Busch Gardens Tampa has finally ‘Unearthed’ it’s full late of terror for 2015’s Howl-O-Scream event. With 7 mazes and a new partnership with a top Hollywood horror producer, we believe HOS is continuing it’s tradition of unique themes and horror narratives that make it a formidable compliment/competitor to HHN.

Haunted Houses

HOS15_Scarlett_290x154 Unearthed: Scarlett’s Revenge features this year’s icon in an all-new and wicked experience. This house comes directly from the producer of The Blair Witch Project. The story goes that during maintenance at the park, an excavation crew uncovered a centuries old house buried deep beneath the ground. Upon opening its door, a sinister force is unearthed—Scarlett—a furious demon who wields a deadly deck of magical cards summoning creatures of Howl-O-Scream past. Journey below to experience the splintered labyrinth of horrors and the revengeful wrath of this demon scorned.

Like The Blair Witch Project, Unearthed Scarlett’s Revenge is rooted in dark magic, unexplained phenomena and a haunting, hair-raising story. “I jumped at the chance to work on this project,” said Robin Cowie, producer of The Blair Witch Project, who began talking with the parks last summer. “As filmmakers, we rely on emotional and psychological elements to get audiences out of their seats. With Howl-O-Scream, we’re dealing with a crazy convergence of 360-degree storytelling, merging physical experiences and technologies to create a sort of hyper-virtual reality. It’s live, immersive terror and it can take your breath away.”Journey inside the house for the first time in the short film, produced and directed by Cowie.


9ccf3908082547e0b38e949807bfdd66_hos15_circus_still01_house_290x154Circus of Superstition: The Last Laugh – You’ve tried to avoid black cats and sidewalk cracks, but all those years of bad luck have finally caught up with you! New demented fears make it impossible to survive the terrorizing surprises and startling scares that wait inside Circus of Superstition: The Last Laugh. 

HOS15_Deadfall_290x154 Dead Fall: Thirst for Blood – Humans and plants entwine with an insatiable thirst for blood, and the object of their hunger is YOU. Their sinister shadows lurk behind every corner of this overgrown Victorian garden and greenhouse, and the inhabitants wait to consume unsuspecting guests. Your arrival means…it’s feeding time!

HOS15_ZCU_290x154 Zombie Containment Unit 15: Moving Targets – An undead invasion leads to a containment failure in Z.C.U.15, leaving zombies in search of flesh. Armed with only a Z.E.D. (Zombie Eradication Device), you’re the next target, and it’s up to you to hold off an undead mob in this interactive zombie hunting experience.

HOS15_ZCU_290x154 Zombie Mortuary – Lead by their queen, the zombies that infest this small town funeral home feed on the fresh flesh and brains of mortuary mourners to satisfy their insatiable hunger. Avoid the undead or you may find yourself six feet under.

HOS15_DWB00_290x154 Death Water Bayou – In the depths of the Bayou, the Voodoo Queen and her sadistic creatures transform wanderers into evil minions with dark magic. Descend into the swamps if you dare as you try to escape the evils that lurk in the shadows. Get out before you fall victim to her spell.

HOS15_Grid_Basement01_290x154 The BASEMENT -From Momma’s secret ingredient to Granny’s bone-ground flour, Momma’s Meats’ award-winning recipe has always been a family affair that’s only created in The BASEMENT. Escape the depths of The BASEMENT before becoming the secret ingredient! She always said it took blood, sweat and tears!



Fiends – Is there a doctor in the house? These captivating creatures of the night will infect you with dance fever and keep your pulse pounding with their deranged dance party. But when Dr. Freakenstein’s naughty nurses start operating, the diagnosis is always “code pink.”

General Info

Howl-O-Scream®, “Florida’s premier Halloween event”, is back select nights from September 25 through October 31, 2015* with tormenting surprises around every corner and unexpected terrors. The streets will be swarmed with hundreds of roaming creatures, making escape nearly impossible. Chilling live shows and the chance to challenge Florida’s top thrill rides in the dark will keep the screams coming all night. Howl-O-Scream starts at 7:30 p.m. each event night, but your ticket allows access to the park starting at 5 p.m. Arrive early to challenge thrills rides, including North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower Falcon’s Fury™ and Florida’s first triple-launch coaster Cheetah Hunt®, and have time to dine before being one of the first to experience the horror of Howl-O-Scream 2015. *Dates and times subject to change.