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‘Cabin in the Woods’ finds its way to Halloween Horror Nights

 

mlambert@MiamiHerald.com

It’s already time to plan for Halloween? How could that be? But apparently it is, because Universal Orlando is announcing today that the blood-soaked horror-comedy The Cabin in the Woods will be the theme of the newest haunted house at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights.

The movie is about five college students who plan to spend a lazy weekend at a remote cabin, where they are attacked by a family of zombies and other bloodthirsty monsters.

Universal is creating the haunted house in conjunction with Drew Goddard, director and co-writer of the genre-twisting film.

“This is a twisted dream come true for me,” Goddard said in a press release. “The Universal team has done an amazing job making all the terrifying aspects of Cabin come to life.”

Here’s how Universal describes the Cabin experience:

“At Halloween Horror Nights 23, guests will step inside the menacing cabin from the movie and fend off a malicious family of zombies. Just like in the film, guests will flee from the cabin and enter a hidden facility where a secret operative is plotting their sacrificial demise. Suddenly a menagerie of bloodthirsty monsters is released — and they’re in the middle of all-out chaos.”

Halloween Horror Nights features a group of mazes and haunted houses themed to movies and other pop-culture stories and characters. Some themes return each year and new ones are added. The Cabin in the Woods is the first new theme to be announced; others are expected.

Halloween Horror Nights runs on select nights from Sept. 20 to Nov. 2 at Universal Studios. Tickets, including discounted Florida resident tickets, are available at www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Orlando.

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