Halloween Horror Nights recap
Update: Photo from the scare zone below!
The twisted landscape of the famous War of the Worlds set â with its authentic airline jumbo jet wreckage, devastated houses and apocalyptic vistas, will be transformed into”The Containment Zone,” an elaborately themed, zombie-ridden “scare zone,” bringing scenes from an unmade movie to life as part of a “Terror Tram: Live Or Die” experience at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights event, which begins a 16-night run on October 2 at Universal Studios Hollywood.
In addition to the new “Terror Tram: Live Or Die” attraction, Halloween Horror Nights will feature four new maze experiences, and six new “scare zones.” The all-new Halloween Horror Nights for 2009 will be the most intense and impactful “live” horror event ever to be presented in a theme park environment. Tickets are now on sale at universalstudioshollywood.com/hhn including limited-time advance purchase discounts.
New Halloween Horror Nights attractions will include “Saw: Game Over,” a live maze experience based on the Saw film franchise, per an agreement among Universal Studios Theme Parks, Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures. The interactive maze, “Halloween: The Life and Crimes of Michael Myers,” will be the first attraction based upon the Halloween films to be created by a U.S. theme park. The live multi-sensory horror experience, “My Bloody Valentine: Be Mine 4 Ever,” will be based on the 2009 hit movie. “Chucky’s Funhouse,” will be a fresh, flesh-and-blood incarnation of one of Universal’s most iconic horror franchises.
The “Terror Tram: Live Or Die” is all-new for 2009 and, in addition to “The Containment Zone,” features key theming from Saw, My Bloody Valentine, Psycho and Halloween. “Terror Tram: Live or Die” combines a harrowing tram-ride journey with a terrifying walk through the sets and specially designed gauntlets created on the studioâs historic backlot.
Also new for 2009 is “The Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Tribute,” bringing the mayhem of the classic horror spoof to life on-screen and on-stage with live performers singing and dancing in the celebrated, outrageous âRocky Horrorâ costumes, per an agreement between the theme park and Twentieth Century Fox’s Licensing & Merchandising Division.
Halloween Horror Nights will continue on consecutive weekends and selected weekday nights beginning on Friday, October 2 through Halloween, Saturday, October 31. Event dates are: October 2-3, 9-11, 15-18, 23-25, 28-31. The event will begin nightly at 7:00 p.m.; closing hours vary by night throughout the event.