September 25, 2011 |
Halloween Horror Nights gets bigger, better and busier every year -- so much so the annual theme park event seems ready to burst like the bloody entrails spilling from the guts of so many hapless victims at Universal Studios Hollywood. > Halloween Horror Nights maze-by-maze preview | photos Horror Nights 2011 has grown to six mazes, many with hourlong waits during my visit on opening night, but the increasingly popular event probably needs twice as many mazes to handle the bloodthirsty hordes that crowd the park to capacity on the busiest evenings.
September 20, 2011 |
Boa constrictor snakes, black widowspiders, guillotine decapitations, electrifying electrocutions, sadistic insane asylums. Welcome toAlice Cooper's walk-through nightmare. The "Alice Cooper: Welcome to my Nightmare" maze at Halloween Horror Nights 2011 turns the shock-rocker's songs, characters and theatrical concerts into a walk-through haunted attraction. I took a tour of the Alice Cooper maze this week in the Jurassic Park ride queue at Universal Studios Hollywood with Horror Nights creative director John Murdy.
October 26, 2011 |
Movie stars, television actors, pop singers, fashion models and stand-up comedians love to get scared just like you and me. > Photos: Screaming with the stars at Halloween theme park events Halloween events at theme parks around the world offer celebrities the perfect opportunity to get their haunt on while blending in with big crowds under the cover of darkness. The ghoulish monsters, haunted mazes and holiday decorations draw some of the biggest celebrity names: Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Hilary Duff, Demi Lovato, Lindsay Lohan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lady Gaga and Paris Hilton.
December 8, 2011 |
While most of us have Christmas on our minds, Universal Studios Hollywood is already planning for next Halloween. > Halloween Horror Nights 2011: Review | Photos | Celebrities Universal has been conducting an online survey to gauge fan interest in 50 movie and television properties as potential haunted maze themes for Halloween Horror Nights 2012. The annual post-Halloween poll offers fans a glimpse into what could be on the horror horizon at Universal.
October 24, 2013 |
A stage show at Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights has been canceled amid criticism that it is insensitive to gays. A scene in "Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure" depicts Superman getting sprinkled with "fairy dust" and turning into an over-the-top effeminate character. In a statement posted Wednesday on its website, Universal Studios Hollywood said: "After thoughtful consideration, Universal Studios Hollywood has made the decision to discontinue production of the Halloween Horror Nights' 'Bill & Ted' show for the remainder of its limited run. " Rich Ferraro, vice president of GLAAD, formerly known as the Gay Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, said in a statement: "This type of content should be removed.
September 1, 2011 |
Halloween Horror Nights 2011 at Universal Studios Hollywood will veer from its traditional horror movie theme with an Alice Cooper haunted maze that will draw on elements from the shock rocker's theatrical concerts and feature music from his 1975 concept album, "Welcome to My Nightmare. " > Photos: Concept art of the Alice Cooper maze at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights Just like one of the singer's rock concerts, visitors to the Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare maze at Halloween Horror Nights 2011 will encounter boa constrictor snakes, black widow spiders, guillotine decapitations, hangman's gallows and electrocutions inside a sadistic insane asylum.