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I hope it is a Walking Dead clue seeing as I keep hearing that the park will no longer be using the licence from the show and having a generic zombie house.

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^ Agreed. Instead we may get a generic zombie house that slightly resembles a popular tv show with very familiar scenes. Although it would be a shame for them to lose that on top of all the other weird things with this year. I would really like the Silent Hill House to extend out into a silent hills scare zone like zombiegeddon did. I thought it was awesome leaving a house of zombies which dumped right into the middle of a zombie scarezone. I think an outdoor setting for Silent Hill matched with the building projections could be awesome.

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I guess if there was any dispute they got it settled. They have released a video confirming the Walking Dead house. I am interested to experience this house not knowing anything about the show other then zombies.

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The walking dead house has been confirmed

 

The walkers are coming… Will you be able to escape their bloody grasp? This year, AMC’s The Walking Dead will crave the flesh of guests at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood in an all-new, intense haunted house.

 

https://www.facebook.com/#!/halloweenhorrornightsorlando

 

Here is the offiical video announcement:

 

 

ADMIN EDIT: I went ahead and embedded the video. Thank for sharing with us!

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Pretty cool, I don't know anything about The Walking Dead but it seems to be popular and should be fairly easy adapt to a HHN maze setting. Should be interesting, can't wait for the rest of the announcements.

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Well at least the maze will probably have more plot development than the show.

 

You mean having 80% of an entire season based solely on searching for a dumbass girl isn't considered good plot development???

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Here is more info about the Walking Dead maze:

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-hill/amcs-the-walking-dead-tak_b_1683177.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false

 

Fans of AMC's The Walking Dead will be running -- not walking -- to Orlando and Hollywood later this year. Especially after they learn that this Emmy Award-winning television series is going to be recreated as an elaborately themed maze for this year's Halloween Horror Nights events at both Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood.

 

In an interview yesterday, John Murdy -- Creative Director at USH -- revealed that this deal (which -- FYI -- is the first time ever that a TV series has served as the inspiration for a HHN maze on both coasts) has been in the works for the better part of a year.

 

"Ever since The Walking Dead first premiered on AMC back on Halloween night in 2010, we've been huge fans of this television show," Murdy explained. " It had everything that we look for when it comes to Halloween Horror Nights. Great environments and iconic characters. Which is why we then reached to Greg Nicotero, the co-executive producer of The Walking Dead, to see if he'd be interested in working with us to reimagine this hit AMC series as a maze."

 

And because Nicotero is a longtime HHN fan (For years now, Greg's been making annual trips to the Hollywood version of this seasonal event just so he can then experience the thrills & chills that Murdy and the team at Universal Creative put together), he immediately sparked to the idea of turning this acclaimed television series into a physical space that people could actually wander through and experience.

 

"I'm like one of those truly hardcore fans. You know, those guys who fly to Martha's Vineyard just so they can then go swimming where they shot Jaws, or those people who walk through the cemetery from Night of the Living Dead ?," Nicotero said. "So when Universal came to us and said that they'd like to create a Halloween Horror Nights maze which would give fans of The Walking Dead the opportunity to place themselves inside the show and then experience scenarios that came straight from Season One and Season Two, I immediately said 'Yes.' "

 

Mind you, because Greg was already a Halloween Horror Nights fan, he insisted that the Walking Dead mazes that Universal would be building on both coasts be the ultimate HHN experiences. Which is why he and his team at KNB EFX Group are going all out to make these mazes feel as real and authentic as possible.

 

"We're providing Universal with the exact same molds and make-up pieces that we used on the show. So when you encounter Bicycle Girl and the Well Walker as you go through The Walking Dead maze, they're going to look exactly as they did on the television show," Nicotero continued. "Our goal here is to give fans of the show as authentic an experience as we possibly can."

 

And that means not only replicating some of the more memorable characters from the Walking Dead TV series, it also means recreating full settings from the show. Take -- for example -- the hospital from the pilot of this AMC show where Rick awoke from his coma.

