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Universal Studios Hollywood's 'Halloween Horror Nights' Transports Guests into the Sinister World of 'Insidious,' Exploring the Darkest Corners of the Paranormal Experience and Bringing the Chilling Blockbuster Movie Franchise to Life in an All-New Maze

August 12, 2013

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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The unsettling story of the Lambert family is coming to Universal Studios Hollywood's "Halloween Horror Nights," as "Insidious: Into The Further" transports guests to a dark realm where malevolent souls and demonic entities exist in the tormented existence of their past lives. Based on the 2010 horror thriller "Insidious" and the upcoming sequel "Insidious: Chapter 2," the haunted attraction joins the highly-anticipated line up of terrifying mazes at the award-winning Halloween event, opening September 20.

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The nightmare journey focuses on the evil spirit that has haunted the Lambert clan for two generations. Maze-goers will travel into the world of the dead to confront the malicious souls hell-bent on bringing suffering to the living.

"To bring the paranormal world of 'Insidious' to life, we're collaborating with the film's director James Wan, writer/co-star Leigh Whannell and producer Jason Blum, who all happen to be huge fans of our Halloween event," said "Halloween Horror Nights" Creative Director John Murdy. "It's an incredible opportunity to partner with filmmakers who share our passion for bringing nightmares of the silver screen to life and who are committed to making every scene and every nuance of the maze as authentic and unsettling as their film."

The "Insidious: Into The Further" terror begins even before guests enter the maze, as paranormal investigators 'Tucker' and 'Specs' anxiously forewarn them about the evil that lurks within. Visitors soon learn that the pair's caution should have been heeded, as they traverse through the most frightening scenes from both films.

"This attraction takes guests through the utter horror of both 'Insidious' and 'Insidious: Chapter 2'," said Director James Wan. "The Lipstick Demon, The Long Haired Fiend and the victims he murdered - they all come together in a perfect storm within the maze. In fact, I think this maze is the closest you can come to experiencing the kind of fear portrayed in our films, without actually living through it yourself."

The famed horror team of director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell reunite with the original cast of Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey and Ty Simpkins in INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2, a terrifying sequel to the acclaimed horror film, which follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. Insidious: Chapter 2 opens in theaters nationwide Friday, September 13th.

"Halloween Horror Nights" 2013 at Universal Studios Hollywood brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror, and offers a slate of unrivaled film production quality mazes, Scare Zones and "Terror Tram" experience - all uniquely themed to today's most definitive horror properties. This year's haunted attractions will also include: "The Walking Dead: No Safe Haven," based on AMC's Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy Award-winning TV show, "Evil Dead: Book of the Dead," inspired by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's chilling remake of the cult classic, and "Black Sabbath 13 3D," inspired by the darkest lyrics from the multi-platinum rock band's 43-year history of Heavy Metal music.

Watch for announcement videos on Universal Studios Hollywood's YouTube Channel. Additional mazes to be announced shortly. Updates on "Halloween Horror Nights" are available online at Halloween Horror Nights, on Facebook at: "Halloween Horror Nights - Hollywood," on Instagram at @HorrorNights and Twitter at @HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Join the conversation using #UniversalHHN.

Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A. includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the "5 Towers" state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue. World-class rides and attractions include the critically-acclaimed and award-winning mega-attraction, "Transformers: The Ride--3D," the intense, award-winning ride, "King Kong 360 3-D" on the famed behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, "The Simpsons RideTM," "Revenge of the MummySM --The Ride" and "Jurassic Park(R) --The Ride."

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