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Halloween Horror Nights 2012 media gift gives the press a lesson in amateur cranial surgery courtesy of Universal Orlando

Halloween Horror Nights 2012 media gift gives the press a lesson in amateur cranial surgery courtesy of Universal Orlando

The day has come. Tonight thousands will descend onto the streets of Universal Studios Florida for the grand opening of Halloween Horror Nights 2012. To put invited press in the properly on-edge mindset, Universal Orlando sent out this year’s media gifts, offering a particularly gruesome and interactive experience to obtain a new look at some of this year’s scares.

Halloween Horror Nights 22 media gift and invitation

A nondescript brown box arrived on my doorstep late yesterday afternoon. Upon opening, the the foul stench of death immediately filled the air. After choking past the horrid smell, I found a bloody note inside from Universal’s insidious PR team instructing me to open the wretched burlap sack underneath and dig my hands in for a little “cranial surgery – amateur edition.”

Witness the horrors that followed in the unbelievable unboxing video below.


Video: Halloween Horror Nights 22 media gift


Video: Contents of the USB drive contained within


“Hope you didn’t mind getting a little dirty,” reads the card inside the cracked-open skull and dissected brain. Nope, didn’t mind at all – except maybe the gag-inducing smell.

Now, take a closer look at the sinister steps that were required to reveal the above sneak peek at what’s in store for all who visit Halloween Horror Nights 22, beginning tonight:

Halloween Horror Nights 22 media gift and invitation

Halloween Horror Nights 22 media gift and invitation

Halloween Horror Nights 22 media gift and invitation

Halloween Horror Nights 22 media gift and invitation

Halloween Horror Nights 22 media gift and invitation

Halloween Horror Nights 22 media gift and invitation

Halloween Horror Nights 22 media gift and invitation

Halloween Horror Nights 22 media gift and invitation

Halloween Horror Nights 22 media gift and invitation

Follow our ongoing coverage of Halloween Horror Nights 2012 in Orlando and Hollywood, as well as many other eerie events in the coming weeks, by visiting our special Halloween section.

Slideshow: Halloween Horror Nights 22 media gift from Universal Orlando


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