With the announcement of their final 2018 maze “Universal Monsters,” a resurrection of the studio’s cinematic icons re-imagined in part via an accompanying score by legendary Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, 2018 is shaping up to be a banner year for Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights. Read on for a first look.
Universal Studios Hollywood is unveiling an all-new Halloween Horror Nights maze based on the original Universal Monsters, only this time they’re adding in a contemporary twist! Featuring an original score produced and composed by Slash, the maze will include The Wolf Man, The Invisible Man, The Phantom of the Opera, Dracula, Dracula’s Bride, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Bride of Frankenstein and The Mummy, to name a few.
The press release states, “The essence of the maze will underscore each of their unique attributes and reimagine them into terrifying modern day characters.”
“As a fan of horror movies and of ‘Halloween Horror Nights,’ I jumped at the chance to once again collaborate with Universal Studios Hollywood to produce what might be interpreted as a soundtrack for the maze,” said Slash. “Similar to the way music affects a film, I wanted to compose a score for the legions of infamous characters featured in the maze to elicit a greater sense of terror for the guests. In the end, the goal is to ultimately make the guests feel as if they are playing an integral role in a classic Monster movie.”
“This maze is the ultimate melding of two of history’s greatest icons – classic monsters and the top guitar player of all time,” said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of Halloween Horror Nights. “Slash’s intuitive understanding of the characters’ struggles brings enormous depth to the maze to epitomize a living-movie experience for our guests.
“This is the second time we’ve had the great fortune to collaborate with Slash on a Halloween Horror Nights maze,” Murdy continued, “and it is a distinct honor to bring his expertise to the event where guests can enjoy a truly exclusive opportunity.”
For more information, visit Halloween Horror Nights.