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As the full moon rises, you will learn to fear the beast.

Based on the John Landis horror classic, An American Werewolf in London, you’ll come face-to-face with the bloody chaos of werewolf attacks in this horrifying house.

 

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You can feel someone…or something…following you. But it’s already too late. The hair rising on the back of your neck is the last thing you feel before you’re ripped limb from limb by the blood-thirsty beast...

This fall, the terrifying classic “An American Werewolf in London” will become an all-new haunted house at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 23. Universal Orlando’s Entertainment team is partnering with the film’s critically-acclaimed writer and director John Landis to create a disturbingly-real haunted house experience that pays homage to one of the greatest lycanthropic stories ever told.

The iconic film follows two American college students, Jack and David, as they backpack across the moors of England. On a misty, full-moon night, the men are attacked by a supernatural creature that kills Jack and taints David with its horrific curse. When the full moon rises again, the killing spree continues, and this time, the blood is on David’s hands.

Beginning September 20, guests will step inside the film and experience a retelling of the horror classic – from the attack on the English moors to the hospital nightmares to witnessing the bone-crunching transformation of David from human to bloodthirsty werewolf. Guests will encounter David’s vicious werewolf form as he wreaks bloody chaos through London’s subway tunnel, Piccadilly Circus and more.

“It’s terrific that guests will be able to actually experience some of the scarier scenes from the film,” said John Landis, writer and director of “An American Werewolf in London.” “I had fun working with the Universal team to bring one of my more insane movies to life.”

“’An American Werewolf in London’ is a must-see for any true horror fan,” said Mike Aiello, Creative Director for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights. “The haunted maze mirrors John Landis’ horrifying story and having him work with us in the creative process was really the only way this could authentically come to life.”

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Mike also said the Prono theater from the film is going to be in the maze, oh and puppets. lol

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A lot of things were confirmed for the house.

-Slaughtered Lamb will be the facade

-It'll feature Piccadilly Circus, the Porno Theater, the Underground

-The werewolf is a articulated puppet (Understandable considering it's a quadraped werewolf and not a bipedal one like CITW's)

-They went to original audio scource materials for things like the howl. An of course it'll feature Elmer Bernstein's score and songs like Blue Moon and Bad Moon Rising.

Overall, I'm really excited for it since AWIL was my first horror film. An' this is also a big passion project for A&D considering this is the third time they've tried to realize it.

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I'm really curious how they will do the theater since...well, this is (For the most part) a PG-13 event. Maybe they'll loop a clip of the guy talking or something.

But I'm going to guess the scares are going to be mostly from the British folks or from the Nazi werewolves.

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Thank goodness it's on Netflix right now. Can watch it a few times before I go in almost a month. I remember a few years ago I went to the Spooky Empire thing, and John Landis was there (didn't get to meet him but did go to a Q&A thing he did which was awesome). I also got to watch half of a documentary someone made (that I haven't been able to find since unfortunately). This is also one of my dad's favorite movies, that is now one of mine. So....yeah, definitely excited lol.

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A lot of things were confirmed for the house.

-Slaughtered Lamb will be the facade

-It'll feature Piccadilly Circus, the Porno Theater, the Underground

-The werewolf is a articulated puppet (Understandable considering it's a quadraped werewolf and not a bipedal one like CITW's)

-They went to original audio scource materials for things like the howl. An of course it'll feature Elmer Bernstein's score and songs like Blue Moon and Bad Moon Rising.

Overall, I'm really excited for it since AWIL was my first horror film. An' this is also a big passion project for A&D considering this is the third time they've tried to realize it.

Hah sick! Definitely going to go back and rewatch this so I can catch these details in the house. I mainly remember the "In Paris" one. Love that the werewolf is going to be a puppet. Should be some awesome effects in here.

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Hah sick! Definitely going to go back and rewatch this so I can catch these details in the house. I mainly remember the "In Paris" one. Love that the werewolf is going to be a puppet. Should be some awesome effects in here.

I am very excited for this house as well. I am most curious to see them pull of Piccadilly Circus because it seems like it would have to be done on such a grand scale and so late in the house. My second most anticipated thing is seeing how they work the transformation scene.

The puppetry is cool, I just hope they stay in good condition throughout the whole event as I am going the third week and selfishly want them to be working.

As far as the Nazi wolves go, I have heard rumor that they are reusing the WOTLD costumes done up werewolf style so expect it to look similar.

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Looking forward to this house. Just rewatched the movie after many years, and I think it will be a fun one. My husband has a Slaughtered Lamb Pub shirt from the Greenwich Village bar of the same name, so I'm sure he's going to wear that one night. ;)

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Everything sounds great and this could be the best house of the year.
My biggest fear would be that the puppets break or something happens.... That would seriously suck... Imagine the Werewolf house with no werewolves lol :lol:


I wonder how many times we will see the werewolf, I hope it is more than twice or something like that. The Werewolf doesn't even appear that much in the movie to begin with, So it makes me wonder how much it will show up in the house.

but I am happy for this.

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Because I tend to focus on word usage...

Are we sure these puppets are animatronics or are they actual puppets?

Puppets like the ones used in HHNH's La Llorona.

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Because I tend to focus on word usage...

Are we sure these puppets are animatronics or are they actual puppets?

Puppets like the ones used in HHNH's La Llorona.

good question, I kind of hope they are just regular puppets so that there is less chance of them breaking midway

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The original tweet said "fully atriculated puppets"

The addition of the word articulated is what made me think of nonanimitronic puppets.

It made me think of marionettes.

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One thing I wonder about the maze is whether or not it have the same facade as Creature in 2008 or something similar. After all, the Butchered Buck in Creatures was originally supposed to be the Slaughtered Lamb in AWIL.

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The addition of the word articulated is what made me think of nonanimitronic puppets.

It made me think of marionettes.

John Landis said the following "Anyway, in order to replicate Rick Baker's amazing make-up work on 'American Werewolf,' Universal Creative has committed to building these full-sized werewolf puppets that people are then going to manipulate from behind-the-scenes."

Link for proof: http://jimhillmedia.com/editor_in_chief1/b/jim_hill/archive/2013/08/19/huffington-post-john-landis-remembe.s-quot-an-american-werewolf-in-london-quot-which-will-soon-be-recreate-as-a-maze-at-universal-orlando-s-halloween-horror-nights-23.aspx

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Yes, the werewolves will be puppets and not animatronics. It takes about four or five people per puppet to properly control them. The cast is going to be one of the biggest in HHN history.

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That has the potential to be pretty overwhelming for Collective (ABU) members...

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