Universal Studios is getting an “American Horror Story” makeover and it looks terrifying

If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting the American Horror Story Murder House in real life, then prepare yourself, because it’s about to happen. You’ll just need to purchase admission.

Every year, Universal Studios in both Hollywood and Florida rolls out their Halloween Horror Nights (HHN), which is like the biggest, scariest, spookiest haunted house you’ve ever been to, and there are like fifteen of them throughout the theme park. While many of these houses and/or mazes are just themed to “terrifying,” others are actually themed to well-known horror properties, like Friday the 13th and The Exorcist.

Well this year, Universal Studios is bringing out the BIG screams, with a portion dedicated to American Horror Story.


HHN will feature not one, but THREE different AHS seasons, one themed to Murder House, another to Freak Show, and the last tied to this past season’s Hotel:

“Guests will venture through Ryan Murphy’s groundbreaking horror anthology, encountering a plethora of iconic scenes and memorable characters designed to jolt them to their very core,” Universal Studios explained in a press release. “Twisted scenes from Murder House will unleash the evil spirits that possess the Harmon estate, spiraling guests through decades of the tortured dead who previously resided there.  In Freak Show, guests will join a troupe of biological misfits in a sinister sideshow where they’ll be stalked by the murderous and deformed Twisty the Clown. Finally, guests will succumb to the warped desires of The Countess after checking in to the haunted Hotel Cortez, conceived from the beginning as a torture chamber for its customers.”

You might watch AHS with the lights on, but you won’t be able to venture through this in broad-daylight.

HHN runs on select nights through September and October, and this year everything kicks off on September 16th — two days after the premiere of AHS Season 6. Tickets will be on sale soon, and you can snag them right here when they’re available (you don’t actually need to purchase tickets for Universal Studios for the day to get into HHN, score!). Bring a buddy to hold on to.