Author - Jerry Paxton

America Remembers September 11, 2001

18 years ago this morning, a terrorist group carried out a heinous attack on our country. Thousands lost their lives and it turned not only the Unites States but also the rest of the world into a more chaotic and scary place to live. This morning we give thanks to our first responders, armed forces, and brave civilians who were, and are, still being directly affected by this attack in some way.

Razer Unveils Thermal Cooling Apple iPhone Cases

IRVINE, USA– Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced a range of protective mobile phone cases featuring a brand-new thermal cooling technology, compatible with the new 2019 iPhones (iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max), 2018 iPhones (iPhone Xr, Xs, Xs Max), and Razer Phone 2. The new Razer Arctech™ range uses Thermaphene™, a Razer proprietary, custom-designed heat-dissipating layer, to significantly reduce phone operating temperatures.

With today’s handsets capable of running more graphically complex games, heat build-up has become a growing issue – it can reduce performance and strain battery life, which can dramatically hinder the playing experience. Most phone cases exacerbate this problem by trapping heat between the phone case and the handset.

The Razer Arctech cases feature a combination of thermally-conductive layers to effectively dissipate heat, allowing for better phone performance and improved battery life. They have been designed to allow unhindered network connectivity, ensuring smooth gameplay and video streaming as well as working seamlessly with Qi-certified wireless chargers.

“Smartphone users want to protect their handset but still enjoy maximum performance and battery life,” says Alvin Cheung, Senior Vice President for Razer’s peripherals business unit. “The new Razer Arctech cases deliver great protection, stylish looks and fantastic cooling to keep those gaming sessions going longer.”

Lose the heat, win the game

The Razer Arctech cases are made up of three layers:

  • The Thermaphene layer to absorb and then transfer heat away from the phone body whilst preventing dirt and dust from entering the case,
  • A soft microfiber layer to cushion the handset and protect it from scratches
  • A perforated exterior polycarbonate/thermoplastic elastomer case to protect the handset from drops and shocks.

Thermaphene is a thermally-conductive material that dissipates heat. In independent testing against similar style cases, the Razer Arctech case maintained temperatures up to 6° Celsius lower than the comparison case. Throughout the 2-hour test cycle, the Razer Arctech case kept the handset below the manufacturer’s maximum recommended operating temperature whilst the comparison case climbed above this level within 20 minutes and remained there for the remainder of the test.

Choose your case, keep your cool

The Razer Arctech cases are available in two versions: Arctech Slim and Arctech Pro, both featuring Thermaphene for enhanced cooling performance. Each case will be available in Black, Quartz and Mercury color schemes.

The Arctech Slim case is designed for those wanting protection with the minimum of impact upon the form factor of their handset. Designed to fit comfortably in the hand, the Arctech Slim design complements the iPhone button and port layout whilst providing the premium experience in cooling and scratch protection.

The Arctech Pro and Arctech Pro THS Edition cases feature a scratch-resistant back plate, four shock-absorbent sidewalls and are certified for up to 10ft/3m drop protection to give the utmost defense from the knocks and bumps of daily use.

Razer Arctech cases will be available from launch for the following smartphones:

  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • Razer Phone 2

Razer Blue Light Screen Protector

Also announced today is the Razer Blue Light Screen Protector; a durable, scratch-resistant screen protector and blue light filter, designed to protect users from eyestrain and the handset from screen damage.

The Blue Light Screen Protector filters out shorter wavelength light to reduce screen glare, whilst maintaining the displays color vibrancy and clarity, allowing for longer gaming or streaming sessions.

Made from ultra-thin tempered glass and compatible with most smartphones including the new iPhone 11 series, the Blue Light Screen Protector still gives full touch functionality and is compatible with Apple Touch ID.

