Halloween Horror Nights announces house featuring ‘most menacing’ original characters

ORLANDO, Fla. — Universal Orlando is celebrating its 30th year of Halloween Horror Nights with an all-new haunted house featuring the event’s most notorious characters.

The new house, “Halloween Horror Nights Icons: Captured,” will feature the following icons:

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  • The Caretaker, a once well-respected surgeon who has become eerily infatuated with the removal of internal organs – especially while his patients are conscious
  • The Director, an aspiring filmmaker obsessed with capturing the suffering and torture of his victims on film – placing them in their very own living horror movie

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  • The Usher, who seeks to invoke violent vengeance on those who don’t follow the rules of his theater
  • The Storyteller, who stops at nothing to entrap guests in her latest tales of terror, where no one lives happily ever after
  • Jack the Clown – the original Halloween Horror Nights icon and the most feared of them all – with his assistant Chance making a deadly pair who thrive on tormenting victims in ways that embody their sick sense of humor

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Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights begins Friday, Sept. 3, and runs select nights through Sunday, Oct. 31, featuring 10 elaborately-themed haunted houses, five scare zones and live entertainment.

Sarah Wilson

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Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.