Quite possibly my favorite event of the year is Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights,” a full-on horror takeover at Universal Studios (also in Orlando, FL) that will transport fans directly INTO some of their favorite horror movies! Taking over for Freddy, Jason and Leatherface, this year things start fresh as Jigsaw will have a few games in store for park attendees. Even The Wolfman will have you barking to come back again. While it’s only August, it’s time to think October, so why not check out our exclusive “Horror Nights Preview Video” that will tease the terror to come. In addition, you can also read about how you can get a backstage pass to all the behind-the-scenes action right at home on your computer. Visit the official website for more info:
For the first time, Universal Studios Hollywood is offering fans behind-the-scenes access to its terrifying and highly anticipated “Halloween Horror Nights” through social networking sites, Twitter and Facebook.
Via Twitter, “Halloween Horror Nights’” Creative Director John Murdy will reveal exclusive information on @HorrorNights as he “tweets” a running creative chronicle of the celebrated event’s design, casting and production, among other eagerly awaited nuggets of information. Through the event’s Facebook page, “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood (Official),” fans are invited to become a part of the process with regular updates, exclusive content highlights and an opportunity to interact with one other.
Through Murdy’s creative direction, “Halloween Horror Nights” – Southern California’s most terrifying Halloween event – pairs Hollywood’s top entertainment scenic and special effects artists with a cast of thousands. The event brings great films from the horror genre to life with shockingly scary “live” experiences within the theme park and via the “Terror Tram“ on the movie studio’s famed back lot.
Joshua Cole, VP, Interactive Marketing, Universal Studios Hollywood, noted: “’The ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ event is an ideal fit for social media. Our guests eagerly await the highly experiential event with an increasing thirst for information. We’re excited that for the first time, we’re able to offer them instantaneous news and access to the event via Twitter and Facebook with insight from Creative Director, John Murdy, who will communicate directly with fans who share his passion for the horror genre.”
This year, “Halloween Horror Nights” will present all-new “live” experiences based on one of the all-time biggest box-office horror franchises, SAW, per an agreement among Universal Studios Theme Parks, Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures. All-new mazes, scare zones and new shows will be featured.
Follow Creative Director, John Murdy on Twitter: twitter.com/HorrorNights. Become a fan on Facebook: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood (Official)”