ABOUT THE RAZER ARCTECH SLIM

  • Thermaphene performance layer for improved heat dissipation
  • Vented channels for increased air flow
  • Wireless charging-compatible for greater convenience
  • Network performance-friendly for unhindered connection
  • Intuitive button and port access for easy use
  • Thin, ergonomic design for practical comfort

ABOUT THE RAZER ARCTECH PRO & PRO THS EDITION

  • Thermaphene performance layer for improved heat dissipation
  • Vented channels for increased air flow
  • 10ft/3M drop-certified for heavy-duty protection
  • Wireless charging-compatible for greater convenience
  • Network performance-friendly for unhindered connection
  • Intuitive button and port access for easy use

PRICE & AVAILABILITY

Razer Arctech Slim
$29.99 USD / €34.99 MSRP

Razer Arctech Pro
$39.99 USD / €44.99 MSRP

Razer Arctech Pro THS Edition
$44.99 USD / 49.99€ MSRP

Blue Light Screen Protector
$39.99 USD / €44.99 MSRP

Available for purchase from Razer.com and Amazon.com – 10th September, 2019

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LEGO Star Wars Battles Mobile Game Announced

Burbank, Calif. – Sept. 3, 2019  Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm today announced LEGO® Star Wars Battles, a brand-new action strategy game designed specifically for mobile devices that blends iconic LEGO® Star Wars™ characters, vehicles, and locations with real-time, one-versus-one multiplayer battles.

Developed by TT Games Brighton and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Playdemic, LEGO Star Wars Battles allows players to mix and match characters and vehicles from all eras of the Star Wars galaxy, building a deck of light side or dark side forces to battle in fast-paced, competitive matches. With intuitive touch controls, players will deploy troops and build LEGO towers on the battlefield to defend and capture territory as they attempt to destroy their opponents’ base.

“We’re very proud to extend the LEGO Star Wars video game legacy with LEGO Star Wars Battles, a new experience built from the ground up for mobile devices,” said Jason Avent, Studio Head, TT Games Brighton. “We hope players will enjoy the unique combination of LEGO Star Wars with deep strategy in deck building and innovative territory capture by constructing LEGO towers.”

“For over 15 years, LEGO Star Wars video games have been offering a unique take on Star Wars, engaging and delighting fans around the world,” said Douglas Reilly, Vice President, Lucasfilm Games. “We are thrilled to bring new LEGO Star Wars experiences to mobile audiences with LEGO Star Wars Battles, which introduces new ways to play in a galaxy far, far away that is still uniquely LEGO.”

“LEGO Star Wars Battles brings all of the action and light-hearted charm of LEGO games to an ever-growing, global audience of mobile players,” said Sean McEvoy, Vice President, Digital Games, The LEGO Group. “It’s easy to pick-up and play and offers fun, fast-paced LEGO gameplay for both new and experienced players.”

Featuring content from all nine saga films, Star Wars™: The Clone Wars™, and Rogue One: A Star Wars™ Story, players can collect iconic heroes and villains such as Luke Skywalker, Rey, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Boba Fett, and Darth Vader, along with characters such as Porgs, Stormtroopers, Battle Droids, and a variety of vehicles from AT-ATs to TIE bombers, and even the Millennium Falcon. As players progress and level up, they will unlock different arenas based on familiar Star Wars locales, including Scarif, Naboo, Hoth, Endor, Geonosis, and more.

LEGO Star Wars Battles is coming in 2020 to the App Store and Google Play and will be available to download for free with in-app purchases.

Follow LEGO Star Wars Battles at:

Facebook: Facebook.com/LEGOStarWarsGame

Twitter: Twitter.com/LSWGame (@LSWGAME)

Instagram: Instagram.com/LEGOStarWarsGame

Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Kit Out Now

9/3/2019 – Starting today, the Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Kit is available everywhere, including your local game store, book stores such as Barnes & Noble, or in store or online at retailers like Amazon and Target.

The D&D Essentials Kit is the newest introductory product from D&D and a perfect addition for your next new product round-up or holiday gift guide.

Everything new players need to know to start playing the world’s greatest storytelling game can be found in this one kit including dice, maps, and cards to guide early play. The kit provides just the right amount of context to get a game started by breaking down the cooperative storytelling game for the D&D-curious, allowing them to harness their imaginations and explore a fantastic world full of court intrigue, feats of acrobatics, and acts of heroism.

