The second haunted house for Halloween Horror Nights 22 has been announced. For the first time ever, the living dead from the hit AMC television series, The Walking Dead , will invade Halloween Horror Nights on both coasts.
The house is described on the official website as this:
There is strength in numbers and you must band together to make it through many of the iconic settings made famous by the critically-acclaimed AMC hit, The Walking Dead. As the city is crawling with hordes of “walkers,” the issue of your becoming one of them is not a question of if, but when.
The Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy Award-winning, series The Walking Dead is based on the comic book written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The series tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home.
Universal Studios’ Halloween creative teams are working with AMC to create an authentic experience that is true to the Emmy Award-winning hit series. The haunted mazes on both coasts feature eerily authentic, elaborately designed, movie-quality sets that include some of the most iconic locations and scenes from the show. Mobs of undead walkers bring to “life” the vicious, hungry, zombies from the show.
“We want people to experience the same terror of the walker-filled reality our characters faced in seasons one and two – and will continue to face in our third season,” said Greg Nicotero, co-executive producer and special effects make-up artist for the series. “Our collaboration with Universal Studios’ creative teams is exciting as we work to truly capture the essence of the show.”
“The Walking Dead puts real people in incredibly horrific situations where they experience true, raw fear, and guests at Halloween Horror Nights experience the same thing,” said Jim Timon, senior vice president of entertainment at Universal Orlando Resort. “We can’t wait to merge the two powerful concepts together.”
This first piece of concept art shows the famous door from the hospital scene in the first episode of the show.
This second piece of concept art shows the mall in Atlanta where Rick meets some of the other survivors.
“You are going to put you in the footsteps of the characters of the show” says John Murdy, creative director at Universal Studios Hollywood. “You are going to have to try to survive the zombie apocalypse only now your not in your living room watching it, you are living it.”
Check out the trailer for the house which Universal Studios released this afternoon:
Stay tuned to Orlando Attractions Magazine for more information on Halloween Horror Nights 22. Visit HalloweenHorrorNights.com for more information or to purchase tickets to this years event.