The Weeknd Invites Fans to “After Hours Nightmare” Haunted Houses
The weekend announced their plans for Halloween – inviting fans into a new haunted house experience inspired by their award-winning and critically acclaimed album after hours.
The Nightmare after hours haunted houses will launch at Universal Orlando and Universal Hollywood theme parks later this year as part of the attractions’ Halloween Horror Nights events.
The new experience will be based on the album from which it takes its name, drawing inspiration from both after hours‘ songs and aesthetics. As visitors try to escape the artist’s mind “hunted by slashers, blindfolded maniacs, horrid toad-like creatures and other unfathomable horrors”, pieces from the disc will make the soundtrack of the event.
A presentation video as the event shows off some of the figures that could appear in the haunted house, including The Weeknd’s bandaged character. “I’ve always wanted my own Halloween Horror Nights haunted house, because Halloween has always been important to my music, so it’s a dream come true,” the star said in a press release. “I feel like my music videos served as the launch pad for a collab like this, and I can’t wait for people to experience this madness!”
“Prepare to enter the macabre mind of The Weeknd in this haunted house as he stalks your team through the surreal nightmare of his after hours music,” reads a synopsis on Universal’s website. “A slasher sculpting a smile at an otherworldly rave. Bandaged maniacs performing extreme plastic surgery. A grotesque model masquerade. His nightmare is now yours.
The Nightmare after hours the experience will run select nights from September 2 through October 31. Find more information on the Universal website.
Meanwhile, last week (July 22), The Weeknd shared a new remix of his Dawn FM Track “How can I make you love me?” » The song was reworked by Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia and Bosnian-Swedish DJ Salvatore Gannaci. The original version also received a music video, featuring The Weeknd in animated form.