On Friday night I attended the Eyegore Awards at Universal Studios Hollywood. The event also serves as the official opening of their yearly Halloween Horror Nights extravaganza of mazes, performers and all around seasonally appropriate carnage. I always have fun with this event and I was stoked to see how this year measured up.
So after the awards I took it upon myself to amble around the park and visit the seven unique attractions that comprise the Horror Nights programming. And I’m pleased to say that this year’s set of mazes is even better than last year’s – if you’re making the trek out to the Hollywood version of Halloween Horror Nights, you won’t be disappointed.
As always – you need to go in with a plan. There’s only so much time, and lines are long, so we figured we’d provide you with our personalized guide for the event. This year’s Halloween Horror Nights dates are September 21, 22, 28, 29 and October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 31. Tickets are available here.
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I really dug the ‘La Llorona’ designs for last year’s maze, “La Llorona: Villa De Almas Perdidas”, at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights. So much so that I kind of regret that it was the one maze I didn’t have time to see, but I’m going to make a point of seeing everything this year – which means I’ll most certainly be checking out the follow-up maze ‘La Llorona: Cazadora de Niños’ or ‘Weeping Woman: The Child Hunter’.
‘La Llorona: Cazadora de Niños’ will feature immersive environments depicting scenes and imagery of a rural Mexican village. This year’s maze will tell the haunting story of ‘La Llorona,’ a beautiful girl named Maria from a poor village who desperately sought to win the affection of a rich nobleman. Rejected and grief stricken, she drowns her children in a river. Overcome with anguish, she drowns herself in a bitter end. According to legend, Maria’s tormented and distressed spirit wanders the earth, eternally piercing the night with mournful cries, “My children! Where are my children?” ― giving rise to her name, ‘La Llorona’ or ‘The Weeping Woman.’
Head inside for the full rundown. This year’s Halloween Horror Nights dates are September 21, 22, 28, 29 and October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 31. READ MORE