The final maze for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights lineup at Universal Studios Hollywood has been revealed: “Universal Monsters”!
Inspired by Universal’s original cinematic Monsters, this maze will bring the iconic horror staples to life with a modern twist.
The new maze will feature an original score by Grammy Award-winning musician, Slash – considered one of the 10 best electric guitar players of all time.
“As a fan of horror movies and of ‘Halloween Horror Nights,’ I jumped at the chance to once again collaborate with Universal Studios Hollywood to produce what might be interpreted as a soundtrack for the maze,” said Slash. “Similar to the way music affects a film, I wanted to compose a score for the legions of infamous characters featured in the maze to elicit a greater sense of terror for the guests. In the end, the goal is to ultimately make the guests feel as if they are playing an integral role in a classic Monster movie.”
Halloween Horror Nights will pay homage to these classic creatures by reawakening over a dozen of the iconic Monsters. The maze will highlight each of their unique characteristics and give them a modern reimagining. Some of the monsters will include The Wolf Man, The Phantom of the Opera, The Invisible Man, Dracula, Dracula’s Bride, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Bride of Frankenstein and The Mummy.
Each character will get a unique score composition courtesy of Slash, giving the maze a unique and definitive experience.
“This maze is the ultimate melding of two of history’s greatest icons – classic monsters and the top guitar player of all time,” said John Murdy, creative director at Universal Studios Hollywood and executive producer of Halloween Horror Nights. “Slash’s intuitive understanding of the characters’ struggles brings enormous depth to the maze to epitomize a living-movie experience for our guests.”
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood kicks off on Sept. 14, and features a slate of mazes, scare zones and a re-imagined Terror Tram experience.
To learn more about Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood, and to purchase tickets, visit Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.
Check out the announcement video for “Universal Monsters” below (and a possible sneak peek at the Slash score?):