The Weeknd Confirmed His Own Haunted House At Halloween Horror Nights & We Knew It All Along
"This is a total dream come to life."
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios in Orlando is reaching its 31st annual haunted house event, and many signs spookily pointed toward The Weeknd as a theme on the haunted house map. He finally confirmed it and we knew it all along!
The GRAMMY award winner has been known to shock fans in his music videos, as he uses prosthetics and costumes to represent his storytelling. Two of his videos are restricted from YouTube because of the content that some claim to be "highly disturbing."
He posted to his Instagram page a photo of the promotional poster. His theme is "After Hours Nightmare," named after his most recent album, After Hours.
On March 16, a Halloween Horror Nights fandom account predicted he might be their newest partner. They created a map speculating what the haunted house themes would be, and the star's name was on it.
That same day, he retweeted that post, which included "horror" images from his music video.
https://twitter.com/HNNightmares/status/1504207129632198658\u00a0\u2026— The Weeknd (@The Weeknd) 1647466091
It wasn't clear at the time what exactly this meant, but he followed up on April 3 with another indication he might be contributing to the theme park's event.
After mentioning the restriction of his music videos, he said, "I know Halloween horror nights loved them though."
i just noticed the \u201ctoo late\u201d and \u201cin your eyes\u201d videos are restricted on YouTube. lol i guess i pushed it a little . I know Halloween horror nights loved them though.— The Weeknd (@The Weeknd) 1649022076
"I always wanted my own Halloween Horror Nights haunted house, as Halloween has always been significant to my music, so this is a total dream come to life," he told Entertainment Weekly.
Though we won't know what's inside until opening night, the trailer for his attraction is officially out now.
Other confirmed houses are Halloween, The Horrors of Blumhouse and Universal Monsters: Legends Collide. Halloween Horror Nights runs from September 2 to October 31.
This article has been updated since it was originally published on April 15, 2022.
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