During our exclusive tour of the house at Universal Studios in Orlando, his creators shared their desire to remain true to the film The film – and its ambiguity – and its story have a frightening twist.
"Our job is to re-tell the film from start to finish in a unique way," says Patrick Braillard, Creative Development Show Director.
"We want to give the audience what it really wants from the movie, but they do not know how to adapt it to a haunted house," adds Lora Sauls, Creative Development Manager at Show Direction. "
It's the secret sauce of Halloween Horror Nights that puts off our pants, even though the scariest surprises of the movie were fresh after a recent rerun in our heads. Like a "highlight" role, as Sauls calls it, all iconic moments of the film are reproduced. Because you can not predict exactly when, where, or how they will appear, your familiarity with the film does little to keep the horrors at bay.
This became apparent as we turned around one of the corners of the house and unexpectedly faced the red overalls wearing Wilson's double jumpsuit. They waited quietly in front of the family's cabin, just like in the movie, but their surprising appearance – coupled with our unpleasant proximity to them – made for an encounter that we will not forget so quickly.
As Braillard explains, another one major ingredient in breaking down fresh shock from known source material is the additional immersion afforded by a walk-in attraction. "They are thrown directly into these experiences from the standpoint of watching on a flat screen." Sauls also emphasizes the importance of good, old-fashioned anxiety. "Everyone had a leash [in the film] so this is a" springboard "with multiple attackers … it's an aggressive maze."
 This creative, close-up collision with moments of monsters in the closet is effectively engineered to erode your nerves at numerous film locations in the Wilsons and Tylers cabins, complete with a scary twins' appearance Promenade of Santa Cruz and the underground tunnels of the Tethered. But the Labyrinth and its many live performers also turn some of the less frightening, if still disturbing, scenes of the movie into scary moments.
For example, if you reach the crashed SUV of the Wilsons, you will probably expect it. Next, he finds Umbrae's twisted body, which is in a tree. However, do not trust your intuition – we will not ruin it for you, but the inspired turn of the house in this scene provides one of the best horrors of the attraction.
Do not plan on feeling safer with the protagonists of the movie, as the approximately 5-minute experience does a fantastic job that reflects their specific concerns about you. If you're witnessing a fire with Adelaide searching for Red in the Underground, you'll be shivering, and if you see through Zora's breathless sprint from Umbrae, you might even gasp for air.
Of course, the sound effects and scores that accompany each scene play an equally effective role in preventing the immersion in the world of filmmaker Jordan Peele. The attraction team worked closely with Peeles Monkeypaw Productions, reproducing every audio cue and music track – from the owl's honking in Shaman's Vision Quest Fun House to Red's tense staccato dialogue – with nightmare-demanding authenticity. 19659006] Loading Video … ” class=”jsx-1406459836 placeholder”/>