The line-up of haunted attractions and experiences coming to Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights just gets better and better! We've now learned that the classic Tobe Hooper-directed and Steven Spielberg-produced horror film Poltergeist has been added to the experience!
After moving to their new home in sunny Southern California, the Freeling family discovers that dreams can come true—and that nightmares can too…
One stormy night, their youngest daughter, Carol Anne, begins talking to strange, ghostly voices through a dead signal on the television set. When Carol Anne disappears, the family slowly comes to realize that she has been abducted by vengeful spirits occupying the spectral plane between the world of the living and the realm of the dead. What the Freeling family doesn’t know, is that their house was built over an old cemetery and they are in mortal danger!
Poltergeist is one of my favorite horror films of all time and I believe this is the first time that it will have a presence at Halloween Horror Nights. Here is Universal’s description of the new mazes inspired by the classic film:
The mazes will lure guests to the Freeling family house built atop a cemetery where malicious ghosts threaten the lives within. From the underground graveyard to ghostly apparitions, guests will come face to face with infamous scenes from the film, including the iconic flickering TV screen, menacing Beast from beyond and pool filled with floating corpses. As guests cross into the ‘light,’ they will find themselves surrounded by a surreal landscape of vanishing walls, floating furniture and a creepy clown with a menacing smile. In a rush against time, guests will be forced to make it back to the world of the living or forever be trapped…
Poltergeist will join the previously announced haunted attractions which include Stranger Things, Trick 'r Treat, The Walking Dead, The First Purge, and the Terror Tram. There are also three more mazes that are yet to be announced.
I love Halloween and I've been going to Halloween Horror Nights for years! It looks like we've got another great year ahead of us!