The line-up of villains, killers and maniacs at Halloween Horror Nights 2017 reads like a greatest hits of movie and television terror: “The Shining,” “American Horror Story,” “The Walking Dead,” “Friday the 13th,” “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Saw” and “The Purge.”
I’ve thought past Horror Nights have lacked enough for the masses to do at the annual seasonal event at Universal Studios Hollywood.
But this year is different. There are more mazes with backstories based on a dozen horror movies and TV shows. A longer schedule stretches from mid-September to early November.
That made for more to do and more space to do it during my...