Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Tribute Sends Universal Studios Hollywood's(SM) All-New 'Halloween Horror Nights' Through 'The Time Warp, Again'
Mini-Musical Tribute To Be Featured At This Year's 'Halloween Horror Nights' Event, Beginning October 2
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Mad scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Rocky Horror and other famous Rocky Horror Picture Show characters will be part of the Halloween Horror Nights line-up at Universal Studios Hollywood(SM) this year as "Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Tribute," is featured as part of the Halloween Horror Nights event which begins a 16-night run on October 2.
Universal Studios Hollywood will present the "Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Tribute" at this year's Halloween Horror Nights event per an agreement between the theme park and Twentieth Century Fox's Licensing & Merchandising Division.
The tribute will bring the musical mayhem of the classic horror spoof to life on-screen and on-stage with live performers singing and dancing in the celebrated, outrageous "Rocky Horror" costumes. The tribute will be interactive, featuring audience participation and guest involvement.
The "Rocky Horror Picture Show" cult phenomenon was created over three decades ago by A Lou Adler - Michael White Production of the Richard O'Brien musical and its momentum as a world-renowned cult phenomenon has never slowed.
Larry Kurzweil, President and Chief Operating Officer, Universal Studios Hollywood said: "Bringing film experiences to life is the essence of what we do at Universal Studios Hollywood and this classically edgy movie and its passionate following are a perfect fit for this year's ground-breaking Halloween Horror Nights event."
"The Rocky Horror Picture Show is more than a film, it's become a cultural touchstone in American entertainment and this new attraction is yet another testament to its strength," said Howard Nelson, Vice President Worldwide Promotion for Fox Licensing. "This tribute extends our relationship with Universal Studios Hollywood, which continues to do a great job translating our properties for live audiences."
The entire Halloween Horror Nights event at Universal Studios Hollywood has been re-designed for 2009. "Halloween Horror Nights" will feature four all-new mazes, a new "Terror Tram" backlot studio experience as well as terrifying new "Scare Zones." New attractions will include a "live" maze experience based on the "Saw" film franchise, per an agreement among Universal Studios Theme Parks, Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures.
Updates on "Halloween Horror Nights" are available on Twitter and Facebook, as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Fans are invited to follow John Murdy on Twitter at: twitter.com/HorrorNights or via Facebook at: "Halloween Horror Nights - Hollywood (Official)."
Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A, includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk(R) entertainment, shopping and dining complex; the Universal CityWalk Cinemas; and the Gibson Amphitheatre concert and special event venue. The theme park features such groundbreaking attractions as "The Simpsons Ride(R)," "Revenge of the Mummy(R) - The Ride" "Shrek 4-D(TM)," "Jurassic Park(R) - The Ride," and the world-renowned Studio Tour, which takes guests behind-the-scenes of such landmark TV and movie locations as Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds." More information please visit: www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com.
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