Universal Studios Unveils 'The Last of Us' House for 2023 Halloween Horror Nights Universal Studios is bringing the haunting world of The Last of Us to life this year as part of their highly anticipated Halloween Horror Nights.
Based on the immensely popular Naughty Dog and PlayStation game, which has also inspired an HBO series, the haunted house will immerse guests in the post-apocalyptic setting of a mutated fungus-infected America. Opening on September 1 at Universal Orlando Resort and September 7 at Universal Studios Hollywood, this chilling experience marks the game's 10th anniversary.
The announcement of The Last of Us house has generated great excitement among fans. Neil Druckmann, the co-president of Naughty Dog, expressed his honor and thrill at collaborating with Universal for this event. He emphasized their dedication to faithfully recreating even the most minor details that game fans know so well.
The anticipation is palpable as attendees embark on a harrowing journey alongside Joel and Ellie, the game's beloved protagonists, through the treacherous Pittsburgh Quarantine Zone.
Menace and Suspense in The Last of Us House
Guests will encounter iconic locations from the game, including The Hotel Grand and a network of eerie tunnels inside the house.
They will face formidable foes such as Clickers, Raiders, Runners, Stalkers, and The Hunters, a menacing group of hostile humans. Lora Sauls, assistant director of creative development and show direction at Universal Orlando Resort, expressed her excitement about bringing The Last of Us to life and creating a truly immersive experience for visitors.
John Murdy, executive producer of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood, echoed this sentiment, emphasizing the unique suspense and horror opportunities the game's world offers. The Last of Us has achieved critical acclaim since its release in 2013, receiving numerous awards and accolades.
Its success led to an HBO adaptation starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, further expanding its fan base. Halloween Horror Nights, a long tradition since its inception in 1991 at Universal Orlando and 1997 at Universal Studios Hollywood, consistently delivers terrifying and unforgettable experiences.
Alongside original houses and horror attractions, the event has featured places based on popular IPs such as The Weeknd's After Hours album, Halloween and Black Phone, The Walking Dead, classic Universal Monsters, American Horror Story, and the upcoming Jupiter's Claim from the film Nope.
Universal Studios' Last of Us house at Halloween Horror Nights 2023 promises an unparalleled fusion of horror and gaming, providing fans and thrill-seekers an immersive journey into a dystopian nightmare. With its meticulous attention to detail and dedication to capturing the essence of the game, this haunted house is set to be a must-see attraction for both avid gamers and horror enthusiasts alike.