Silent Hill Comes to Universal Studios This October


The ultimate Silent Hill funhouse will open in Florida and California for Halloween.

Enjoy being scared, do you? Fancy a little trip to California or Florida this year? If so, then Universal Studios has an attraction for you. This year’s Halloween Horror Night – which runs from 21st September to 31st October – will showcase Silent Hill. This is the first time ever that the venerable horror event, now in its 22nd year, will focus on a videogame franchise.

Naturally they don’t want to give too much away, but they will be drawing on both the movie and the games for inspiration. Pyramid Head and the nurses are pretty much guaranteed a look-in, and there will be many other familiar icons there to scare the pants off of thrill-seekers. “We have the world of Silent Hill to bring to life,” Universal Studios Creative Director John Murdy said, and judging by the list of attractions he reels off – including Fogworld and Otherworld, among others – they intend to make it as complete as possible.

The Halloween Horror Night event is Universal’s annual scare-you-silly party. Though Universal Orlando and Universal Hollywood will be hosting the event, the two locations traditionally run their own designs and attractions, so those who go to Silent Hill in Florida will probably have a different experience from the one the California attendees will enjoy. The event usually features several different outdoor “scare zones” and as many as eight different haunted houses, presided over by an iconic character who hosts the show. Will it be Pyramid Head this year, or perhaps one of Silent Hill’s protagonists? Only one way to find out …

Source: Joystiq, Universal

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