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2014-09-04 16:24:35

For the First Time Ever, 500 Halloween Horror Nights Fans are Invited to Attend The Coveted "Eyegore Awards" with Purchase of a Special Add-On Ticket UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Studios Hollywood sets the stage for the eagerly-awaited arrival of Halloween Horror Nights on Friday, September 19, with the annual "Eyegore Awards," honoring influential entertainment professionals for bringing the horror genre to life within the movie, television and...

2014-08-28 20:22:08

For the first time ever, John Carpenter's horror classic comes to life as a haunted house at Universal Orlando ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone is entitled to one good scare...and beginning September 19, Universal Orlando will give guests more than one reason to scream as it brings to life John Carpenter's classic horror film "Halloween." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140828/141359 Based on the classic 1978 slasher film, the all-new haunted house follows the story...

2014-08-19 12:26:33

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tickets are now on sale for "Halloween Horror Nights" at Universal Studios Hollywood as Southern California's leading Halloween event becomes "More Dead Than Ever," expanding to 22 select nights with more mazes than ever, from Friday, September 19 through Sunday, November 2, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140819/137190 Tickets to this year's event are available for purchase at www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/hollywood,...

2014-08-14 12:25:28

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrated Grammy® Award-winning musician, SLASH, hailed as one of the 10 best electric guitar players of all time by Time magazine, is joining forces with Universal Studios Hollywood to compose an original score for the theme park's hypnotizing new 3D maze, "Clowns 3D Music by SLASH" at "Halloween Horror Nights," beginning Friday, September 19, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140814/136136 While partnering with top...

2014-08-11 12:25:25

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Pictures' Academy Award®-winning and genre-defining film, An American Werewolf in London, written and directed by John Landis, will be unleashed upon guests at Universal Studios Hollywood in an all-new "Halloween Horror Nights" maze beginning Friday, September 19, 2014. The experience will recreate legendary scenes from the cult favorite using gruesomely convincing props, chillingly authentic music and mind-blowing...

2014-08-07 12:25:54

ORLANDO, Fla. and UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort breathe new life into history's most notorious vampire, Vlad Tepes, the real life 13(th) century ruler and inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula in a terrifying new "Halloween Horror Nights" maze, "Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood. " Beginning, Friday, September 19, 2014, guests can feast on this immersive preview of Universal Pictures' upcoming epic...

2014-08-05 12:29:12

Whoever Wins...We Lose. ORLANDO, Fla. and UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood are putting "Halloween Horror Nights'" guests in the middle of an epic and primal war between the universe's most deadly species in an all-new, horrifying maze inspired by the cult sci-fi franchise AVP: Alien vs. Predator, beginning Friday, September 19, 2014....

2014-07-22 12:27:37

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. and ORLANDO, Fla., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the gates to "Halloween Horror Nights" open, so too does the annual Purge begin at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort with the debut of a terrifying new scarezone, "The Purge: Anarchy," inspired by Universal Pictures' new thriller, which scored the highest opening for a horror film this year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140722/129135 "The Purge: Anarchy" scarezone will greet...

2014-07-14 12:25:34

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. and ORLANDO, Fla., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From cult horror film to breakthrough television series on El Rey Network, "From Dusk Till Dawn" will add terrifying maze to its credits when filmmaker Robert Rodriguez's acclaimed supernatural show debuts as a menacing new "Halloween Horror Nights" experience at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, beginning Friday, September 19. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140710/126066 This...

2014-07-08 16:23:27

The Most Spectacularly-Themed, Highly-Anticipated Theme Park Experience of the Year Rolls Out the Red Carpet to Officially Welcome its First Guests ORLANDO, Fla., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's the day millions of people around the world have been waiting for... This morning, Universal Orlando Resort officially opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida. Confetti, fireworks and a red carpet lined with dozens of cheering Diagon Alley...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'