On the heels of the announcement that the anthology classic Creepshow, as well as the new series based on it coming soon to Shudder, will be at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 2019, it’s been revealed that Jordan Peele‘s recent hit Us will also have mazes at the attraction this year.
The reality unearthed in Universal Picturesâ€™ global horror film blockbuster, Us, from visionary Academy AwardÂ®-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele, becomes perilously tethered to Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort in all-new terrifying â€œHalloween Horror Nightsâ€ mazes, debuting this September.
Featuring the unnerving labyrinth of underground tunnels that stretch from coast to coast below America, to the disorienting and the ominous uprising of â€œThe Tetheredâ€â€” doppelgÃ¤ngers of every living man, woman and child in the countryâ€”the â€œUsâ€ maze will place guests at the heart of this living nightmare where they quickly realize they are their own worst enemy.
The journey begins circa 1986 as guests follow in the footsteps of the young girl they first meet as Adelaide Wilson as she innocently ventures through a mirror funhouse at the Santa Cruz boardwalk and has a fateful and traumatic encounter with her tethered doppelgÃ¤nger, an event that will forever alter both of their lives. The harrowing experience will then transition to present day, thrusting guests into the chaos of â€œThe Tetheredâ€ uprising as they emerge from their tunnels to murder their privileged doubles in a nationwide coordinated act of rebellion.
â€œItâ€™s very exciting to know that fans of Us will get to experience firsthand the terror of being stalked and tormented by â€˜The Tethered.â€™ Itâ€™s been a lifelong ambition of mine to create a monster that would scare people on Halloween, so having â€˜The Tetheredâ€™ join such esteemed company is a dream come true,â€ said Jordan Peele.
â€œJordan Peele has put his indelible stamp on a new genre of psychological horror films with the Academy AwardÂ®-winning movie, Get Out and the critically-acclaimed film, Us,â€ said John Murdy, Executive Producer, â€œHalloween Horror Nights,â€ Universal Studios Hollywood. â€œAnd, itâ€™s an honor to have the opportunity to work with him and his talented team to bring his unique vision for Us to life as a â€˜living horror movieâ€™ as part of â€˜Halloween Horror Nights.â€™â€
â€œThe idea that â€˜we are our own worst enemyâ€™ and the visuals around that notion are what made the story of Us so compelling, personal and exciting for our design team to translate,â€ said Michael Aiello, Sr. Director of Entertainment Creative for Universal Orlando Resort. â€œSurrounding our guests in that horrific world of duality Jordan Peele created is a perfect fit for Universalâ€™s â€˜Halloween Horror Nights.â€™â€
Universal Studiosâ€™ â€œHalloween Horror Nightsâ€ is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited â€œHalloween Horror Nightsâ€ to become victims within their own horror film. Multiple movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror television shows, films and original stories come to life season after season. And, the streets of each parkâ€™s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing scare-actors lunge from every darkened corner.
â€œHalloween Horror Nightsâ€ begins Friday, September 6 in Orlando and on Friday, September 13 in Hollywood. Additional details about the events will be revealed soon. All tickets for Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort are on sale now. For more information about â€œHalloween Horror Nightsâ€ at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.
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Come face to face with your worst nightmare – yourself in Jordan Peeleâ€™s Us.