Can't get enough of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights? Now you can listen to the original soundtrack for one of Hollywood's top mazes, at home.
Grammy award-winning guitarist Slash has posted six tracks from this year's Universal Classic Monsters Maze at Universal Studios Hollywood on Spotify, free for fans to listen to. The album also includes a bonus track from the Clowns 3D maze that Slash previously composed for Halloween Horror Nights in 2014.
Inspired by the characters that made Universal Studios famous, the maze features The Wolf Man, Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Bride of Frankenstein, and The Mummy in one of the top productions from this year's event in Hollywood. Check out our 4K highlight video of the maze, from its opening night:
"Similar to the way music affects a film, I wanted to compose a score for the legions of infamous characters featured in the maze to elicit a greater sense of terror for the guests," Slash said in a press release from Universal. "In the end, the goal was to ultimately make the guests feel as if they are playing an integral role in a classic Monster movie."
Here are the track descriptions, courtesy the park:
We Belong Dead – Inspired by Frankenstein Monster’s immortal line from the explosive finale of The Bride of Frankenstein, this track fuses Gothic themes with a contemporary EDM/Dubstep feel to set the tone for the horrific experience to come.
The Danse of the Dead – Inspired by "Danse Macabre," the late medieval art movement that celebrated "the universality of death" and influenced the famous masquerade ball scene from The Phantom of the Opera, this track sets the stage for the Monster’s Masquerade sequence in the maze.
The Final Scare – This guitar-driven, up-tempo track combines an old school Punk Rock feel with modern electronic sounds to drive the adrenaline-fueled finale of the maze, where multiple monsters attack.
Universal Monsters Rising – SLASH’s signature lead guitar joins with the mournful sound of a tolling church and the sharp, staccato stabs of violins to call guests to the graveyard, where the Universal Monsters are waiting to rise again.
The Collection Room/Dracula’s Lair – Composed to accompany The Mummy and Dracula sections of the maze, this track transitions between Middle Eastern and Eastern European instrumentation to help bring to life these two Classic Monsters.
Monsters, Maniacs and Madmen (Universal Monsters Maze Medley) – This compilation track, encompassing several scenes within the maze, takes a single haunting melody and transforms it throughout the arrangement, handing off from piano to guitar, violin, pipe organ and even the synthesized/sampled Opera singer’s voice to create a series of sinister moods.
Halloween Horror Nights continues at Universal Studios Hollywood tonight through October 21, then October 25-28 and 31, and November 1-3.Tweet
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