I daren’t do it again, but you definitely should. I’m talking about braving the world’s premier Halloween event, Universal Halloween Horror Nights, which is now open.

I screamed my way round ONCE and was so terrified by its brilliance, not sure I could face it again. And this year there are more haunted houses and scares than ever before, so there’s no way I’m going.

But you have to experience the Halloween nights at the Universal Orlando Resort once in your life, because they are breathtakingly clever with superb casting and special effects.

Take a look at this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIBQeEAADxU&feature=youtu.be

With 36 record-breaking nights until November 3, Halloween Horror Nights 2018 is the most intense event in history. Cinematic greats, slasher films, cult classics and original nightmares inspired by the past come to life as you face 10 disturbingly-real haunted houses, five scare zones and one powerhouse live show. You will:

Find yourself in the Upside Down to come face-to-face with the predatory Demogorgon from Netflix’s original series “Stranger Things”.

Be transported to the suburban town of Haddonfield, Illinois where the infamous slasher Michael Myers is hungry for revenge in “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers”.

Fend off malevolent spirits in the Freeling house as they cross into the “light” in Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s (MGM) iconic supernatural horror film “Poltergeist”.

Live by the rules or suffer the consequences as Sam – the spirit of the Halloween – readies to punish those who break the dark holiday’s traditions in Legendary Pictures’ cult classic “Trick ‘r Treat,from producer Michael Dougherty.

Live the horrors of two terrifying films by Jason Blum – Happy Death Day and The First Purge – in “The Horrors of Blumhouse”.

Scream your way through five spine-chilling original haunted houses created by the twisted minds of Universal Orlando’s Entertainment team, including “Dead Exposure: Patient Zero,” “Slaughter Sinema,” “Carnival Graveyard: Rust in Pieces,” “Seeds of Extinction” and “ScaryTales: Deadly Ever After”.

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Icon: Revenge of Chucky at Universal Halloween Horror Nights
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Original: Vamp 85: New Year’s Eve at Universal Halloween Horror Nights

And it doesn’t stop there. Menacing scareactors in five highly-themed scare zones will invade the streets of Universal Studios Florida, two of which are based on classic ‘80s horror icons – MGM’s “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” and “Revenge of Chucky” – as well as three original concepts – “Vamp 85: New Year’s Eve,” “The Harvest” and “Twisted Tradition”.

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Terrifying: Twisted Tradition at Universal Halloween Horror Nights
Universal Halloween Horror Nights
New: Academy of Villains:Cyberpunk at Universal Halloween Horror Nights

Plus, Academy of Villains returns for its third consecutive year with an all-new show combining dance, acrobatics and theatrics in “Academy of Villains: Cyberpunk” – featuring a new storyline that tests humanity against technology.

For more information about Halloween Horror Nights 2018, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

GO: Seven nights at Universal Orlando Resort with Virgin Holidays, including Virgin Atlantic flights from Gatwick to Orlando, with accommodation at Universal’s Aventura Hotel from £1,165pp. The price is for two adults and based on a Skyline view room on a room only basis with car hire included.
The package includes a 3 Park Explorer Ticket for access to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay AND the Halloween Horror Nights Frequent Fear Plus Pass Ticket – offering multiple nights of admission from September 14 through to November 3.