The most gruesome characters to be featured on the hit Syfy competition series, ‘Face Off,’ will be featured at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studio Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights events. The nightmarish creatures will begin frightening guests on Friday, September 19, as some of the up-and-coming make-up artists from the show will bring the ghouls to life.
Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights will feature a new street experience with ten different character creations that are inspired by the acclaimed SyFy series. The creatures will feature a design from Laura Tyler, the winner of ‘Face Off’s fifth season, who is now working as a make-up artist at the theme park. The creatures will be featured in five unique environments throughout the scare zone, including eerie scarecrows that are protecting a spine-chilling farmand, to ghoulish brutes who are haunting dilapidated castle ruins.
Universal Studios Hollywood’s all-new ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ maze, ‘Face Off: In the Flesh,’ will recreate the inventions that were masterminded by the make-up special effects artists over the show’s past six seasons. The maze will feature such designs as human-insect hybrids, horror villains, ancient mummies and zombies. The creatures will descend on park visitors throughout the dark corridors of the maze. ‘Face Off: In the Flesh’ will also feature new sounds from acclaimed electro house artist “Figure,” who returns to Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights” with a haunting mix of electronica-inspired dance music.
“We’re excited that some of Face Off’s most memorable and visually stunning creatures ever will be brought back to life for Universal Studios’ ‘Halloween Horror Nights,’” said Bill McGoldrick, EVP, Original Content, Syfy Original Programming. “Over the years, the talented artists of ‘Face Off’ have dreamed up some amazing creatures that we know will make terrifying additions to the ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ experience.”
“The gruesome creatures imagined on ‘Face Off’ are the perfect fit for the streets of Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights,” said Michael Aiello, Director of Entertainment-Creative Development, Universal Orlando Resort.
“‘Face Off’s inspiration to create original movie-quality creatures makes for very compelling television,” said John Murdy, Universal Studios Hollywood’s Creative Director for and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights.”
For more information on the all-new “Halloween Horror Nights” experience, watch the “Face Off: In the Flesh” video below.
Written by: Karen Benardello