'The Exorcist' joins Universal's Halloween Horror Nights line-up
April 26, 2016, 9:48 AM ·
Universal announced this morning that it will feature mazes inspired by the classic horror movie The Exorcist during Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood this year.
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.