Bear witness to the beginning of the New Founding Fathers of America. The First Purge will bring chaos to this year’s Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights. As The Purge makes its return to Horror Nights, this all-new scare maze will put guests smack dab in the middle of the controversial social experiment.
This polarizing entry to The Purge franchise shows audiences how the infamous 12- hour event began. Maze goers will be able to participate in the first ever-social experiment put together by the NFFA.
Be warned: the streets of Staten Island are littered with gangs and masked vigilantes. It is up to the innocent to make it out alive and outsmart the madness that is The First Purge.
“Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror,” states the Press Release.
“Featuring an all-new slate of unrivaled film production quality mazes, frightful scare zones and a fully re-imagined “Terror Tram” experience uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties, Halloween Horror Nights will taunt, terrorize and torment guests with spine-chilling haunted attractions as part of Southern California’s most extreme Halloween experience.”
The First Purge takes a strong position as the most politically driven entry to the already socially-charged franchise. In the past, the use of patriotism was at the center of Halloween Horror Nights’ Purge mazes. American flags were painted everywhere, at times with blood, mimicking the satire used in the films. It will be interesting to see if and how Halloween Horror Nights would highlight the newest film’s bold topics of race, class, and power.
The First Purge joins three other mazes announced so far for Halloween Horror Nights: Stranger Things, Trick ‘R Treat, and Slaughter Sinema. Fan favorite Chucky will return with his horde of killer toys as a scare zone. The cult classic, Killer Klowns From Outer Space, will also have its own zone of scares and fun.
If you’re counting down the days, just note that some mazes will only be available at certain Universal Studios locations.
Until then, we will have to suffice with the new Purge TV Series premiering on Syfy and USA Network September 4. The First Purge is out now in theaters.