Universal Studios Hollywood has just announced that Halloween II is coming to Halloween Horror Nights in a new maze titled Halloween: Hell Comes to Haddonfield. Based off of the 1981 film Halloween II, the film takes place directly after the end of the original 1978 film, centering around the younger sister of Michael Meyers, Laurie Strode. After the conclusion of the first film, Laurie ends up in the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital where Michael’s murderous search for his sister continues.
Halloween II was the first of two entries into the Halloween film franchise for Universal. Halloween II and Halloween III were both distributed by Universal Studios and produced by the Dino De Laurentiis company. Halloween II was produced on a budget of $2.5 million and grossed over $25 million at the box office.
Universal Studios Hollywood originally created a Halloween-inspired maze titled Halloween: Michael Myers Comes Home at last year’s event and Halloween: The Life and Crimes of Michael Meyer at Halloween Horror Nights 2009.
We’ve included Universal’s official press release below.
MICHAEL MYERS RETURNS TO UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT AND
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD’S HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS THIS FALL
ORLANDO, Fla., UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (July 7, 2016) – Fans may have thought it was over, but he’s still out there. This fall, Michael Myers will make his return to Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights in an all-new maze inspired by the second film in the classic horror series, “Halloween.”
The iconic horror film sequel continues the story of masked killer, Michael Myers, as he stalks an entire town and relentlessly pursues his victims. Now, his focus turns to guests as Universal joins forces with Compass International Pictures to bring the haunting film’s most suspenseful and terrifying moments to life at Halloween Horror Nights.
At both Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood, Michael Myers returns in Halloween: Hell Comes to Haddonfield – a maze that’s bigger and filled with more menacing scare-actors than the original, top-rated “Halloween” maze. It will begin with the final scene from “Halloween,” where Michael Myers is presumed dead after falling from a bedroom window – only to disappear from the ground. Guests will dodge Myers’ lethal knife at every turn as they step into iconic scenes from the film – all culminating in a horrifying finale.
Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 20 years, guests from around the world have visited Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando and Hollywood to become victims inside their own horror film. The streets of each coast’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing “scare-actors” lunge from every darkened corner. Multiple movie-quality haunted houses are erected throughout the event, based on anything from iconic slasher films to hit horror television series to haunting original stories.
Additional details about Halloween Horror Nights will be revealed soon. To purchase tickets and find out more about Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 26, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Orlando. For information about Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood.