We may be getting an election-themed Season 7 when American Horror Story returns to FX this fall, but fans of Season 6 can Return to Roanoke in a new maze coming to Halloween Horror Nights 2017 when the annual event kicks off at Universal Studios in Hollywood. The announcement came today via Twitter and reminds us to beware the Blood Moon! Have a watch:
— Horror Nights (@HorrorNights) June 15, 2017
Beware the Blood Moon. The nightmare comes to #UniversalHHN in a terrifying new maze based on American Horror Story: Roanoke! @AHSFX
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Creative director John Murdy gave fans an extensive rundown (also via Twitter):
As you know, last year we did our first American Horror Story maze based on the seasons Murder House, Freak Show and Hotel. This year we’ve decided to focus on a single season of AHS, the most recent season… Roanoke.
The maze last year was extremely well received by our fans and the fans of AHS. But after last year I wanted to take a different approach. Each season of AHS is its own world. Each season has plenty of content for its own maze. So we wanted to focus on a single season this time. Because we’re focusing on Roanoke this year, that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about Coven and Asylum. It means we’re saving them. I didn’t want to do them all in one maze this year… when you think about a season like Asylum… that can be its own maze in the future, etc.
So that’s why we took the approach we did. We get to do an in-depth Roanoke maze hitting all the major scenes, characters, etc. The maze will be in the same location as AHS last year, in the Metro area of the Universal Studios movie backlot. The facade will be an updated version of what we did last year, but when you step inside…there’s a journey to another facade!
Gonna stop short of spoilers…other than to say there’s a special twist inspired by AHS but not from an episode of Roanoke! Hmmm???? Have to film another announcement video today with a special guest….more maze announcements will be coming in the weeks ahead! Stay tuned! And just to be clear (sighs after doing this for the millionth time)…this announcement only applies to HHN Hollywood! Get it? Got it? Good!
You can check out a video walk-through of last year’s American Horror Story themed maze at Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood below.