Just when you might have thought that the line-up for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2014 couldn’t possibly get any better, the theme park giant has decided to play their biggest trump card yet: Michael Myers.
For the first time ever, the deranged man in the white William Shatner mask is headed to the Sunshine State. To be fair, Universal Hollywood’s HHN previously played host to The Shape in 2009, but this announcement is sure to make Florida-bound Halloween fans jump for joy. Orlando has now featured mazes starring horror icons Freddy Krueger, Chucky, Jason Voorhees, Leatherface, Norman Bates, Jigsaw, and The Thing. With Michael Myers now booked, the only major modern monsters yet to appear at HHN are Pinhead, Candyman, and Pennywise. Get on it Universal.
Those who despised the Rob Zombie takes on Michael Myers can also rest easy, as the Halloween Horror Nights maze will be based on the original series, and specifically on the classic 1978 John Carpenter film that started it all. Park guests will get to travel through recreations of Michael’s most infamous exploits during “The Night He Came Home,” following Myers throughout familiar Haddonfield locations. Of course, it won’t be all about watching the boogieman work, as he’ll be swinging his gigantic kitchen knife at those brave (stupid?) enough to enter Universal’s version of his doomed Illinois hometown.
Michael Myers rounds out a very strong 2014 line-up for Halloween Horror Nights Orlando, which also includes mazes based on The Walking Dead, From Dusk Till Dawn, Dracula Untold, and Alien Vs. Predator. This year’s three original mazes include a trip through a demented dollhouse, a trek through the torture chamber of a killer clown, and an encounter with the cannibalistic creatures that were apparently responsible for the disappearance of the settlers at Roanoke.