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Michael Myers heads to Universal's Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando

08.28.2014by: Kevin Woods

Universal's Halloween Horror Nights 24 is already sizing up to be one of the scariest events of the year and will include experiences inspired by AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” Robert Rodriguez’s chilling television series “From Dusk Till Dawn,” the cult sci-fi franchise AVP: ALIEN VS. PREDATOR,  Universal Picture’s upcoming film DRACULA: UNTOLD, as well as Universal Picture’s THE PURGE: ANARCHY. But when you have an event titled Halloween Horror Nights it would only make sense to invite the guy synonomous with the holiday, right? I'm talking about HALLOWEEN's Michael Myers, and now he'll be slashing his way to Orlando for this years event with an all new haunted house! Everyone is entitled to one good scare, and Michael Myers plans on delivering just that!

From the Press Release

Based on the classic 1978 slasher film, the all-new haunted house follows the story of Michael Myers, a deranged boy from Haddonfield, Il. It is Halloween night and no one is safe as the psychotic killer embarks on a murderous rampage. With his iconic mask to hide his identity, Michael sets out for new blood and will stop at nothing as he stalks his victims. Every scene tells the tale of a different kill and if you’re not careful, you could be next.

Halloween is one of the most successful horror franchises of all time and has grossed a collected $366 million worldwide. Since the original HALLOWEEN film, nine additional HALLOWEEN sequels have been created. This year, the franchise will commemorate its worldwide success with the release of a box set with all ten Michael Myers films in full blu-ray on Sept. 23, featuring never-before-seen and behind the scenes content.

Michael Aiello, Director of Entertainment - Creative Development, Universal Orlando Resort, had this to say about the newest attraction:

“My experience watching this film growing up is as vivid now as it was years ago. The team and I are beyond thrilled to bring one of the most iconic horror films and characters to life at Halloween Horror Nights. Halloween, began what would become the slasher film genre and still represents the genre as its horrific crown jewel. Guests will come face to face with Michael Myers as we recreate the kills committed on the night He came home."

HALLOWEEN completes this year’s lineup for Halloween Horror Nights 24, which will include some of the most recognizable and terrifying names in pop culture, as well as original content from the masterminds who bring the event to life.

This latest addition to the Halloween Horror Nights 24 lineup makes a trip to Orlando worth it, in my opinion. The event goes down from September 19 through November 1. Man, what I wouldn't give to be able to make that trip!

More info on Halloween Horror Nights is available at HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

Extra Tidbit: Are any of our readers planning to check out Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando this year?



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