REVIEW: ‘Halloween’ House at Halloween Horror Nights 2022 in Universal Studios Hollywood

“Halloween” has returned to Universal Studios Hollywood for another year of Halloween Horror Nights 2022.

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This, like Killer Klowns from Outer Space, is a repeat from previous years though it is laid out better this time and becomes more enjoyable.

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That being said, it’s still only okay and not one to really blow anything out of the water.

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It features many of the same gags and effects we’ve come to know from years and years of “Halloween”-themed haunts and although it is still well done, this is now rather well-worn territory.

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With appearances in 2009, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2021, and now 2022, Michael Myers is a veteran of the Halloween Horror Nights event at Universal Studios Hollywood. There is only so much that can be done with the same property and villain before it gets tired.

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For those who haven’t seen any of the previous houses based on the “Halloween” franchise, it’s a good one-off and brings that classic horror movie feel.

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But for those who have seen this time and again, it’s predictable.

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And whereas one can revel in the artistry of La Llorona coming back again, this one isn’t particularly beautiful or amazing.

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It does its job, it’s a decent maze, and it’s very faithful to the film. It’s just not one of the best houses we’ve ever seen. 

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Watch our walkthrough video of the “Halloween” haunted house:

NBC is releasing a new special, “Halloween in Hollywood,” about Halloween Horror Nights and the “Halloween” franchise.

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