Show Director Mike Aiello: Universal Orlando’s Face of Fear

Originally posted on the DIS Unplugged: Take a handful of creative types, chain them in a room with an ink board and yellow legal pad, and what do you get? Halloween Horror Nights, one of the most terrifying, nightmarish, and outrageous Halloween events in the country. Recently, I was able to talk with Universal Orlando’s Mike Aiello, Show Director for Halloween Horror Nights. Aiello is responsible for creating the horrific storylines and unique, iconic characters featured in the haunted mazes and scarezones. In addition, for the past 9 years he also served as writer and director for Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure – an extremely popular show during the event. Click here for the full audio of my interview with Mike Aiello and to read about what it takes to put on this massive event.

About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I’m a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.