Universal reveals Poltergeist mazes for Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Studios Hollywood and Orlando are set to introduce new mazes inspired by the iconic supernatural horror film, Poltergeist for their annual Halloween Horror Nights event.

The Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg classic will come to life Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights. Poltergeist garnered critical and consumer success when it first premiered in 1982. This is the first time it has been reinvented as a horror maze. 

Mazes inspired by the film will take guests into some of its most iconic scenes. Guests will also encounter memorable characters.

The park explains: “the mazes will lure guests to the Freeling family house built atop a cemetery where malicious ghosts threaten the lives within. From the underground graveyard to ghostly apparitions, guests will come face to face with infamous scenes from the film, including the iconic flickering TV screen, menacing Beast from beyond and pool filled with floating corpses. As guests cross into the ‘light,’ they will find themselves surrounded by a surreal landscape of vanishing walls, floating furniture and a creepy clown with a menacing smile.  In a rush against time, guests will be forced to make it back to the world of the living or forever be trapped…”

For over 25 years, guests from around the world have visited Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood and Orlando. There, they can become the stars of their own horror film. Guests can visit movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror TV shows, films and original stories. The streets also become highly-themed scare zones.

Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights have become a firm fixture for autumn, running for over 25 years. The parks transform into immaculately-themed scare zones with terrifyingly realistic ‘scare-actors’ emerging from dark corners.

Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood will also feature a maze based on 2007 cult classic Trick ‘r Treat.

Universal Orlando has revealed that its event will also feature Stranger ThingsKiller Klowns and Chucky.