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Time Out says

Confront familiar foes at Universal Studios’ annual Halloween festivities, where big-budget scares meet iconic horror movie characters.

Ready or not, spooky season is slowly stalking its way ever closer. The clearest sign? Universal Studios has already announced the haunted houses set inhabit its Hollywood-adjacent theme park for Halloween Horror Nights—and there are some pretty big ones.

The Last of Us will be getting its own haunted house at Universal Studios Hollywood this year (as well as the theme park’s Orlando location). Specifically, the attraction will take inspiration from the original post-apocalyptic PlayStation video game, not the HBO series. An announcement video teases the unmistakable sound of clickers, the fungus-infected zombie-like foes from the franchise; you’ll encounter them as well as all other sorts of the infected, including runners and stalkers, plus human hunters. The experience parallels Joel and Ellie’s trek through the Pittsburgh Quarantine Zone, with locations like the Hotel Grand and a series of dark tunnels.

In addition, Stranger Things will again return to HHN, this time around with a haunted house based on season four of the streaming series. You’ll find yourself facing off against Vecna and demobats as you venture through the Hawkins Lab, Creel House and Vecna’s mind lair.

Elsewhere at HHN, you can expect additional experiences based on Evil Dead RiseThe Purge, the upcoming film The Exorcist: Believer, the TV adaptation of Chucky, the classic Universal Monsters and a selection of monsters inspired by Latin American folklore. The “Terror Tram” takeover of the studio tour returns, as well, with an insect uprising plot line plus a Nope and Us crossover in the Jupiter’s Claim set.

Halloween Horror Nights will run on select evenings from September 7 to October 31. Tickets cost $74 to $107, depending on the night; with Express Pass add-ons, options range from $209 to $309.

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Michael Juliano
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