"Halloween Horror Nights" will extend over seven nights beginning Friday the 13th of October and continue Oct. 14, 20-21, 27-28 and on Halloween, October 31.
The "Halloween Horror Nights" experience will be staged as a production by "The Director," a mysterious and demented horror genre auteur who will convert Universal's working studio backlot and the theme park's most popular rides and attractions into terrifyingly realistic settings for anintense and enveloping manifestation of mayhem. Actors and guests willintermingle seamlessly for an immersive experience that will shatter pre-conceptions, transcending notions of horror genre theatrics and "Halloween maze" experiences to take visitors to a state of extreme dread, shock and terror.
For the first time in the studio's 93-year history, guests will be able to disembark from studio trams and walk among the historic sets of the Universal backlot, birthplace of the horror genre. The backlot experience-- incorporating such Hollywood landmarks as Psycho House and the War ofthe Worlds disaster scene-will play a central role in "The Director's "Universal Studios Hollywood's "Halloween Horror Nights" production, a scenario that calls for guests to be transported into eerie, darkened sets while subjected to disorienting and unnerving interactive experiences.
Universal Studios Hollywood's "Halloween Horror Nights" will also feature multiple performances by trance music/performance artists TheMutaytor, a multi-media ensemble that was formed at the legendary BurningMan Festival by members of Oingo Boingo, Supertramp and other musical and theatrical groups. The Mutaytor's blend of pyrotechnics, stunt performance,tribal dancers and pounding percussion -- a riotously surreal techno-retro-funk-audience -- will add a spine-tingling and alarming element to the overall Halloween experience.
Specially created entertainment pieces will bring added production value to "The Director's" scenario. Among them, "Chucky's Insultorium" will provide a mix of menace and humor to the event while the "Carnival of Carnage" will feature the best of medieval torture artists, swordswallowers, fire and glass eaters, human pincushions and those with a hearty appetite for cockroaches, worms and maggots.
Universal Studios Hollywood's favorite attractions will remain open for the nighttime Halloween Horror Nights experience, but many will feature a menacing twist. The standing sets and themed streets of the park will betransformed into scenes from "The Director's" dark vision. "WaterWorld" (transformed into "Slaughter World" for the occasion), "Jurassic Park -- In the Dark," the "Revenge of the Mummy" psychological thrill ride and the twists and turns of the "Back to the Future" will all seem like tranquil respites from "The Director's" bedlam. Universal's "Halloween Horror Nights" comes to life for seven nights over the course of three consecutive weekends: October 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28, and 31. The event will begin nightly at 7:00
SOURCE Universal Studios Hollywood