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The Creative Minds Behind Halloween Horror Nights Join Midsummer Scream

LONG BEACH, CA - Midsummer Scream, the world’s largest Halloween and horror convention, announces that Michael Aiello, Senior Director of Entertainment Creative Development for Universal Orlando Resort will join John Murdy, Creative Director/Executive Producer for Universal Studios Hollywood, and Chris Williams, Art Director/Production Designer for Universal Studios Hollywood to its Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights presentation on Sunday, July 29.

Midsummer Scream, which attracts more than 20,000 fans from around the world to Southern California for a weekend of terrifying fun, will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29. Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights presentation will be held in the Grand Ballroom, which can accommodate 2,000 guests.

Details of Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights presentation remain unknown. What is certain, is that there won’t be an empty seat in the house when Universal’s trio of terror take to the stage for the presentation no Halloween Horror Nights fan will want to miss!

Now in its third year, Midsummer Scream draws thousands of national and international fans of all things Halloween and horror to Long Beach, where they will find a huge show floor featuring more than 250 unique vendors; a children’s activity area; a wide variety of live entertainment performances; celebrity appearances; a black cat adoption lounge; educational classes and programs; thousands of cosplayers in amazing costumes; world-class panels and presentations; and more than a dozen haunted attractions and elaborate displays for guests to experience in the Hall of Shadows.

Tickets for Midsummer Scream 2018 are now on sale at, including a special Gold Bat Weekend Pass, which gives guests priority entry to all panel presentations, front of line access to each of the haunts in Hall of Shadows, an hour early entry each day at 10 AM to the show floor and Hall of Shadows, and complimentary admission to Midsummer Scream After Dark.

About Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights”

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” to become victims inside their own horror film. Multiple movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror television shows, films and original stories come to life season after season. And, the streets of each park’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing scare-actors lunge from every darkened corner.

“Halloween Horror Nights” begins Friday, September 14. Additional details about the events will be revealed soon. All tickets and vacation packages for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights are on sale now. For more information about “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort visit

About Midsummer Scream

Midsummer Scream is presented by David Markland and Claire Dunlap of Black Cat Orange (formerly CreepyLA Productions), Gary Baker, Johanna Atilano, and Rick West of Theme Park Adventure. Its goal is to showcase the diversity of Southern California’s haunt and horror community as a welcoming beacon for fans around the world to converge on Los Angeles for a weekend of excitement, networking and non-stop spookery! Be sure to follow Midsummer Scream on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Periscope for breaking updates and information.

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