"Meet The Director. The screams he captures on film are real. And whether you realize it or not, you have been just cast in his next picture."

"After the gates of Islands of Adventure close, a plague of darkness creeps over the islands. Super heroes disappear, and toxic sludge falls from the sky.  The friendly Sunday morning cartoons run in fear from the Ink Blots.  The dinosaurs are declared extinct as a tribe of primates move in, hunting and stalking their unsuspecting prey.  A mystical world is burned and then frozen with a battle between fire and ice.  A land of laughs and rhymes is suddenly discovered deserted, and a harbor of welcome is suddenly turned upside down by beckons and warnings not to enter the paths that lay ahead ... paths ruled by a demented filmmaker ..."

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando event
Halloween Horror Nights 13
Slogan The Director will see you now/ You want to be in pictures?/ 13 Years in the Making
Year 2003

The Director

Icon attraction

All Nite Die-In

Number of haunted houses 6
Number of scarezones 6
Preceded by Halloween Horror Nights: Islands of Fear
Followed by Halloween Horror Nights XIV

Halloween Horror Nights 13 was the 13th Halloween Horror Nights event in Orlando. The event was located in Islands of Adventure for the second year in a row. The Director, also known as Paolo Ravinski (later changed to Paulo in Sweet 16), hosted the event, telling guests that "The Director Will See You Now". The event featured six haunted houses, six scarezones, and two special shows, and ran for 21 days from October 3 to November 1, 2003.

This was the first year to include songs from the band Midnight Syndicate.

The EventEdit

For its 13th year, the event's theme was based on the evil mind of The Director, a film creator who often did short snuff films in which his victims died on camera. The houses were all "sets", and the Director himself hosted his own stage show, Infestation, where guests were invited up on stage to live out their fears of creatures. The event's commercials featured a cover of the song "You Oughta Be In Pictures" by the Boswell Sisters. As with Halloween Horror Nights: Islands of Fear, the scarezones were featured in each of the Islands of Adventure-themed lands. Only Boo-Ville and the Port of Evil returned for 2003's event. The Port of Evil served as a gathering point for guests to enter into The Director's world. Immortal Island, which took over the Lost Continent, was the battleground of the Ice and Fire Demons and their minions. Boo-Ville, which took over Seuss Landing once again, was a darkened world where all the creatures are locked indoors for the night. In Night Prey, located in Jurassic Park, intelligent creatures stalked guests through a tropical island. In Hide & Shrieeek!, located in Toon Lagoon, the cartoons came alive in a world of insanity. Finally, in Toxic City, located in Marvel Superhero Island, guests walked through a quarantined city where toxic waste spilled onto the streets and mutated creatures lived. The Director appeared in All Nite Die-In, where he welcomed guests through the drive-in theatre and into the house from Halloween, Camp Crystal Lake from Friday the 13th, Hell's Furnace from A Nightmare on Elm Street and Leatherface's kitchen from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. In Screamhouse: Revisited, guests returned to The Caretaker's Victorian manor, where his victims tried to make sure they never leave. In Psycho Scareapy, guests entered Shadybrook, where the inmates squash any hope of escape. In Jungle of Doom, bloodthirsty zombies chased guests after trespassing on the Burial Ground of Lost Souls. Funhouse of Fear was a house of optical illusions and maniacal clowns with no exit. Finally, Ship of Screams, whose name is a play on words with "Ship of Dreams", was an aging cruise liner whose decks were manned by a crew of ghosts.



  • The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • Doctor Doom Fearfall
  • Popeye and Bluto Bilge-Rat Barges
  • Storm Force Acceleration
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
  • Caro-Seuss-el
  • The Flying Unicorn
  • Dueling Dragons
  • Poseidon's Fury
  • Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls

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Halloween Horror Nights 13
Characters: The Director (Event Icon)  • Incubus  • Succubus  • The Sentinel  • The Fire King  • The Ice Queen  • The Caretaker  • The Inmates of Shadybrook Asylum
Haunted Houses: All Nite Die-In  • Funhouse of Fear  • Jungle of Doom  • Psycho Scareapy  • Screamhouse: Revisited  • Ship of Screams
Scarezones: Boo-Ville  • Hide & Shrieeek!  • Immortal Island  • Night Prey  • Port of Evil  • Toxic City
Shows: Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure  • Infestation
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