Halloween Horror Nights 2019: Horror Bites

Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal City, CA

Halloween Horror Nights is well underway and has hit its midseason stride. If you’re going again or going for the first time this year, check our review of the update, and then check out some of the delicious food and cool merch that the event has to offer. There are some creative dishes inspired by some of this year’s mazes, and they’ll provide plenty of fuel to hit those mazes all night long!

From the press release:

“Halloween Horror Nights” Never Tasted So Good! 

From Candy Apples with Scissors to the Mind Flayer’s Milkshake and the Slimer’s Dog, Universal Studios Hollywood Adds Bite to its Creepy Cuisine Inspired by this Year’s Slate of “Halloween Horror Nights” Mazes

 “Universal Monsters” Inspired Merchandise from Acclaimed Graffiti Artist Tristan Eaton and ‘80s Themed Collectables Debut at this Year’s Seasonal Event

Universal City, CA – Universal Studios Hollywood invites guests to take a bite out of “Halloween Horror Nights” with its menacing menu of creepy cuisine and merchandise inspired by this year’s slate of terrifying new mazes.

Fans of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” can enjoy a taste of the Starcourt Mall’s favorites, including Scoops Ahoy ice-cream, as featured in Season 3, to savor the Mind Flayer’s Milkshake, a black chocolate treat topped with strawberry sauce, chocolate whipped cream, crushed Oreos®, a black waffle cone and black licorice tentacles. Or, they can opt for Eleven’s Waffle Sundae, an inventive ice cream sundae featuring mini waffles, vanilla ice cream, strawberry sauce, jelly beans, chocolate chips and Reese’s® Pieces®.

The Mind Flayer Milkshake is pretty adorably done.  (Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood.)

The Mind Flayer Milkshake is pretty adorably done.

(Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood.)

Eleven’s Waffle Sundae  (Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood.)

Eleven’s Waffle Sundae

(Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood.)

Other “Stranger Things”-inspired treats include: the Demo-Dog, a quarter-pound hot dog topped with beef chili, cheddar cheese sauce, crushed Flamin’ Hot® Cheetos®, sour cream and scallions, served with a side of tater tots; Benny’s Burger, a juicy beef burger topped with cheddar cheese served on a brioche bun with ketchup, mustard and pickles and served with a side of tater tots; The Upside Down Burger, this signature “upside down” burger features cheddar cheese sauce and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos served on a brioche bun with lettuce, tomatoes with a side of tater tots; and the Demogorgon’s Totcho, this dangerously delicious snack piles up tater tots, doused in spicy queso, chili, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, sour cream and scallions for delicious twist on classic nachos.

The Upside Down Burger.  LIterally, really.  (Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood.)

The Upside Down Burger. LIterally, really.

(Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood.)

Ghostbusters-inspired eats include: Zuul’s Egg Sandwich, a warm fried egg, juicy turkey sausage and cheddar cheese sandwiched in a brioche bun with chipotle aioli and caramelized onions; Slimer’s Dog, a quarter-pound hot dog dripping in green slime and topped with roasted peppers; the Firehouse Hot Chicken Bites, crispy chicken bites with Nashville sauce, coleslaw and picked piled on crispy Texas toast; Loaded Mac n Cheese, pasta with cheddar cheese sauce, bacon, roasted peppers and scallions; and Cola Battered Corn Dog, a quarter-pound corn dog with cola batter, cherry ketchup and cherry Pop Rocks®. A special “Ghostbusters” Muon Trap popular bin, perfect for catching ghosts in the maze, is also available.

Zuul’s Egg Sandwich  (Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood.)

Zuul’s Egg Sandwich

(Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood.)

Slimer’s Dog  (Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood.)

Slimer’s Dog

(Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood.)

Signature Us favorites include iconic Red Candy Apples affixed with scissors and served at a carnival-inspired stand, reminiscent of the fateful Santa Cruz Boardwalk, as featured in the film. Additionally, a Killer Klowns from Outer Space-inspired Kotton Kandy Cocoon Doughnut, a yeast raised raspberry filled doughnut with pink vanilla frosting encased in pink cotton candy and garnished with a swirly straw, will be available for horror fans.

The Kotton Kandy Cocoon Doughnut.  (Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood.)

The Kotton Kandy Cocoon Doughnut.

(Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood.)

Voodoo Doughnut at Universal CityWalk also joins in on the Halloween festivities with the introduction of weekly specialty doughnuts, including Jack-O-Lantern, Tombstone and Frankenstein designs.

Guests looking to commemorate their “Halloween Horror Nights” experience can choose from a variety of collectibles themed to this year’s must visit event.

Retro chic items include ‘80s inspired VHS tapes filled with “Halloween Horror Nights” and “Ghostbusters”-themed socks, “Ghostbusters” Slimer replicas, “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” cotton candy props and “Creepshow” masks.”

Guests can get these collectible buttons at Horror Nights this year.  (Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood.)

Guests can get these collectible buttons at Horror Nights this year.

(Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood.)

Shot glasses are also among the merch available at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights.  (Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood.)

Shot glasses are also among the merch available at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights.

(Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood.)

This year, acclaimed graffiti artist Tristan Eaton and apparel brand The Hundreds have collaborated to create exclusive “Universal Monsters” themed merchandise including skateboards, sweatshirts, t-shirts and tote bags.

Retro-style poster T-shirts from Tristan Eaton and The Hundreds.  (Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood.)

Retro-style poster T-shirts from Tristan Eaton and The Hundreds.

(Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood.)

Totes from Tristan Eaton and The Hundreds.  (Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood.)

Totes from Tristan Eaton and The Hundreds.

(Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood.)

Here’s a quick snapshot of this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” mazes and attractions:

  • “Us,” an all-new maze based on the blockbuster film from Universal Pictures and visionary Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele

  • “Ghostbusters,” Sony Pictures’ classic 1984 film comes to life for the first time ever in this all-new maze

  • “Stranger Things,” based on seasons 2 and 3 of Netflix’s critically-acclaimed supernatural thriller

  • “Killer Klowns from Outer Space,” the popular 1980s horror sci-fi film lands at “Halloween Horror Nights” in this all-new chilling maze

  • “Creepshow,” inspired by the 1982 cult classic horror movie and Shudder’s all-original anthology series

  • “Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man,” inspired by Universal’s original cinematic monsters and the movie studio that invented the horror film genre

  • “House of 1000 Corpses,” inspired by Lionsgate’s 2003 cult classic film and directed by multi-platinum recording artist and filmmaker Rob Zombie

  • “Holidayz in Hell,” an all-original maze featuring demented versions of everyone’s favorite seasonal celebrations

  • “Curse of Pandora’s Box,” an all-new original maze based on the twisted Greek mythology tale

  • “The Walking Dead,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s permanent attraction inspired by AMC’s popular television series

  • The Jabbawockeez award-winning hip hop dance crew returns by popular demand with an all-new, high-energy performance created exclusively for “Halloween Horror Nights”

This year’s remaining event dates are: October 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, 31, and November 1-3, 2019. Advanced purchase is recommended as event nights will sell out. Tickets can be purchased at https://hollywood.halloweenhorrornights.com/.

Grab your Horror Nights merch here!  Er—not literally here.  At Universal Studios, I mean.  (Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood.)

Grab your Horror Nights merch here! Er—not literally here. At Universal Studios, I mean.

(Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood.)

For exciting updates and exclusive “Halloween Horror Nights” content, visit Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com, like Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood on Facebook; follow @HorrorNights #UniversalHHN on InstagramTwitter and Snapchat; and watch the terror come to life on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube.

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