This box contains the essentials you need to run a D&D game with one Dungeon Master and one to five adventurers. The included rulebook on-boards players by walking them through how to make their characters, and the pre-made adventure, Dragon of Icespire Peak, introduces a framework for 1-on-1 gameplay – allowing for small-group play!

For more information about the kit go to dungeonsanddragons.com

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Official Launch Trailer

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 3, 2019) – One of gaming’s most cherished RPGs returns today on modern platforms with the release of FINAL FANTASY® VIII Remastered on the Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PC (STEAM®), and the Xbox One family of devices.

Marking the 20th anniversary of the game’s original release, FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered features newly rendered visuals that breathe life into the game’s characters like never before. Players step into the shoes of SeeD recruit Squall Leonhart and resistance fighter Rinoa Heartilly as they work together to save the world from the military nation of Galbadia.

The remastered version includes the following boosts to enhance the experience:

  • Battle Assist: The ability to always have maxed out HP and ATB, and trigger Limit Breaks at any time.
  • No Encounters: An enemy encounter option that allows players to enjoy the storyline uninterrupted. While enemy encounters are turned off, players can still enjoy the story’s event battles.
  • 3x Speed Boost: Play through the game with three times the speed.
  • The STEAM version will also receive additional functions, including All Items (possess all items except for a few certain items), All Abilities, GF Max Level, Max Gil, Max Magic, All Limit Breaks, and All Cards (possess max number of Triple Triad® Cards except for Rare Cards).

EMG Hudson H9 Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistol Review

The EMG Hudson H9 aims to bring the futuristic design, function, and quality of the real steel Hudson H9 into the airsoft market. A joint project between EMG and Hudson, the EMG Hudson H9 features a striker fired design with CNC machined aluminum slide and frame. For those of you unfamiliar with the real steel version, Hudson’s H9 was designed to modernize the classic 1911 firearm design. Unfortunately, Hudson has officially gone bankrupt, meaning the days of this airsoft pistol being produced may be limited.

In terms of build quality, the EMG Hudson H9 gas blowback pistol is made from CNC’d metal parts and the slide has a very short profile to keep the shooter’s hand closer to the bore axis. The pistol is actually made from AW Armorer Works and their construction quality is quite evident. If you have ever fielded an Armorer Works airsoft pistol before, you know they perform very well right out of the box and the EMG Hudson H9 is no different. It has a very unique “straight pull” trigger system and no hammer being a striker fired platform. The grip is stippled in several spots and provides excellent friction – especially if you like to wear tactical gloves. One of the more interesting things about the EMG Hudson H9 is that there is an included, optional thumb safety lever that can be easily installed. The barrel is threaded internally if you remove the orange tip (which we never recommend officially), so you can attach some suppressors, etc to the end of it. Also, the rail system is a bit odd, being much lower than more standard pistols. If you put a light or laser on the pistol, it is a bit more awkward to reach.

In the field, the EMG Hudson H9 performs great, with FPS ranging around 330-350 FPS with .2 gram BBs. The recoil of the pistol is snappy, with such a light slide installed, and helps sell the recoil effect. Like the real steel firearm, the EMG Hudson H9 has a very low axis of recoil spring in the front of the frame. In terms of accuracy, it seemed like our model was shooting lower than out point of aim in most situations – we had to increase the hop up a bit more than we expected to get our accuracy up to our desired performance.

Overall, the EMG Hudson H9 is a beautiful piece of airsoft kit, replicating a real steel platform cut down way before its time.

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D23 Expo 2019 Photo Gallery Part One

Disney’s 2019 D23 Expo has officially concluded and, boy, what an amazing expo it was. We took in presentations on upcoming Disney park expansions (including Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser), saw incredible cosplayers, and even did a little bit of shopping for Disney merchandise. Here’s the first photo gallery we have for you from the show!

