The twisted landscape of the famous “War of the Worlds” set—with its authentic airline jumbo jet wreckage, devastated houses and apocalyptic vistas, will be transformed into “The Containment Zone, ” an elaborately themed, zombie-ridden “scare zone, ” bringing scenes from an unmade movie to life as part of a “Terror Tram: Live Or Die” experience at this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights event, ” which begins a 16-night run on October 2 at Universal Studios Hollywood.
In addition to the new “Terror Tram: Live Or Die” attraction, “Halloween Horror Nights” will feature four new maze experiences, and six new “scare zones.” The all-new “Halloween Horror Nights” for 2009 will be the most intense and impactful “live” horror event ever to be presented in a theme park environment. Tickets are now on sale at http://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/hhn including limited-time advance purchase discounts.
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 Funhouse, ” will be a fresh, flesh-and-blood incarnation of one of Universal’s most iconic horror franchises.
The “Terror Tram: Live Or Die” is all-new for 2009 and, in addition to “The Containment Zone, ” features key theming from “Saw, ” “My Bloody Valentine, “Psycho” and “Halloween.” “Terror Tram: Live or Die” combines a harrowing tram-ride journey with a terrifying walk through the sets and specially designed gauntlets created on the studio’s historic backlot.
Also new for 2009 is “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, per an agreement between the theme park and Twentieth Century Fox’s Licensing & Merchandising Division.
Updates on “Halloween Horror Nights” are available at http://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/hhn and also on Twitter and Facebook, as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Fans are invited to follow John Murdy on Twitter at: Twitter.com/HorrorNights or via Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood (Official).”
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 MummySM – The Ride” and “Jurassic Park® In the Dark.”
“Halloween Horror Nights” will continue on consecutive weekends and selected weekday nights beginning on Friday, October 2 through Halloween, Saturday, October 31. Event dates are: October 2-3, 9-11, 15-18, 23-25, 28-31. The event will begin nightly at 7:00 p.m.; closing hours vary by night throughout the event.
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