With opening night of Halloween Horror Nights 32 just three days away at Universal Studios Florida, the entrance and exit signage for “The Last of Us” haunted house has gone up.
‘The Last of Us’ Haunted House Signs
The entrance to the house is located near Men in Black: Alien Attack.
Trusses are up, along with entrance and exit signs, and a small screen, presumably to display the wait time for the house.
A close-up look at the entrance sign shows the art of Joel and Ellie standing together, while a clicker looms behind. This same art is also featured on much of the merchandise for the haunted house.
Portals for the haunted houses arrived in the park last week. These stand nearby the entrances to haunted houses and other experiences, and will eventually display the house names, wait times, and warnings.
‘The Last of Us’ Haunted House
“The Last of Us” haunted house at Halloween Horror Nights 32 will be based upon Naughty Dog’s 2013 video game of the same name.
In the house, guests will “enter the world of Naughty Dog’s video game in real life, as [they] fight to survive and navigate [their] way through an abandoned Pittsburgh with Joel and Ellie.”
The PlayStation exclusive video game series follows Joel and Ellie, two survivors living in the United States America after an outbreak of a fungal infection drives the world into the apocalypse, called Cordyceps for short after the fungus the infection originated from. “The Last of Us: Part I,” on which the house is based, follows Joel Miller on a journey to take Ellie Williams, who is immune to the fungus, to a group who believe they can make a cure for cordyceps.
This year, the game was adapted into a live-action television series for HBO, starring Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie.
In the game, humans can be infected by breathing in spores from Infected. In the television series, the infection can only be spread by bite.
The house will be at both Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort.
Halloween Horror Nights 32 Details
Halloween Horror Nights 32 kicks off on September 1 and takes place on select nights through November 4, 2023. The 10 haunted houses are:
- Stranger Things 4
- The Exorcist: Believer
- The Last of Us
- Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count
- Universal Monsters: Unmasked
- Dr. Oddfellow’s Twisted Origins
- Dueling Dragons: Choose Thy Fate
- YETI: Campground Kills
- The Darkest Deal
- Bloodmoon: Dark Offerings
Guests can visit some of the houses during the day for a lights-on tour with Behind the Screams: Unmasking the Horror.
There will be 5 scare zones, all connected to the icon Dr. Oddfellow:
- Dr. Oddfellow’s Collection of Horror
- Dark Zodiac
- Jungle of Doom: Expedition Horror
- Vamp ’69: Summer of Blood
- Shipyard 32: Horrors Unhinged
While not a traditional scare zone, Death Eaters will appear in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley this Halloween season. A roaming M3GAN horde is also rumored to be at Halloween Horror Nights.
The Halloween Tribute Store will return to the New York section of the park and will be themed to a “mysterious NYC Comic Book Shop.” Guests will “experience the ‘Tribute to Terror’ by stepping into the pages of this original, terrifying, horror comic book.”
David S. Pumpkins will reportedly appear at Peacock’s Halloween Horror Bar.
In CityWalk, guests will be able to hang out at “Revenge of the Dead Coconut Club,” a spooky overlay of the Red Coconut Club featuring Universal Monsters.
Is “The Last of Us” among your most-anticipated haunted houses for this year? What aspects of the video game are you hoping to see? Let us know in the comments.