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John Murdy talks about ‘Stranger Things’ maze at Halloween Horror Nights

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Thania Garcia

September 12, 2018

Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights (HNN) begins on Sept. 14 and runs until Nov. 3. CSUN students can use their student email to get discounted tickets to the event. Go to for more details. Fourteen-year-old John Murdy sat in the bathtub of his parents...

Halloween Horror Nights is among us!

Vincent Nguyen

September 15, 2014

Imagine blood thirsty clowns roaming around trying to find recruits for their ice cream factory. Or trying to survive a post-apocalyptic world infested with zombies or imagine what it’s like to be a tourist bitten by a werewolf? This year’s Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights will includ...

‘Horror Nights’ brings Halloween early to Universal

Casey Delich

September 24, 2012

Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights opened Friday night to hordes of horror fans and their blood curdling screams, wanting to live their fears in Universal’s six all new mazes for 2012. Once in the park the guests can expect non-stop horror, with no safe haven to escape the chainsaw wielding clowns,...

Universal readies for Horror Nights

Casey Delich

September 10, 2012

Using a mixture of branded horror and years of horror movie-making experience, Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights is at the forefront of a horror industry that is always evolving, to paraphrase Creative Director John Murdy. In its seventh year, Horror Nights will open on Friday, Sept. 21, and cont...

Meet the man behind Universal Studio’s Halloween Horror Nights

David Saakyan

September 22, 2010

The Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood is an annual event that serves as a playground for horror movie fanatics and newcomers to witness a world of trepidation, fear and horrific beauty right in CSUN’s backyards. Opening Friday, the event will take place every night until Oct....

“King Kong 360 3-D” now open at Universal Studios Hollywood

Morgan Marx

July 6, 2010

The smoking wreckage of a tram car marked the end of a New York City street and the beginning of tropical overgrowth and rocky formations.  A bellow emerged from a dark tunnel. Two years after a fire destroyed the original “King Kong Encounter,” Universal Studios Hollywood announced the ne...

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights and Awards Show was a Scary Success

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights and Awards Show was a Scary Success

Christine Chen

October 8, 2009

Universal Studios unveiled their frightening Halloween Horror Night and red carpet awards show Friday evening on October 2. Celebrities such as Tobin Bell, Corey Feldman, Rob Zombie and Rick Baker lined the red carpet to accept their awards at the Chiller-Eyegore Awards. Baker, a six-time Academy Award-winning special makeup effects artist who receiv...

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