Universal Studios Hollywood Resurrects Cinematic Icons in All-New
“Halloween Horror Nights” Maze Inspired by the
Original Universal Monsters
New “Universal Monsters” Maze Features Original Score by
GRAMMY Award Winner and Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame Guitarist, SLASH
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Universal City, CA, August 22, 2018 – It’s alive! Inspired by Universal’s original cinematic Monsters
and the studio that invented the horror film, Universal Studios Hollywood unearths an all-new
“Halloween Horror Nights” maze based on the original “Universal Monsters”…with a terrifying
contemporary twist on these classic horror icons.
The new maze will also feature an original score produced and composed by celebrated
GRAMMY® Award-winning musician, SLASH, long hailed as one of the 10 best electric guitar-
players of all time.
“Halloween Horror Nights” begins on Friday, September 14, 2018.
At its core, “Halloween Horror Nights” is an extension of the horror film legacy originated by
Universal Pictures and introduced to audiences in the 1920s…with a staple of classic Universal
Monsters that dominated the silver screen, including Dracula, The Phantom of the Opera,
Frankenstein’s Monster and The Wolf Man.
“Halloween Horror Nights” continues to pay homage to these creatures of the night in this
new maze by reawakening more than a dozen of these iconic classic Monsters. The essence of the
maze will underscore each of their unique attributes and reimagine them into terrifying modern day
characters. At a glance, resurrected monsters will include The Wolf Man, The Invisible Man, The
Phantom of the Opera, Dracula, Dracula’s Bride, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Bride of
Frankenstein and The Mummy, to name a few.
By giving each character a unique, complex composition, SLASH’s original score will add a
haunting dimension to the experience and help define each of the characters.
“As a fan of horror movies and of ‘Halloween Horror Nights,’ I jumped at the chance to once
again collaborate with Universal Studios Hollywood to produce what might be interpreted as a
soundtrack for the maze,” said SLASH. “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. In the end, the goal is to ultimately make the guests feel as if they
are playing an integral role in a classic Monster movie.”
“This maze is the ultimate melding of two of history’s greatest icons – classic monsters and
the top guitar player of all time,” said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood
and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights.” “SLASH’s intuitive understanding of the
characters’ struggles brings enormous depth to the maze to epitomize a living-movie experience for
“This is the second time we’ve had the great fortune to collaborate with SLASH on a
‘Halloween Horror Nights’ maze,” Murdy continued, “and it is a distinct honor to bring his expertise
to the event where guests can enjoy a truly exclusive opportunity.”
"Halloween Horror Nights" at Universal Studios Hollywood brings together the sickest minds
in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror. Featuring an all-
new slate of unrivaled film production quality mazes, frightful scare zones and a fully re-imagined
“Terror Tram” experience uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties, “Halloween
Horror Nights” will taunt, terrorize and torment guests with spine-chilling haunted attractions as part
of Southern California’s most extreme Halloween experience.
For exciting updates and exclusive “Halloween Horror Nights” content, visit
Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com, like Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood on Facebook;
follow @HorrorNights #UniversalHHN on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat; and watch the terror
come to life on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube.