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Leatherface stalks the grounds at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights

04.14.2016by: Cody Hamman

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I love going to haunted house attractions around Halloween time, walking through darkened areas and having all sorts of creatures and horror icons do their best to scare me. I'm not a very jumpy person, so I rarely have much of a noticeable reaction to their antics, it's just a fun time. But there is one thing that has always set me on edge - when a scare show performer wields a power tool in my general direction, I feel compelled to hustle out of their area as quickly as possible. Maybe it's trauma from the first haunted house I ever went through at a very young age, because I can still remember that house's version of Leatherface waving around his chainsaw.

This fall, those who attend the Halloween Horror Nights event at Universal Orlando will be having their own run-in with Leatherface, as the theme park has revealed that one of the attractions will be a maze inspired by the 1974 classic THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.

Flashes of a familiar facemask blur the line between reality and film.  The roar of a chain saw inside a darkened, deteriorating farmhouse is deafening.  You are being hunted.  Moving past the rotting remains of other victims, you find your escape blocked by an immovable force. A force that has only one purpose – complete and total destruction.
 
This year, “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” – one of the greatest horror films ever made – will come to life as an all-new maze at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 26.
 
You will walk through the iconic Texas farmhouse and experience Leatherface’s kills from the 1974 slasher film. You will desperately try to escape as the violent roar of his chain saw surrounds you.  You will hear the cries – and see what remains – of Leatherface’s other victims. And you will come face-to-face with Leatherface himself.
 
The film follows a group of friends on a roadtrip to visit a family homestead. When they seek assistance at a house nearby, they become the prey of a cannibalistic family.

If you're like me and have an aversion to madmen with power tools, the CHAINSAW maze will undoubtedly be the scariest part of Halloween Horror Nights 26.

Halloween Horror Nights 26 will run select nights from September 16 to October 31. Guests can book a special vacation package that combines the spine-tingling chills of Halloween Horror Nights, with the daytime thrills of Universal Orlando’s two theme parks, and a stay at Universal Orlando Resort’s newest on-site hotel, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. For more information and additional ticket offers, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Orlando.

Extra Tidbit: Will you be going to Halloween Horror Nights?

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