This footage shows an amazingly realistic Halloween event with people dressed up as zombies and skeletons walking across an eerily-decorated street with characters that almost scare visitors to death.
Newsflash obtained the footage from Harry Kleedorfer, a Florida native, who said he filmed himself entering the immersive experience at Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) at Universal Studios Florida, in the USA, which he has been regularly visiting ever since 1998.
Harry explained: “Halloween Horror Nights is an annual event at Universal Studios Florida. Its first year was 1991 and was called Fright Nights. The name changed to Halloween Horror Nights in 1992.
“It started out with only a few nights per year and was very small. The popularity has grown so much that it’s now spread over 2 months and over 40 nights. It’s the nation’s premier Halloween event.”
The 41-year-old Halloween fan told Newsflash he has a passion for horror and haunted things and even owns the Freaks of Halloween Horror Nights outlet.
Footage filmed by Harry at this year’s event shows the massive extent to which the props and decorations are arranged, as a spooky feeling sets in the minute smoke begins rising from behind the tall, metal gate.
Two zombie twins dressed in dirt-covered white dresses and neat blue bows braided into their hair immediately greet whoever walks into the scarezone by creepily staring.
Right next to them, an 8-foot-tall skeleton resembling the Grim reaper intensifies the feeling of being at a haunted cemetery.
Harry said: “The tall skeleton is a character in ‘the Graveyard: Deadly Unrest’ scarezone. He is walking on stilts.”
He added: “Universal Studios puts a lot into this event to bring the guests everything they can imagine and more.
“Universal brings some of the biggest horror films to life and combines it with their original house ideas to give us that amazing event.”
“I was hooked the first time I went and will never miss a year no matter what,” Harry said.
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