The Creepy Cuisine and Merchandise of ‘Halloween Horror Nights’

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Universal Monsters t-shirt at Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights

Starting September 26, guests can get the fright of their lives going through mazes at Halloween Horror Nights. This year there are more mazes than ever, you can read about the maze themes here. Other events include throwback Thursdays — where horror music and the 80s meet, creepy cuisine to eat, collectables, and merchandise to browse.

The merchandise is from acclaimed graffiti artist Tristan Eaton who collaborated to create Universal monsters inspired skateboards, sweatshirts, tote bags, and more. The 80s inspired collectables will have VHS tapes filled with themed socks, Ghostbusters Slimer replicas, Killer Klowns from Outer Space cotton candy props, and Creepshow masks.

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Fans of Stranger Things season three have various choices for delicious and chilling treats. Enjoy Eleven’s Waffle Sundae, Benny’s Burger, and The Upside Down Burger. Drink a Mind Flayer’s Milkshake that is a filled chocolate treat topped with strawberry sauce, chocolate whipped cream, crushed Oreo, a black waffle cone, and black licorice tentacles. Have a spicy snack that is a twist on nachos called Demogorgon’s Totcho. It’s piled-up tater Tots, doused in spicy queso, chili, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, sour cream, and scallions.

Have a Cola Battered Corn Dog that is a quarter-pound corn dog with cola batter, cherry ketchup, and cherry Pop Rocks. Other Ghostbuster themed food includes Loaded Mac n Cheese, Firehouse Hot Chicken Bites, Zuul’s Egg Sandwich, and a Slimer’s Dog that is a quarter-pound hot dog dripping in green slime and topped with roasted peppers.

Other scary treats include Voodoo Doughnuts at Universal Citywalk joins in with a weekly specialty doughnut like the tombstone and Frankenstein. Speaking of doughnuts, from Killer Klowns from Outer Space there is a Kotton Kandy Cocoon Doughnut filled with raspberry, pink vanilla frosting, and is encased in pink cotton candy and garnished with a swirly straw. From the thriller movie US is a Red Candy Apple, I know that doesn’t sound scary but, this candy apple is attached with scissors and served on a carnival-inspired stand. 

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Halloween Horror Nights is open at Universal Studios Hollywood for select nights until November 3. The event is sure to sell out fast, so make sure you purchase your tickets early! You can find all the dates, other information about the event, and buy tickets on their website.

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