The ensemble end-of-the-world comedy film “This is the End” will get new life in September when it becomes the basis of a 3D “horror-comedy maze” as part of Universal Studios Hollywood’s annual “Halloween Horror Nights” season.
The “This is the End” attraction will join previously announced mazes based on films such as “The Walking Dead,” “Insidious,” “Halloween” and “Crimson Peak.” But with “This is the End,” the horror maze will have a comic twist, sending visitors on a trip to an A-list party at James Franco’s Hollywood home just as the Apocalypse is about to begin.
“‘This is the End’ brings a new dimension of fear to ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ by fusing the best of two extreme worlds — horror and comedy — to create a literal and figurative three-dimensional experiential version of the film,” according to John Murdy, creative director at Universal Studios Hollywood and executive producer of “Halloween Horror Nights.”
“Our collaboration with James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill to transform this outrageous movie into a terrifying maze underscores the impact of ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ as one the most influential Halloween events around,” Murdy said.
The 2013 movie also featured Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson.
“Halloween Horror Nights” begins Sept. 18 and continues through Nov. 1.
— Wire reports