A rare and exclusive first look at Universal Pictures’ highly anticipated re-imagining of the genre classic, "The Wolfman, " will debut at Universal Studios Hollywood’s "Halloween Horror Nights" as part of the theme park’s unique "Terror Tram."
The "Terror Tram: The Nightmare Tour" — doubles in length of previous Halloween tram experiences — will offer an exclusive preview of "The Wolfman" on the tram’s LED screens.
"The Terror Tram" experience will take guests off the familiar studio tram and lead them on foot past such infamous landmarks as the Bates Motel and Psycho House and into remote and menacing locations of Universal’s legendary backlot. For the first time ever, the "Terror Tram" will also incorporate a series of spine-chilling mazes as part of the trek through the timeless sets from "Psycho, " and the tortured landscape of "War of the Worlds" set into an unforgettable experience that will raise the bar of terror to a level that only an authentic Hollywood studio can equal.
Issuing a dare to "Live Your Worst Nightmare, " Universal Studios Hollywood has ratcheted up the intensity level to present a new "Halloween Horror Nights" for 2008. This year’s event will pair Hollywood’s top entertainment scenic and special effects artists with a cast of thousands to create terrifying new experiences including a bloodcurdling new "Nightmare on Elm Street" maze, all contributing to Southern California’s most intense Halloween experience.
"Halloween Horror Nights" begins on Friday, October 3 and will extend over an expanded 13-night run concluding Saturday, November 1. Tickets to "Halloween Horror Nights" are on sale now at http://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/.
Halloween Horror Nights" will continue on consecutive weekends beginning on Friday, October 3 through Saturday, November 1. Event dates are: October 3-4, 10-11, 17-19, 24-26, 30-31 and November 1. The event will begin nightly at 7:00 p.m.; closing hours vary by night throughout the event. Tickets to "Halloween Horror Nights" are $54 and are available for purchase online.
"Halloween Horror Nights" tickets will also be sold in advance at Ralphs(R), Food 4 Less(R) and Hot Topic(R) where consumers can save up to $20 off a ticket with the purchase of any Coca-Cola product. Guests can save up to $20 with any Coke can or special coupon from Jack in the Box(R) restaurants.
Inspired by the classic Universal film that launched a legacy of horror, Universal Pictures, "The Wolfman" delivers the myth of a cursed man back to its iconic origins. Oscar(R) winner Benicio Del Toro stars as Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father (Oscar(R) winner Anthony Hopkins), Talbot sets out to find his brother … and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself. "The Wolfman" opens nationwide on April 3, 2009.
About Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A., is a unit of Universal Parks & Resorts, a division of Universal Studios, a part of NBC Universal. NBC Universal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May of 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi.