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Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights - Now With Resident Evil

Company: Universal Studios Hollywood
Product: Halloween Horror Nights

Tickets are now on sale for "Halloween Horror Nights," taking place at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Orlando on 21 select nights from September 20 through November 2, 2013.

Tickets to this year's event are available for purchase at the Halloween Horror Nights website, including a Front of Line ticket option that enables guests to enjoy priority access at each maze and theme park attraction, as well as a premium VIP Experience ticket offering guests an enhanced guided tour of "Halloween Horror Nights."

Advance purchase is recommended as event nights will sell out. This year, at Universal Studios Hollywood, the contemporary urban city streets, towering skyscraper, brick-faced facades and industrial exteriors that make up Universal Studios' world-famous production facilities will serve as a backdrop location for "Halloween Horror Nights" with elaborate maze settings from iconic movie sets and sound-stages never before used in this popular, award-winning event.

"Halloween Horror Nights" 2013 brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in the living, breathing, three-dimensional world of the most notorious and terrifying creatures. Featuring a slate of unparalleled film production quality mazes, fright-filled scare zones, compelling new backdrop maze locations and a new "Terror Tram" experience, uniquely themed to today's most definitive horror properties, "Halloween Horror Nights" will taunt, terrorize and torment guests with incomparable spellbinding and horrifying haunted attractions.

Resident Evil: Escape From Raccoon City [Orlando Only]

Of particular interest to fans of videogames and movies based on video games is Resident Evil: Escape From Raccoon City, a Halloween scare that will have you ducking and dodging Lickers, Hunters and even Nemesis to escape Capcom's videogame terrors before the military "takes out" the city with a surgical missile strike.

The Walking Dead: No Safe Haven [Hollywood and Orlando]

AMC's Golden Globe-nominated and Emmy Award-winning TV series returns to "Halloween Horror Nights" and will feature an all-new disturbingly real maze, inspired by Season 3 of the cult favorite television blockbuster. "The Walking Dead: No Safe Haven" maze will place guests at the core of the show's once impenetrable prison, the West Georgia Correctional Facility, now overrun by decaying walkers. The disturbingly real haunted attraction will send them cowering through the walker-infested wilderness that surrounds the prison and into the seemingly utopian town of Woodbury where gruesome secrets are concealed.

Evil Dead: Book of the Dead [Hollywood and Orlando]

Based on Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's chilling remake of the cult classic, you'll have to avoid Deadites dead-set on possessing your soul.

Urban Legends Brought to Life

This year, each of the parks has brought to life a terrifying cultural urban legend.
  • El Cucuy: The Boogeyman [Hollywood Only]
    A startling, terror-filled maze based on the Latin American legend of the mythical, shape-shifting monster, will feature chilling narration by prolific actor and producer, Danny Trejo
  • Urban Legends: La Llorona [Orlando Only]
    Known as the weeping woman, her legend is one of tragedy and murder. She drowned her two children and is forced to walk the earth forever, preying on the living in search of someone to share her suffering.

Other Haunted Attractions

  • Black Sabbath: 13 3D [Hollywood Only]
    Inspired by the darkest lyrics from the legendary rock band's 43-year history of Heavy Metal music
  • Insidious: Into The Further [Hollywood Only]
    Based on the disturbing "Insidious" film franchise that explores the darkest corners of the paranormal experience.
  • Universal Monster Remix: Resurrection [Hollywood Only]
    This will complete the lineup with new sounds from acclaimed artist/DJ Figure, and all-original monsters inspired by fan-generated character competitions along with a legion of Universal's legendary monsters re-defined for the 21st century.
"Halloween Horror Nights" kicks off on Friday, September 20, 2013 and continues on 21 select nights through Saturday, November 2, 2013. Universal Studios Orlando actually has more dates, so note in the list below that some specify Orlando Only. Both parks are participating on all other dates.

"We're thrilled to be working with today's leading horror movie, television and music properties to bring another bone-chilling 'Halloween Horror Nights' to life at Universal Studios Hollywood. Our collaboration with renowned filmmakers, producers and artists contributes immensely to the event's authenticity. The limited amount of Front of Line and VIP Experiences tickets available to our guests provides great options to enhance this special experience."
- John Murdy, Creative Director, Universal Studios Hollywood

Event dates are:

  • Friday, September 20th
  • Saturday, September 21st
  • Thursday, September 26th [Orlando Only]
  • Friday, September 27th
  • Saturday, September 28th
  • Saturday, September 29th [Orlando Only]
  • Friday, October 3rd [Orlando Only]
  • Friday, October 4th
  • Saturday, October 5th
  • Sunday, October 6th
  • Friday, October 10th [Orlando Only]
  • Friday, October 11th
  • Saturday, October 12th
  • Sunday, October 13th
  • Thursday, October 16th [Orlando Only]
  • Thursday, October 17th
  • Friday, October 18th
  • Saturday, October 19th
  • Sunday, October 20th
  • Thursday, October 23rd [Orlando Only]
  • Thursday, October 24th
  • Friday, October 25th
  • Saturday, October 26th
  • Sunday, October 27th
  • Thursday, October 31st
  • Saturday, November 1st
  • Sunday, November 2nd

In Universal Studios Hollywood, a new reign of terror in new Scare Zones, including one based on Universal Pictures' blockbuster movie "The Purge" and one based on Universal Studios Home Entertainment's upcoming Blu-ray release of "Curse of Chucky." Additional Scare Zones include "Cirque Du Klownz" and "Scarecrowz". (Evidently the letter "z" is scary even when not starting the word "zombie". Who knew?)

Check out the official Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights website (link below) for more information.

-Geck0, GameVortex Communications
AKA Robert Perkins

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