Halloween Horror Nights™ - Reflections of Fear

2008 • Halloween Horror Nights
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Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary

Riding the coattails of The Carnival of Carnage, Halloween Horror Nights™ needed a new icon that could harness intellectual properties without interfearing. Someone who was infamous, a tale almost every school child is told to never say in the mirror – Bloody Mary. Universal wrote a complete backstory for Dr. Mary Agana, and her descent into madness and eventual supernatural realm. The park was seperated into each of her "mirror realms", which the interactive website explained and allowed you to explore. As the event got closer and closer, the website would transport you from Dr. Agana's diary pages to smashing through the mirror itself.

Universal Orlando Resort™
September 26-27; October 2-5; 9-12; 16-19; 22-26; 29-31; November 1, 2008
Event Name:
Halloween Horror Nights™ - Reflections of Fear
Event Phrase:
Bloody Mary
7:00 PM-12:00 AM (Non-Peak)
7:00 PM-2:00 AM (Peak Nights)
$69.99 +tax
8 Haunted House(s)
7 Scare Zones
3 Shows

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Body Collectors: Collections of the Past
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Using mass-murders and plagues to cover their ghoulish activities "The Collectors" are constantly searching for the next specimen to add to their macabre museum. With their history shrouded in mystery the Body Collectors have been "collecting" an untold number of souls for centuries. Using mass-murders and plagues to cover up their ghoulish activities "the Collectors" are constantly searching for the next specimen to add to their macabre museum...There is no plague there is no Jack the "Ripper" only the Collectors Collecting...Collecting...
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Creatures straight from the cover of AtomiComics’ “Strange Tales” burst forth to rampage and massacre the backwoods locals. Join Johnny Cleet Jim Deedle and the rest of the gang at the Butchered Buck as they fight off this terrifying invasion of creatures from who knows where.
Dead Exposure
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Charlie McPherson a noted tabloid photographer has always something more in life than photographing celebs at their worst and one night Charlie gets his wish when the city he resides in becomes overrun with flesh-eating Zombies. Trapped in his downtown loft with hordes of bloodthirsty zombies just outside Charlie relives the last horror-filled moments he captured on film and you are with him every step of the way.
Earthquake/Disaster Queue | RatingRatingRatingRatingRating (1)
The reaper virus ravages the populace leaving those left behind after the plague to survive by any means necessary. Based on the blockbuster Universal Pictures.
Interstellar Terror
Soundstage #20 | RatingRatingRatingRatingRating (1)
The first manned spacecraft to ever leave our solar system has returned... but with an alien artifact on-board with devastating effects.
Reflections of Fear
JAWS® Queue | RatingRatingRatingRatingRating (1)
The only way for Dr. Mary Agana to face her deepest fear-death-is to watch the light of life leave your eyes as your soul leaves your body.
Scary Tales: Once Upon a Nightmare
B-79 (Parade Building) | RatingRatingRatingRatingRating (2)
Bite into the apple and you shall see... ...The way these tales ought to be… Wind your way through twisted fairy tales where princesses don't get saved children don't escape the woods and there is no escape from the rabbit hole!
The Hallow
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Where do the traditions we observe each Halloween come from? It is said that every Halloween within the blackest parts of the forest Samhain The Lord of the Underworld lives again and the souls of the damned beckon you. For if you journey deep enough you will see that Samhain’s traditions are trapped within The Hallow.
Streets of Blood: Body Collectors
New York | ??/5
Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man. An ancient group known simply as "The Body Collector's" has been devoted to the collection and sacrificing of bodies for millennia. They have escaped notoriety by using plagues wars serial killings and mass disappearances as the cover for their collecting. These mysterious "Quiet Gentlemen" are now in Victorian London covering their heinous acts with Jack "The Ripper" as their scapegoat.
The Path of the Wicked
Avenue of the Stars | ??/5
What if The Wicked Witch had won? Because every story has more than a few sides view Oz as it has never been seen before. In this reflections The Wicked Witch Of The West has done away with Dorothy and seized control of the merry old land of Oz.
The Skoolhouse
Central Park | ??/5
Mr. Renshaw's class has always been good. Mr. Renshaw's class has never broken the rules. Mr. Renshaw's class has always been perfect little angels. All of that changes when the kids from the Skoolhouse "cut" class. The Children of the quaint town of Carey Ohio are out to teach everyone that their version of Trick or Treat may be the difference between your life and death.
American Gothic
8th Avenue (Shrek Alley) | ??/5
Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks. And when she saw what she had done she gave her father forty-one. Some legends allow a simple man or woman to remain immortal. Some deeds so dark take a simple person and transform them into lore. America’s past has been filled with these dark deeds sorted characters and unbelievable acts of horror. Reflect upon your own mortality as you venture through history with the infamous Lizzie Borden as your guide.
Asylum in Wonderland
Hollywood | ??/5
Step into The Looking Glass. If I had a world of my own everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it wasn't and contrary-wise what it is it wouldn't be what it wouldn't be it would. You see? Stepping through The Looking Glass you find yourself in the depths of journeying through the nightmare that Alice couldn't escape. The wonderful figures you once believed to inhabit this fantastical place have been peering into The Looking Glass themselves and have come face to face with Bloody Mary.
Dark Reflections
Avenue of the Stars | ??/5
Begin your descent into a world of opposites distortions and terror beyond reasoning. Decide your path but try not to lose your way. Because once you step into the mirror willingly there will be no one to help you and no one will hear you beg for mercy once the blood spills from your body.
Fractured Tales
Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone™ | ??/5
Once upon a time… is over. Enter your favorite fairy tales and find out what happens when Grimm goes wrong. Witness these stories through the lens of their reality. Look closely and you will find the terrible truths that lie just below the sweet appearance of these classic tales.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Tribute
Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue Stage | ??/5
Mad scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter Rocky Horror and other famous Rocky Horro Picture Show characters return bringing the musical mayhem of the classic horror spoof to life on-screen and on-stage with live performers singing and dancing in outrageous costumes. The tribute will be interactive with audience participation an on-stage guest involvement.
Brian Brushwood
Animal Actors Stage | ??/5
Based on his popularity as a part of last year’s Freak Show Brian Brushwood returns but this time with his own show. Full of the most intense riveting and disturbing feats you’ve ever seen performed live this year Brian will take his performance to a whole new level presenting some of his signature acts in his own show.
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure
FEAR FACTOR LIVE! Stage | ??/5
Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan return with an all-new especially excellent Halloween adventure featuring a who’s who of notorious celebrity guest stars.

