Forget Christmas, the best time of year is October, especially for those who live in Orlando, FL or Universal City, CA.
Since the resurrection of Halloween Horror Nights at both Universal Studios locations, we’ve seen mazes based on Saw, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Child’s Play, House of 1,000 Corpses, Hostel, The Thing and many, many more. This begs the question: what next? While they’ve been known to recycle old mazes into (sorta) new ones, Universal is looking to celebrate their 100th anniversary with a bang.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Uni is polling fans to see what they want see come to life in 2012 and beyond. Options include Psycho, Amityville Horror, Aliens, Trick ‘r Treat, The Evil Dead, Poltergeist, Paranormal Activity, 28 Days Later, American Werewolf in London, Freddy vs. Jason, The Shining, Hellraiser, “True Blood,” “Dexter” and “American Horror Story”!!!
As a result, this year’s online poll also included musicians Marilyn Manson, Lady Gaga, Ozzy Osbourne, Kiss and Slipknot and filmmakers John Carpenter, Clive Barker, Wes Craven, Tim Burton and Quentin Tarantino as potential maze-making partners.
But it continues: Among the movie titles in the online poll with planned 2012 remakes: Halloween 3D, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, The Lords of Salem and Resident Evil: Retribution.