Universal plans Halloween thrill

July 31, 2011

An abandoned scientific research facility in the midst of a vast and frozen Antarctica will set the stage for The Thing, an all-new horror maze – inspired by Universal Pictures’ upcoming film – at both Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights events, which begin on September 23.

According to operator NBCUniversal, the new haunted house attractions will offer guests an unprecedented first-hand preview of the much-anticipated thriller in advance of its October 14 release.

Guests will find themselves in a series of face-to-face encounters with ‘The Thing’, an alien creature that can transform itself into an exact replica of any living being.

“The Thing maze will recreate the spine-chilling suspense from the film, confronting guests with the paranoia and fear that comes from being trapped inside the film’s Antarctic Thule station,” said NBC.