One of my favorite nights of the year is when Universal Studios Hollywood opens the gates for their annual Halloween Horror Nights, an epic night at the theme park loaded with rides and genre-themed mazes.
A few years back the Orlando branch carries a maze that had me jealous beyond belief, and now it has be thawed here in California. The Thing is creeping its way into Universal’s theme parks in time for Halloween. Unfortunately, it will be based on Uni’s forthcoming prequel and not John Carpenter’s classic ’80s remake. It will also be at Orlando Horror Nights.
In addition, we’ve confirmed that “Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses: In 3D ZombieVision” will also be returning. While you may scoff, this was one of the coolest mazes they’ve had in years.
Halloween Horror Nights begins Sept. 23 and continues on select nights through Oct. 31.
The Thing is a reboot of John Carpenter’s 1982 original, in which a group of researchers in an abandoned scientific research facility in Antarctica find themselves infected by an alien creature that can transform itself into an exact replica of any living being.
Theme park designers partnered with the film’s producers, Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman to replicate the sets, audio, musical score, creature and characters referenced in the new pic.