The logo for 20 Years of Fear, was a lantern featuring the faces of past icons within it's flames. Eventually XX logo would become a new official logo, appearing on maps, and the website. The Icon for the event was none other than Fear himself. Fear was revealed to be the mastermind of the past 19 years of horror. Influencing events through an old Lantern kept in the Universal Studios Art & Design Department, Fear had been slowly using others to prepare the way for his eventual return.
The houses were revealed on August 20, at exactly 8:20pm (20:20 military time). Horror Nights: The Hallow'd Past was kind of a greatest hits house, each room was taken from a past Horror Nights maze including; Scary Tales, Bone Collectors, Dead Exposure and S.S. Frightanic. Cindy finally got her own house in The Orfanage: Ashes to Ashes, where guests entered the charred remains of her orphanage.
In Hades: The Gates of Ruin you made your way into the Underworld, and came face to face creatures of legend. PsychoScareapy: Echoes of Shadybrook brought gusts back to Shadybrook Asylum who's doors had been closed for the last 15 years, but some patients still linger. Havoc: Dogs of War was a house filled with genetic soldiers. Catacombs: Black Death Rising walked you through a medieval town during a plague outbreak. Zombiegeddon was a comedy house where you learned skills to survive the zombie apocalypse. Legendary Truth: The Wyandot Estate took guests through a haunted bed and breakfast. Most of the houses were either a sequel or contained references to past houses. Each house also had a cameo from one of the events past Icons.