The Weeknd inspires new haunted house at Halloween Horror Nights

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The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare at Halloween Horror Nights (Universal Orlando)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Multi award-winning artist The Weeknd is joining forces with Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights to inspire an all-new haunted house at the popular fall event.

Beginning Sept. 2, guests will be able to experience the haunted house “The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare.”

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“With the eerie sounds of “After Hours” reverberating throughout the experience, guests will step into a surreal living nightmare filled with grotesque characters and themes inspired by The Weeknd’s music and short films,” Universal said in a news release. “As they’re stalked by slashers, bandaged maniacs, gruesome toad-like creatures and other unfathomable horrors from the mind of the artist, guests will be challenged to survive the night while trapped within the terrifying, unexpected world of “The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare” – a place that only exists in The Weeknd’s vivid imagination and from which one may never escape.”

This is the first time The Weeknd has been featured in the annual event.

“I always wanted my own Halloween Horror Nights haunted house as Halloween has always been significant to my music, so this is a total dream come to life. I feel like my music videos have served as a launching pad for a collaboration like this, and I cannot wait for people to experience this madness!” said Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye.

The Weeknd is known for his renowned groundbreaking music that blends daring, provocative lyrics with innovative sounds and ominous undertones, the theme park said.

The singer released his fourth studio album “After Hours” in 2020. The album features multiple chart-topping hits including “Too Late,” “Heartless,” “In Your Eyes” and the wildly popular hit-single “Blinding Lights.”

“This is an unprecedented haunted house that is going to shatter the expectations of our guests and immerse them in an unforgettable experience that is equally unexpected and terrifying,” added Charles Gray, Senior Show Director for Entertainment Creative Development at Universal Orlando Resort.

The new haunted house joins a list of others including The Horrors of Blumhouse, Halloween and Universal Monsters: Legends Collide.

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights (Universal Orlando)

All tickets are on sale now for Halloween Horror Nights including single-night tickets and a variety of Frequent Fear Pass options that allow guests to experience the horror on multiple nights. A number of vacation packages are also available online.

Halloween Horror Nights will run select nights through Monday, Oct. 31. More details and haunted houses revealed soon.

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About the Author:

Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.