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Sinister Pointe Unveils Immersive Scare Experience MIST for 2019 Halloween Season

Westminster, CA – Haunted attraction veteran Sinister Pointe Productions returns this Halloween season with an all-new, heart-pounding, immersive adventure. Located directly off the 405 in Orange County, MIST is a 30 minute, free-roaming, scavenger hunt style haunt with over 30,000 square feet to explore. Guests will be briefed by a guide, then left to their own devices to navigate the low-visibility space and retrieve items, all while being hunted!

You and your team of scavengers have been sought out to retrieve 13 precious artifacts from another time. You must venture out into a dark, fog-filled town with nothing more than a map and your intuition. They say the town has been abandoned for as long as anyone can remember, so it should be a simple expedition, right?

But that isn’t the whole truth. Within the mist lies … the SEE’ERS – A herd of nefarious creatures that have the ability to see through the mist. They know every inch of these unholy grounds, making it easy to hunt their prey, and you’ve stumbled right into their dominion.

Do you have what it takes to evade the see’ers and retrieve the artifacts from the clutches of this evil realm, or will you become yet another victim of the MIST?

MIST is open select dates October 4th – November 2nd. Tickets are sold in timed slots and are available now HERE.

Location:
Westminster Mall
510 Westminster Mall
Westminster, CA 92683

Dates:
10/4-10/6, 10/11-10/13, 10/15, 10/18-10/20, 10/25-10/27, 10-31-11/2

For more information on MIST & Sinister Pointe Productions visit:
Website: http://www.sinisterpointe.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sinisterpointe/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sinisterpointe
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sinisterpointe
#SinisterPointeMIST

Knott’s Scary Farm Unveils New Mazes and Shows for 2019

Buena Park, Calif. (August 2019) – New nightmares and original thrills emerge as Knott’s Scary Farm returns for its 47th frightful year with a completely transformed park that brings terrifying nightmares to life at Southern California’s largest immersive Halloween experience. There’s nowhere to hide as every inch of the park is eerily transformed with an abundance of blood-curdling beasts, spine-chilling scares, and unearthly surprises waiting around every corner. This year, guests will face their deepest fears with the park’s 14 haunted attractions, including 4 spine-tingling scare zones, 9 menacing mazes and a seasonal overlay to the Timber Mountain Log Ride. Knott’s Scary Farm returns for 26 frightful nights from September19 – November 2.

Innovative and immersive scares await guests around every corner with the debut of two new terror-filled mazes. These new attractions will bring the mind’s most twisted delusions to life as guests are forced to confront frightening new life-like nightmares designed by Knott’s Scary Farm’s evil masterminds.

Wax Works (New for 2019) – Mysterious lights and strange noises have begun to emanate from the eerie abandoned wax museum. The once prominent plastic surgeon, Dr. Augustus Scratch, has been seen tinkering at night and is now ready to show off his beautiful yet terrifying life-like masterpieces of hot molten wax and bloody flesh. It’s rumored that blood-curdling screams can be heard echoing through the halls of Wax Works as victims are horrifyingly submerged into a scorching hot cauldron of bubbling wax.  Take a closer look at his gruesome works of art and try to escape his deadly grip or become the newest masterpiece in his collection.

Origins: The Curse of Calico (New for 2019) – Pierce the veil of time to discover the secret of the evil fog that hangs over Knott’s Scary Farm’s Ghost Town streets in the new maze Origins: The Curse of Calico. Unearth the sinister paranormal activity that plagues the town as Sarah Marshall is put on trial for her suspected crimes of witchcraft. All will be unveiled when the Green Witch rises up and curses the townsfolk, transforming all who have accused her into a wicked horde of malicious creatures with an eternal quench for the living.

New Show for 2019

Exclusively performing nightly at Knott’s Scary Farm for the 2019 season, Puppet Up! Uncensored is an outrageous, off –the-cuff live show featuring a combination of improvisational comedy and the magic of puppetry performed by a cast of world-class comedian puppeteers from The Jim Henson Company. Created by legendary puppeteer and award-winning director Brian Henson and directed by Patrick Bristow (Ellen, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Whose Line Is It Anyway?), Puppet Up! – Uncensored is no ordinary puppet show. In true uncensored form, the content is driven by audience suggestions and participation, topped with the zany antics and bawdy shenanigans of the colorful and brazen puppet cast.  Puppet Up! – Uncensored will be performed three times each night at Knott’s Scary Farm and is intended for mature audiences.

