Stranger Things. Ghostbusters. Universal Monsters: Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman. Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Holidayz in Hell: An Original Maze. The Walking Dead Attraction. These are the mazes that have been announced so far for Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights 2019. And at this past weekend’s Midsummer Scream Halloween and horror convention in Long Beach, California, the event’s creative director John Murdy revealed one more: Creepshow.
Inspired by 1950s EC horror comics, the 1982 anthology film directed by George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead), and the upcoming Shudder original series of the same name (reimagined by acclaimed makeup artist Greg Nicotero), the Creepshow maze at Halloween Horror Nights 2019 will invite Universal Studios Hollywood guests to “step into comic book pages to experience five terrible tales of terror guided by The Creep, the [franchise’s] skeletal namesake.”
Watch Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights presentation at Midsummer Scream 2019:
“I’ve partnered with Universal Studios Hollywood and Halloween Horror Nights for years and it’s a thrill to bring Creepshow to life for the fans as part of this year’s iconic event,” said Greg Nicotero. “I consider myself honored to have had the opportunity to work alongside George Romero and many other groundbreaking filmmakers who have inspired me. So to be able to create a television show based on the Creepshow movie, and then see it come to life as a Halloween Horror Nights maze is a great way to pay tribute to this legendary filmmaker and introduce this incredible anthology series to fans old and new.”
“We’re thrilled to bring this beloved horror classic to Halloween Horror Nights as well as introduce our fans to the upcoming Shudder series,” said John Murdy, Executive Producer, Halloween Horror Nights. “We’ve had a long association with Greg Nicotero as part of Halloween Horror Nights and getting the opportunity to again work with his talented special effects team at KNB FX brings a whole other level of authenticity to this incredible maze experience.”
The Creepshow maze at Halloween Horror Nights 2019 will be divided into five individual sections:
- “Father’s Day”
- “The Crate”
- “They’re Creeping Up On You”
- “Gray Matter”
- “Bad Wolf Down”
Halloween Horror Nights 2019 launches Thursday, September 12 with a special Fan Preview Night at Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. For more information and to purchase tickets, be sure to visit the event’s official website.
Mike has been fascinated by theme parks and Disney all his life. He has worked in the entertainment journalism field since 2015, after spending a decade as a film projectionist at one of Hollywood’s most prestigious movie theaters. He resides in Burbank, California with his wife and cat.