Universal Studios Hollywood has announced the final house for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights – Universal Monsters.
Inspired by Universal’s original classic Monsters – including Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster and The Wolf Man – the new maze will feature a contemporary twist on these classic horror icons and will pay homage to each of the Monster’s unique attributes, reimagining them into “terrifying modern-day characters”.
The new maze will also feature an original score produced and composed by celebrated musician and guitarist, Slash.
Halloween Horror Nights Universal’s Monsters maze is set to include The Wolf Man, The Invisible Man, The Phantom of the Opera, Dracula, Dracula’s Bride, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Bride of Frankenstein and The Mummy, to name a few.
By giving each character a unique, complex composition, Slash’s original score will add a to the experience and help define each of the Monsters.
“As a fan of horror movies and of ‘Halloween Horror Nights,’ I jumped at the chance to once again collaborate with Universal Studios Hollywood to produce what might be interpreted as a soundtrack for the maze,” said Slash. “Similar to the way music affects a film, I wanted to compose a score for the legions of infamous characters featured in the maze to elicit a greater sense of terror for the guests. In the end, the goal is to ultimately make the guests feel as if they are playing an integral role in a classic Monster movie.”
“This maze is the ultimate melding of two of history’s greatest icons – classic monsters and the top guitar player of all time,” said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights.” “Slash’s intuitive understanding of the characters’ struggles brings enormous depth to the maze to epitomize a living-movie experience for our guests.
Halloween Horror Nights begins on Friday, September 14, 2018.