On Friday, Universal confirmed that for the first time in Halloween Horror Nights history, The Shining will be added to the line-up of terrifying haunted houses! Regarded as one of the most famous horror movies ever, it was only a matter of time, before the 1980’s classic made its mark on the annual scare-fest.
The haunted house will be themed on the eerie Overlook Hotel and construction is already underway! If you’re not familiar with the story, the haunted hotel is where the horrifying story unfolds. When Jack Torrance takes the job as winter caretaker, he moves in to the empty hotel with his family, only to find out that it’s not so empty after all. There are some ghostly inhabitants waiting to cause havoc. It’s not long before Jack starts to go slowly insane, just like the caretaker before him who ended up murdering his entire family, and then himself! Will history repeat itself?
At Halloween Horror Nights, you’ll be able to step inside the Overlook Hotel and explore for yourself, if you’re brave enough that is. Look out though, as there’s plenty of surprises in store. Universal have promised that you’ll come face to face with “murderous, ghostly entities around every corner”. You’ll also have to escape from Jack Torrance, as he races through the corridors wielding his axe and shouting the famous line- “Here’s Johnny”!
Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect…
Charles Gray (HHN Show Director) explained “the goal is to have you constantly doing a double take and give you that, “Did I just see that?” feeling”. He also revealed that unlike the movie where room 237 is out of bounds, guests will have no choice but to go inside! Who knows what’s on the other side of the door?
This year, Universal Studios Florida will host the 27th annual Halloween Horror Nights celebration starting from 15th September and running through to 4th November. Famous for being the world’s premier Halloween event, this is the only way to celebrate the occasion.
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