Rather than compete with the gory granddaddy of all theme park Halloween events, the Haunt at Knott's Scary Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood took some seasons off and left the Halloween Horror Nights high jinx to its sister park in Florida. The California studio came roaring back a few years ago, however, and has really cranked up the craziness. Some haunt lovers ranked last year's Hollywood event neck and blood-sucked neck with -- or even better than -- Orlando's HHN (which is generally acknowledged to be the best of its kind). The California park has been slowly releasing details about this year's freak-out-fest, and it looks like it's going to be another scream with mazes based on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Walking Dead, Silent Hill, and more. Read all about Halloween Horror Nights 2012 at Universal Studios Hollywood.
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