The SAW series â€“ one of the highest grossing horror film franchises of all time â€“ makes its return to â€œHalloween Horror Nights,â€ bringing the blockbusterâ€™s most terrifying traps to life in an all-new original maze opening at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, beginning September 15, 2017.
Based on the Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures hit horror film franchise, â€œSAW: The Games of Jigsawâ€ will bring to life the scariest game yet. In this all-new maze guests will come face-to-face with the work of master craftsman â€œJigsawâ€ and a collection of his most infamous traps from the SAW film series and upcoming eighth installment JIGSAW.
â€œWeâ€™re thrilled to be partnering again with Universal Studios on an immersive experience that celebrates everything that our SAWfans love,â€ said Lionsgate Senior Vice President of Global Live and Location Based Entertainment Jenefer Brown. â€œThe maze features the most terrifying traps that made the SAW franchise such a Halloween tradition, including some of the best from our upcoming film JIGSAW. What better way to complement the filmâ€™s release this Halloween than taking audiences into the over-the-top action at Halloween Horror Nights.â€
â€œSAW is one of the top grossing horror film franchises, and weâ€™re thrilled that the fan-favorite is making its return to â€˜Halloween Horror Nights,â€™â€ said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of â€œHalloween Horror Nights.â€ â€œâ€˜SAW: The Games of Jigsawâ€™ will encompass the greatest collection of traps featured in all eight SAW movies to bring to life the most twisted SAW maze ever produced, and we canâ€™t wait for our fans to relive moments from the films.â€
â€œWeâ€™re excited to bring SAW back to Halloween Horror Nights and to take fans even deeper into the mind of â€˜Jigsaw,â€™â€ said Charles Gray, Show Director for Creative Development, â€œHalloween Horror Nightsâ€ at Universal Orlando Resort. â€œFilled with unimaginable horrors from the hit saga and the upcoming film JIGSAW, this maze is truly a trap in itself.â€
Created by James Wan and Leigh Whannell, the SAW film series has ratcheted up tension and invention with each successive film, while rattling millions of nerves worldwide.Â The eighth film of the powerhouse franchise is scheduled to hit theatres on October 27, 2017 – in its traditional opening weekend slot leading into Halloween. JIGSAW is written by Josh Stolberg & Peter Goldfinger and directed by The Spierig Brothers
Universal Studiosâ€™ â€œHalloween Horror Nightsâ€ is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 20 years, guests from around the world have visited Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood and Orlando to become victims inside their own horror film. The streets of each coastâ€™s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing â€œscare-actorsâ€ lunge from every darkened corner. Multiple movie-quality haunted houses are erected throughout the event, based on everything from iconic slasher films to hit horror television series to haunting original stories.
Additional details about Universal Studiosâ€™ â€œHalloween Horror Nightsâ€ will be revealed soon. For more information about Halloween Horror Nights at either Universal Studios Hollywood or Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.