The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights Special – First Timer Tips

Special Episode – First Timer Tips

Getting ready for Halloween Horror Nights 25 can seem like a daunting task if this is your first time ever attending Halloween Horror Nights. There are more mazes and scare zones than ever, a variety of ticket add-on options, and everything can be booked right now, in the middle of summer!

In this special episode, Matt and Quint draw on their combined 20 years of experience attending Halloween Horror Nights to try help in planning your first visit. From explanations and personal experiences with the ticket options, to where to start your night depending on what ticket options you go with. They’ve also included some important “what not to dos” from their experiences to help you get the most your of your first time visit.

 

The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights – 1998

The year by year coverage continues with 1998 and “Halloween Horror Nights VIII: Primal Scream.

Matt and Quint start with trying to find the answer to why the hell Matt didn’t go to HHN 8 when we was living and settled in Orlando that year??!?

From there they discuss the shows from this year’s event: “Festival of the Dead Parade”, “Inferno”, “Horrorpalooza”, “Bill & Teds Excellent Halloween Adventure VII”.

Cover continues with the shows; The Festival of the “Dead Parade”, “Abra Cadaver” and and

The show finally moves into the five mazes for the year – “Hell’s High”, “Museum of Horror: Chamber of Horrors”, “Museum of Horror: Unnatural History”, “S.S. Frightanic: Carnage Crew”, and “S.S. Frightanic: Fear in First Class”

To wrap up, Matt practices the planned HHN25 remote “live” recording by going out to Universal Studios to hunt down an early piece of HHN merchandise.

The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights – 1997

The year by year coverage continues with 1997 and “Halloween Horror Nights VII: Frightmares.

Matt and Quint dive into this years event beginning with the advertising mascot that makes the both off them wince and squirm more than anything else discussed in the series so far.

From there with opening up the discussion with the addition of the Stage 54 party and display fro “House of Frankenstein”.

Cover continues with the shows; The Festival of the “Dead Parade”, “Abra Cadaver” and and details on “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure: The Final Frontier”.

And the show finally moves into the three mazes for the year – “Hotel Hell”, “Tombs of Terror” and “Universal’s Museum of Horror”.

The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights – The Michael Aiello Interview

Special Episode – The Michael Aiello Interview.

In this special episode we welcome Director of Entertainment – Creative Development for Universal Orlando and the man behind Halloween Horror Nights – Mike Aiello!

In this discussion Mike tells us about his fan side of Halloween Horror Nights, from attending the first years of the event, to his work as a scare-actor, and everything leading up to his milestone 25th year!

All that and a lot more in this special episode of “The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights”.

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HHN25: The Full Review
Our full out, spoiler filled, review and recount of Halloween Horror Nights 25. All Scarezones, all shows, all mazes, and the food and drink from this amazing event are all covered in this episode.

Unmasking the Horror Tour – Body Collectors: Recollections
Our account of the lights-on, behind the scenes tour of the Halloween Horror Nights 25 Maze “Body Collectors: Recollection” with an extensive photo gallery.

Unmasking the Horror Tour – Jason vs Freddy
The lights-on tour and walk through the Halloween Horror Nights 25 Maze “Freddy vs Jason” with an extensive photo gallery.

Unmasking the Horror Tour in 3D! – Body Collectors Recollections
A 3D photo gallery from the lights on tour of the Halloween Horror Nights 25 Maze “Body Collectors: Recollections” – 3D glasses provided free of charge!

Unmasking the Horror Tour – The Walking Dead: The Living and the Dead
Our account of the lights-on, behind the scenes tour of the Halloween Horror Nights 25 Maze “The Walking Dead: The Living and the Dead” with an extensive photo gallery.

Unmasking the Horror Tour in 3D! – The Walking Dead: The Living and the Dead
A 3D photo gallery from the lights on tour of the Halloween Horror Nights 25 Maze “The Walking Dead: The Living and the Dead” – 3D glasses provided free of charge!

Unmasking the Horror Tour – Insidious
The photo gallery of our lights-on tour of the “Insidious” Maze.

Unmasking the Horror Tour – Run: Blood, Sweat, and Fears
The photo gallery of our lights-on tour of the “Run: Blood, Sweat, and Fears” Max.

Unmasking the Horror Tour – Asylum in Wonderland 3D
The photo gallery of our lights-on tour of the “Asylum in Wonderland 3D” Maze.

The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights – Jack The Clown
A special episode of The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights podcast dedicated entirely to the orignial icon, Jack the Clown.

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The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights – 1996

The year by year coverage continues with 1996 and “Halloween Horror Nights VI: Journey into Fear.

Matt and Quint discuss second appearance of HBO’s Tales for the Crypt The Crypt Keeper as grand marshall of this years even.

From there they discuss the shows the year – “Welcome to my Nightmare”, “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure”, and “Tricks, Treats and Trances”.

