From cult horror film to breakthrough TV series, â€œFrom Dusk Till Dawnâ€ will add “terrifying maze” to its credits when Robert Rodriguezâ€™s acclaimed supernatural show debuts as a menacing new Halloween Horror Nights experience.
The “From Dusk Till Dawn” maze will be open at both Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort beginning Friday, September 19th.
This all-new maze, inspired by the critically acclaimed television series on El Rey Network, will thrust guests into the deviant world of â€œFrom Dusk Till Dawn,â€ where they will encounter sordid mythological creatures known as â€œCulebras,â€ serpent-like vampires who have tormented the earth for centuries.
Residing within the elusive and sinister nightclub â€œThe Twister,â€ located just over the Mexican Border and above cursed ancient ruins, the â€œCulebrasâ€ prove to be a band of immoral and depraved beasts with a deadly agenda. As guests navigate the maze and venture deep within the bowels of â€œThe Twister,â€ they will find themselves face-to-face with a cast of perverse characters, including exotic dancer Santanico Pandemonium, a mysterious and irresistible â€œCulebrasâ€ femme fatale and Queen Vampire.
Based on the film of the same name, “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Seriesâ€ is a supernatural crime saga centered around bank robber Seth Gecko and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko, who are wanted by the FBI after a bank heist leaves several people dead. While on the run to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter former pastor Jacob Fuller and his family, whom they take hostage. Using the family RV to cross the Border, chaos ensues when the group members detour to a club populated by vampires and are forced to fight until dawn in order to get out alive. The series deepens the tone of the film, From Dusk Till Dawn, upon which it is based, adding new characters and backstories that expand the Mesoamerican mythology behind the creatures inside the club.
â€œUniversal Studiosâ€™ Halloween Horror Nights event is the ideal platform to [allow] fans of From Dusk Till Dawn to literally experience the terror of stepping into the show,â€ said Robert Rodriguez. â€œIt has been an incredible opportunity to work closely with the Creative teams at both Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort to bring this maze to life with such detail and authenticity. This maze will capture the visceral excitement and thrills of the series, and I canâ€™t wait to experience it myself.â€
A versatile and award-winning filmmaker, Robert Rodriguez is renowned for directing a variety of successful and groundbreaking film sagas, including such cult horror classics as Planet Terror, Machete, Grindhouse, and From Dusk Till Dawn, upon which El Rey Networkâ€™s hit television show â€œFrom Dusk Till Dawn: The Seriesâ€ is based. Rodriguez is also the Founder & Chairman of El Rey Network, a 24-hour, general entertainment English-language cable channel which debuted in the U.S. in December 2013.
â€œRobert Rodriguezâ€™s genius in pushing the boundaries of the horror genre is a perfect pairing for Halloween Horror Nights as we continue to intensify our event with the most credible horror voices within the entertainment industry,â€ said John Murdy, Creative Director for Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of Halloween Horror Nights. â€œThis radical new maze will give fans of â€˜From Dusk Till Dawnâ€™ an unprecedented opportunity to experience the showâ€™s Mesoamerican mythology and will come to life with the same attention to detail and production value that Robertâ€™s work is known for.â€
â€œRobert Rodriguezâ€™s vision of â€˜From Dusk Till Dawnâ€™ has translated so well into a maze experience,â€ said Michael Aiello, Director of Entertainment – Creative Development, Universal Orlando Resort. â€œWe will feature the over-the-top gore that the show does so well, and our guests will come face-to-face with Robertâ€™s unique and wickedly cool take on the vampire mythos that is completely authentic to the show. From the nightclub interiors to the inner sanctum of its tombs, these bloodthirsty beasts will be everywhere and have a thirst that canâ€™t be quenched.â€
Universal Studiosâ€™ Halloween Horror Nights events have a more than 20-year history of creating incredibly entertaining, horrifying Halloween experiences that are consistently rated the nationâ€™s best. The events on each coast feature highly-themed, disturbingly real, haunted mazes based on everything from films to nightmares â€“ and streets filled with hundreds of specially trained â€œscareactors.â€ In addition to the â€œFrom Dusk Till Dawnâ€ maze, other announced mazes include â€œThe Walking Dead: The End of the Line.â€
To learn more about the â€œFrom Dusk Till Dawnâ€ maze, check out the two videos below; one is the announcement, and the other features the “From Dusk Till Dawn” cast. More info on Halloween Horror Nights is available at Halloween Horror Nights.com. Updates from Creative Director John Murdy can be found on Twitter, as he reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information.
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