Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler from Black Sabbath, the celebrated, multi-platinum rock band that pioneered the Heavy Metal genre with their dark and doom-laden sounds, fused with lyrical themes of the occult, addiction, war and nuclear apocalypse, will be immortalized in an all-original, terrifying 3D maze, “Black Sabbath: 13 3D” at Universal Studios Hollywood’s premier Halloween Horror Nights event, beginning September 20, 2013. A new behind-the-scenes interview was posted featuring interviews with the band! READ MORE
Just yesterday we told you that Universal Studios’ premier Halloween Horror Nights event, beginning September 20, 2013, had added both Curse of Chucky and The Purge to the list of scare zones. Next up, the best one yet.
How about a scare zone based on John Landis’ classic 1981 An American Werewolf in London?! Too bad it will only be at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 23…
Beginning September 20, guests will step inside the film and experience a retelling of the horror classic – from the attack on the English moors to the hospital nightmares to witnessing the bone-crunching transformation of David from human to bloodthirsty werewolf. Guests will encounter David’s vicious werewolf form as he wreaks bloody chaos through London’s subway tunnel, Piccadilly Circus and more. READ MORE
It was announced this morning to eagle-eyed fanatics – like myself – that at Universal Studios Hollywood’s premier Halloween Horror Nights event, beginning September 20, 2013, will also include scare zones for both Universal films, Curse of Chucky and The Purge. Details are
forthcoming below, but I have my fingers crossed that this year they actually change up the Child’s Play maze into something really special.
They say that, inspired by the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of Curse of Chucky, the eponymous scare-zone will bring the terrifying pint-size doll, possessed by the spirit of a notorious serial killer, to life. Having made special appearances at past “Halloween Horror Nights,” this is the first time the sinister doll has commanded his own scare-zone to shock and terrify guests for his amusement.
The box-office blockbuster, The Purge, will come to life as “The Purge: Survive the Night.” As guests enter the theme park, they will be thrust into the depraved world of The Purge, a sordid tale in which all crime is declared legal and no one is safe for one single night; a story, in which all criminal activity, including murder, is legal for 12 hours. Ironically, the gates to “Halloween Horror Nights” swing open at 7:00 p.m. sharp; the same time havoc is reaped upon the citizens in The Purge. “The Purge: Survive the Night” scare zone will push guests to the limits as they become engaged in the film’s most memorable scenes while trying to run for their lives. READ MORE
Fans with a voracious appetite for AMC’s “The Walking Dead” will have a chance to walk in the footsteps of human survivors when Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort debut all new terrifying mazes inspired by Season 3 of the critically-acclaimed, award-winning television series at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights events beginning September 20.
The eerily authentic and disturbingly real maze experiences will place “Halloween Horror Nights” guests at the heart of the show’s once impenetrable prison, the West Georgia Correctional Facility, now overrun by hordes of flesh-eating walkers. The mazes at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando will send guests cowering through the walker-infested wilderness that surrounds the prison and into the seemingly utopian town of Woodbury where gruesome secrets are concealed.
Universal Orlando is also dedicating its entire “Halloween Horror Nights” street experience to “The Walking Dead” – making this the first time ever that all of the scare zones throughout the park will be themed after a hit television series. Guests brave enough to walk the streets of Universal Studios Florida will encounter iconic scenes from all three seasons of the hit show – including the perilous city of Atlanta and Hershel’s dismal barn – and fleets of blood-thirsty walkers who are hungry for their next victim… READ MORE
For the past twenty-two years, Universal Orlando has been home to the always fun and sometimes genuinely frightening Halloween Horror Nights. For their 2012 edition, Universal has gone all out, creating all-new houses with the help of a famous illusion/comedy duo and musician, as well as taking inspiration from one of my favorite horror game series of all time, the biggest horror show currently on television, and the company’s own history.
(Assumedly) Due to the all the construction going on in the park, there are only seven houses this year instead of the traditional eight – which is a bummer – but between everything the event has to offer, there’s enough to keep you occupied for a night.
The tragic and demented account of Leatherface and his deranged family of cannibals set the stage for this year’s new maze, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Saw Is The Law,” based on filmmaker Tobe Hooper’s notoriously unsettling 1974 horror film classic at “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood, Southern California’s premier Halloween event.
This original American horror film tells the story of five young friends who unsuspectingly fall victim to the ghastly terrors and torment of a depraved and cannibalistic Texas clan. The film, hailed among the most influential horror movies in cinematic history, will now be meticulously recreated into a disturbingly gruesome “Halloween Horror Nights” maze.
Those who dare to step into the inner workings of a slaughterhouse maze will be gripped with vivid telltale signs of imminent doom. Gruesome and blood-soaked scenes from the controversial classic will terrorize guests as they experience a labyrinth that will captivate all senses and render them defenseless when met with nightmarish images of mutilated bodies on bloody meat hooks; become paralyzed by putrid odors of decomposed corpses; navigate their way through human bones and animal pelts suspended from the ceiling; and run from the unmistakable roaring sound of a chainsaw revving to life when Leatherface lunges from the darkness in search of victims. READ MORE
Universal’s infamous legacy of horror will come to an afterlife in “Universal Monsters Remix,” an all-new terrifying experience that re-imagines the classic horror icons of yesteryear for the 21st century and immerses them in the twisted confines of electronica-inspired music during “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Set within the antechambers of an eerily gothic castle, the new “Universal Monsters Remix” maze will unleash a cast of movies most legendary creatures, including Frankenstein’s Monster and his Bride, Dracula and his Brides, Phantom of the Opera and The Wolf Man. From deep within the stone fortress, accompanied by ominous strobe lighting effects, guests will traverse dark and dank arteries of rotting catacombs, hallowed underground crypts and pagan sacrificial burial chambers. Laced with the murmur of dialog from Universal’s catalogue of horror films, guests will be besieged by the relentless sounds of high-energy, horror-inspired dance, dub-step and industrial music.
