July 11, 2015 – To coincide with the release of Guillermo del Toro’s newest horror film, Crimson Peak, Universal has announced its first maze based off of the new film titled Crimson Peak: Maze of Madness.
Crimson Peak, a Universal Pictures distribution set to be released on October 16, takes place in northern England during the 19th century. The story follows a young aspiring author (Mia Wasikowska) who falls in love with a mysterious stranger (Tom Hiddleston). This stranger and his equally as enigmatic sister (Jessica Chastain) take the young author to an old house on top of a mountain made of blood-red clay, Crimson Peak. Aside from the very unsettling crumbling exterior, something more sinister lies within its walls. As one spirit warns the author, “Beware of Crimson Peak.”
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Earlier this morning, John Murdy, Creative Director of Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights, tweeted a picture of his San Diego Comic-Con International badge saying “We’re at #SDCC! You know what that means…” The maze announcement coincides with the Legendary Pictures’ Crimson Peak panel today at SDCC. Much like Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood, a maze from HHN 2014, this maze will give guests a preview of what to expect to see in theatres. Stay tuned for more information about this maze as we near closer to the event. For more information on the maze, we’ve included an official press release from Universal.
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Universal City, California, July 11, 2015 – Legendary and Universal Pictures’ much-anticipated Crimson Peak, directed, co-written and produced by celebrated filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, will come to life in a terrifying new “Halloween Horror Nights” maze beginning Friday, September 18, 2015, at Universal Studios Hollywood, it was announced today.
Crimson Peak opens in theaters on October 16.
“Guillermo del Toro Presents Crimson Peak: Maze of Madness” 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 of Crimson Peak’s 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. With a foreboding “Beware of Crimson Peak” message that echos from Edith’s past, guests will navigate a labyrinth of paranormal tortured souls who have born witness to the estate’s dark history of unspeakable acts …and who continue to reside in vengeful, ghostly forms.
“I am a devoted fan of Universal Studios’ ‘Halloween Horror Nights,’ and I am honored to partner with them to create a real-life version of my Gothic Romance, Crimson Peak,” said Guillermo del Toro. “It’s a thrill to work with the movie studio that gave birth to the modern horror movie genre. I can’t wait for movie-goers to enter the haunting world of Crimson Peak as they navigate this haunting maze. I can assure you, I will be first in line to experience the scares of it myself.”
“Guillermo del Toro is a leading visionary in film, and Crimson Peak provides endless opportunities to immerse guests into the terrifying world that he created,” said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights.” “From the haunting score by Fernando Velázquez 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 ‘Crimson Peak’ maze as the film’s lead character.”
About Crimson Peak: When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place ﬁlled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak. From the imagination of director Guillermo del Toro comes a gothic romance starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam.
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