Posted on: September 27th, 2007
Halloween Horror Nights opens next week-
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(Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios)
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Were here to remind all of you that Halloween Horror Nights finally begins at
Universal Studios next Friday! Three of the big screen’s most infamous horror
icons, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and Leatherface, join forces for the
first time to invade Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights” as
The Entertainment Capital of L.A. brings to life New Line Cinema’s legendary
horror film franchises, “Friday the 13th,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and
“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” in the Southland’s most intense interactive
Halloween experience. This year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” will feature four
new mazes and a new edition of the “Terror Tram,” allowing guests to
venture on foot through Universal’s legendary back lot.“Halloween Horror
Nights” will be held on Friday and Saturday nights, beginning on
October 5
and extending to Sunday,
October 28, culminating on Halloween, October
31. The event dates are: October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-28 and 31. The
event will begin nightly at 7:00 p.m.; closing hours vary by night throughout
the event.

Freddy, Jason and Leatherface will each be featured within his own labyrinth
of carnage, elevating the “Halloween Horror Nights” experience to appalling
levels of madness and mayhem, levels that could only be realized by fiends as
grisly as Jason, Leatherface and Freddy. Each of the mazes will capture the
gruesome tone of the notorious films to catapult horror fans to an
excruciating level of intimacy often kept at a safe distance by virtue of the
movie screen. The popular “Terror Tram” experience-- unique to Universal
Studios Hollywood—allows guests to disembark from Studio Tour 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, Bates Motel and the “War of the Worlds” airplane crash
disaster scene—will play a pivotal role in the reemergence of Freddy, Jason
and Leatherface where guests-victims will weave through the debauchery
and fall prey to their tortured, sadistic minds.  

Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights” will also feature a
series of specially-created, spine-tingling entertainment adding an alarming
element to the overall Halloween experience. Highlights include the new
“House of Horrors” maze where Universal’s most notorious monsters will
descend upon guests as they navigate the creepy confines of vampire lairs,
cannibal caves and psycho film slashers. 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 theme park will be transformed into a bloodbath, as if
scenes from horror films that were left on cutting room floor exploded to life.  
A transformed “WaterWorld,” “ Jurassic Park —In the Dark,” the “Revenge of
the Mummy” psychological thrill ride roller coaster and “Terminator 2:3D” will
all seem like tranquil respites from Jason, Freddy and Leatherface’s bedlam.

“Chucky’s Insult Emporium” will provide a mix of menace and humor to the
event, and the ingenious sleight-of-sight performances by two internationally
renowned stunt magicians, Kevin James and Brian Bushwood, will feature an
original mix of unusual feats from risky fire-eating stunts to tactfully
hammering nails into eyeballs and sawing people in half before literally re-
attaching them before guests’ very eyes. For more information on “Halloween
Horror Nights” and to purchase advance tickets, including the popular combo-
day-and-“Halloween Horror Nights” ticket, please access
UniversalStudiosHollywood.com, call 818-622-3801 or visit the Universal
Studios Hollywood ticket booths. Various promotional offers include tickets for
as low as $29 with any Coke can or special coupon from Del Taco
restaurants.  “Halloween Horror Nights” tickets will also be sold in advance at
Vons Grocery Stores where consumers can save up to $22 off a ticket with
the purchase of any Coca-Cola product.

The terror of Jason, Freddy and Leatherface will also extend to Universal
Orlando, where the theme park will be celebrating its 17th annual event, thus
making this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” the largest bi-coastal event in
the U.S. Celebrating its 40th anniversary year, New Line Cinema is the most
successful independent film company in the world.  Its mission is to produce
innovative, popular and profitable entertainment in the best creative
environment.  In addition to the production, marketing and distribution of
theatrical motion pictures, the fully-integrated studio has divisions devoted to
home entertainment, television, music, theater, merchandising and an
international unit. In 2005, New Line partnered with HBO to form
Picturehouse, a new theatrical distribution company to release independent
films. A pioneer in franchise filmmaking, New Line’s Oscar-winning The Lord of
the Rings trilogy is one of the most successful film franchises in history.  New
Line is a division of Time Warner, Inc. (TWX).

Universal Studios Hollywood (
www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com) is a unit
of Universal Parks & Resorts, a division of Universal Studios, a part of NBC
Universal.
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