves. Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers dining and entertainment for every member of the family.

Universal Orlando Resort has unveiled more than 20 new guest experiences since 2010 - powerful attractions, incredible dining opportunities and dramatically themed hotels. Now open is Skull Island: Reign of Kong, a groundbreaking attraction in Islands of Adventure, and CityWalk's newest, unique dining experience, The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen.

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The Purging Hour: "With the hopes of a new life for his family, Bruce Diaz left the harsh city for the serene mountains of California. Upon arrival to their new home, the Diaz family fell victim to one of the most horrific crimes in history. With no serviceable evidence being retrieved, the case was eventually dismissed. Several years later, the family's personal home movie footage was released by anonymous source."

To learn more about The Purging Hour, visit:


Monster Slayers: Press Release: "Digerati is pleased to announce that Monster Slayers, a new card-based adventure developed by Nerdook (Vertical Drop Heroes HD, Reverse Crawl), will launch March 23rd on Steam, priced $7.99.

About the game

Monster Slayers is a deck-building rogue-like adventure. Create a hero, explore the dangerous regions of the Northern Valley and construct a deck to suit your style. Defeat legendary monsters and return to the Monster Slayers Guild as a true Master Slayer! Featuring an innovative card-based battle system, Monster Slayers is a high definition
re-imagining of the popular flash game, which has been played over 11 million times worldwide!

Monster Slayers on Steam:

Key Features

  • Unique card-based combat system: customize your hero's deck with new cards, and test your deck in battles against a large variety of enemies
  • Randomly generated levels, enemies and loot: each playthrough will be different and its own unique experience
  • Select persistent Companions to join your party, lending their unique skills to your hero to achieve victory
  • Purchase persistent upgrades as your heroes gain Fame with each run
  • The title tells you all you need to know: lots and lots of monsters to slay for fame, gold and glory!
  • Design and coding by the prolific developer, Nerdook
  • Challenge your friends on the Top Slayers leaderboards

  • Derek Anderson
    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.