A few leftover notes from this (early) morning's breaking news from Universal's Halloween Horror Nights:
+ The only themed news was that one haunted house would be tied to the horror film "The Cabin in the Woods." As in previous years, other details will be released in good time, Universal says. It was confirmed by Michael Aiello, Universal Orlando's assistant director of creative development, that there would not be a unifying theme between the houses. They will stand on their own.
+ Despite the slew of creepy creatures in "Cabin," there will not be an accompanying scare zone for that house.
+ Expect gore, of course, and a re-creation of the blood elevator scene and the cubes that contained assorted beasts. "It's as close [to the film scenes] as we can possibly get it," Aiello says.
+ The "Cabin" house will be exclusive to Orlando -- it won't be seen at Universal Studios Hollywood (although "Cabin" director and co-writer Drew Goddard says he attends the California version annually.)
+ Along with the scary beings from the movie, there will be some original Universal creations during the house finale, Aiello says.
+ A memorable scene from the film includes, well, a bloodthirsty unicorn, which is "represented" in the maze, Aiello says. "We've hired unicorn wranglers who are also just as mystical," he jokes.
+ Goddard seems in high spirits about the project, calling it a dream come true and joking about dressing up as a merman and making out with a mounted wolf head. He says he will come to Orlando for the event. "I wouldn't miss it," he says.
+ Tickets are now for sale via the website: HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Orlando. The price varies widely depending on which night you want to attend and how often you want to attend. HHN Express passes are not yet available.