Universal Studios Hollywood is bumping the scare level up this year with Halloween Horror Nights. They are featuring many new mazes and scare zones this year.
The first maze is called "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." Based on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie, this maze will re-live the nightmare that the movie did in a brand new slaughter-house like haunted house.
This new maze will allow park guests to "step into the inner workings of a slaughterhouse maze" and "be gripped with vivid telltale signs of imminent doom." The movie is about five young friends who unsuspectingly get mashed into a homicidal Texas clan. And now John Murdy (creative director at Universal Studios Hollywood) and his team of animators will bring attempt to take guests through a living, nightmare with similar events that occurred in the movie.
The second new maze for 2012 is The Walking Dead: Dead Inside. This brand new immersive maze is based on the AMC Television show, "The Walking Dead." Guests will enter a maze where the dead are the predators, and the living are the prey. According to Entertainment Weekly's Popwatch, John Murdy says that there will be around 11 to 12 different environments in this post-apocalyptic world. The park is also working with Greg Nicotero, who is one of The Walking Dead's makeup artists and just plain zombie fanatic.
Other mazes for 2012 include Welcome to Silent Hill, La Llorona: La Cazadora de los Niños (The Child Hunter), Alice Cooper goes to Hell 3D, and Universal Monsters Remix.