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Halloween Horror Nights Orlando attraction
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People Under The Stairs: Under Construction
Attraction type Haunted House
Event Halloween Horror Nights: Sweet 16
Park Universal Studios Florida
Area World Expo
Year 2006
Housed in Sprung Tent 2
Based on

People Under the Stairs (1991)

Preceded by People Under the Stairs (1993)

People Under the Stairs: Under Construction was one of the many houses of Halloween Horror Nights 16. Located in Sprung Tent 2 it was a prequel to the movie "The People Under the Stairs". The story was, that a mansion was being built on an old graveyard, and the restless spirits attacked the construction site.

History and Location Edit

For their 2006 event, Universal would decide to have all of their haunted houses (and scarezones) be sequels or prequels to landmark houses and scarezones in the past. One of these would be People Under the Stairs: Under Construction, a prequel to the People Under the Stairs haunted house. The house would be a spin-off, as it took place in the same world as the movie, but the story was made completely by Universal.

The house would mark the only return of the light helmets from the previous year's Terror Mines. The house was purposefully kept as dark as possible (although many guests reported being able to see fine in the house) with every twelfth guest being given a light helmet, The light would occasionally flicker and change colors for added effect.

To compensate for the increase in haunted houses since the last time Halloween Horror Nights was in the park, Universal built two hurricane-proof tents behind the World Expo area of the park specifically for holding Halloween Horror Nights haunted houses. This house would be located in the northernmost one (called Sprung Tent 2).

Description Edit

Welcome to home-sweet-hell, a house so demented that even its incomplete walls bleed.

Experience Edit

This house was the 2nd and final time that Universal used the mining helmets used the year before in Terror Mines. Allegedly, about every 12th person got them. However, the house was reportedly, too bright for the light helmets. There was a scareactor hiding under some stairs in one scene. Scenes in this house included, the table-saw room, the bathroom, the kitchen, the basement and the finale. The captive children in the house had small flashlights that they would shine at guests. There was also a room where guests would be shot with a shotgun that would spray them with water. Scareactors included the kids under the scares, Mommy and Daddy. The finale had around ten scareactors, each with tools that make loud noises.

Trivia Edit

  • This was the first house to be featured in Sprung Tent 2.
  • Reportedly, guests would leave the light helmets halfway through the house because the house was too well illuminated for them.
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    The website page for the People Under the Stairs: Under Construction.

Halloween Horror Nights: Sweet 16
Characters: Jack the Clown  • The Caretaker  • The Director  • The Storyteller (Event Icons)  • The Projectionist  • The Inmates of Shadybrook Asylum  • Eddie Schmidt  • Cindy Caine  • Norman Bates
Haunted Houses: All Nite Die-In: Take 2  • Dungeon of Terror: Retold  • People Under the Stairs: Under Construction  • PsychoScareapy: Maximum Madness  • Psycho Path: The Return of Norman Bates  • Run: Hostile Territory  • Screamhouse: The Resurrection
Scarezones: Blood Masquerade  • Deadtropolis: Zombie Siege  • Harvest of the Souls  • Horror Comes Home
Shows: The Arrival  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure  • Robosaurus  • Sweet 16: The Director's Cut
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