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Make-up, wig, cackle. Actress becomes witch at Universal

Last Updated Oct 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm MST

In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 photo, Laura Law gets into character after her makeup nears completion as a witch for Halloween Horror nights at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Halloween Horror Nights is an all-hands-on-deck affair at Universal Orlando Resort.

This year, the Halloween celebration in Orlando, Florida, will have 10 haunted houses, several recalling slasher films or pop culture from the 1980s, including a house modeled after the Netflix hit show, “Stranger Things.”

Halloween Horror Nights lasts for 36 nights, but it’s planned for more than a year.

Each haunted house is a small, temporary attraction, elaborately designed and themed, built with studious attention to details and populated with “scare-actors” who chase but never touch the thousands of patrons passing through each night. This year’s Halloween celebration opened in mid-September.

Similar Halloween celebrations are held at Universal theme parks in California, Japan and Singapore.

This year is the 28th celebration of all things horror at the Orlando theme park resort.