Event Facts

  • Over 400 Jack O' Lanterns lined the Central Park area of Universal Studios Florida. This marked the start of a trend for years to come.
  • “Interstellar Terror” was loosely inspired by the film “Event Horizon”.
  • Universal licensed the character “Bloody Mary” from Bobbie Weiner. Bobbie was one of the make-up artists on the 1997 film Titanic and created the comic books “The Tales of Bloody Mary”.
  • 2008 marks the first year an event title, “Reflections of Fear”, has also shared the name of a Haunted House at the event.
  • “Scary Tales: Once Upon a Nightmare” is the third “Scary Tales” Haunted House that Halloween Horror Nights™ has seen.
  • “Scary Tales 3” was originally planned to appear at “Halloween Horror Nights™: Sweet 16” but was scrapped before construction began. The house was designed to be built in the Curious George play area.
  • The event featured six Scare Zones, the most Scare Zones since “Halloween Horror Nights™: Islands of Fear” (2002).
  • The house “Doomsday” was based off the 2008 Universal Picture of the same name. However, a house with the same exact name was built in the same location during “Halloween Horror Nights™ IX” (1999).
  • “Body Collectors: Collections of the Past” was set in Victorian-era London. The house façade was designed after architecture from this era, and even referenced locations such as Mitre Square and White Chapel, locations famous for Jack the Ripper's murders. This was referenced in the house's storyline, as the Collectors would use mass murders (ala Jack "the Ripper") and the plague as cover-ups for their "ghoulish" activities.
  • This is the first noted time that Carey, Ohio was mentioned as a location in the event.

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    RatingRatingRatingRatingRating on 10/2/20 - 9:53am

    FIRST YEAR I EVER ATTENDED! Got me addicted, I would say this was the last year HHN diehard fans got their event to themselves before the GP flooded the gates! We did one night of the event with no FP or RIP and hit all houses at least twice, all of the shows, ate and people watched with time to spare. DEAD Exposure is still my GOAT because it was my first HHN house.

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    on October 2, 2020 at 10:38 am

    I really need to figure out how people can do this all in one night without a tour or Express Pass.  Granted the event is bigger now and I don’t go nearly enough to get as much of a lay of the land as I would like but… any tips? Can’t hurt to ask.

RatingRatingRatingRatingRating on 2/6/21 - 4:57pm

With an engaging online interactive build-up, the story of Dr. Mary Agana helped to build my excitement for my first return to HHN since 2000. I still to this day am not sure why I didn't go during the years in between. Perhaps my scheduled visits to Florida were timed out wrong or maybe I just never got a chance to look into the mirror and speak Bloody Mary's name. Either way, it proved to be a fantastic year to make my triumphant return because this year was filled with a great collection of houses and scarezones. Of particular note, the still reigning single scariest scene in any house from my 12 different years of visiting in Dead Exposure. Although the strobe effect of "camera flashes" did a lot of the heavy lifting in creating a scary experience throughout the house, the finale scene filled with some moving and some non-moving zombies closing in on you closer and closer with each flash from blinding darkness to brief moment of light proved to be one of the most terrifying created. Other areas of note include the flying monkeys of Oz bungee-flying between the top of buildings in the "Path of the Wicked" scare zone, the amazingly detailed facade of "Interstellar Terror" that had you walking up the space ramp of a full scale space ship, and the literal Tongue-In-Cheek Alice eating the White Rabbit moment in "Fractured Tales" Overall, this year was fantastic and as I Reflect on it, I still find myself filled with Fear and Bloody Delight.

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