Fresh off the heels of last week’s announcement of our first scare zone, Face Off: In the Flesh, the official Horror Nights twitter account @HorrorNightsORL revealed our 2nd zone tonight, The Purge: Anarchy.
A box office smash and a property that seems almost built for the streets of Halloween Horror Nights, the Purge: Anarchy will put guests into the streets every night during the annual Purge, the one night a year where all crime is legal for 12 hours. Including murder.
The Purge: Anarchy, the sequel to last summer’s surprise hit, moves from the confines of a suburban neighborhood to the streets as the government begins its annual 12-hour Purge to ensure that the crime rate stays below one percent for the rest of the year. With all emergency services suspended, it’s the one night when society regulates itself without thought of punishment or fear of retribution. For average people who do not have the means to barricade themselves indoors with a state-of-the-art security system, anarchy rules and no one is safe. In this new story, an unlikely group of five citizens discover how far they will go to protect themselves and, ultimately, each other, as they fight to survive a dangerous night fraught with impossible decisions.
Guests will have to “survive the night” in the New York section of the park on select nights from September 19th – November 2nd at Halloween Horror Nights 24. The zone will feature some of the iconic masks that were featured from both movies.
“‘The Purge’” scarezone will invade the streets of ‘Halloween Horror Nights’, taking up most of our New York back lot. The chaos that reigns in the film will be replicated nightly, but now our guests can actually attempt to survive the night themselves,” said Michael Aiello, Director of Entertainment – Creative Development, Universal Orlando Resort. “The familiar emergency broadcast will be heard announcing the commencement of the annual Purge, and all hell will literally break loose.”
In addition to “The Purge: Anarchy,” other announced experiences include, “The Walking Dead: The End of the Line,” “From Dusk Till Dawn” and “Face Off: In the Flesh.”