Twentieth Century Fox is celebrating the anniversaries of “Alien” and “AVP: Alien vs. Predator” in a big way! To give homage to the 35th anniversary of “Alien” and the 10th anniversary of “AVP: Alien vs. Predator,” Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood have announced that they are putting fans right in the middle of one of the universe’s most epic fights in the brand-new “Halloween Horror Nights” maze baed on “AVP: Alien vs. Predator,” beginning Friday, Sept. 19.
The introduction of “AVP” into Orlando and Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights” is the most expensive and technologically advanced mazes at Universal Studios to date. Universal and Twentieth Century Fox have worked together to bring fans the most authentic and horrifying alien battle maze experience.
Michael Aiello, Director of Entertainment – Creative Development, Universal Orlando Resort, talked about the technological advancements in a statement. “When attempting to bring two of the most iconic creatures ever put on film to ‘Halloween Horror Nights,’ you need to rely on everything you’ve learned up to this point,” he said. “We’re employing our full arsenal of tricks and techniques in translating the AVP: Alien vs. Predator brand into an authentic and horrific maze experience. Puppetry, elaborate costumes and unique environments have all been created in close collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox. Our guests are going to be thrown head first into this epic battle where only the strong will survive. This is truly going to be an out-of-this-world maze experience that the fans have been waiting for.”
John Murdy, Creative Director for Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights.” also weighed in on the maze. “‘AVP: Alien vs. Predator’ is by far the most technically complicated and ambitious maze we’ve ever created for ‘Halloween Horror Nights,’” he said. “It’s a monumental undertaking to recreate these massive, iconic characters for a live event. Fortunately, we have the expert assistance of Academy Award®-winning make-up artists, Tom Woodruff and Alec Gillis from Amalgamated Dynamic Inc. (ADI), the special effects geniuses behind the original creatures for the AVP film franchise. Tom and Alec and the ADI team are excited about our maze and have graciously allowed us to cast from their original molds so that our maze will be absolutely authentic to the movies.”
Of course, I could write on and on about this, but how about watching the video about the maze? Take a look at the video below the post and get psyched for an intergalactic battle.
What do you think about this maze? Do you like your sci-fi mixed in with your horror? Give your opinions in the comments section below. Tickets and vacation packages for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando are on sale now. Get updates on Halloween Horror Nights on Facebook and on Instagram. You can also get updates from Aiello on Twitter @HorrorNightsORL.