New this year to the blockbuster-sized terrors of Universal Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights is Terror Tram: The Nightmare Tour. Knowing that Freddy Krueger is out there in the dark somewhere should keep your spine tingled. This is the ultimate “immersion experience that will shatter preconceptions, transcending notions of horror-genre theatrics and Halloween maze experiences to take visitors to a state of extreme dread, shock and terror.” Yep, it's even scarier than rush hour on the 405. You can tiptoe around the Psycho house and Bates Motel, and the War of the Worlds disaster scene. There's also a new maze this year with masked killers. Masked killers are the scariest killers of all! Not for kids under 13 — unless you want them to hate you forever ,then it's great for kids! Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal City; Fri.-Sat., thru Nov. 1; 7 p.m.; super-convoluted pricing scheme: $44 & $54 & up (way up).

Fri., Oct. 31; Sat., Nov. 1; Sun., Nov. 2, 2008

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