Returning Favorites

Special Ops: Infected – Enlist to fight the zombie apocalypse in an all-out war against the undead in the interactive experience, Special Ops: Infected. Armed with specially designed laser guns, brave groups of guests embark on a mission of navigating through the city in a quest to find the infection cure. Take your last shot at saving mankind as this heart-stopping attraction is going out with a bang of new surprises, including two brand-new show scenes and characters for its final year at Knott’s Scary Farm.

Shadow Lands – A fulfilling life ensures a souls safe passage into eternity but what happens to the souls of soldiers slain in battle?  Enter the hair-raising Shadow Lands maze for its final year at Knott’s Scary Farm and fight off demon samurais whose souls are cursed to rot within the depths of purgatory.  Guests will embark on a quest through a sacred shrine, an ancient Japanese temple and into the midst of the shadow lands.

PARANORMAL, INC. – The Haunting of Hayden Hill: Paranormal Inc. maze once again reopens its doors to those brave enough to uncover an eerie and supernatural adventure. Guests investigate a haunted hospital where the patients were tortured for decades by deranged doctors and nurses. Demonic spirits of the murdered victims have been detected throughout the mysterious halls, while evil medical staff prowl for new patients to torture.

Pumpkin Eater – Survive the wrath of the murderous 7-foot tall creature that haunts the old woods surrounding The Hollow in the Pumpkin Eater maze. The notorious creature is on the prowl hidden within the dark confines of the haunted town he once terrorized. To escape the sinister Pumpkin Eater’s wrath, all who enter must go on a quest through the silent town of victims, face a cave of crawling insects and solve the labyrinth of thorns that blocks the way out.

Dark Ride – Journey through an abandoned carnival ride where cruel carnie folk still linger in the shadows in Dark Ride: Castle of Chaos. The carnival has become a refuge for freaks and carnies. Now those shunned performers have created a dark world of terror which they plan to unleash on those who enter. Dark Ride will lead brave visitors through a treacherous path and into the bowels of a long-neglected attraction, as sinister shadows and horrifying scenes cast the gloom over the once pleasant ride. It’s everyone’s worst nightmare, being helplessly trapped inside an abandoned carnival ride without a way out. New for 2019, Dark Ride will be debuting a brand-new ending show scene where guests can walk through the rides attached Gift Shop and come face to face with Smiley Sam and Baby Fool.

The Depths – A heavy fog drapes over an abandoned port village where ancient creatures lurk inside the pitch-black underground caves hidden below the seaside shores. The Nightwatch Mining Crew has mysteriously disappeared and village rumors point to the eerie tunnels the town sits upon. Myths of the terrifying horrors that lurk within the cave have often been whispered but never confirmed.  Did the crew meet their demise at the hand of vicious creatures that live within the cave? Journey into the ominous caverns to discover if the superstitions revolving around the cave is true or not. But be warned all who have entered have never resurfaced.

Dark Entities – Teleport beyond earth into a realm where the darkness is absolute. In the depths of space, a lone station faces terror beyond all imagination. An extraterrestrial mutation has invaded the station, and it’s on the prowl for new hosts. The unearthly inhabitants’ force increases as it feeds on its unwilling victims. Escape the dark entities before its deathly force eliminates all living form aboard the station. There’s nowhere to escape when time is running out!

Halloween Hootenanny – The residents of the Timber Mountain Log Ride celebrate the Halloween Hootenanny which adds a seasonal twist to a park favorite. Mysterious creatures of Timber Mountain that live out in the woods and caverns join the citizens as they honor the season at the Halloween Hootenanny. The ride’s interior features unexpected surprises as guests venture past the Calico Coffin Creeper band, the town’s green witch and splash down Skull Mountain through a labyrinth of jack-o-lanterns.