 

"To my way of thinking, there's no better place to begin our story in this Walking Dead maze," Murdy stated. "We put you right in Rick's shoes. Imagine being in a coma and then waking up and realizing there are all these walking dead. And they're now trying to get you."

 

And it's not just the hospital that John and his team from Universal Creative will be recreating on both coasts. The highly detailed Walking Dead mazes which are currently under construction at both the Universal Orlando Resort as well as Universal Studios will also include memorable settings from Season One and Season Two of the show like the campsite and the swamp.

 

"Of course, the cool thing about doing something like the swamp as part of a Halloween Horror Nights maze is while you're looking at the recreation of this scene from the show and marveling at the great job that Universal did with replicating the exact look of the TV show, you're not noticing the other 10 walkers who are now coming up behind you," Nicotero laughed.

 

Yeah, the opening of this year's edition of Halloween Horrors Nights at the Universal Orlando Resort (which kicks off on September 21st) and Universal Studios Hollywood (whose dates have yet to be officially announced) looks to be a very big deal for Greg and the Walking Dead production team. Which is why -- even though they are still in the middle of shooting Season Three of this show (work on Episode 7 just wrapped) -- Nicotero and his crew are already making plans to travel to California and Florida so that they can then sample both version of this HHN maze.

 

"Hey, I'm the guy who went all the way to Georgetown so that I could then see in person the set of stairs that Father Karras threw himself down in The Exorcist, " Greg concluded. "If I went that far out of my way to experience something that was straight out of a horror film, there's just no way that I'm missing a Halloween Horror Nights maze which was based on the show that I actually work on."

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Silent Hill house/maze won't be complete without Pyramid Head. As for The Walking Dead, there should give each visitor a foam rubber wrench to throw at people. God I wish I were able to go, but at least I got SFDK and SFMM over here.

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Alice Cooper is coming to HHN 22!

 

Just announced on the official Facebook page:

 

http://www.facebook.com/UniversalOrlandoResort

 

Another Halloween Horror Nights haunted house has been revealed…

 

This year, Universal Orlando & Universal Studios Hollywood will dare guests to enter the twisted mind of Alice Cooper - "Welcome to My Nightmare." To find out more, check out this video featuring the legendary rock star.

 

 

 

http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando/index.html

 

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Journey into legendary rocker Alice Cooper’s twisted mind and witness the natural melding of horror and Cooper’s four decades-long career. Here you will follow Steven, the iconic character from many of Cooper’s works, as you come face to face with a myriad of tormentors who threaten an already-decaying sense of sanity.
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As much as I'd like to check out an Alice Cooper maze (been a fan of his since I was in jr. high school), it does look like were getting nearly identical events on either coast.

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They do seem to be joining forces a lot more than usual. There is still the possibility that the houses for each park could be completely different while just sharing the common theme. I would also expect there to be at least three houses in Orlando that will not show up in Hollywood.

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^^I can see where it could be a good thing (for example, getting the Alice Cooper house without having to travel to LA, or if it helps make both events better). We''ll see how it goes.

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Another Halloween Horror Nights haunted house has been revealed…

 

This year, Universal Orlando & Universal Studios Hollywood will dare guests to enter the twisted mind of Alice Cooper - "Welcome to My Nightmare." To find out more, check out this video featuring the legendary rock star.

 

 

Misleading Information here. Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood is NOT getting "Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare" but They are getting Alice Cooper:Goes to Hell 3D

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As with previous years, I am guessing that despite the shared themes, the mazes will be totally different on each coast.

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To quote Murdy on twitter regarding Hollywood:

This is an ALL NEW MAZE. New characters, new scenes, new facade, new soundtrack, new location, new thrills, new chills and....new smells!

 

It sounds to me that Orlando is getting what Hollywood had last year, and Hollywood is doing a new 3D maze.

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