It’s that time of year again! The leaves are turning, everything is pumpkin flavored, and suddenly everybody wants to talk about horror movies. Welcome to Halloween season. As far as Halloween traditions go, you can’t beat a good scary maze. This year, I had the opportunity to visit Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Orlando, the reigning king of horror mazes. And what a year to visit. 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the event, and in celebration of the milestone year, Director of Entertainment Michael Aiello and the folks at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights broke out the big guns, resurrecting and remixing some of their most popular mazes and original characters from the history of the event.
And boy did they go big, this year’s HHN includes 9 Mazes, the most in the history of the event, including four based off of entirely original characters and settings. But If you’re into the Hollywood adaptations, don’t fret, this year sees the fourth collaboration between Horror Nights and AMC’s The Walking Dead, the first collaboration with Blumhouse’s Insidious franchise, a new The Purge maze (upgraded from last year’s most popular scare zone), and a couple other big names you’ll find in the list below. So without further ado, check out my list of the 5 best mazes from Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, ranked from worst to best — or in this case ranked from awesome to most awesome.