The Hanging – It’s Knott’s Scary Farm’s annual live stage show that looks back at the year’s pop culture with some killer comedy. Notorious for its special effects and high-flying stunts, The Hanging is a no holds barred assault on pop culture’s most infamous moments of the past year. A must see parody!

CONJURERS– Magic and Mirth in the Birdcage Theatre – The Bird Cage Theatre will once again become the home of comedy and magic. Join award-winning magicians and CW’s Masters of Illusion regulars as they take the stage to amaze and amuse. Witness magician Chipper Lowell and Dana Daniels front and center as they perform on select nights.

AWAKEN THE DEAD – A non-stop DJ dance party has taken over Fiesta Village, where guests can jam with candy skull go-go dancers and dance to music so popular it’s sure to Awaken the Dead.

Scare Zones

Knott’s Scary Farm is far more than a collection of haunted attractions.  Every night monsters spill out onto the streets and turn theme park midways into murderous scare zones.  From the world famous Ghost Town Streets to the Boardwalk area filled with evil clowns, there’s nowhere to hide in Knott’s Scary Farm. Ghost Town Streets is the original and largest, most terrifying scare zone that started it all.   Bands of half-human, half-animal monsters prowl the streets and inhabit the fog, and beware the notoriously startling sliders, who lunge from fog-filled corners of the land.  On the Boardwalk, deviant clowns crave your undying attention in the CARNEVIL scare zone. The Hollow scare zone will terrorize guests as the Witches of the Hollow along with their armies of creatures have risen once again to battle with the Witch Hunter.  The Lake underneath Silver Bullet recedes to reveal the Forsaken Lake scare zone, where gothic creatures ravaged by the dark and murky waters wander from their crypts preying on unsuspecting visitors, looking for victims to drag back to their watery graves.

Knott’s Scary Farm Pass & Admission

–          The Knott’s Scary Farm Pass returns for the 2019 season and offers unlimited visits to all 26 event nights. Current 2019 Knott’s Berry Farm Season Passholders can purchase the pass at the limited time price of $90 and non-passholders can purchase the Scary Farm Pass for just $100. Prices are valid through Sept. 15 or while supplies last. Plus applicable taxes and fees.

–          Single night tickets – Buy tickets at KnottsScaryFarm.com and save up to $41 off the regular main gate price of $84. Knott’s Season Passholders receive a discount on single night tickets. Applicable taxes and fees apply to online orders.

–          Fright & Fast Lane – Ride and scream all night long with unlimited priority access to all mazes plus priority boarding on all Fast Lane rides. Fright & Fast Lane starts at $90 and varies by night. Separate Scary Farm park admission required, and not included.

–          Combo Tickets offering admission plus Fright & Fast Lane are an especially great value starting as low as $125 plus applicable taxes and fees. This combo is only available online. Save up to $49 with this admission plus Fright & Fast Lane Combo and Knott’s Season Passholders save up to an additional $5.

–          Knott’s Scary Farm Boo-Fet – Offered at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant and Spurs Chophouse, munch with monsters before Knott’s Scary Farm opens each night. Meals include a 2019 souvenir bottle, which gives unlimited complimentary refills on the event night and $1.00 refills for the rest of the 2019 season. After dinner, enjoy early entry into select areas of Knott’s Scary Farm a few minutes before it opens to other mortals. Boo-fet early entry will be to Paranormal Inc., Dark Entities, The Depths and the brand-new maze Wax Works as well as allow for exclusive photo opportunities with the monsters. The Knott’s Scary Farm Boo-fet dinner is $34.99 + applicable taxes and fees when purchased online. Separate theme park admission required, and not included.

–          Knott’s Scary Farm general parking is $22 per vehicle and can be purchased online or at the parking booth upon arrival. Applicable taxes and fees apply to online orders. All Season Long Parking is valid for Knott’s Scary Farm nights.

