Universal Studios Hollywood announced that Krampus, based off of the 2015 surprise hit horror film of the same name, will be coming to Halloween Horror Nights. The film is based off of the classic horror folklore Krampus – best described as half-goat, half-demon. The film centers on a dysfunctional family which appears to be losing their Christmas spirit. Krampus preys upon those who lose the holiday spirit and punishes them. While the film focuses on the family, the folklore centers upon the divide between children who are good and those who are naughty.

For the past two years at Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Studios Hollywood has dedicated their Baker St. scare zone to the legend of Krampus in the form of a Dark Christmas scare zone. Fans have clamored for Dark Christmas to become a full fledged maze and it appears they have finally have their wish in Krampus. The maze will be located near Metropolitan sets on the Universal backlot.

We’ve included Universal’s official press release below. Be sure to follow Inside Universal for leading coverage of Halloween Horror Nights and Universal Studios Hollywood.



UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., ORLANDO, Fla. (August 4, 2016) – Tis the season for Krampus as Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort bring the terrifying dark Christmas legend to life in an all-new “Halloween Horror Nights” maze beginning September 16, 2016.

The creative minds behind the nation’s best and most extreme Halloween events unleash the wrath of Krampus, Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures’ Christmas-themed horror film co-written and directed by Michael Dougherty, in a sinister new “Halloween Horror Nights” maze.

The dead of winter sets the stage for the terror that’s about to unfold one cold, dank and dreary Christmas Eve as the fabled anthropomorphic “half-goat, half-demon” horned creature emerges to terrorize those devoid of holiday spirit. In scenes lifted from the film, guests will navigate the dysfunctional Engel family home to encounter the evil ancient spirit of Krampus – the dark shadow of Saint Nicholas – and his band of Dark Elves and sinister Gingerbread Men, who cause the family to fight to see the light of day.

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” in Hollywood and Orlando to become victims inside their own horror film. The streets of each coast’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing “scare-actors” lunge from every darkened corner. Multiple movie-quality haunted houses are erected throughout the event, based on anything from iconic slasher films to hit horror television series to haunting original stories.

Additional details about Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” will be revealed soon. For more information about Halloween Horror Nights at either Universal Studios Hollywood or Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.