And the news surrounding this year’s Halloween Horror Nights just keeps on coming. First was Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses in 3D, then came the unfortunate homage to Platinum Dunes’ Friday the 13th 2009 and now we’ve got the word on what else is lurking out there. In the dark.
Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights are going to feature a ghostly attraction modeled after the terrifying Mexican specter La Llorona.
According to the legend, a beautiful Mexican woman fell in love and married the most handsome man in the village. She bore two beautiful children, but her husband soon fell in love with another woman. Blinded by jealousy, the woman ran with her children to a river, where her faithless husband was courting his new love. Enraged, she threw her children into the river, where the current carried them away. When she realized what she had done, she threw herself into the river as well. But the woman did not leave this Earth. Late at night, in the deep woods, or by a small creek, children can hear her weeping, searching in vain for her lost children. “La Llorona (“the crying woman”) they call her, for she frequently wails “My children, where are my children?” Her frail, drenched body is a chilling sight; any child wandering alone is sure to be snatched as her newest victim…
For all the latest on these wonderful “Halloween Horror Nights”, hit up the official “Halloween Horror Nights” website and also Twitter and Facebook, as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Fans are invited to follow John Murdy on Twitter or via Facebook.”
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