The will be the first appearance at HHN for William Friedkin's 1973 film, which was the first horror film to be nominated for Best Picture in the Academy Awards and which established conventions that continue to influence horror to this day.
From Universal's press release:
At Universal Orlando Resort, guests will see, hear, feel – and even smell – every iconic levitating, head-spinning, vomit-wrenching, skin-crawling moment from the film. They’ll be paralyzed with fear as they witness the power of the supernatural, scream uncontrollably as they become part of Regan MacNeil’s possession and run in terror as they try to escape the horrific battle between innocence and evil.
Universal Studios Hollywood’s “The Exorcist” maze will resonate as a real life interpretation of the demonic film, daring “Halloween Horror Nights’” guests to live the nightmare experienced by a tortured Regan and her determined mother. The maze will recreate some of the film’s most haunting scenes, ushering guests into its unparalleled terror as if their very souls were possessed by the devil.
Earlier this month, Universal announced that it will bring Tobe Hooper's 1974 classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre to Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights this fall.Tweet
And, technically, isn't Jaws a 1970s horror movie, too? Because if THAT comes back to USF for HHN, the Universal fan base will go nuts.
As for Hollywood, Potter is new this year, so I have no idea how they'll handle that.
That WOULD be beyond cool.....
I'd bEt we see a Krumpus and a Conjuring/Annabelle house. I've heard that Purge and Walking Dead are coming back even though even casual fans are sick of them.
on another note, imagine if they did a house where you are walking through waist high water, (required to come in with a bathing suit) I understand this isn't probable and would require guests to change clothes and such, or come in their suits. but imagine it, a house with the mechanical jaws sharks, and you never know when they will pop up. I honestly think that would be the most terrifying haunted house.
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