I know its August, but it’s never too soon to start thinking about Halloween. If you’re a horror fan then Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights is the place to be. Imagine the creative minds behind some of the best horror movies of all time sitting down and making a haunted house, well that’s what is happening this year. The reason we are talking about this so early is tickets to this event tend to go fast and if your a horror fan or just like being scared, then Halloween Horror Nights is the place for you.
For the first time ever, guests at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights will live a mega-horror movie before it even hits the big screen. They will also experience two modern day blockbuster horror franchises as Universal Orlando devotes its entire Halloween Horror Nights event to bringing horror films to life.
Universal Orlando is partnering with Universal Pictures to bring one of the year’s most highly anticipated films, The Wolfman, to life so guests can experience it firsthand before it hits theaters on February 12, 2010. It is also partnering with Lionsgate® and Twisted Pictures to bring the most profitable horror franchise, SAW, to Halloween Horror Nights 19: Ripped From the Silver Screen. Universal Orlando is also using its partnership with Universal Pictures to bring the popular Chucky film series to life at the event as well.
Lionsgate is expected to release the sixth installment of the powerhouse franchise in theatres nationwide on October 23rd in its traditional opening weekend slot leading into Halloween; the Chucky films have become a favorite among horror film and pop culture enthusiasts.
Never before has Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights featured such a catalog of horror. Everyone knows these films. And now everyone will get to live them in person. Guests will experience the physical and psychological horror that Jigsaw, Chucky and The Wolfman have inflicted on the silver screen. They will become victim to the mental games of SAW’s maniacal killer Jigsaw. They will come face to face with Chucky’s wrath. And they will be there as The Wolfman’s alter-ego, Lawrence Talbot, discovers a primal side of himself he didn’t know existed.
“Halloween Horror Nights is the perfect launch for ‘The Wolfman,’” says the film’s producer Scott Stuber. “The horror audience is one of the most enthusiastic and loyal so we are so pleased they are experiencing it first at Halloween Horror Nights.”
“Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights provides a unique platform which allows horror fans to experience Jigsaw’s terrifying labyrinth firsthand. Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures couldn’t have asked for better partners to bring the world of SAW to life,” said SAW producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules of Twisted Pictures.
From house and character design to costuming and prosthetics, work is already underway on this year’s event. Additional details will be revealed leading up to opening night of Halloween Horror Nights 19. A SAW attraction will also be included in the Halloween Horror Nights event at Universal Studios Hollywood.
“We have an exciting opportunity to bring our guests into the world of some of the most popular horror films,” said Jim Timon, senior vice president of entertainment for Universal Orlando Resort. “If you thought you were scared watching these movies, wait until you experience this year’s Halloween Horror Nights.”
For 23 select nights this fall, modern horror films are “Ripped from the Silver Screen” to frighten guests at what promises to be the most feared Halloween Horror Nights ever. Other horror films and characters from the movies, including completely re-imagined Frankenstein and Dracula concepts, will also be integrated into this year’s event.
Halloween Horror Nights 19 will feature all-new horrifying haunted houses, inescapable and chilling scarezones, live shows and hundreds of frightening “scare-actors.” Event dates are September 25-26, October 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 21-25 and 28-31.
Tickets and vacation packages for the event are on sale now. Regular admission to any night of the event is $69.99 plus tax. Guests can purchase tickets at www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com or by calling 1-888-467-7677 (HORROR-7). Because of the event’s popularity, tickets for weekend nights are expected to sell out and should be purchased well in advance.
The Gory Getaway Vacation Package includes two-night hotel accommodations at an Orlando area hotel, one 1-Day/2-Park theme park admission and Halloween Horror Nights Combo ticket, one 5×7 souvenir photograph and free access to select live entertainment at Universal CityWalk. The Gory Getaway Vacation Package begins at $228 per adult, and rates are also available at the world-class on-site Loews hotels. The Gory Getaway package can be booked online at www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com or by calling 1-888-467-7677 (HORROR-7).
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