"Born of Gorewood from cold, dead ground
The Queen be lost, the Queen be found
Know ye witness the season come
Know ye witness our Queen be done

"Each word sends a chill down your spine. Each page sends your pulse racing."

Through the fog a gnarled tree is visible, its thick branches moving in the wind.  But as you approach, the awful truth becomes clear.  Those are not branches.  Those are people, hanging from the tree and writhing as they are drained of blood by horrible creatures from another world. Screams in the air. Chaos and horror on the ground.

-press release

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando event
Halloween Horror Nights: Tales of Terror
Slogan Tales of Terror/ No one will live happily ever after/Not just another Fairy Tale
Year 2005

The Storyteller

Icon attraction

Where Evil Hides

Number of haunted houses 7
Number of scarezones 4 (Official)

2 (Unofficial)

Preceded by Halloween Horror Nights XIV
Followed by Halloween Horror Nights: Sweet 16

Halloween Horror Nights: Tales of Terror was the 15th Halloween Horror Nights event in Orlando.

Located in Islands of Adventure exclusively for the third time, it was the first time that all of the houses, scarezones, and shows were linked in a large event backstory. The Storyteller, Elsa Strict, weaved the tale of the “middle earth meets modern” world of Terra Cruentus, its ruler the Terra Queen, and her subjects. The event featured seven houses (and Rat Run), four scarezones (and The Hollows), and two special shows and ran for 19 nights from September 30 to October 31, 2005. On peak nights, parts of Universal Studios Florida would be opened through Maldaken Pass, allowing guests to ride some of the rides there and Rat Run.

In 2006 it was awarded by Amusement Today with the Golden Ticket Award for Best Halloween Event.

 Dates & Times[edit | edit source]

Event Nights[edit | edit source]

September 30 2005

October 1, 7-9, 12-16, 20-23, & 27-31 2005

Event Times[edit | edit source]

Sunday through Thursday ran from 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Friday and Saturday ran from 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Ticket Prices[edit | edit source]

Single Admission: $59.75 + tax

Attractions[edit | edit source]

Haunted Houses[edit | edit source]

Scarezones[edit | edit source]

Unofficial Scarezones[edit | edit source]

Shows[edit | edit source]

Other Attractions[edit | edit source]

Themed Dining Areas[edit | edit source]

  • The Fatted Calf
  • Maldaken Pass (also doubling as a carnival game area and passageway to Universal Studios Florida)

Website Pictures[edit | edit source]

Website Videos[edit | edit source]

Website Audio[edit | edit source]

(music from Midnight Syndicate)

Audio that played on the Main Page:

Audio that played on the Event Map Page: Mansion in the Mist by Midnight Syndicate

Audio that played on the Library Page:

Audio that played on the Terra Cruentus Map Page: Graveyard by Midnight Syndicate

Audio that played when the Terra Cruentus symbol was clicked on the Terra Cruentus map Page:

Pictures[edit | edit source]

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Soundtrack[edit | edit source]

Halloween Horror Nights: Tales of Terror Merchandise and Collectables[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Technically the Terra Queen could be considered the icon as there was some advertising and merchandise in store that had her visage.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Halloween Horror Nights: Tales of Terror
Characters: The Storyteller (Event Icon)  • Terra Queen  • Eelmouth • Terra Ladies  • The Black Guard • Terra Ghouls • Knucklegrunts  • The Gentlemen • Ore Mongers  • Guderalle  • Blood Abbey Monks
Areas of Terra Cruentus: Terra Cruentus  • Terra Gate  • Iron Bone Gorge  • The Cantina  • The South Hollow  • Gorewood Forest  • Dragon Forge  • Blood Abbey  • The North Hollow  •The Mountain Beyond Maldaken • North Hollow Household  • Maldaken Pass
Haunted Houses: Blood Ruins  • Body Collectors  • Cold Blind Terror  • Demon Cantina  • The Skool  • Terror Mines  • Where Evil Hides
Scarezones: Blood Thunder Alley  • Fire Pits  • Cemetery Mines  • Terra Guard Run
Shows: Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure  • Terra Throne
Unofficial Scarezones: The North Hollow  • The South Hollow
Miscellaneous: Terra Clue Game  • Rat Run
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