Too bad I won’t be in town to check it out, but Universal Studios’s Halloween Horror Nights will now have a maze based on Drew Godddard’s high concept slasher The Cabin in the Woods.
“We are building the cabin completely. You’re going to walk through a forest to get there. You’re going into the cabin. You’re going to go into the cube cells. We’re literally taking everything we can in the film and giving you a kind of best-of montage of the film with this kind of linking story,” Goddard tells Zap2it. “You’re going to be in the control room when merman attacks.”
A new storyline that parallels the one in Cabin in the Woods will be introduced in the Halloween maze, as well as a plethora of monsters.
“We’re trying to adapt this film as best as we physically can in the context of what we have. The whole idea of the maze is to have varying creatures in it,” Universal Orlando Entertainment Team member Michael Aiello says. “In the maze, we’ve got many that were in the forefront of a lot of the scenes — the ballerina, the Sugarplum Fairy, the Hell Lord — but also too there are a couple rooms where we’re kind of featuring some of the creatures that were just on the screens in the control room of movie.
“And then in the finale we’ve got a couple characters that could open up from Halloweens past, our own events, because we were granted amazing permission to be able to include some of our lineage into Cabin’s lineage,” he adds in regards to how the maze will conclude.
Goddard adds, “Our finale for the maze is something that we want guests to be surrounded by. There are so many amazing characters in the movie, we really wanted to end it with trying to surround the guests with as many guests as possible.”