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MichaelMyers 09-14-2016 03:32 PM

Exorcist Maze @ Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights *Spoilers*
 
Thought HDC would enjoy this write-up of this year's Exorcist maze at Universal Studios. The whole article is worth reading.

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Are you afraid to step inside ‘The Exorcist’ maze at Universal’s Horror Nights?

I had high expectations when I arrived at Universal Studios Hollywood for an exclusive preview of a new Halloween Horror Nights haunted maze based on what I and many consider to be the scariest movie of all time: “The Exorcist.”

Like many Horror Nights fans, I’ve been waiting and hoping for a decade that Universal would bring the 1973 supernatural horror film to life in a haunted maze. To my amazement, the Exorcist maze exceeded my expectations.

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But while Murdy always dreamed of building an Exorcist maze, he had no idea how to pull it off. The film violates two of his three criteria for a good Horror Nights maze. While “The Exorcist” has high audience awareness, the film doesn’t have many interesting environments you would want to see or readily identifiable characters that can be easily replicated with live actors.

“When you boil it all down, ‘The Exorcist’ in its essence, is a movie that primarily takes place in one bedroom with a 12-year-old girl that never gets out of bed,” Murdy said. “It’s the scariest movie ever made, but it’s scary in a theatrical sense.”

Which is fine if you’re staging a play, Murdy said, but not very useful if you’re trying to scare hordes of visitors passing through a Horror Nights maze expecting to be terrified out of their wits.

That’s when Murdy remembered the so-called banned movie trailer for “The Exorcist,” which consisted of little more than flashing subliminal black-and-white photographic negative images of the possessed girl and the demon set to creepy music.

“I don’t know how, I don’t know why, but this is our maze,” Murdy said of the movie trailer. “Somehow we have to do this. I want people to feel like they’re getting possessed.”

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http://www.latimes.com/travel/themep...nap-story.html

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Repo'd 09-15-2016 03:53 PM

This sounds incredible. One day I'll be there for Horror Nights.

Jake.Ashworth 09-19-2016 01:54 PM

Im gonna be there this year!!!!!!! I get to take my little Hellion (oldest is 10). Ill tell you all about it.

MichaelMyers 09-19-2016 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Jake.Ashworth (Post 1018833)
Im gonna be there this year!!!!!!! I get to take my little Hellion (oldest is 10). Ill tell you all about it.

Hope you all enjoy and report back.

Repo'd 09-20-2016 03:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Jake.Ashworth (Post 1018833)
Im gonna be there this year!!!!!!! I get to take my little Hellion (oldest is 10). Ill tell you all about it.


I'm happy for you, Jake! Envious of course, but happy you'll be going.

Jake.Ashworth 09-21-2016 03:14 AM

We are there the day before they tear it down. Technically the day after Halloween. But from everything I read it will still be up and running and a TON less crowded. Doing the whole SoCal experience. Universal, Disney, the beach, San Diego Zoo. Should be good times.

anglewitch 09-21-2016 03:30 AM

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Im gonna be there this year!!!!!!! I get to take my little Hellion (oldest is 10). Ill tell you all about it.




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Goathead 09-21-2016 04:11 AM

Wish I could see it...unluckily there are no Horror Nights in Europe :'(

Repo'd 09-21-2016 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Goathead (Post 1018949)
Wish I could see it...unluckily there are no Horror Nights in Europe :'(

Then it's up to you to make your own. ::devil::::devil::::devil::

MichaelMyers 09-21-2016 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Repo'd (Post 1018997)
Then it's up to you to make your own. ::devil::::devil::::devil::

Make tonight a horror night!


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