An American Werewolf in London announced for Halloween Horror Nights 2013 in Orlando

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A unique experience will be coming to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando this year.  The cult-classic horror film An American Werewolf in London is coming to the horror filled event this year as a haunted house.  Universal Creative has been working closely with director John Landis, ensuring that every scene is as exact to scenes from the movie as possible.

“For any fan of the movie, it is a completely authentic experience,” said Landis.  And as funny as some scenes in An American Werewolf in London. don’t expect their to be any funny moments in the haunted house.  “There are many funny moments in the film,” said Aiello. “We’re not really latching onto them specifically. […] We wanted people to be scared of this maze.”

“’An American Werewolf in London’ is a must-see for any true horror fan,” said Mike Aiello, Creative Director for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights.  “The haunted maze mirrors John Landis’ horrifying story and having him work with us in the creative process was really the only way this could authentically come to life.”

An American Werewolf adds to the growing list of experiences you will be able to encounter this year at Halloween Horror Nights, including:

  • Night 1: La Llorona “The Weeping Woman”
  • Night 2: Afterlife: Death’s Vengeance
  • Night 3: Havoc Derailed
  • Night 4: American Werewolf in London

Halloween Horror Nights kicks off on September 20 and John Landis said he will be there opening night to experience the terror of people as they encounter An American Werewolf in London.

Stay tuned after the break for the official press release from Universal Orlando.

quotes via ITM

BEWARE THE MOON…

HORROR FILM ICON “AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON” TO BECOME
ALL-NEW HAUNTED HOUSE AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S
HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 23

Orlando, FL (August 16, 2013) – You can feel someone…or something…following you. But it’s already too late. The hair rising on the back of your neck is the last thing you feel before you’re ripped limb from limb by the blood-thirsty beast…

This fall, the terrifying classic “An American Werewolf in London” will become an all-new haunted house at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 23. Universal Orlando’s Entertainment team is partnering with the film’s critically-acclaimed writer and director John Landis to create a disturbingly-real haunted house experience that pays homage to one of the greatest lycanthropic stories ever told.

The iconic film follows two American college students, Jack and David, as they backpack across the moors of England. On a misty, full-moon night, the men are attacked by a supernatural creature that kills Jack and taints David with its horrific curse. When the full moon rises again, the killing spree continues, and this time, the blood is on David’s hands.

Beginning September 20, guests will step inside the film and experience a retelling of the horror classic – from the attack on the English moors to the hospital nightmares to witnessing the bone-crunching transformation of David from human to bloodthirsty werewolf. Guests will encounter David’s vicious werewolf form as he wreaks bloody chaos through London’s subway tunnel, Piccadilly Circus and more.

“It’s terrific that guests will be able to actually experience some of the scarier scenes from the film,” said John Landis, writer and director of “An American Werewolf in London.” “I had fun working with the Universal team to bring one of my more insane movies to life.”

“’An American Werewolf in London’ is a must-see for any true horror fan,” said Mike Aiello, Creative Director for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights. “The haunted maze mirrors John Landis’ horrifying story and having him work with us in the creative process was really the only way this could authentically come to life.”

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 23 runs select nights from Sept. 20 to Nov. 2. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando.

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