For 16 Nights Beginning This Friday, October 2
Four new maze experiences, six new scare zones, a new “Terror Tram” backlot experience, a “Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Tribute” and a new “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure” production all add up to completely re-imagined Halloween Horror Nights for 2009 at Universal Studios Hollywood. The stage is set for the most intense and impactful “live” horror event ever to be presented in a theme park environment.
New Halloween Horror Nights attractions will include “Saw: Game Over,” a “live” maze experience based on the Saw film franchise, per an agreement among Universal Studios Theme Parks, Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures. The interactive maze, “Halloween: The Life and Crimes of Michael Myers,” will be the first attraction based upon the “Halloween” films to be created by a U.S. theme park. The “live” multi-sensory horror experience, “My Bloody Valentine: Be Mine 4 Ever,” will be based on the 2009 hit movie. “Chucky’s Fun House” will be a fresh, flesh-and-blood incarnation of one of Universal’s most iconic horror franchises, and a more intense, interactive horror experience will be realized on the new “Terror Tram: Live or Die” walk-through attraction on the historic Universal backlot.
The “Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Tribute,” bringing the mayhem of the classic horror spoof to life on-screen and on-stage with live performers singing and dancing in the celebrated, outrageous “Rocky Horror” costumes, will also be part of the Halloween Horror Nights event, per an agreement between the theme park and Twentieth Century Fox’s Licensing & Merchandising Division. An all-new “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure” show will also be featured within the event…
New scare zones will include a live staging of the 2004 Universal cult hit “Shaun of the Dead,” a “Welcome to Hell!” where the seven deadly sins are punished by stilt-walking demons whose torments are punctuated by dramatic fire effects. In the “Meat Market,” fog will roll across rotting, maggot-infested animal carcasses, and the whirling blades of the butchers’ chainsaws will be the only noise loud enough to drown out the sound of buzzing flies. In the final scare zone, “Freakz,” the denizens of an old carnival freak show, will have developed a taste for human flesh.
Universal Studios Hollywood’s favorite thrill-ride attractions will also remain open for Halloween Horror Nights nocturnal affair, many with menacing twists. Favorites include the Simpsons Ride®, Revenge of the Mummy®–the Ride and Jurassic Park® In the Dark.
Updates are available at www.halloweenhorrornights.com and also on Twitter (Twitter.com/ HorrorNights) and Facebook (Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood), as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information.
“Halloween Horror Nights” begins Friday, October 2 through Halloween, Saturday, October 31.
Event dates are: October 2-3, 9-11, 15-18, 23-25, and 30-31. The event will begin nightly at 7pm;
closing hours vary by night throughout the event.