Universal Studios Adds Slasher Film Attraction
If you’re a fan of theme parks who also happens to love horror movies, there’s no better time to visit Universal Studios than the fall. While we’re still mourning the loss of the (admittedly pretty silly) Jaws ride at the Orlando park, the Hollywood park more than makes up for this with Halloween Horror Nights. It has already been announced that this year’s edition will include mazes inspired by Crimson Peak and Insidious, but a press release from the park explains that they will be joined by an attraction tied to a certified classic: Halloween.
Known as Halloween: Michael Myers Comes Home, this maze gives movie fans a chance to be attacked by their favourite knife-wielding lunatic. The press release describes this as a “demented new experience,” adding that “guests will have the sensation of stepping through the silver screen directly into unsettling and shocking film scenes as they navigate their way through Haddonfield, adorned in classic Halloween décor on a similar Halloween night in 1963. Meyers’ abandoned family home and its blood-splattered walls, where the violent murder took place, will set the stage for a new crime scene as guests attempt to evade the relentless killer–armed with his signature bloodstained knife.”
While we’re not positive this concept makes sense—in the original film’s 1963 prologue, Michael Myers was a little boy, not a grown maniac—this is a rare chance to derive pleasure from an encounter with a serial killer. The terrifying fun starts September 18th. For a sneak peek at Myers’ latest victims, watch the trailer for Halloween: Michael Myers Comes Home below.