Knott’s Scary Farm has welcomed millions of visitors over the past 46 years and has become an institution in the Southern California theme park landscape. This year, the event returns September 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29, October 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, November 1, and 2. Knott’s Scary Farm is open 7:00pm – 1:00am on select Thursdays and Sundays, and 7:00pm – 2:00am Fridays and Saturdays. Due to the explicit and frightening nature of the event, it is not recommended for children under 13. This year’s Knott’s Scary Farm experience is Where Nightmares Never End!

For more information on Knott’s Scary Farm, including admission, park hours and events, visit knottsscaryfarm.com or download the Knott’s Berry Farm app for your smart phone. Join the scary conversation by using #ScaryFarm on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

Halloween Horror Nights Unveils Premium R.I.P. Tours Multi-Night Frequent Fear Passes Offer

Universal City, CA, August 29, 2019 – Universal Studios Hollywood ups the “Halloween Horror Nights” scare factor by tenfold this year and offers fans exclusive ways to maximize the terror with a variety of specialty tickets, including the premium R.I.P. Tour and must-have multi-night Frequent Fear passes.

“Halloween Horror Nights” begins on Thursday, September 12 with an exclusive first look Fan Preview Night, which features a limited number of tickets and the chance to explore this year’s 10 terrifying new mazes.

Opening night and event dates are: September 13-15, 19-22, 26-29; October 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, 31; and November 1-3, 2019. Advanced purchase is recommended as event nights will sell out.

The new R.I.P. Tour offer groups of up to 12 a chance to scare in style and features exclusive access to “Halloween Horror Nights.” Helmed by a VIP Guide, R.I.P. Tour guests will be treated to unlimited Universal Express™ access to all mazes and attractions as well as reserved VIP seating at the Jabbawockeez show, private VIP trolley transportation to the backlot mazes, exclusive interactive themed photo ops and a special tour of the Universal backlot, gourmet buffet dinner at the exclusive VIP Dining Room & Lounge, access to exclusive lounges for drinks and desserts, and complimentary valet parking.

For fans who just can’t get enough, a series of multi-night Frequent Fear passes is also available.  Guests can choose from four different Frequent Fear ticket options:

  • Ultimate Fear Pass:  scare every night of the 32 day event, including a ticket to Fan Preview Night
  • Fan Preview and Frequent Fear Pass:  26 select nights including Fan Preview on September 12
  • Frequent Fear Pass:  25 select nights
  • September Pass:  11 select nights throughout the month of September

Visit Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com for more details and to purchase tickets.

“Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror inspired by TV and film’s most compelling horror properties.      Following is a list of this year’s wicked line-up:

  • “Us,” an all-new maze based on the blockbuster film from Universal Pictures and visionary Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele
  • “Ghostbusters,” Sony Pictures’ classic 1984 film comes to life for the first time ever in this all-new maze
  • “Stranger Things,” based on seasons 2 and 3 of Netflix’s critically-acclaimed supernatural thriller
  • “Killer Klowns from Outer Space,” the popular 1980s horror sci-fi film lands at “Halloween Horror Nights” in this all-new chilling maze
  • “Creepshow,” inspired by the 1982 cult classic horror movie and Shudder’s all-original anthology series
  • “Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man,” inspired by Universal’s original cinematic monsters and the movie studio that invented the horror film genre
  • “House of 1000 Corpses,” inspired by Lionsgate’s 2003 cult classic film and directed by multi-platinum recording artist and filmmaker Rob Zombie
  • “Holidayz in Hell,” an all-original maze featuring demented versions of everyone’s favorite seasonal celebrations
  • “Curse of Pandora’s Box,” an all-new original maze based on the twisted Greek mythology tale
  • “The Walking Dead,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s permanent attraction inspired by AMC’s popular television series
  • The Jabbawockeez award-winning hip hop dance crew returns by popular demand with an all-new, high-energy performance created exclusively for “Halloween Horror Nights”

For exciting updates and exclusive “Halloween Horror Nights” content, visit Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com, like Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood on Facebook; follow @HorrorNights #UniversalHHN on InstagramTwitter and Snapchat; and watch the terror come to life on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube.