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Universal's Museum of Horror: Chamber of Horrors
Attraction type Haunted House
Event Halloween Horror Nights VIII: Primal Scream
Park Universal Studios Florida
Area Production Central
Year 1998
Housed in Soundstage 22
Based on Classic Universal Monsters

Preceded By

Universal's Museum of Horror (1997)

Followed By

Universal's Creature Features in 3-D (1999)

Universal's Museum of Horror: Chamber of Horrors was one of the five haunted houses that were featured during Halloween Horror Nights VIII: Primal Scream. It was located in Soundstage 22 along with Universal's Museum of Horror: Unnatural History. This house featured scenes from the classic Universal Horror Monsters such as Frankenstein and Dracula.

History and Location[edit | edit source]

Like the three previous years, Universal decided to have a haunted house based on the Universal Classic Monsters in 1998. The house would be located in Soundstage 22, which was where the previous Classic Monster house was located.

Soundstage 22 is one of the smaller soundstage facilities designed to be used as filming locations for movies and television shows. The house shared this location with another house that featured newer movie monsters.

The idea of a Universal Classic Monster haunted house would be revamped the following year in Universal's Creature Features in 3-D. This time however, the house would be located in Nazarman's instead of Soundstage 22 (like the four previous incarnations) and would be in 3-D.

Description[edit | edit source]

Enter a museum where every exhibit is a work of art... the art of scaring the daylights out of you! You'll meet Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man and all your favorite classic Universal Monsters in the Chamber of Horrors

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Queue and Facade[edit | edit source]

Outside the entrance of the haunted house was a stone gargoyle. The entrance to the house was a giant truss system that had the logo for Universal's Museum of Horror on it (seen here). The beginning of the house was an old, dusty museum with spiderwebs hanging down from a sign with the words "DIE HERE" written on it. The walls were lit by candelabras, and contained various movie posters, including one for Halloween II. This was where the line split.

Haunted House[edit | edit source]

At one point there was a spiderweb-covered organ followed by a woman with long, black hair looking out from a cavity in the wall covered by glass (possibly the Rat Lady in the Phantom of the Opera room). Later on there was Norman Bates wielding a knife threatening the guests next to a small screen with the silhouette of a scareactor, who would then jump out to scare guests. A later room featured a boarded up door and an alcove containing an old TV as decoration.

After this was a mess of old furniture and crates, between which a madwoman looked out. Concept art also reveals that an old graveyard was involved at some point. An electric chair may have also been featured early in the house (possibly the Frankenstein Room).

A few monster scenes that appeared in this house included Frankenstein, Dracula, Psycho, The Wolfman, and The Phantom. A Tree Monster also appeared somewhere in this house. At some point, guests walked through a farmhouse modeled after Night of the Living Dead with a zombie bursting out of a mattress. In this room, there were also many bunkbeds, one containing a laughing little girl.

Scareactors[edit | edit source]

Pictures[edit | edit source]

Website Pictures[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The pipe organ from Universal's Casper film was featured in the house and repurposed to resemble The Phantom of the Opera's organ.
Halloween Horror Nights VIII
Haunted Houses: Hell's High • Universal's Museum of Horror: Chamber of Horrors • Universal's Museum of Horror: Unnatural History • S.S. Frightanic: Carnage Crew • S.S. Frightanic: Fear in First Class
Scarezone: Midway of the Bizarre
Shows: Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure VII: Dial "E" for Excellent! • Festival of the Dead Parade  • Horrorpalooza • Inferno
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