The story of Leatherface and his cannibalistic family are the basis for the new ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Saw is The Law’ maze, which is set to be featured at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights, Southern California’s premiere Halloween event. The maze reflects the story told in filmmaker Tobe Hooper’s classic 1974 film, ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,’ which is considered to be one of the most influential horror movies in cinematic history.
The maze, which is set in a slaughterhouse, will be gripped with vivid signs of imminent doom. Guests will be terrorized by gruesome and blood-soaked scenes from the controversial film. The labyrinth will feature nightmarish images of mutilated bodies on bloody meat hooks; odors of decomposed corpses; and human bones and animal pelts suspended from the ceiling. Leatherface will even emerge from the darkness to search for his next victim.
John Murdy, the Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood, said “‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ is one of those films that helped define the horror film genre. The story of Leatherface and his demented family is as shocking today as when the film was first released.”
Murdy added that “as designers of ‘Halloween Horror Nights,’ the film exemplifies what we need to create a truly terrifying experience. From the iconic characters to the disturbing sets, props and audio design, we’re excited to bring (Tobe) Hooper’s horrific vision to life for ‘Halloween Horror Nights fans.”
Written by: Karen Benardello