This year, Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights will include a scary house set to the music of The Weeknd’s smash album “After Hours.”
Typical haunted houses during Halloween Horror Nights pay homage to pop culture icons like the Ghostbusters or the cast of “Stranger Things.” Black Sabbath and Alice Cooper themed homes have been shown there on rare occasions.
This is the first year ever that a haunted house has been themed around an album, so it’s sure to be an unforgettable Halloween experience.
The Weeknd Teamed Up With Universal
The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, is a Grammy Award–winning musician. He and Universal are working together to design a house that was haunted in which visitors will be “stalked by slashers and other horrors from the artist’s mind.”
According to Universal’s press release, some of the tracks from the album may be played at home.
Both Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood provide haunted houses for guests to experience. Both haunted houses will be open from September 2nd (Orlando) and September 8th (Hollywood) to October 31st (both). For each performance, tickets have already gone on sale.
Three more haunted houses at Universal have had their themes unveiled.
Several iconic horror film studios will each have their own haunted house this year: Blumhouse Productions, known for films like “Get Out,” will have their own haunted house, and Universal Monsters, known for films like “Dracula,” and “The Wolf Man,” will each have their own haunted house.
Two years after its first release, “After Hours” continues to set new benchmarks. The album’s two biggest hits, “Blinding Lights” and “Heartless,” were both certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in April.
The Weeknd said in a press statement, that halloween had always been essential to his music, so this was a complete fantasy come to reality.”
In other words, “I can’t wait for others to experience this chaos!”