Universal City, CA â€“ Legendary and Universal Picturesâ€™ much-anticipatedÂ Crimson Peak, directed, co-written and produced by celebrated filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, will come to life in a terrifying newÂ â€œHalloween Horror Nightsâ€Â mazeÂ beginning Friday, September 18, 2015, atÂ Universal Studios Hollywood.Â Crimson PeakÂ opens in theaters on October 16.
â€œGuillermo del Toro Presents Crimson Peak: Maze of Madnessâ€ will be unearthed as a three-dimensional living representation of the film, designed to send guests spiraling through the chilling world and in the footsteps ofÂ Crimson Peakâ€™sÂ lead character, Edith Cushing, first as they venture from her home in America, then to the decaying and haunted Allerdale Hall mansion in a remote English countryside.Â With a foreboding â€œBeware of Crimson Peakâ€ message that echos from Edithâ€™s past, guests will navigate a labyrinth of paranormal tortured souls who have born witness to the estateâ€™s dark history of unspeakable acts â€¦and who continue to reside in vengeful, ghostly forms.
â€œI am a devoted fan of Universal Studiosâ€™ â€˜Halloween Horror Nights,â€™ and I am honored to partner with them to create a real-life version of my Gothic Romance,Â Crimson Peak,â€ said Guillermo del Toro. â€œItâ€™s a thrill to work with the movie studio that gave birth to the modern horror movie genre. I canâ€™t wait for movie-goers to enter the haunting world ofÂ Crimson PeakÂ as they navigate this haunting maze. I can assure you, I will be first in line to experience the scares of it myself.â€
â€œGuillermo del Toro is a leading visionary in film, andCrimson PeakÂ provides endless opportunities to immerse guests into the terrifying world that he created,â€ said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of â€œHalloween Horror Nights.â€Â â€œFrom the haunting score by Fernando VelÃ¡zquez to the incredibly detailed set design and scream-inducing ghosts, we will recreate an authentic experience that will have guests feeling as trapped in our â€˜Crimson Peakâ€™Â maze as the filmâ€™s lead character.â€