Returning to classic horror, Universal Studios Hollywood has revealed its final haunted house for Halloween Horror Nights 2012, themed to “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” While it’s not the first time the event has used this iconic property for a maze, this year’s event will feature an all-new take, subtitled, “The Saw is the Law.”
Here’s a teaser video:
Universal Studios Hollywood previously featured mazes based on the 2003 remake of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” in 2007 and 2008, but the new house will be based on the 1974 original film.
Universal’s official description of the house is as follows:
The tragic and demented account of Leatherface™ and his deranged family of cannibals set the stage for this year’s new maze, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Saw is The Law,” based on filmmaker Tobe Hooper’s notoriously unsettling 1974 horror film classic at “Halloween Horror Nights®” at Universal Studios Hollywood, Southern California’s premier Halloween event.
This original American horror film tells the story of five young friends who unsuspectingly fall victim to the ghastly terrors and torment of a depraved and cannibalistic Texas clan. The film, hailed among the most influential horror movies in cinematic history, will now be meticulously recreated into a disturbingly gruesome “Halloween Horror Nights” maze.
“‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ is one of those films that helped define the horror film genre,” said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood. “The story of Leatherface™ and his demented family is as shocking today as when the film was first released. As designers of ‘Halloween Horror Nights,’ the film exemplifies what we need to create a truly terrifying experience. From the iconic characters to the disturbing sets, props and audio design, we’re excited to bring Tobe Hooper’s horrific vision to life for ‘Halloween Horror Nights fans.’”
Those who dare to step into the inner workings of a slaughterhouse maze will be gripped with vivid telltale signs of imminent doom. Gruesome and blood-soaked scenes from the controversial classic will terrorize guests as they experience a labyrinth that will captivate all senses and render them defenseless when met with nightmarish images of mutilated bodies on bloody meat hooks; become paralyzed by putrid odors of decomposed corpses; navigate their way through human bones and animal pelts suspended from the ceiling; and run from the unmistakable roaring sound of a chainsaw revving to life when Leatherface™ lunges from the darkness in search of victims.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre house joins five others for Halloween Horror Nights 2012 in Hollywood: The Walking Dead, Silent Hill, La Llorona, Alice Cooper, and Universal Monsters Remix. The event kicks off September 21, 2012.