Resident Evil haunted maze joins Universal Halloween Horror Nights

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Universal Orlando Resort has announced the final haunted house theme for their yearly spook-fest — Resident Evil: Escape from Raccoon City, will be the final maze for Halloween Horror Nights 23.

While Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles shares two of the same haunted houses as Universal Orlando — Evil Dead and The Walking Dead — Capcom has teamed up with the Universal Entertainment team and created a landscape where guest must travel through the streets of Racoon City, battling Hunters, Lickers and Nemeses, made uniquely for Orlando.

“Resident Evil is a perfect final addition to Halloween Horror Nights 23,” said Michael Aiello, Creative Director for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights. “We were able to create incredibly elaborate sets that plant you right in the midst of Raccoon City’s apocalyptic nightmare, along with terrifying adversaries that will send them running.”

Modeled similar to the Resident Evil house which first appeared at Universal Studios Japan horror night in 2012, the maze is influenced after Resident Evil 2 & 3 and not the film.

Those willing to fight for their survival will be be completely transported inside the video game realm – with one room in the haunted house set to resemble an action-packed fight scene on pause, before making their way back into the streets of Raccoon City.

“It’s such a great delight to work with Universal on a haunted house based on the Resident Evil games,” said Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, Producer of Resident Evil 6. “The games have become synonymous with survival horror and we look forward to delivering a new way for consumers to experience the Resident Evil world we have created in the haunted house at Halloween Horror Nights.”

In total Halloween Horror Nights 23 will feature eight haunted houses/mazes this year and will take place on select nights from Sept. 20 to Nov. 2. Tickets and vacation packages are on sale now and can be purchased at http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando.

Due to the event’s popularity, tickets for weekend nights are expected to sell out and should be purchased well in advance.  For a detailed listing of each experience featured at this year’s event, see Universal Orlando’s details below.

HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 23 – AN OVERVIEW

HAUNTED HOUSES

Resident Evil: Escape from Raccoon City

Raccoon City is overrun with Umbrella Corporation’s most terrifying experiments—and the only option is complete destruction. You’ll need to duck and dodge Lickers, Hunters, and Nemesis himself if you have any chance of escaping Capcom’s video game terrors before missiles send everything back to hell.

The Walking Dead: No Safe Haven

Walk in the footsteps of the survivors as Season 3 of AMC’s horror hit relentlessly attacks you from all sides. Stay alert as walkers could trap you anywhere along your journey from the town of Woodbury to the claustrophobic confines of the derelict prison.

Evil Dead

Relive “The Most Terrifying Film You Will Ever Experience” as gruesome Deadites try to possess your soul. There is nowhere to hide as every creaking floor board and tangled vine is ready to pull you down, making you one with the Evil Dead.

The Cabin in the Woods

Experience a live recreation of the film that ripped the horror genre inside out. Beneath the cabin’s rustic appearance lies a secret facility that unleashes terrifying beings that you thought only existed in nightmares.

An American Werewolf in London

Based on the John Landis horror classic, you’ll travel to the Slaughtered Lamb, experience the gruesome wolf attack on the moors, and live the chaos of Piccadilly Circus. Beware the moon because tonight it brings only death.

Urban Legends: La Llorona

She is known as the weeping woman. To hear her mournful cries sends chills colder than the murky, watery depths she drowned her children in. Forced to eternally walk the earth, she seeks others to share her pain and suffering, now and forever.

Afterlife: Death’s Vengeance

Serial killer, Bobby “The Blade” Galletta, is about to meet Ole’ Sparky. 2000 volts are going to send him into a horrific realm of pain and suffering. His victims are bound to turn Bobby’s afterlife into an unimaginable and infernal torment.

Havoc2: Derailed

Hang on tight aboard a militaristic train convoy that is secretly transporting the “Dogs of War”—a genetically engineered super soldier outfit. These bloodthirsty maniacs are only bent on mayhem and destruction of a speeding train. This is Havoc!

STREET EXPERIENCE:  

The Walking Dead: The Undead Streets

 For the first time ever, The Walking Dead has overtaken the streets of Universal Studios. From Atlanta through the forests and onto Woodbury, you’ll have to fight your way through some of the most iconic locations in the show if you want to survive the night.

SHOWS

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure

Party on as those two most excellent dudes return to skewer the biggest stories of the past year with the biggest names in pop culture.

Rocky Horror Picture Show – A Tribute

Let’s do the Time Warp again! Rock out to clips from the classic cult film with your favorite Transvestite, live tribute performers, and audience participants.