Universal City, CA â€“ Michael Myers, aka â€œThe Boogeyman,â€ takes a stab atÂ Universal Studiosâ€™Â â€œHalloween Horror Nightsâ€Â beginning Friday, September 18, 2015 in a startling and terrifying newÂ maze, â€œHalloween: Michael Myers Comes Home,â€ inspired by the unparalleled, original classic slasher film,Â Halloween,directed by renowned horror filmmaker John Carpenter.
Halloween,Â hailed as one of the greatest horror films of all time and starring Jamie Lee Curtis in her acting debut, will come to life in the demented new experience: â€œHalloween: Michael Myers Comes Home.â€Â The haunted maze will take guests through the tormented town of Haddonfield, Illinois, where on one fateful Halloween night in 1963, a six-year-old child by the name of Michael Myers inexplicably and brutally stabbed his sister to death with a kitchen knife. Guests will relive the terror that a maniacal Michael Myers inflicted upon the once quiet town after his escape from a psychiatric hospital to take bloody revenge on new and unsuspecting victims.
Guests will have the sensation of stepping through the silver screen directly into unsettling and shocking film scenes as they navigate their way through Haddonfield, adorned in classic Halloween dÃ©cor on a similar Halloween night in 1963.Â Meyerâ€™s abandoned family home and its blood-splattered walls, where the violent murder took place, will set the stage for a new crime scene as guests attempt to evade the relentless killer–armed with his signature bloodstained knife.
â€œHalloweenÂ is the ultimate classic slasher film that spawned an entire horror film genre,â€ said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of â€œHalloween Horror Nights.â€ â€œBringing John Carpenterâ€™s disturbing, cutting-edge vision to life as part of â€˜Halloween Horror Nightsâ€™ is the ideal complement to our maze lineup as we continue to break creative ground with outstanding horror icons that raise the intensity level of our experience.â€
â€œWe are extremely excited to team up with Universal Studios Hollywood’s fantastic event, â€˜Halloween Horror Nights,â€ said Malek Akkad, President of Trancas International Films and Compass International Pictures. â€œThe attention to detail that the creative team gives to theÂ HalloweenÂ maze creates a realistic and terrifying experience for guests that is truly authentic to the film. This yearâ€™s maze will be the best yet.â€
“Halloween Horror Nights”Â 2015 atÂ Universal Studios HollywoodÂ kicks off on Friday, September 18 and continues on select nights through November 1. The popular event brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror.Â Featuring an all-new slate ofÂ unrivaled film production quality mazes, frightful scare zones and a fully re-imagined â€œTerror Tramâ€ experienceÂ uniquely themed to todayâ€™s most definitive horror properties, â€œHalloween Horror Nightsâ€ will taunt, terrorize and torment guests withÂ spine-chilling haunted attractionsÂ during Southern Californiaâ€™s most extreme Halloween experience.
Recent maze announcements include, â€œGuillermo del Toro Presents Crimson Peak: Maze of Madness,â€ based on Legendary and Universal Picturesâ€™ much-anticipatedÂ Crimson PeakÂ film directed, co-written and produced by celebrated filmmaker Guillermo del Toro; â€œThe Walking Dead:Â Wolves Not Far,â€ based on season 5 of the critically-acclaimed, Emmy AwardÂ®-winning television series, and â€œInsidious: Return to the Further,â€ based on the bone-chillingÂ Insidiousfilm trilogy.Â This yearâ€™s event will also feature the global phenomenon and multi-talented dance crew, Jabbawockeez, direct from Las Vegas in an all-new original show, performing multiple times per night throughout the run of â€œHalloween Horror Nights.â€
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