This year at Halloween Horror Nights, guests will be able to lose themselves in the psychological horror classic THE SHINING as the Stanley Kubric film comes to life as a new haunted maze at both Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights for 2017!
The Shining maze at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights 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.
The Shining has been regarded as “a masterpiece of modern horror” by critics and fans alike. Directed by Stanley Kubrick, the film’s enormous influence on pop culture has been captured throughout a multitude of films, television shows, music and more since its disturbing debut in 1980.
Okay. We are DYING! Creative Director for Universal Studios Hollywood, John Murdy, has been pining to work on this property as much as he had The Exorcist. Senior Director of Entertainment at Universal Orlando, Michael Aiello, will have a field day developing scares from the dark recesses of a crazed psyche. We simply cannot believe that this amazing film will become a living breathing nightmare that we will be able to live in, walk through, and lose our minds in.