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Texas Chainsaw Massacre maze to feature in Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights 2012Submitted by Nick Sim on Saturday, August 18, 2012 08:56
Universal Studios Hollywood has confirmed that its Halloween Horror Nights 2012 events will host a new horror maze based on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Dubbed The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Saw is the Law, the maze completes the line-up for the park's popular Halloween celebrations. Whereas the park has previously hosted attractions inspired by the 2003 remake, this year's effort will be based on the original 1974 Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie.
As with the movie, the horror maze will be centered on the family of Leatherface and his family of Texan cannibals. Guests are set to take the place of the 5 young friends who are tormented by the clan in the movie.
Universal Studios Hollywood's official preview video for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Saw is the Law is embedded below:
Describing the new maze, Universal Studios Hollywood's Creative Director John Murdy said: “Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of those films that helped define the horror film genre. The story of Leatherface and his demented family is as shocking today as when the film was first released. 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 fans.”
Guests will wander through a number of areas that evoke scenes from the classic movie. This will include shocking recreations of bodies hanging on meat hooks, human bones suspended from the ceiling and, of course, the sound of Leatherface's chainsaw.
This year's Halloween Horror Nights events are also set to feature haunted houses inspired by video game franchise Silent Hill and rocker Alice Cooper, as well as two attractions based on TV series The Walking Dead.
Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights 2012 events are due to begin on September 21, and will run on select nights through October 31.