Official HHN Evil Dead Announcement

Yesterday we told you that Evil Dead was coming to this years Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Orlando and Hollywood.  Now we have the official breakdown of the event along with the first video teaser released by Universal Studios.

“Once you unleash evil, it will consume you…”

This fall, Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights will conjure unrelenting evil in elaborately themed haunted mazes based on this year’s box office hit, “Evil Dead.” Universal is joining forces with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to deliver an authentic experience that will immerse horror fans in the blockbuster remake of the cult classic.

Producers Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell– creators of the original “Evil Dead” film – reunited to present this year’s terrifying new vision of the classic horror film. The film follows five 20-something friends who turn a remote cabin in the woods into a blood-soaked chamber of horrors after awakening an ancient demon. Directed by Fede Alvarez, “Evil Dead” opened No. 1 at the U.S. Box Office, and top 10 for all-time horror remakes. The movie is available July 16 on Blu-ray and DVD with UltraViolet from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment – and now horror fans will get to live it at Halloween Horror Nights.

In haunted mazes so terrifying, they could only be found at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights, guests will be transported into the film and face off against a demonic evil that will stop at nothing to consume them. It begins when a mysterious passage from an ancient book is read, releasing an unearthly force of darkness. A pack of violently possessed victims, including the film’s starring character “Mia,” wreaks brutal carnage throughout the mazes – and guests must make their best attempt to escape.

The timing couldn’t be better for this announcement.  Though it was unfortunately leaked a day early, the intended announcement date coincides with the release of Evil Dead on Blu-ray and DVD today.   Getting in on all the excitement is Evil Dead director Fede Alvarez who had this to say about his movie being turned into a maze.

“I’m thrilled with how popular ‘Evil Dead’ has become with horror fans, and it’s exciting that it’s coming to life at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights,” said Fede Alvarez, director of this year’s “Evil Dead” film. “Just like the film, this haunted maze is going to be over-the-top, in-your-face and completely outrageous – and I can’t wait to see it.”

If you’re new to the Halloween Horror Nights experience, I can tell you that you have nothing to fear when it comes to Universal’s ability to transform movies into great haunted attractions.  I’ve been going to their event for years and it seems to only be getting better.  But don’t take my word for it, here’s what Universal Studios Creative Director John Murdy had to say.

“Watching ‘Evil Dead’s unrelenting horror unfold in movie theatres was undoubtedly an unnerving experience, but with Halloween Horror Nights, we’re taking it one step further,” said John Murdy, Creative Director for Universal Studios Hollywood.  “Fans of ‘Evil Dead’ will feel like they’ve left the safety of the theatre and stepped through the screen into a living horror movie where the film’s demonic characters are coming for them.  Our incredibly immersive and highly disturbing maze experience will come to life with the same attention to detail and production value of the film and will be the ultimate thrill for horror movie fans.”

Halloween Horror Nights kicks off on September 20th.  To start planning your trip or to learn more about the event, be sure to visit their official website. Check out the teaser video for the Evil Dead attraction below!


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