Horror Night Nightmares shared a new speculation map for Halloween Horror Nights 2023 at Universal Studios Hollywood. The maps feature several different houses from the first speculation map we shared.
Halloween Horror Nights 2023 Speculation Map
The map lists an unknown show and three unknown scare zones, plus Death Eaters in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Death Eaters appeared in the land during Halloween Horror Nights 2022.
Here are the speculated haunted houses:
- Demon Slayer
- The Exorcist: Believer
- Holidayz in Hell
- “The Last of Us”
- Universal Studios Monsters: Paris
- Terror Tram: Rappers
The “Top Secret” logo could refer to almost anything. It could be a mystery-themed house based on an IP.
“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” is a Japanese manga that ran from February 2016 to May 2020 and was adapted into an anime beginning in 2019. The anime’s third season premiered this month. The franchise has never had a presence at Halloween Horror Nights.
The Exorcist: Believer
“The Exorcist” haunted mazes appeared at Universal Studios Hollywood in Halloween Horror Nights 2016 and 2021.
Holidayz in Hell
Holidayz in Hell was a scare zone at Halloween Horror Nights 2018 and then a maze at Halloween Horror Nights 2019. Here is the 2019 maze’s description:
What is supposed to be a time with friends, family and loved ones, the holidays have quite literally…gone to Hell! The terrors are far from limited to just Halloween. Prepare yourself for a sadistic experience involving a trip through a series of psychotic seasonal celebrations. Your creepy crawl through the year’s calendar is a true 365 day nightmare. After all, in our world…the scarier, the merrier!
The owl logo is another mysterious house. Owl Creatures appeared in the Grown Evil scare zone at Halloween Horror Nights 21.
“The Last of Us”
“The Last of Us” is an HBO TV series (based on a video game) that is currently garnering viral popularity. While not a confirmation, Pedro Pascal (who plays Joel Miller, one of the series’ leads) likened the filming experience to “an extreme version of Halloween Horror Nights.” However, it’s worth noting that “The Last of Us” was also on last year’s first Universal Studios Florida speculation map but didn’t come to be — a good reminder to take the speculation map with a side of skepticism. The listed houses are rumors, and the plans can (and do) change at the last minute.
Universal Studios Monsters: Paris
There have been many houses featuring the Universal Studios Monsters throughout the past 31 years, and given their place in the hallows-eve halls of horror, their inclusion is not a surprise. This also follows the trend of the past few years. We had Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives in 2021 and Universal Monsters: Legends Collide in 2022, as well as Universal Monsters houses in Florida. A Parisian Monsters house could feature the Phantom of the Opera.
Chucky is currently the only house that has been confirmed. A frequent flier at HHN, Chucky hasn’t had his own house/maze since 2009, but he has made many appearances in between, including in scare zones, Terror Trams, and photo ops.
Terror Tram: Rappers
Terror Tram is the recurring Halloween Horror Nights overlay of the Studio Tour Backlot, with a different theme each year. Last year featured Jordan Peele’s “Nope” and “Us.” The previous map’s “celebrities” subtitle with this updated “rappers” subtitle implies famous rappers will be featured.
Here are the houses that appeared on the last speculation map but are no longer listed:
- The Horrors of Blumhouse: M3GAN / Insidious
- Nightingales: Blood Prey