For the first time ever, supernatural thriller The Exorcist will take possession of Halloween Horror Nights in all-new horrifying mazes opening at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort beginning this September. The twisted minds behind the nation's best, most intense Halloween events will bring to life one of the scariest and most nightmare-inducing horror films in history. Universal Studios has unveiled a new trailer that teases what's in store for fans when Halloween Horror Nights returns this fall.
At Universal Orlando Resort, guests will see, hear, feel - and even smell - every iconic levitating, head-spinning, vomit-wrenching, skin-crawling moment from the film. They'll be paralyzed with fear as they witness the power of the supernatural, scream uncontrollably as they become part of Regan MacNeil's possession and run in terror as they try to escape the horrific battle between innocence and evil. Universal Studios Hollywood's "The Exorcist" maze will resonate as a real life interpretation of the demonic film, daring Halloween Horror Nights guests to live the nightmare experienced by a tortured Regan and her determined mother. The maze will recreate some of the film's most haunting scenes, ushering guests into its unparalleled terror as if their very souls were possessed by the devil.
Revered as one of the scariest movies of all-time, The Exorcist earned its place in history as the first horror film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. Directed by William Friedkin, the film also established itself as leading influence in pop culture horror, affecting a multitude of subsequent films since its terrifying debut in 1973.
Universal Studios' "Halloween Horror Nights" is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 20 years, guests from around the world have visited "Halloween Horror Nights" in Orlando and Hollywood to become victims inside their own horror film. The streets of each coast's event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing "scare-actors" lunge from every darkened corner. Multiple movie-quality haunted houses are erected throughout the event, based on anything from iconic slasher films to hit horror television series to haunting original stories.
Additional details about Universal Studios' "Halloween Horror Nights" will be revealed soon. For more information about Halloween Horror Nights at either Universal Orlando Resort or Universal Studios Hollywood, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com. Updates on "Halloween Horror Nights" at Universal Studios Hollywood are available online at HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood and on Facebook at: "Halloween Horror Nights - Hollywood," on Instagram at @HorrorNights and Twitter at @HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Watch videos on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube and join the conversation using #UniversalHHN. Take a look at this new video, and stay tuned for more updates on this year's Halloween Horror Nights.