They fall into a lengthy discussion of the the addition of “The Crypt Keeper’s Festival of the Dead Parade”.

Scare Zones are discussed with great reverence once again.

The 3 hours of this years event wrap up the main content – “The Crypt Keeper’s Studio Tour of Terror”, “Toy Hell: Nightmare at the Scream Factory”, and “Universal New House of Horrors”.

To wrap up, Matt and Quint design their own Stilt Walker Scare Actors.

The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights – 1995

The year by year coverage continues with 1995 and “Halloween Horror Nights V: The Curse of the Crypt Keeper”.

Matt and Quint discuss prelude to the “icon era” with the addition of Crypt Keeper from HBO’s Tales from the Crypt to the event.

From there they discuss the shows for the year – “The Price is Fright”, “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure”, “Rock of Ages” and the first night lagoon show “The Crypt Keeper’s Revenge: The Knights of Hell”.

The addition of 2nd scare zone opens up the discussion with the return of “Horrorwood Blvd” and the addition of “Midway of the Bizarre”.

The 3 houses of 1993 are described and discussed – “Terror Underground” Transit to Torment”, “Universal’s House of Horrors”, and “Crypt Keeper’s Dungeon of Terror”.

To wrap up, Matt and Quint design their own Stilt Walker Scare Actors.

The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights – 1994

The year by year coverage continues with 1994 and “The Fourth Annual Halloween Horror Nights”.

Matt and Quint discuss the 4 houses headlining this year’s event: “The Bone Yard”, Hell’s Kitchen”, “The Psycho Path Maze” and the return of “The Dungeon of Terror.”

Then they lament over missing the shows 1994 – “The Price if Fright”m “Robosaurus” and most of all “The Devil and this Show Girls”.

Their mode turns 180 degrees as the finally, and enthusiastically, discuss the first official Scare Zone for Halloween Horror Nights, “Horrorwood”

And inspired by a surprising alteration to the Bill and Ted’s show, the hosts name the “third wheel” they’d add to the Excellent Halloween Adventure.

The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights – 1993

The year by year coverage continues with 1993 and “The Third Annual Halloween Horror Nights”.

Matt and Quint discuss the 3 hours headlining this year’s event: “The People Under the Stairs”, “The Psycho Path Maze”, and “The Slaughter House”.

From there the talk about the various street shows offered this year.

To wrap up, the design their own dream scarezones.

The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights – 1992

Episode 2 – “1992”

In this episode Matt and Quint continue their year by year coverage picking up with 1992’s “Halloween Horror Nights”.

Starting with the changes from 1991, the conversation moves into the houses – “The Dungeon of Terror” and “People Under the Stairs”

Along the way the meet “Robosayrus” and talk about his amazing street show.

To close us, the first ever Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure is described and discussed.

The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights – Freddy vs Jason Instant Reaction

Special Episode – Freddy vs Jason Instant Reaction.

Big news dropped today from Halloween Horror Nights. The first house name has been revealed!

“Freddy vs Jason” is the first official house announced for Halloween Horror Nights 25.

We have some details on the house already, and have a few things to say on the subject.

Check it out in this special episode of “The Catacomb of Halloween Horror Nights”!

The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights – 1991

Episode 1 – “1991”

In this episode Matt and Quint run through the details of the very first Universal Studios Florida Halloween Event “Fright Nights”!

Starting with the name, the episode unfolds into surprising facts including the marketing push launch date compared to recent years efforts.

From there the discussion takes a loot at items that are familiar to current years, items that are completely different, and things that just did not exist this first year.

To close out, local advertising (including a fantastic local celebrity tie in) is uncovered and reported.

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The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights – Episode 0 – Introductions

The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights – Episode 0

Welcome to “The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights” podcast!

The Catacomb of Halloween Horror Nights is a chronological infotainment series covering each year of Universal Studio Florida’s annual event “Halloween Horror Nights”.

Starting with it’s debut in 1991, each episode focuses on a single year and will cover the details and highlights that year’s event leading in to our extensive coverage of Halloween Horror Nights 25.

In this introductory episode we met our hosts and learn about their experience and fandom for Halloween Horror Nights and learn what the series will present.

As a lead in to the series, this episode covers the original Universal Studios Halloween event on 1986 at Universal Studios Hollywood. A tragic accident during this event shelves Horror Nights for 5 years until it’s triumphant return to Universal Studios Florida.

But before starting in Florida, a Universal Monsters themed Halloween event held in 1989 is discovered and reported. And the location, of all places, is in Walt Disney World.

From there the hosts discuss recent official news about Halloween Horror Nights 25 and then wrap up the show with the top item on their wish list for HHN25.

All this and more in this debut episode “The Catacombs of Halloween Horror Nights” podcast!

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