1981’s classic horror film An American Werewolf in London is the latest haunted house experience revealed by Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights twitter account (@HorrorNightsORL). Capping off a week of midnight announcements, Werewolf becomes the seventh official maze for HHN 23 joining Evil Dead, The Cabin in the Woods, Walking Dead, La Llorona, After Life: Death’s Vengeance, and Havoc: Derailed.
An American Werewolf in London is a cult horror/comedy classic directed by John Landis that which revolutionized the industry of horror make-up effects. Led by Rick Baker, the team behind the groundbreaking transformation into the werewolf onscreen won the very first Academy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Make-up. Baker has gone on to win this award several times, and Universal fans may remember his incredible work on the original Men in Black (1998) and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2001.) Universal Studios Florida has some nice nods to Baker, and Werewolf the film, in the under-rated Horror Make-Up show.
Any fan of this film is gonna live this one!! We’ve got it all! Slaughtered Lamb, Piccadilly, the theater!
— HHN 23 (@HorrorNightsORL) August 16, 2013
The Werewolf experience will recreate many of the iconic locations and moments from the film including a faithful reproduction of the Slaughtered Lamb pub as the facade of the house. Mike Aiello, Creative Director of HHN 23, has told fans that the Universal team has been working with John Lands and guests will be able to walk through many of their favorite scenes of the movie including the attack at the moors, the hospital, and even the seedy adult movie theater playing See You Next Wednesday.
We even have Elmer Bernstein’s score! – Mike Aiello, Universal Creative Director
With Aiello and his team working in conjunction with Landis, the Werewolf house is sure to be one of the most popular at HHN 23. Aiello has said that the codename for this house during pre-production was Trinity, as this was the third time they have tried to fully realize the experience but only now is it making into HHN. A true labor of love, the American Werewolf in London experience will be available to guests on selected nights from September 20th through November 2nd.
Universal will release the theme of the eighth, and final, haunted house on 8/29. See you then!