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Universal Orlando haunted house offers 'Stranger Things' experience for Halloween Horror Nights

The Byers' living room from the TV show

The Byers' living room from the TV show "Stranger Things" is re-created for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando in Florida. Photo Credit: AP/John Raoux

There may be no "Justice for Barb" at Universal Orlando's haunted house based on the Netflix hit, "Stranger Things," but the beloved, ill-fated character does appear in grand, gory style.

The "Stranger Things" house is one of 10 haunted houses built for Halloween Horror Nights at the Orlando, Florida, theme park resort. The houses will be open until the beginning of November.

Patrons walking through the "Stranger Things" haunted house follow the plot contours of the first season. There's the shed where Will disappears, the Byers home where letters on the walls and Christmas lights help Joyce communicate with her missing son, and the hellish Upside Down world. There's a monstrous Demogorgon seemingly around every corner, ready to scare the bejesus out of you.

Adult female performers play the four bar mitzvah-aged-boy leads. Other performers play Nancy, Steve, Sheriff Hopper and Joyce. Different characters populate the house at different times of the night so patrons walking through it get different experiences.

Netflix and the show's vendors worked with Universal to make sure the bed sheets and the wallpaper in the Byers house were the same as in the TV show.

The experience is not recommended for children younger than 13.

INFO Single-night ticket $62.99, 407-224-7840, halloweenhorrornights.com

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