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Universal Studios Reveals First Look Inside The Stranger Things All-New Haunted Mazes Debuting At Halloween Horror Nights 2018

For the first time ever, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Singapore are partnering with Netflix to bring “Stranger Things” to life at their “Halloween Horror Nights” events. Each park will feature its very own maze that will give guests the chance to brave the Upside Down and encounter iconic scenes, characters and environments from season one of the critically-acclaimed series.

The images showcase some of the eerily-authentic environments guests will encounter at “Halloween Horror Nights” 2018 – including the Byers’ living room adorned with an erratic display of flashing Christmas lights, Hawkins National Laboratory in the Upside Down, Will’s makeshift fort called Castle Byers and more.

“Halloween Horror Nights” begins Friday, September 14 in Hollywood and Orlando, and on Thursday, September 27 in Singapore. Tickets and vacation packages are on sale now. For more information about “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort or Universal Studios Singapore, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

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Netflix’s Stranger Things Announced For Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights 2018

Things are about to get turned upside down at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights’ with the first look reveal of the “Stranger Things” maze key art designed exclusively by Kyle Lambert, the official illustrator of the mega-hit Netflix original series.

Featuring the series’ cast standing adjacent to the predatory Demogorgon, the ominous image depicts a nearly palpable account of what guests can expect to experience when the “Stranger Things” maze debuts as part of “Halloween Horror Nights” this fall.

The “Stranger Thing” maze, inspired by season one of the Netflix series, will come to life at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, beginning, Friday, September 14, and at Universal Studios Singapore, beginning Thursday, September 27, 2018.

The parallel universe, referred to as the Upside Down, that terrorized the small town of Hawkins, Indiana in “Stranger Things,” will bring the chittering, predatory Demogorgon to “Halloween Horror Nights” to stalk unwitting guests as they encounter iconic scenes, characters and environments from the mesmerizing series.

Working collaboratively with Netflix, along with the creators and executive producer of the blockbuster series—Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer and Shawn Levy, the mazes will be authentic representations of “Stranger Things,” designed to transport guests into artfully recreated scenes and storylines. From the menacing Hawkins National Laboratory, under the U.S. Department of Energy, to the Byers home adorned with an erratic display of flashing Christmas lights and the eerie Upside Down woods oozing a shower of floating orb-like spores, the chilling new mazes will offer surprising twists and unexpected turns around every corner.

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” to become victims inside their own horror film. Multiple movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror television shows, films and original stories come to life season after season, while the streets of each park’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones with menacing scare-actors lunging from every darkened corner

For more information about “Halloween Horror Nights” visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

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Breaking News: Universal Pictures Options Joe Hill’s Locke & Key

Universal Pictures has optioned Locke & Key, a fantasy project based on the #1 NYTimes Best selling graphic novel series by acclaimed suspense novelist and New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill and Eisner nominated artist Gabriel Rodriguez.  The series is published by IDW Publishing

Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Bobby Cohen will produce through their Universal-based K/O Paper Products banner. Ted Adams, IDW Publishing’s CEO and Publisher, will also produce.

EVP of Production Jon Mone and Creative Executive Jay Polidoro will oversee the project for the studio, while Ben Kim will handle development for K/O Paper Products.

In Locke & Key, a shattered family attempts to overcome a horrific trauma by moving to their ancestral home in Massachusetts.  Once there, they discover a house filled with supernatural keys that unlock family secrets, pitting them in battle against true evil.

The Locke & Key series has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list multiple times and has garnered several Eisner Award nominations including a win for Hill as Best Graphic Novel writer.  In addition, it has twice won the British Fantasy Award for Best Graphic Novel.

Locke & Key shot a pilot episode which was not picked-up by Fox, but garnered attention from studios.


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