UNIVERSAL PICTURES’ UPCOMING THRILLER “THE THING” TO
HAUNTED HOUSE EXPERIENCE AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S HALLOWEEN
Guests Will Experience the Fear of the Film at the
“Country’s Best Halloween Event” Before “The Thing” Hits Theatres
(July 19, 2011)
— An abandoned scientific research facility in the midst of a vast and frozen
Antarctica will set the stage for “The Thing,” an all-new haunted house
inspired by Universal Pictures’ upcoming thriller, at Universal Orlando
Resort’s Halloween Horror Nights 21. In the thriller “The Thing,” paranoia spreads like an
epidemic among a group of researchers as they’re infected, one by one, by a
mystery from another planet.
The new haunted
house will offer
guests an unprecedented first-hand preview of the much-anticipated thriller in
advance of its October 14 release. Guests will find themselves in a series of face-to-face encounters with “The
Thing,” an alien creature that can transform itself into an exact replica of
any living being. “The Thing” haunted house will recreate the spine-chilling
suspense from the film, confronting guests with the paranoia and fear that
comes from being trapped inside the film’s Antarctic Thule station. The shape-shifting alien could be
anywhere or anything. Will they survive?
authentic, “The Thing” haunted house will feature elaborately designed and
disturbingly real alien creatures and sets. They will match the film’s
terrifying intensity and provoke both a memorable and disturbing experience.
Universal Orlando has partnered with the film’s producers, Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham
and Eric Newman (Dawn of the Dead) to create an experience that is
authentic to the film. The sets, audio, musical score, creature and character
references are all based on the film. Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights
event will also offer a haunted house based on the thriller.
“Having recreated well
known horror films in the past, the same level of attention to detail has gone
into creating a house experience that will completely immerse guests into the
storyline and environment of ‘The Thing,’ said Jim Timon, Senior Vice President
of Entertainment at Universal Orlando.
Eric Newman added:
“We want people to live the film and experience the same terror that affects
the film’s characters. Our collaboration with Universal’s creative teams
brought the vision of the film to life. We’re excited for Halloween Horror
Nights guests to experience ‘The Thing’ in this frighteningly real way.”
To see the movie
trailer, click here.
Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 21, luck will run out as guests discover their fate. Starting
September 23, guests will be consumed by the “country’s best Halloween event” (Amusement
Today) for 25 select nights through October 31. For more information visit HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Orlando.