For the 25th anniversary of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Orlando, the creative team decided to bring back one of their most popular mazes ever: An American Werewolf in London. They first did this maze in 2013 and it became one of their top three houses of all time. Back then, the designers had to go off of detailed sketches to replicate Rick Baker’s iconic wolves. This year they were able to acquire the original molds and hot damn, the wolves look incredible.
At the HHN25 media event, the almighty John Landis was on hand, along with Greg Nicotero and Chandler Riggs, for a Q&A and to discuss their respective mazes. In the video below, Landis discusses his first impressions on the 2013 maze and the improvements made to the 2015 edition.
Landis is as witty and animated as ever. The Q&A ran about 45 minutes over schedule but honestly, I wouldn’t have cared if it went on all night. Landis told stories about American Werewolf, Coming to America, and how proud he is of his son Max Landis.
Halloween Horror Nights 25 runs selected nights through November 1.
Video shot by Casey Schwarz-Cooper.