Posted on Friday, August 6th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Universal Studios Hollywood have announced that musician/director Rob Zombie has joined forces with them for their annual Halloween Horror Nights. According to the press release, “Zombie and other top artists are collaborating with Universal Studios Hollywood in the creation of new mazes, “scare zones” and backlot experiences.” Of of the experiences is “Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses: In 3D ZombieVision,” a 3D encounter with Capt. Spaulding, Baby, Otis and Dr. Satan, the serial killers of the Zombie’s cult horror film House Of 1000 Corpses. Read more about Zombie’s involvement in the Halloween season theme park event after the jump.
Rob Zombie Joins Forces With Universal Studios Hollywood for ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ Presenting the Nightmarish New 3D Maze, ‘Rob Zombie’s House Of 1000 Corpses: In 3D ZombieVision!’
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 5 — Captain Spaulding’s Museum of Monsters and Madmen, the world’s deadliest tourist trap, will be the setting for a nightmarish 3D world of carnage and chaos created by a preeminent master of contemporary horror as “Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses: In 3D ZombieVision” is presented at Universal Studios Hollywood’s(SM) “Halloween Horror Nights®” event, where the legends of horror will come to life.
The 2010 “Halloween Horror Nights” event at Universal Studios Hollywood will offer spine-chilling new mazes based upon the horror genre’s most compelling characters. Rob Zombie and other top artists are collaborating with Universal Studios Hollywood in the creation of new mazes, “scare zones” and backlot experiences.
“Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses: In 3D ZombieVision,” an original concept based on the cult smash film “House Of 1000 Corpses” will offer Halloween Horror Nights guests the opportunity to don 3D glasses for an up-close-and-personal three-dimensional encounter with the world’s most infamous serial killers.
Guests will travel through the world of Capt. Spaulding, Baby, Otis and Dr. Satan experiencing Zombie’s iconic creations – “live” and in 3D. Fans of “House Of 1000 Corpses” will feel at home walking through the Firefly family residence, the “Museum of Monsters and Madmen” and Dr. Satan’s lair.
Rob Zombie’s latest release, “Hellbilly Deluxe 2,” is in stores now and you can catch him on tour with the Rockstar Mayhem Festival this Summer.
Rob Zombie has additionally partnered with Universal Studios Hollywood for the “Halloween Horror Nights-Rob Zombie Film Competition,” offering filmmakers an opportunity to have their scariest short film judged by a panel led by the multi-media horror auteur, rewarded with a premiere showing on Chiller, a posting on Syfy.com, a $1,000 cash prize and a trip for two to the opening night of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood. Information on the contest, including a complete list of rules and regulations, is available online at the website Halloween Horror Nights.
The theme park’s favorite thrill-ride attractions will also remain open for “Halloween Horror Nights” as well, many with menacing twists. Favorites include “The Simpsons Ride®,” “Revenge of the Mummy(SM) – The Ride” and “Jurassic Park® In the Dark.” Additional new content for the 2010 Halloween Horror Nights mazes and attractions will be announced shortly.
Updates on “Halloween Horror Nights” will be available at HalloweenHorrorNights.com and also on Twitter and Facebook, as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Fans are invited to follow John Murdy on Twitter at: Twitter.com/HorrorNights or via Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood (Official).”
Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A., is a unit of Universal Parks & Resorts, a division of Universal Studios, a part of NBC Universal.
NBC Universal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May of 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric (NYSE: GE), with 20% controlled by Vivendi.