Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time for America’s theme parks to undergo a spooky transformation. Through November 2, Universal Studios Hollywood’s back lot will become haunted grounds during the park’s annual Halloween Horror Nights.
This year’s event, which kicked off on September 20, is filled with haunted mazes, Scare Zones and attractions based on horror movies like “Evil Dead” and “Insidious.”
If you’ve always thought you could survive the grizzliest of horror movies, you can put your money where your mouth is at “The Walking Dead: No Safe Haven” haunted maze, which draws its zombie-fueled inspiration from Season 3 of the hit AMC television series. Just to get to the maze, you’ll have to brave a zombie-filled Scare Zone and outrun walkers to get to the maze entrance.
And then the fun begins.
The maze is modeled after the West Georgia Correctional Facility from “The Walking Dead.” You’ll have to escape the zombie-filled prison and run for your life through the wilderness surrounding the facility before stumbling upon the gruesome town of Woodbury.
“‘The Walking Dead’ maze Universal Studios Hollywood is bringing to life at this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” event will take credibility to entirely new levels,” said Greg Nicotero, executive producer, director and special effects makeup supervisor for AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” “Universal’s creative team is painstakingly recreating the world of “The Walking Dead” for this year’s maze and the level of authenticity will make guests and fans feel like they’ve stepped into Season 3.”
There will also be a Black Sabbath-themed maze with 3D video, graveyards and madhouses, all set to some of Black Sabbath’s most iconic songs.
If you were ever afraid of the Boogeyman, you might want to think twice before daring to step foot in the park’s “El Cucuy: The Boogeyman” maze. Narrated by actor Danny Trejo, the maze follows the terrifying tale of El Cucuy, a boogeyman of sorts in Mexican folklore. Maze-goers will follow the chaos of a birthday party gone horribly wrong to the evil cave of El Cucuy himself, a journey that promises to terrify even the bravest of park visitors.
Do you think you’ll be brave enough to experience Halloween Horror Nights?
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