Theme Park Bits: 'The Walking Dead' And 'Silent Hill' Coming To Universal's Halloween Horror Nights, Dreamworks Theme Park Coming To New Jersey

For horror franchises, getting turned into a maze at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights is a badge of honor. Hostel, Scream, The Thing, A Nightmare on Elm Street, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and others have all been immortalized as interactive, three-dimensional experiences and this year, two new properties are being added to the list. Silent Hill and The Walking Dead will each be represented at the seasonal event, which takes place every Fall Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Orlando. Also, DreamWorks has signed a deal to exclusively license their characters – such as Shrek, Madagascar and others – to a new theme park being developed in northern New Jersey.

Read more about each after the jump.

Deadline broke the news of the two mazes, but the fans really found out at Comic-Con during the Silent Hill: Revelations 3D (above) panel for that one and elsewhere for The Walking Dead. Here are the announcement videos.The Walking Dead:Silent Hill:

Halloween Horror Nights will be open September 21-October 31.

Also, The New York Times (via the Associated Press) reports DreamWorks has signed a deal to exclusively license their characters, films and technology to a DreamWorks theme park that'll be located in massive, vacant shopping mall sitting at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The mall, next door to Metlife Stadium, has been in a long legal battle with its neighbors but the hope is this DreamWorks deal will help settle some of that issue. They'd like it to become an international tourist destination, however, it's unlikely to be ready for 2014 when the Super Bowl rolls into town. Head to the source link for more details.

Have you ever been to Halloween Horror Nights either in California or Florida? Would you go to a DreamWorks theme park? What do you think that might entail?