REVIEW: Scarecrow: The Reaping House at Halloween Horror Nights 2022 in Universal Studios Hollywood

Step into the horrors of middle America in Scarecrow: The Reaping, a haunted house at Halloween Horror Nights 2022 in Universal Studios Hollywood. Scarecrow: The Reaping is inspired by the haunted house of the same name that appeared at Universal Studios Florida a few years ago.

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The description reads: “At an abandoned Depression-era farm, vengeance takes root. The scarecrows are avenging the ravaged land. In this all-new haunted house, the only harvest that will be reaped is your scream squad.”

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This is quite possibly one of the greatest houses ever offered at Halloween Horror Nights in Universal Studios Hollywood, which puts it high in the running for one of the greatest houses of all time.

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It’s just a very well-done house in every aspect.

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The set decorations are perfect, the performers are impeccable in their timing, the kills are creative for the fake bodies, the monsters are unique and well done, the scares are expertly constructed for maximum jump factor, and on top of that, the house employs some clever little tricks that set the realism and immersion off in interesting ways that we won’t spoil in this review.

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This is all in addition to the wealth of research and attention to historic detail that Creative Director John Murdy and his whole team brought to the design of the house, which Murdy detailed intensively in his Midsummer Scream panel this year.

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In all, this was just as close to a perfect haunt as we’ve seen from USH, or anywhere else for that matter. 

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Watch our walkthrough of Scarecrow: The Reaping below.

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