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1980s classic ‘Poltergeist’ added to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights lineup

They’re here! For the first time, Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights will have a maze inspired by the ’80s horror classic Poltergeist at the hugely popular scare fest opening on select nights at Universal Studios Sept. 14-Nov. 3.

Directed by Tobe Hooper and produced by Steven Spielberg, Poltergeist was a critical and box office success when it premiered in 1982.

"From the underground graveyard to ghostly apparitions, guests will come face to face with infamous scenes from the film including the iconic flickering TV screen, menacing Beast from beyond and a pool filled with floating corpses," Universal said in its announcement Thursday.

For its 26th year of HHN, Universal is stuck in the ’80s. It will tie the mazes, scare zones and entertainment into a theme centering around the "cinematic greats, slasher films, cult classics and original nightmares" from the 1980s, or those that where inspired by that decade.

For the first time, the Orlando park will have 10 houses, including previously announced haunts based on the Netflix cult hit Stranger Things, the horror classic Trick ‘r Treat and scare zones including Revenge of Chucky and Killer Klowns from Outer Space.

Single-night tickets range from $63 to $88, and they more expensive is it gets closer to Halloween. Since the wait times for some of the haunted mazes can stretch more than two hours, express passes are a popular add-on ranging from $80 to $140.

The Rush of Fear pass, at $96, grants access to every night of the event for the first three weeks, which includes 10 nights, and the Frequent Fear pass ($107-$599 ) covers the rest of the event nights.

For information or tickets, see HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

Contact Sharon Kennedy Wynne at [email protected] Follow @SharonKWn.

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