Universal Studios Hollywood brings the terror of Crimson Peak – from visionary director Guillermo del Toro – to life in an all-original Halloween Horror Nights maze! Inspired by Universal Picture’s highly-anticipated film, which opens in theaters on October 16th, “Guillermo del Toro Presents Crimson Peak: Maze of Madness” will be a three-dimensional living representation of the film where guests will navigate through the chilling world and in the footsteps of Crimson Peak’s lead character from her home in America to the decaying and haunted Allerdale Hall mansion in a remote English countryside.
Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort Sink Their Teeth
into “Dracula Untold,” a Terrifying New “Halloween Horror Nights” Maze
Inspired By Universal Pictures’ Upcoming Epic Action-Adventure
ORLANDO, Fla., UNIVERSAL CITY, Ca., (August 7, 2014) — Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort breathe new life into history’s most notorious vampire, Vlad Tepes, the real life 13th century ruler and inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula in a terrifying new “Halloween Horror Nights” maze, “Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood. ” Beginning, Friday, September 19, 2014, guests can feast on this immersive preview of Universal Pictures’ upcoming epic action-adventure Dracula Untold. Starring Luke Evans, the origin story of the man who became Dracula arrives in theaters on October 17.
“Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood” will introduce guests to the sadistic Transylvanian ruler Vlad Tepes, known as “Vlad the Impaler,” who infamously tortured his enemies by impaling them alive with a wooden stake and suspending their bodies. The foreboding maze will also shed an ominous light on the one-time hero, turned blood-thirsty-tyrant, who chose to embrace unholy powers in order to defeat his enemies. “Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood” will spiral guests through Dracula’s eternal damnation, where the thirst for blood is never-ending.
“‘Everyone thinks they know the story of ‘Dracula’,” said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights.” “But there is much more to the tale than just a dark figure lurking in the shadows, drinking blood. While Dracula Untold will reveal the origin story of the man who became Dracula, our ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ maze will invite guests to experience the atrocities Dracula imposed on his victims in the most frightening and immersive way possible.”
“As a huge fan of the Universal Classic Monsters, my interest is certainly piqued any time a film explores other facets of the classic characters,” said Michael Aiello, Director of Entertainment – Creative Development, Universal Orlando Resort. “Dracula Untold offers a unique perspective on the origin of the world’s most famous vampire. Our maze will place guests within many of the pulse-pounding moments from the upcoming film, offering guests an unprecedented living preview of the horrors that await.”
Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” events have a more than 20-year history of creating incredibly entertaining, horrifying Halloween experiences that are consistently rated the nation’s best. The events on each coast feature highly-themed, disturbingly real, haunted mazes based on everything from films to nightmares – and streets filled with hundreds of specially trained “scareactors.” Other announced “Halloween Horror Nights” experiences include, “The Walking Dead: The End of the Line,” “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “Face Off: In the Flesh,” “The Purge: Anarchy” and “AVP: Alien vs. Predator.”
In addition to “Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood,” other “Halloween Horror Night” attractions will include “The Walking Dead: The End of the Line,” based on AMC’s hit TV series, “From Dusk Till Dawn,” inspired by inspired by Robert Rodriguez’s cult film and El Rey network’s TV Series, “AVP: Alien vs. Predator,” based on the Twentieth Century Fox film franchise, “Face Off: In the Flesh,” based on Syfy’s TV series, and “Purge: Anarchy,” a new scare zone inspired by Universal Pictures’ blockbuster thriller.
To learn more about this all-new “Halloween Horror Nights” maze, click here: “Dracula Untold”
Don’t miss the latest YouTube sensation – in honor of DEVIL’S DUE now playing in theaters everywhere this Friday. Thanks to the hidden cameras, you can watch the animatronic child terrify New Yorkers as it embarks in a rampage in a remote controlled stroller.
For the next week EverythingScary.com is running a contest for site members. The top two (2) scary stories or photos submitted by members will earn each winning member the following prize: A We Are What We Are prize pack including a creepy “people meat chart” apron and Blu-rays of We Are What We Are.
We are less than two days away from Halloween and everywhere you turn things are becoming even more “haunted” and “creepy.” People are busy telling their scariest ghost stories and buying frightening costumes. Speaking of ghosts, have YOU ever thought about becoming part of a Ghost Club? Well if you have, now is your chance and what better time to join then right before Halloween? Read below for details…..if you dare.
Earlier this month, The Ghost Club launched on Theatrics.comLLC just in time for Halloween. The Ghost Club offers ghost-hunting fans and newbies a place to document and share their adventures, and interact with others who love the paranormal world, including fans of popular ghost-themed movies and TV programs. The project, created by Atlanta-based production company The Secret Club and Michael Mailer Films, launched just in time for fans who are getting ready for Halloween. This is part of a transmedia “Storyscape” that includes a forthcoming independent feature movie, a series of webisodes and a ghost-hunting wiki. Below my e-signature, please find the announcement.
We wanted to inform you that an app from Haunted Planet Studios has just been launched for participants to become even more involved in their ghost hunting activities. Haunted Planet Studios makes award-winning location-based augmented-reality games in which players’ smartphones are transformed into paranormal detection devices. Players take on the roles of paranormal investigators, explore their neighborhood to gather ghostly evidence and solve sinister mysteries from the past. For more info, visit www.hauntedplanet.com.
Death Warmed Over: Funeral Food, Rituals, and Customs From Around the World is a new e-book that teams up two subjects that fascinate almost everyone: food and death. Filled with historical background and recipes for 75 different funeral ceremonies around the world, Death Warmed Over also serves up a nice helping of insight into the customs of each culture from the Irish to the Amish, the ancient Etruscans to the modern-day Hmong.
When Death Warmed Over was first released in 2004 it became an instant cult classic that Publishers Weekly called “amusingly informative.” While a few dishes — like the bearded seal flipper prepared by grieving Eskimos — might not be everyone’s cup of, er, blubber, most are slightly less exotic. Who can resist a cookbook that not only offers a recipe for the perfect chocolate cake, but also details the correct Ghanaian method for pouring water down a dying man’s throat to ensure he will travel well to the afterlife?
The author, Lisa Rogak has written a number of other books including a New York Times bestseller and a Stephen King biography that was nominated for an Edgar. Her resume includes selling vintage funeral equipment as well as driving a number of hearses — for pleasure — through the years.