Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING is Coming to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios!
Like many of you, I'm a huge fan of Stanely Kubrick's feature film adaptation of Stephen King's The Shining. It's one of my favorite horror movies ever made and now it's being brought to life this year at Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios! It will be one of the many themed mazes that they will be setting up for horror enthusiasts. Here is a description of what the maze experience will entail:
The Shining maze will provide guests with a unique opportunity to relive some of the film’s most iconic, and sinister, moments. While venturing through the eerie Overlook Hotel, guests will be thrust into the hotel’s tragic history of murder and madness, bearing witness to caretaker Jack Torrance’s spiraling descent into insanity. Nightmarish visions will come to life in this macabre maze, overwhelming guests with the “shine” of the murderous, ghostly entities that lurk around every turn – all while trying to escape the wrath of Jack Torrance as he violently succumbs to the hotel’s paranormal forces.
I would love it if they had an elevator full of blood open up and flood onto the crowd! That's one of the film's most iconic scenes, but I doubt they'd do that. Universal Studio released a brief promo video below with the announcement.
Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 20 years, guests from around the world have visited Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood and Orlando to become victims inside their own horror film. The streets of each coast’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing “scare-actors” lunge from every darkened corner. Multiple movie-quality haunted houses are erected throughout the event, based on everything from iconic slasher films to hit horror television series to haunting original stories.
Halloween Horror Nights will open in September at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, and more information will be revealed soon.