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An American Werewolf in London howls into Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights

08.16.2013by: Kevin Woods
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Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights is set for another year of scaring guests out of their minds with attractions centered around THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, EVIL DEAD, "The Walking Dead" and many more, but now comes an announcement that should put a huge goofy grin on a lot of fans faces.

Universal Orlando took to their Twitter to announce that they will be bringing many fans all-time favorite werewolf film to life with a new attraction based around AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, and it sounds like it'll be one attraction worth howling over! Read on!

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You can feel someone…or something…following you. But it’s already too late. The hair rising on the back of your neck is the last thing you feel before you’re ripped limb from limb by the blood-thirsty beast…

This fall, the terrifying classic “An American Werewolf in London” will be reincarnated as it becomes an all-new haunted house at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 23. Universal Orlando’s Entertainment team is partnering with the film’s critically-acclaimed writer and director John Landis to create a disturbingly-real haunted house experience that pays homage to one of the greatest lycanthropic stories ever told.

The iconic film follows two American college students, Jack and David, as they backpack across the moors of England. On a misty, full-moon night, the men are attacked by a supernatural creature that kills Jack and taints David with its horrific curse. When the full moon rises again, the killing spree continues, and this time, the blood is on David’s hands.

Beginning September 20, guests will step inside the film and experience a retelling of the horror classic – from the attack on the English moors to the hospital nightmares to witnessing the bone-crunching transformation of David from human to bloodthirsty werewolf. Guests will encounter David’s vicious werewolf form as he wreaks bloody chaos through London’s subway tunnel, Piccadilly Circus and more.

John Landis, writer and director of the iconic film, said...

“It’s terrific that guests will be able to actually experience some of the scarier scenes from the film. I had fun working with the Universal team to bring one of my more insane movies to life.”

Creative Director for Universal's Halloween Horror Nights Mike Aiello states...

“’An American Werewolf in London’ is a must-see for any true horror fan. The haunted maze mirrors John Landis’ horrifying story and having him work with us in the creative process was really the only way this could authentically come to life.”

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 23 runs select nights from Sept. 20 to Nov. 2. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando.

Extra Tidbit: Where does AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON rank in your list of the greatest werewolf films in cinematic history?

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11:23AM on 08/16/2013
Extra tidbit: It's a tie between An American Werewolf in London and Wolfen.
Extra tidbit: It's a tie between An American Werewolf in London and Wolfen.
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