Source: The Weeknd Republic Records
Multi-award-winning artist The Weeknd is collaborating with Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights to inspire all-new, terrifying haunted houses based on his After Hours album.
“The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare” will roll out at Universal Orlando Resort on September 2 and Universal Studios Hollywood on September 8.
“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!” said Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye.
According to a Universal Studios press release, “The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare” will feature the eerie sounds of After Hours reverberating throughout an experience that will emerge guests into a surreal living nightmare filled with grotesque characters and themes inspired by The Weeknd’s music and short films.
As they’re stalked by slashers, bandaged maniacs, gruesome toad-like creatures and other unfathomable horrors from the mind of the artist, guests will be challenged to survive the night while trapped within the terrifying, unexpected world of “The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare” – a place that only exists in The Weeknd’s vivid imagination and from which one may never escape.
“This is an unprecedented haunted house that is going to shatter the expectations of our guests and immerse them in an unforgettable experience that is equally unexpected and terrifying,” Charles Gray, Senior Show Director for Entertainment Creative Development at Universal Orlando Resort, said in a press release.
Both events will run on select nights through October 31.