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Southern California's Most Intense Halloween Event Kicks off at Universal Studios Hollywood as "Halloween Horror Nights" Comes to Life with an All-New Slate of Terrifying Mazes

Friday, Sep 16, 2016

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Sept. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "Halloween Horror Nights" at Universal Studios Hollywood got off to a terrifying start as Hollywood celebrities paraded along the blood-red carpet in honor of the event's opening night festivities, which kicked off this evening and will continue on select nights through November 5, 2016.

Southern California's Most Intense Halloween Event Kicks off at Universal Studios Hollywood as "Halloween Horror Nights" Comes to Life with an All-New Slate of Terrifying Mazes

Attending celebrity guests included Linda Blair (The Exorcist and Founder of the Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation); "American Horror Story" cast, including Evan Peters, Denis O'Hare, Finn Wittrock and Naomi Grossman; Eli Roth ("Eli Roth Presents Terror Tram," Hostel); director Michael Dougherty (Krampus) and Seth Green (Krampus, "Family Guy"); Ouija: Origin of Evil cast, including Elizabeth Reaser, Annalise Basso, Lulu Wilson, Kate Siegel and director Mike Flanagan; Slash (musician); director James Wan (Insidious and "MacGyver"); Leigh Whannell (Insidious and Saw franchises); Guillermo Diaz ("Scandal"); Mark Ballas ("Dancing with the Stars"); Diego Boneta ("Scream Queens"); Olivia Holt ("I Didn't Do It"); Jabbawockeez; and John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of "Halloween Horror Nights."  

"Halloween Horror Nights" at Universal Studios Hollywood, brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror. The popular event features a new slate of unrivaled film and television production quality mazes, frightful scare zones and a fully re-imagined "Terror Tram" experience – all uniquely themed to today's most definitive horror properties.

This year's slate of mazes includes, "American Horror Story," inspired by Ryan Murphy's critically-acclaimed, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning television anthology series on the FX network; "The Exorcist: The Possession of Regan MacNeil," based on the iconic supernatural horror film; "Freddy vs. Jason: Dream Battle," inspired by New Line Cinema's 2003 film that brought together the biggest horror icons in history: demented killer Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and notorious hockey mask killer Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th); "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Blood Brothers," which pits guests against the unsavory wrath of manic killer Leatherface and his mentally unhinged brother, Chop Top; "Halloween: Hell Comes to Haddonfield," an all-new maze inspired by the second film in the classic "Halloween" horror franchise; "Krampus: The Christmas Devil," based on Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures' Christmas-themed horror film that brings to life the fabled anthropomorphic "half-goat, half-demon" horned creature who terrorizes those devoid of holiday spirit; "The Walking Dead," an authentic living representation of AMC's hit television series that takes the realism of the show to an entirely new level with the permanent attraction, as well as "Eli Roth Presents Terror Tram," marking the first time ever that the signature attraction comes to life through the twisted mind of the filmmaker; and an all-new performance by the award-winning hip hop-dance crew Jabbawockeez.

Adding to the event's intrigue, Universal's most popular rides and attractions also will be open to guests, including "Transformers: The Ride-3D," "Jurassic Park–In the Dark," "The Simpsons Ride" and "Revenge of the Mummy–The Ride." 

Tickets to this year's event are available for purchase at www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood, including the Frequent Fear Pass which allows guests to visit multiple times throughout the event. Guests purchasing the all-new After 2 p.m. Day/Night Combo ticket can enjoy the park's popular daytime attractions such as "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™," "Despicable Me Minion Mayhem" and "Fast and Furious—Supercharged" on the world-famous Studio Tour by day, then step into the mazes and attractions located throughout the park to experience the terror of "Halloween Horror Nights" for one admission price. 

"Halloween Horror Nights" guests can also purchase the popular Front of Line ticket, enabling them to enjoy one-time priority access to all the mazes, attractions, all-new Terror Tram, and Jabbawockeez performance.

Advance purchase for all tickets is recommended as event nights will sell out. 

"Halloween Horror Nights" dates are: September 16, 17, 23, 24, 29, 30, October 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and November 4 and 5, 2016.

For exciting updates and exclusive "Halloween Horror Nights" content, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood, like Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood on Facebook; follow @HorrorNights #UniversalHHN on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Periscope; and watch the terror come to life on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube.

"Halloween Horror Nights" also takes place on select nights at Universal Orlando Resort.

Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM, includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the "5 Towers" state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue. World-class rides and attractions include the renowned, behind-the-scenes Studio Tour featuring the intense "King Kong 360 3-D" attraction and the all-new "Fast & Furious—Supercharged" thrill ride as the Studio Tour's grand finale.  Other popular rides include the 3D-HD adventure, "Despicable Me Minion Mayhem" and immersive "Super Silly Fun Land," the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, "Transformers™:  The Ride-3D," "Revenge of the MummySM—The Ride," "Jurassic Park® —The Ride" and "Springfield," hometown of America's favorite TV family, adjacent to the award-winning "The Simpsons RideTM" and the "Nighttime Studio Tour" which runs on select evenings.

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