The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare brings a music inspired fright to HHN

The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare, photo provided by Universal/Halloween Horror Nights
The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare, photo provided by Universal/Halloween Horror Nights /

While some people might think that a musical earworm could be the ultimate nightmare, other times a particular beat could be the soundtrack to the most memorable frights. At this year’s Halloween Horror Nights, The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare might turn those screams into the ultimate melody.

Every year, Halloween Horror Nights looks to push the envelope with its haunting experiences. Whether it is Universal Classic Monsters reimagined in new ways, original themes based on childhood tales, or borrowing from the most popular horror movies, the reality is that frights and creativity go hand in hand.

With the most recent Halloween Horror Nights announcement, The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare is inspired by the artist’s album “After Hours.” This experience will invite guests into the dark side of those ominous beats.

As Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye said, “I always wanted my own Halloween Horror Nights haunted house as Halloween has always been significant to my music, so this is a total dream come to life. I feel like my music videos have served as a launching pad for a collaboration like this, and I cannot wait for people to experience this madness!”

According to Halloween Horror Nights, guests enter the terrifying world of The Weeknd’s imagination. While people have seen glimpses of the dark imagination in his videos, this experience might leave guests seeking a quick exit to the bright lights. From slashers to bandaged maniacs to toad-like creatures, ever turn produces a terrifying image to fuel the nightmares.

This announcement comes on the heels of Slash creating new music for Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood. Previously, Halloween Horror Nights Orlando had a scarezone featuring Rob Zombie and his music (in addition to one of his horror movie houses).

The connection between music and scares is one that that is rooted in movie magic. Anyone who has watched a horror movie appreciates that one carefully placed note will create fear. Combining music, visual and a story makes the ultimate frightening experience that will have everyone reacting in the best possible way.

While this recent announcement is one more piece to this year’s Halloween Horror Nights creepy puzzle. As fans await scarezones, shows and more houses, the countdown has begun to the ultimate in fear.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando runs September 3 through October 31, 2022. Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood runs September 9 through October 31, 2022 on select nights. It is a separately ticketed event and more information can be found online.

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Which scary experience do you think will be the most frightening at Halloween Horror Nights? Have you booked your ticket yet?