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Walk Through The World Of THE WALKING DEAD At Universal's Halloween Horror Nights This Year!!

Published at: July 19, 2012, 11:40 a.m. CST by The Kidd

The Kidd here...

Now that I've seen THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and can return from my self-imposed exile from the internet in order to avoid spoilers, I've got something pretty cool many of you may come to appreciate. Whether or not you're willing to make the trips to either L.A. or Orlando, FL, to experience it is up to you.

This rumor has been brewing for awhile, and yesterday it became official... but Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort are bringing a house based on THE WALKING DEAD to their Halloween Horror Nights event this year.

If you've never been to HHN, the entire theme parks are basically turned into a series of walk-through haunted houses, with each individual haunt centered around one particular story/theme. HHN is no stranger to using some recognizable movie/TV properties for those purposes, having built houses around the SAW franchise, NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, FRIDAY THE 13TH, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and THE THING before in the past. 

Universal really does go all out for this every year, and, while some of the houses can be hit or miss from year to year, the production value is never in question. THE WALKING DEAD alone has me wanting to make it a point to head to Orlando later this year to be scared by some walkers.

At Comic-Con, a house based around SILENT HILL was also announced, so we'll see if any more known titles become a part of HHN as we get closer to September/October. 

 

-Billy Donnelly

"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"

BillyTheKidd@aintitcool.com

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  • July 19, 2012, 11:42 a.m. CST

    so how was TDKR?

    by Stifler's Mom

    Let's get another shitstorm started.

  • July 19, 2012, 11:47 a.m. CST

    read the review

    by Mennen

  • July 19, 2012, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Harry hated TDKR, therefore it should be a good movie

    by ATARI

    The only reviewer here who I line up with movie review wise is Massa. But he seems to have dropped off the face of the Earth. <br>

  • July 19, 2012, 12:27 p.m. CST

    TDKR Screening

    by DrSherlockHouse

    First off, my brother and I go to HHN every year and it's worth every penny. We actually plan the trip starting every July. We haven't missed one since 02 (and I've been going since 98). Anyway, I was one of the luck 10 winners for the 70MM IMAX screening of TDKR last night. I don't know about Kidd (who got to say a little something before the screening and who my buddy and I tried to give a little cheer to when he mentioned AICN), but I absolutely loved the movie. You could hear a pin drop any time the sound came down (which isn't all that often...the sound system in that theater is LOUD...it shakes the seats). There were a few cheer inducing moments (though I kind of expected more of a reaction to something at the very very end regarding a particular character's identity), but the movie had the crowd's attention. I don't normally bash Harry's reviews, but I have to say he's way off point with this one. Almost no superhero movie is without nitpicks, logic leaps, and moments where they go too pop culture (though, still, for my money, X2 is the greatest superhero movie ever made). Everything he is angry about in TDKR can be said about The Avengers, which he loved. Furthermore, his main complaints seem to be that it's not how HE feels Batman/Catwoman/Bane should act, citing the comics. Which ones? My dad has hated every batman movie...but he loves the campy tv series. Why? He grew up on old school comics, where they were more cartoony. That was HIS batman. Does that mean that Keaton's Batman sucked? Or Dark Knight was bad, because he feels they weren't faithful to HIS batman? Sorry for the tangent. I love that AICN got me to the movie, in glorious 70MM IMAX. And I love the site for most of the writers. But Harry just seems to get more and more lost as a filmgoer. Not to mention his basic writing skills are atrocious. I know he wasn't trained or educated, but you'd think over a decade of doing it for a living, he'd pick up a thing or two.

  • July 19, 2012, 12:36 p.m. CST

    TDKR Screening

    by DrSherlockHouse

    First off, my brother and I go to HHN every year and it's worth every penny. We actually plan the trip starting every July. We haven't missed one since 02 (and I've been going since 98). Anyway, I was one of the luck 10 winners for the 70MM IMAX screening of TDKR last night. I don't know about Kidd (who got to say a little something before the screening and who my buddy and I tried to give a little cheer to when he mentioned AICN), but I absolutely loved the movie. You could hear a pin drop any time the sound came down (which isn't all that often...the sound system in that theater is LOUD...it shakes the seats). There were a few cheer inducing moments (though I kind of expected more of a reaction to something at the very very end regarding a particular character's identity), but the movie had the crowd's attention. I don't normally bash Harry's reviews, but I have to say he's way off point with this one. Almost no superhero movie is without nitpicks, logic leaps, and moments where they go too pop culture (though, still, for my money, X2 is the greatest superhero movie ever made). Everything he is angry about in TDKR can be said about The Avengers, which he loved. Furthermore, his main complaints seem to be that it's not how HE feels Batman/Catwoman/Bane should act, citing the comics. Which ones? My dad has hated every batman movie...but he loves the campy tv series. Why? He grew up on old school comics, where they were more cartoony. That was HIS batman. Does that mean that Keaton's Batman sucked? Or Dark Knight was bad, because he feels they weren't faithful to HIS batman? Sorry for the tangent. I love that AICN got me to the movie, in glorious 70MM IMAX. And I love the site for most of the writers. But Harry just seems to get more and more lost as a filmgoer. Not to mention his basic writing skills are atrocious. I know he wasn't trained or educated, but you'd think over a decade of doing it for a living, he'd pick up a thing or two.

  • July 19, 2012, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Now back on subject...

    by WALKNDED

    Went to Florida's two years ago and had a blast.The MRS. and I are going back this year. Sadly i will have to spend time with the mouse as well.I hate Disney parks.

  • July 19, 2012, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Now back on subject...

    by WALKNDED

    Went to Florida's two years ago and had a blast.The MRS. and I are going back this year. Sadly i will have to spend time with the mouse as well.I hate Disney parks.

  • July 19, 2012, 2:14 p.m. CST

    If X2 was the greatest superhero movie ever made..

    by IPRAYTOCROM

    Than your TDKR opinion means little to me.

  • July 19, 2012, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Sorry about the double post.

    by WALKNDED

    The sight is glitching...must be all the TDKR news.

  • July 19, 2012, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Sorry about the double post.

    by WALKNDED

    The sight is glitching...must be all the TDKR news.

  • July 19, 2012, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Does HHN still suck?

    by Chairman_Kaga

    Nothing like waiting on line for a house for 3+ hours, in a "lovely" central Florida October, surrounded by sweaty drunks.

  • July 19, 2012, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Who needs HHN, ridiculously overpriced...

    by brocknroll

    I remember trying to get into Halloween Horror Nights a few years ago, when I went to Universal Studios Florida, but you know what? The ticket pricing that night were $75 a pop. So I said, fuck it and didn't go. Why waste so much money on haunted houses when you can go to a local haunted house in your home town for like $5 to $10. HHN is pointless, in my opinion.

  • July 20, 2012, 2:26 a.m. CST

    Typical

    by Grando

    We go to Florida every 2 years round about October time. But this year the wife wanted to go at Christmas time. She's now on my shit list....

  • July 20, 2012, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Seconded at Busch Gardens!

    by Mr. Giant

    They do a great job. I went to one of the Universal Halloween things nce and I didn't care for it. They were just more into pumping people through at a quick pace, and some guys would come out of walls. Every walk through was pretty much the same no matter what the theme was. I'd rather go to Busch, or near me, Kings Dominion.