The folks at Universal Studios in Hollywood, CA and Orlando, FL want to play with you “forever and ever and ever” when a maze based in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining haunts the backlots for their annual Halloween Horror Nights. The bi-costal event is the biggest horror-themed convergence of the fall season and a paradigm of professional and terrifying haunt experiences.
From Today’s Press Release:
The Shining maze at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights will provide guests with a unique opportunity to relive some of the film’s most iconic, and sinister, moments. While venturing through the eerie Overlook Hotel, guests will be thrust into the hotel’s tragic history of murder and madness, bearing witness to caretaker Jack Torrance’s spiraling descent into insanity. Nightmarish visions will come to life in this macabre maze, overwhelming guests with the “shine” of the murderous, ghostly entities that lurk around every turn – all while trying to escape the wrath of Jack Torrance as he violently succumbs to the hotel’s paranormal forces.
It’s probably a no-brainer that the chilling Grady Twins will be making an appearance, but can thrill-seekers expect to see a decaying corpse in a bathtub or a man in a bear costume caught in a compromising position with a past caretaker? And will the maze extend from inside the Overlook to the actual hedge maze outside? Obviously, the possibilities for terror are endless.
The Shining is based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King, first published in 1977. Over 40 years after its release in 1980, Kubrick’s film remains one of the most studied, controversial, and debated in cinematic history. Check out the teaser announcement for The Shining maze at Halloween Horror Nights below, along with the original trailer and synopsis for the film.
Official Synopsis: Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.