For the hardcore fans of the popular FX series, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, Good news is upon you!
Today, the horror minds behind the upcoming Halloween event announced that — on top of an already solid lineup with the recently announced KRAMPUS maze, as well as new mazes for Leatherface, Freddy vs Jason, and Michael Myers — that they would Introducing the world of AMERICAN HORROR STORY to the mix.
the mazes will be based off of the 1st season (“Murder House”), 4th (“Freak Show”), and 6th (“Hotel”), which seems like the best seasons to use — from a production design standpoint. I can picture the facades now. This season is gearing up to be a terrifying one: with some goodies for both newcomers and the seasoned veteran, of the horror genre.
For more details of her AHS addition, check out the following press release:
“THE TWISTED TALES OF FX’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED
“AMERICAN HORROR STORY” FRANCHISE COMES TO LIFE AT
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS’ HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS
BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 16
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., ORLANDO, Fla. (August 16, 2016) – One of the most horrifying and wickedly gruesome shows in television history is bleeding off the screen and into your nightmares.
“American Horror Story,” FX’s critically-acclaimed, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning television series that has terrorized viewers for five suspenseful installments, will come to life at “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, beginning Friday, September 16.
Three chapters of “American Horror Story” will haunt the nation’s best, most intense Halloween event in all-new frightening mazes. Guests will embark on a terrifying journey to become the next doomed residents of Murder House from Installment 1, tortured performers in the disturbing and twisted Freak Show from Installment 4, and victims of the otherworldly, death-dealing Hotel from Installment 5.
For the first time ever, guests will venture through Ryan Murphy’s groundbreaking horror anthology, encountering a plethora of iconic scenes and memorable characters designed to jolt them to their very core. Twisted scenes from Murder House will unleash the evil spirits that possess the Harmon estate, spiraling guests through decades of the tortured dead who previously resided there. In Freak Show, guests will join a troupe of biological misfits in a sinister sideshow where they’ll be stalked by the murderous and deformed Twisty the Clown. Finally, guests will succumb to the warped desires of The Countess after checking in to the haunted Hotel Cortez, conceived from the beginning as a torture chamber for its customers.
“‘American Horror Story’ is one of the most disturbing television shows ever produced, and with such perverse storylines unfolding with each installment, ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ is undoubtedly the only place that could create a living version of the nightmares that Ryan Murphy dreams up,” said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights.” “Plus, as a fan favorite, ‘American Horror Story’ has been the number one requested maze from our guests and we’re excited to let them know that we listened to them and are bringing ‘American Horror Story’ to life.”
“‘American Horror Story’ is engaging for so many reasons, one of them being the fantastic way each installment of the series reveals completely new characters and stories for its viewers,” said Michael Aiello, Director of Entertainment Creative Development for Universal Orlando Resort. “It’s that constant evolution that makes this popular series a perfect fit for Halloween Horror Nights – and we can’t wait for our guests to experience some of the horror they’ve seen on the show.”
“20th Century Fox Consumer Products is thrilled to team once again with Universal Studios to premiere visionary Ryan Murphy’s groundbreaking series, ‘American Horror Story’ through an all-new Halloween Horror Night maze,” said Greg Lombardo, SVP of Global Live and Location Based Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Consumer Products. “The attraction – which showcases multiple chapters from the acclaimed FX anthology – offers a chilling live-action thrill and simultaneously complements the series highly anticipated premiere on September 14th.”
Captivating – and shocking – viewers since its debut in 2011, “American Horror Story” has won 13 Emmys, two Golden Globes, four Critics’ Choice Awards and one People’s Choice Award. “American Horror Story” 6 begins September 14 on FX.
Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 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 Studios Hollywood or Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.”
There you have it! Something to get very excited for, come September. To keep up to date on all the Universal Halloween Horror Nights info, you can follow on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Hope to see some of you Terror Timers this Halloween Season!