People unfamiliar with the area may tell others that Hollywood is a scary place at night, but natives will rebuff that with a little street smarts and some common sense, Hollywood nights are the thing of dreams.
Unless, of course, you’re confronted with a murderous chainsaw-wielding psycho. Then Hollywood is scary as hell.
That’s exactly the reaction Universal Studios Hollywood hopes for every year during their annual “Halloween Horror Nights” event, kicking off this year on September 21 and continuing during select nights throughout October. And if wandering through Silent Hill, escaping La Llorona, and being chased by The Walking Dead weren’t enough to scare the pants off of you, Universal Studios Hollywood is hoping that Leatherface will do the trick.
As reported by horror website Bloody Disgusting, Universal Studios Hollywood has recently announced that Leatherface will be looking for victims in their newest haunted maze, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Saw Is The Law“. Leatherface’s maze will recreate director Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror icon “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre“, in which five friends find themselves lured in and trapped one by one by a psychotic murderer with a garden tool and his cannibalistic family.
Infamous for its grotesque-yet-low-budget sets and scenery, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Saw Is The Law” will force victims… I mean, park-goers… into the Sawyer farmhouse, where they will be face-to-face with bloody walls, foul decomposing corpses on the floors and on the infamous meat-hooks in the frozen locker, and hastily make their way through bones made of various animals (or humans). Oh, and the main guy is after you, hoping to trim you like a hedge.
“The story of Leatherface and his demented family is as shocking today as when the film was first released,” USH’s Creative Director John Murdy told Bloody Disgusting. “As designers of ‘Halloween Horror Nights,’ the film exemplifies what we need to create a truly terrifying experience. From the iconic characters to the disturbing sets, props and audio design, we’re excited to bring Tobe Hooper’s horrific vision to life for ‘Halloween Horror Nights.’”
The newly-announced maze joins already-announced freaky fare such as “Welcome to Silent Hill, La Llorona: Cazadora de Niños”, and the re-imagined annual horror happening The Terror Tram. The tram’s theme this year is “Invaded by The Walking Dead,” featuring the bloody, groaning Walkers from the AMC smash hit “The Walking Dead”. The brave amongst us can follow updates on this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” by following Universal Studios Hollywood’s creative director John Murdy on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HorrorNights.
Think you got the guts? Better yet, can you keep them?