Universal has just announced a trio of mazes based on Freddy vs. Jason, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Halloween.
These franchises – which have become familiar to fans – aims to reintroduce some of Halloween Horror Nights’ most recognizable characters to the 2016 event. Let’s go through what we know:
- Freddy vs. Jason will be an all-new maze on the Universal backlot, featuring the intense battle between two iconic slashers
- Though the maze will feature iconic elements from both films, Freddy vs. Jason will feature original elements
- Freddy has returned to enact revenge on the people of Springwood, with Jason Voorhees returning to compete in the rage
- The final scene will feature the ruins of an abandoned boiler factory, where Freddy’s origin began
- A trailer has been released at this link
- Halloween: Hell Comes to Haddonfield will be a new maze based on the 1981 film Halloween II
- The maze is currently being built in the Jurassic Park: The Ride extended queue
- The maze will begin with an infamous scene from “Halloween,” where Myers is assumed to be dead after falling from a bedroom window
- You can read more and view the trailer for Halloween at this link
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Blood Brothers will be a new maze currently being built in the WaterWorld queue
- The maze will be based on the interim events between the first and second Texas Chainsaw Massacre films, taking place five years after the first installment
- Leatherface and Chop Top will both be featured
- The maze will be staged at a BBQ restaurant inside a roadside gas station
- You may view the trailer at this link
You can read more about all three mazes in Universal’s official press release below. This year’s event will begin on September 16, 2016!
Universal Studios Hollywood Unleashes a Terrifying Trio of Slasher Films as “Freddy vs. Jason,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Halloween” Stab Through “Halloween Horror Nights” in Three All-New Disturbing Mazes
Universal City, CA, July 26, 2016 – Freddy Krueger. Jason Voorhees. Leatherface. Michael Myers. The four most terrifying names in horror come together at this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood as the silver screen’s extreme serial killers bleed into a trio of all-new slasher-themed mazes, beginning Friday, September 16, 2016.
In “Freddy vs. Jason,” demented killer Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street) returns to the scene of the crime, this time accompanied by notorious hockey mask killer Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th) to inflict twice as much terror. Inspired by New Line Cinema’s 2003 film that brought together the biggest horror icons in history, this new experiential maze thrusts guests into an epic battle in which the fate of only one killer will survive.
The unspeakable terror embroiled within “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Blood Brothers” maze, based on Tobe Hooper’s original film, will pit guests against the unsavory wrath of the demented killer, Leatherface, and his mentally unhinged brother, Chop Top, as they unite in misery to expand the family’s cannibalistic enterprise and slaughter a new generation of innocent victims. With the perverse duo at the helm of a grotesque BBQ restaurant staged inside a dilapidated roadside gas station, unwitting guests will soon realize that new terror awaits as the blood brothers continue their hedonistic prey on human flesh.
Escaped mental patient Michael Myers makes a homecoming return in “Halloween: Hell Comes to Haddonfield,” an all-new maze inspired by the second film in the classic “Halloween” horror franchise. Echoing the infamous words uttered by the film’s Dr. Sam Loomis, “You can’t kill the Boogeyman,” the twisted maze will shed new light on the terrifying lunacy of Michael Myers as he scours the streets of Haddonfield and stalks the halls of Haddonfield Memorial Hospital in ruthless pursuit of his victims.
“Halloween Horror Nights” 2016 at Universal Studios Hollywood kicks off on Friday, September 16, 2016. The popular event brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror. Featuring an all-new slate of unrivaled film production quality mazes, frightful scare zones and a fully re-imagined “Terror Tram” experience uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties, “Halloween Horror Nights” will taunt, terrorize and torment guests with spine-chilling haunted attractions as part of Southern California’s most extreme Halloween experience. The all-new “The Walking Dead” permanent attraction, based on AMC’s hit show will further enhance “Halloween Horror Night’s” terrifying lineup.
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