This year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in the living, breathing, three-dimensional world of the most notorious and terrifying creatures. Featuring a slate of unrivaled film production quality mazes, terror-filled Scare Zones and a fully re-imagined “Terror Tram” experience, uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties, “Halloween Horror Nights” will taunt, terrorize and torment guests with incomparable spellbinding and spine-chilling haunted attractions. READ MORE
Hordes of flesh-eating, blood-drooling and groaning “walkers” will infest Universal Studios’ world-famous backlot when “Terror Tram: Invaded by The Walking Dead” comes to life at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights event at Universal Studios Hollywood!!
AMC’s “The Walking Dead” has a significant presence at this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” in addition to the “Terror Tram.” An immersive new maze, “The Walking Dead: Dead Inside,” based on the compelling series, will also debut at the event.
Mirroring AMC’s critically-acclaimed, Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy Award-winning TV series, “Terror Tram: Invaded by The Walking Dead” will expose guests to a legion of plagued zombies in the aftermath of the disease’s cataclysmic spread to the West Coast.
The world of television fantasy will collide with grim reality when “Terror Tram: Invaded by The Walking Dead” pits guests face-to-face with a swarm of living corpses doomed to stalk Universal Studio’s famed backlot—-the heart of the world’s most famous horror moviemaking studio.
Comedians Penn & Teller are ready to show off their scarier side this Halloween.
Variety reports that the duo will produce a 3D maze for Universal Studios Orlando’s annual “Halloween Horror Nights” event under the theme “New(kd) Las Vegas” that depicts a dilapidated and radioactive version of Las Vegas, as if one of their magic tricks has gone terribly awry and the city, its showgirls, slot machines, buffets and little white wedding chapel has been covered in nuclear ooze.
It’s the first time the illusionists have paired up with Universal on an attraction. The 3D maze will only appear at the Orlando theme park, when it opens September 21. READ MORE
Multi-platinum recording artist Alice Cooper, a mastermind of the rock horror genre, will conjure up his peculiar vision of disturbing horror imagery in two new haunted attractions debuting this fall at Halloween Horror Nights at both Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood.
For the first time ever at Universal Orlando Resort’s award-winning event, Alice Cooper’s own version of a demented and dark subconscious will come to life in the haunted maze, “Alice Cooper – Welcome to My Nightmare.” Inspired by iconic elements from his first solo album, the attraction will put guests inside the haunted dreams of the album’s recurring character, “Steven,” as he endures the scream-inducing madness spawned from the mind of the legendary rocker.
Making an encore performance at Universal Studios Hollywood’s acclaimed event, Alice Cooper’s new haunted attraction, “Alice Cooper Goes to Hell 3D,” will be inspired by the musician’s classic concept album centered on unending darkness, eternal torment and unimaginable horrors. The terrifying maze will beckon guests to experience hell’s interminable inferno as imagined through the eyes of hard rock visionary Alice Cooper. To experience this daunting new maze, guests will don 3D glasses for an optimum up close and personal three-dimensional encounter with Alice Cooper’s underworld.
Caught in the middle of a high-intensity struggle for survival, you fight off hordes of flesh-hungry, growling “walkers,” or zombies. No place is safe as you make your way through a post-apocalyptic wasteland with horror at every turn. Will you survive?
This fall, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood are joining forces with AMC’s “The Walking Dead” for their Halloween Horror Nights events. Visitors to both theme parks will be able to experience the horror of AMC’s blockbuster original series, “The Walking Dead,” in elaborately themed, haunted mazes. It marks the first-time Universal Studios has featured a television series at Halloween Horror Nights on both coasts.
The Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy Award-winning, series “The Walking Dead” is based on the comic book written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The series tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. “The Walking Dead” is the number-one drama series in basic cable history for adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.
It is now official that, this fall, the demented multiverse of the popular horror video game and motion picture franchise, Silent Hill, will come to life in a haunted maze at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights events.
This is not a game. This is not a movie. This is real. And guests will be tormented by horrifying creatures from an alternate dimension, including the iconic deformed nurses and the executioner.
Konami’s ground-breaking “Silent Hill” series is heralded for its psychologically-charged, horrific plot, which is centered around the disturbing, ash-covered town of Silent Hill – a place where reality gives way to other dimensions. In this demonic world the physical laws of nature no longer apply and nightmarish monsters abound. Characters try to escape back to the safety of reality but constant brutal attacks by disjointed, knife-wielding beings make survival seem impossible.
Inside you’ll find the entire press release along with some concept art posters Universal shared with us! SO. EXCITED.
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. READ MORE