Halloween Horror Nights™ 2006

2006 • Halloween Horror Nights

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Cameras Roll On a New Era of Horror

Universal was hesitant to revive the event after the late ‘90s run failed to turn a significant profit. Creative director John Murdy was tasked with reinventing Halloween Horror Nights™ to last at low cost. Taking cues and an icon from Orlando’s blockbuster event, 2006 would be the year it finally stuck.

In lieu of big names like Clive Barker or Rob Zombie, The Director oversaw the production design. Every last scare was woven into his unproduced scripts. Every last scream was directed by his unseen hand. Though his physical appearances proved sparse, The Director’s advertised vision was a clever way to make the fourth inaugural Halloween Horror Nights™ seem bigger than ever, despite only two mazes being built for it.

Though variations of the Terror Tram were included in the 1986 and 1992 events, for the first time ever, guests would disembark their trams to survive the backlot sets on foot. 

2006 was a landmark year for Halloween Horror Nights™ Hollywood in many ways, including digitally. The event continued online with an interactive contest to find the best guest screamer. Contestants were recorded by The Director’s roving “crew” and uploaded to the Horror Nights website for voting.

Universal Studios Hollywood™
October 13-14; 20-21; 27-28; 31, 2006
Event Name:
Halloween Horror Nights™ 2006
Event Phrase:
Will You Make The Cut?
7:00 PM-12:00 AM (Non-Peak)
7:00 PM-1:00 AM (Peak Nights)
$34.00 +tax - $42.00 +tax
3 Maze(s)
5 Scare Zones
5 Shows

Select the attraction name for additional information... and frights...

Terror Tram: The Director’s Cut
The Terror Tram | X/5
For the first time step foot onto the famous backlot. But beware: the Director will be lurking nearby to cast for fresh talent.
The Asylum
Upper Lot | X/5
Get ready for a dose of shock treatment as the inmates are running the asylum. If you think you have any hope of escaping you really ARE insane.
Universal’s House of Horrors
Upper Lot | X/5
Freddy Frankenstein and other party in Count Dracula's Castle.
Studio Center
Lower Lot | ??/5
The Director gathers here a horde of movie monsters such as Dracula and The Mummy.
The Black Death
French Street | ??/5
Smoldering medieval town of Black Death crawling with plague infected villagers.
Old London
Baker Street | ??/5
Fog filled streets of Old London populated by a host of frightening characters from horror films past and present.
Western Street | ??/5
Enter the ghost town of Deadwood where the skeletal inhabitants of the town's most notorious Villains still roam.
Dawn of the Dead
New York | ??/5
Face off against zombies in this apocalyptic wasteland.
Chucky’s Insult Emporium
Upper Lot | ??/5
Be insulted by everyone's favorite possessed psychotic doll.
The Mutaytor
Upper Lot | ??/5
Dance till you drop dead as The Mutaytor perform 5 shows nightly.
Fear Factor Live: Dead Celebrity Edition
Special Effects Stage | ??/5
Cringe and squirm as pop-culture celebrities compete in a live "Death Match".
Carnival of Carnage
Upper Lot | ??/5
Feed your morbid curiosity with freaks of nature and human oddities when you are exposed to a variety of bizarre and sickening acts of self torture.
A spectacular tidal wave of death-defying stunts awesome explosions and an ocean of thrills. A naughtier version than the day show.

Event Facts

  • The Director was originally created for Halloween Horror Nights™ XIII in Orlando under the moniker Paolo Ravinski, and would be introduced at Universal Studios Singapore as Billy Skorski in 2011.
  • Park guests were allowed to walk through sets in the Back Lot for the first time in Universal history while experiencing the Terror Tram attraction.

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