Beginning Friday, September 18, the annual Purge will commence at Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort as both parks debut all-new disturbingly-real experiences, inspired by Universal's popular franchise film series created by writer and director James DeMonaco and produced by Blumhouse Productions and Platinum Dunes. Guests will attempt to survive the night as they are immersed in the film's depraved world, where all crime is declared legal as part of the government's annually sanctioned 12-hour Purge.
The Terror Tram: Survive the Purge experience at Universal Studios Hollywood will pit guests against morally-compromised citizens, who take to the streets to cleanse the country of those deemed as less desirable, without fear of retribution. Recognizing that not all citizens choose to hunt during The Purge, a newly endorsed Purge Party will welcome guests to honor this proud national tradition by watching the night's dramatic events unfold on large video screens set up around the famed Universal backlot - until the experience quickly turns into an unforgettable living nightmare.
Once aboard the Terror Tram, guests will find themselves at the mercy of affected vigilantes looking to annihilate people by the thousands. Strolling about the famed studio backlot - the very place where the horror film genre first took root - guests will need to rely on cunning wit, luck and speed to outsmart and outlive the anarchy unleashed by once average citizens now transformed into sadistic felons. Said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of Halloween Horror Nights.
"This year's 'Terror Tram' preys upon the vulnerability of our guests as they wander the darkness of our world-famous backlot surrounded by iconic horror sets and consider the theoretic possibility of a real Purge experience,'""We consistently strive to raise the bar in delivering ideal scares, and the backlot at night infested with reprehensible characters is one way of truly scaring the living daylights out of our guests."
To learn more about the all-new Terror Tram: Survive the Purge at Halloween Horror Nights click here. Universal Orlando's horrifying Purge maze will expand upon the incredibly popular and terrifying films and place guests in the midst of a chaotic Purge night where the tradition has commenced. As they navigate the maze, they will quickly realize that they are the targets for this year's Purge. Guests will be hunted by dozens of masked vigilantes who will stop at nothing to purge as they are entitled. Said Michael Aiello, Director of Entertainment Creative Development.
"Building on the success of last year's scare zone, this time our guests will live their very own 'Purge Night' within the confines of an all-new house experience,""Just like in the film, guests will find themselves within arm's reach of the most sadistic collection of killers imaginable. Their only want and need is to express their right to purge and purge they will."
To learn more about the Purge maze at Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights click here. Recent maze announcements include Guillermo del Toro Presents Crimson Peak: Maze of Madness, based on Legendary and Universal Pictures' much-anticipated Crimson Peak film directed, co-written and produced by celebrated filmmaker Guillermo del Toro; The Walking Dead: Wolves Not Far, based on season 5 of the critically-acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning television series, Insidious: Return to the Further, based on the bone-chilling film trilogy, and Halloween: Michael Myers Comes Home, based on director John Carpenter's cult-classic horror film. This year's event will also feature the global phenomenon and multi-talented dance crew, Jabbawockeez, direct from Las Vegas in an all-new original show, performing multiple times per night throughout the run of Halloween Horror Nights. And just announced last week is the innovative This Is the End 3D, the first ever 3D horror-comedy maze with collaboration from James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill.
About Purge: A thought-provoking thriller, The Purge and the sequel The Purge: Anarchy, explores a world in which all crime, including murder, is declared legal and no one is safe for one single, terrifying night. From director and writer James DeMonaco (Assault on Precinct 13) and Blumhouse Productions and Platinum Dunes, both movies are available on DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.