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‘VIP Experience: The Insidious Experiment’ Takes Universal Studios Hollywood Guests on a Mind-Bending Paranormal Investigation of Restricted Movie Production Backlot Locations

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A deadly evening of paranormal activity awaits “Halloween Horror Nights”guests in Universal Studios Hollywood’s exclusive “VIP Experience:  The Insidious Experiment,” inspired by the “Insidious” horror film franchise, directed by James Wan, produced by Jason Blum and written by and starring Leigh Whannell.

Guests will scare in style as they venture to restricted locations on the historic Universal backlot, scream though all six mazes with limitless front of line privileges, and enjoy a last supper at the exclusive VIP Horror Lounge.“Halloween Horror Nights” begins on Friday, September 20 and continues on 21 select nights through Saturday, November 2. Tickets for the “VIP Experience:  The Insidious Experiment” are available for purchase  Space is limited; tickets will sell out.

“The backlot at Universal Studios has a long and infamous ‘ghost story’ dating back to the silent film era,” said John Murdy, Creative Director, “Halloween Horror Nights.” “Guests of this year’s ‘VIP Experience: The Insidious Experiment’ will have an opportunity to join an active paranormal investigation led by Spectral Sightings, the paranormal investigating team from the ‘Insidious’ films. Guests will be warned early on that it’s not a safe time to join them, but that’s when the real fun begins.”

“Halloween Horror Nights” 2013 brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror. Featuring a slate of unparalleled film production quality mazes, fright-filled scare zones, compelling new backdrop maze locations and a new “Terror Tram” experience, uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties, “Halloween Horror Nights” will taunt, terrorize and torment guests with incomparable, spellbinding and horrifying haunted attractions.

This year, the contemporary urban city streets, towering skyscrapers, brick-faced facades and industrial exteriors that make up Universal Studios’ world-famous production facilities will serve as a backdrop location for “Halloween Horror Nights” as Universal Studios Hollywood creates elaborate maze settings from iconic movie sets and soundstages never before used for this popular event.

AMC’s Golden Globe-nominated and Emmy Award-winning TV series, “The Walking Dead,” returns to “Halloween Horror Nights” and will feature an all-new disturbingly real maze, inspired by Season 3 of the cult favorite and television blockbuster. “The Walking Dead: No Safe Haven” maze will place guests at the core of the show’s once impenetrable prison, the West Georgia Correctional Facility, now overrun by decaying walkers. The disturbingly real haunted attraction will send them cowering through the walker-infested wilderness that surrounds the prison and into the seemingly utopian town of Woodbury where gruesome secrets are concealed.

Other haunted attractions will include “Evil Dead:  Book of the Dead,” based on Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s chilling remake of the cult classic; “Black Sabbath: 13 3D,” inspired by the darkest lyrics from the legendary rock band’s 43-year history of Heavy Metal music, and “Insidious: Into the Further” based on the disturbing “Insidious” film franchise that explores the darkest corners of the paranormal experience.

“El Cucuy: The Boogeyman,” a startling, terror-filled maze based on the Latin American legend of the mythical, shape-shifting monster, will feature chilling narration by prolific actor and producer, Danny Trejo, and “Universal Monster Remix: Resurrection,” will complete the lineup with new sounds from acclaimed artist/DJ Figure, and all-original monsters inspired by fan-generated character competitions along with a legion of Universal’s legendary monsters re-defined for the 21st century.

A new reign of terror in new scare zones based on Universal Pictures’ blockbuster movie “The Purge” and Universal Studios Home Entertainment’s upcoming Blu-ray release of “Curse of Chucky,” will also come to life to terrify “Halloween Horror Nights” guests.

The highly-entertaining and edgy “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure” returns in an all-new production, adding to the already dynamic “Halloween Horror Nights” event, while such theme park favorites remain open throughout the event: “Transformers: The Ride -3D,” “Jurassic Park® In the Dark,” “The Simpsons Ride™” and “Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride.”

Maze announcement videos are available on Halloween Horror Nights’ YouTube Channel.  Updates on “Halloween Horror Nights” are available online at Halloween Horror Nights, on Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood,” on Instagram at @HorrorNightsand Twitter at @HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Join the conversation using #UniversalHHN.

Event dates for “Halloween Horror Nights” are September 20, 21, 27 and 28, October 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 31 and November 1 and 2.

Universal Studios Hollywood®, The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM, 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 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 Ride™,” “Revenge of the MummySM -The Ride” indoor roller coaster and “Jurassic Park® -The Ride.”

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