As the gates to Halloween Horror Nights open, so too does the annual Purge begin at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort with the debut of a terrifying new scarezone, The Purge: Anarchy, inspired by Universal Pictures' new thriller, which scored the highest opening for a horror film this year.

The Purge Anarchy Halloween Horror Nights

The Purge: Anarchy scarezone will greet guests with pure unadulterated fear, bringing to life the turmoil and pandemonium that awaits those vulnerable to masked vigilantes in search of new victims. Reimagining the movie's premise that on one night every year, any and all crime is made legal, the scarezone will be inhabited by average citizens transformed into sadistic felons during this period of government-sanctioned lawlessness. Like civilians in the movie fighting to survive, guests will be at the mercy of cunning wit, luck and speed as they attempt to outsmart and outlive the anarchy brought about by those who believe in an "eye for an eye."

The Purge: Anarchy, the sequel to last summer's surprise hit, moves from the confines of a suburban neighborhood to the streets as the government begins its annual 12-hour Purge to ensure that the crime rate stays below one percent for the rest of the year. With all emergency services suspended, it's the one night when society regulates itself without thought of punishment or fear of retribution. For average people who do not have the means to barricade themselves indoors with a state-of-the-art security system, anarchy rules and no one is safe. In this new story, an unlikely group of five citizens discover how far they will go to protect themselves and, ultimately, each other, as they fight to survive a dangerous night fraught with impossible decisions.

From director and writer James DeMonaco (The Purge, Assault on Precinct 13), The Purge: Anarchy stars Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Carmen Ejogo (Away We Go), Zach Gilford (Devil's Due), Kiele Sanchez (A Perfect Getaway) and Michael K. Williams (The Wire).

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John Murdy, Universal Studios Hollywood's Creative Director for and Executive Producer of Halloween Horror Nights, had this to say in a statement.

"Halloween Horror Nights is about taking guests out of their comfort zones and placing them at the core of unimaginable horror. Because the premise of The Purge could theoretically happen, our scare-zone elevates that sense of fear and forces you to really watch your back. Imagining how your neighbor, friend or enemy could take revenge on you without retribution because you wronged them takes horror to a whole new level, and we wanted to bring that gut-wrenching terror to every one of our guests."

Michael Aiello, Director of Entertainment - Creative Development, Universal Orlando Resort, had this to say in his statement.

"The Purge scarezone will invade the streets of Halloween Horror Nights, taking up most of our New York back lot. The chaos that reigns in the film will be replicated nightly, but now our guests can actually attempt to survive the night themselves. The familiar emergency broadcast will be heard announcing the commencement of the annual Purge, and all hell will literally break loose."

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" in uniquely themed scare-zones. In addition to The Purge: Anarchy, other announced experiences include, The Walking Dead: The End of the Line, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series and Face Off: In the Flesh.

To complement its numerous mazes, Halloween Horror Nights features a variety of terrifying scare-zones designed to provoke heart-pounding fear as guests traverse the park from one traumatizing experience to the next, unsure of what lies just around the corner.