Tickets are now on sale for Halloween Horror NightsÂ at Universal Studios Hollywood as Southern Californiaâ€™s leading Halloween event becomes â€œMore Dead Than Ever,â€ expanding to 22 select nights with more mazes than ever from Friday, September 19 through Sunday, November 2, 2014.
Tickets to this yearâ€™s event are available for purchase at www.halloweenhorrornights.com/hollywood/2014/tickets.php, including a Front of Line ticket option that enables guests to enjoy priority access at each â€œHalloween Horror Nightsâ€ maze, Terror Tram and theme park attraction.Â Advance purchase is recommended as event nights will sell out.
â€œAs the movie studio that invented the horror film genre, we hold ourselves to a very high standard in producing the best and most terrifying Halloween experience,â€ said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of â€œHalloween Horror Nights.â€Â â€œOur ongoing collaboration with todayâ€™s most influential filmmakers and musicians, and movie and television horror properties, contributes to the authenticity of â€˜Halloween Horror Nightsâ€™ and delivers one of the scariest, most compelling experiences anywhere.Â This year will be â€˜More Dead Than Everâ€™ with more event nights and even more mazes, and we canâ€™t wait.â€
Halloween Horror NightsÂ 2014 will feature a slate of all-new haunted attractions, including â€œThe Walking Dead: The End of the Line,â€ inspired by Season 4 of AMCâ€™s Golden GlobeÂ®-nominated and EmmyÂ® Award-winning TV series. The bone-chilling maze will place guests at the heart of a harrowing journey to seek sanctuary at Terminus, an elusive destination that promises community for all.Â Mirroring the terror that befell the residents of the West Georgia Correctional Facility, now overrun by savage walkers, the experience will send guests fleeing from the fallen prison into unknown territory as they stage a desperate battle for survival against flesh-eating walkers and ruthless humans.
The engrossing television series will seep into other parts of Universalâ€™s backlot with predatory walkers prowling the secluded wooded areas of the movie studio. â€œTerror Tram:Â Invaded by the Walking Deadâ€ will take guests down the daunting path to Terminus, interspersed with landmarks and walkers from Season 4, including the â€œburned moonshine cabin,â€ â€œcharred walkersâ€ and â€œmud walkers.â€
Filmmaker Robert Rodriguezâ€™s cult film and El Rey Networkâ€™s acclaimed supernatural TV series, â€œFrom Dusk Till Dawn,â€ will debut at this yearâ€™s event in a new maze designed to thrust guests into its deviant world where they will encounter sordid mythological creatures known as â€œCulebras,â€ serpent-like vampires who have tormented the Earth for centuries.
Celebrated GrammyÂ® Award-winning musician, SLASH, hailed as one of the 10 best electric guitar players of all time by Time magazine, is joining forces with Universal Studios Hollywood to compose the first-ever original score for the theme parkâ€™s hypnotizing new 3D maze, â€œClowns 3D Music by SLASH.â€
Other marquee mazes will include â€œDracula Untold:Â Reign of Blood,â€ a terrifying new haunted attraction based on Universal Picturesâ€™ upcoming epic action-adventure; â€œAVP: Alien vs. Predator,â€ bringing together the most deadly species spawned from two blockbuster films; â€œAn American Werewolf in London,â€ inspired by Universal Picturesâ€™ Academy AwardÂ®-winning film, and â€œFace Off:Â In the Flesh,â€ featuring gruesome characters from Syfyâ€™s hit TV series.
A series of unnerving scare zones will also infiltrate â€œHalloween Horror Nights,â€ terrorizing guests as they navigate the darkness from one terrifying maze to another, beginning with â€œThe Purge:Â Anarchy,â€ inspired by Universal Picturesâ€™ disturbing blockbuster thriller. â€œThe Walking Dead: Welcome to Terminusâ€ will awaken swarms of predatory walkers in a gruesome scare zone situated adjacent to the new â€œThe Walking Deadâ€ maze.
Additional scare zones will include â€œMask-a-Raid,â€ featuring hordes of bloodthirsty cannibals masquerading as French aristocrats; â€œDark Christmas,â€ a Pagan-themed area where demonic creatures hunt disobedient children and drag them to hell; and â€œSkullz,â€ based on the Native American legend of Wendigo, a malevolent supernatural half-beast monster with an insatiable appetite for human flesh.
As a complement to the nighttime event, Universalâ€™s most popular rides and attractions will also be open to guests, including â€œTransformers:Â The Rideâ€”3D,â€ â€œJurassic Parkâ€”In the Dark,â€ â€œThe Simpsons Rideâ€ and â€œRevenge of the Mummyâ€”The Ride.â€
Updates on â€œHalloween Horror Nightsâ€ at Universal Studios Hollywood are available online at HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood and on Facebook at â€œHalloween Horror Nights â€“ Hollywood,â€ Instagram at @HorrorNightsand Twitter at @HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Watch videos on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube and join the conversation using #UniversalHHN.
â€œHalloween Horror Nightsâ€ dates are as follows: September 19, 20, 26, 27, October 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, and November 1, 2, 2014.