“Evil Dead” scared audiences in the movie theaters and this fall, it’ll scare patrons at annual Halloween fest, Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights.
Universal is partnering with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to recreate an authentic horror experience that will immerse fans in the terror of the cult classic remake. The movie-themed maze will have guests face off against demonic evil. Elements of the maze includes the mysterious passage that releases the evil force, possessed victims (including the film’s starring character “Mia”). Guests will have to do make their best effort to escape.
The director of this year’s “Evil Dead”, Fede Alvarez, said, “I’m thrilled with how popular ‘Evil Dead’ has become with horror fans, and it’s exciting that it’s coming to life at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights. Just like the film, this haunted maze is going to be over-the-top, in-your-face and completely outrageous – and I can’t wait to see it.”
Michael Aiello from Universal Orlando’s Entertainment team also talked about the upcoming maze. “The Evil Dead series is iconic, and this latest film has set the scare factor to 11. These haunted mazes will be just as intense and unapologetically terrifying, and I can’t wait for my fellow horror fans to venture inside and live the unyielding horror they’ve seen in the film.”
“Watching ‘Evil Dead’s unrelenting horror unfold in movie theatres was undoubtedly an unnerving experience, but with Halloween Horror Nights, we’re taking it one step further,” said John Murdy, Creative Director for Universal Studios Hollywood. “Fans of ‘Evil Dead’ will feel like they’ve left the safety of the theatre and stepped through the screen into a living horror movie where the film’s demonic characters are coming for them. Our incredibly immersive and highly disturbing maze experience will come to life with the same attention to detail and production value of the film and will be the ultimate thrill for horror movie fans.”
If you want to learn more about Universal Studios Horror Nights in both Hollywood and Orlando, check out the video below and the official website.
Also, if you are clueless about “Evil Dead,” here’s what you need to know.
“Producers Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell– creators of the original “Evil Dead” film – reunited to present this year’s terrifying new vision of the classic horror film. The film follows five 20-something friends who turn a remote cabin in the woods into a blood-soaked chamber of horrors after awakening an ancient demon. Directed by Fede Alvarez, “Evil Dead” opened No. 1 at the U.S. Box Office, and top 10 for all-time horror remakes. The movie is available July 16 on Blu-ray and DVD with UltraViolet from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment – and now horror fans will get to live it at Halloween Horror Nights.”