Photo Preview of Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights XXII plus Transformers Construction

Normally, pausing in the middle of one of Universal Orlando's famous haunted houses to take pictures is strictly forbidden. But yesterday, selected media were granted the unique opportunity to preview and photograph a pair of attractions being prepared for next week's debut of Halloween Horror Nights XXII.

Below, you'll find a still gallery of images from the press preview, starting with a display of creatures, costumes, and concept art inside Universal Studios Florida's La Bamba lounge.

HNN designers Jim Timon, TJ Mannarino, Mike Aiello, Patrick Brailard, and Lora Wallace talked to the assembled about this event's annual innovations.


Here are some glimpses of the ghosts that await in the poltergeist-packed "Dead End" haunted house.

Finally, I captured a tantalizing peek of the construction site for next year's still-unannounced Transformers ride.

If you want to see a unique lights-on view of the video game-inspired "Silent Hill" maze, head over the the Orlando Weekly Culture to Go blog.