Universal released the themes of five scare zones, outdoor areas with "scare actors" roaming and spooking visitors. They include Survive or Die (Earth's atmosphere has been ruined), Banshee's Lair (another ancient world, hidden by magic vines?), Dead Man's Wharf (strange fog, fishermen's spirits, lost ship), Vamp 1955 (Hollywood High School, fangs) and A Chance in Hell (Chance is locked up and recruiting inmates).
A new production called "Academy of Villains: House of Fear" with a "high-energy performance troupe of inmates" joins the stage-show lineup featuring long-running favorite "Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure."
The previously announced haunted houses will be themed to "The Walking Dead," "Krampus," "Halloween," "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" and "The Exorcist."