New faces revealed in ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ Special Effects Make-up Artist Demonstration

Frightening New ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ Faces Revealed as
Leading Special Effects Make-Up Artists Demonstrate Trade
Secrets Behind the Creation of Terrifying Characters to be Featured in
Universal Studios Hollywood’s Award-Winning Horror Event, Beginning September 20
(Photo by Damian Barrios)

Universal City, California, August 27, 2013—To showcase the black magic that brings the most gruesome monsters imaginable to life during “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood, extreme horror make-up artist Larry Bones and his innovative team joined John Murdy, “Halloween Horror Nights’” Creative Director, for a sneak peek of the most bone-chilling effects planned for this year’s event. “Halloween Horror Nights” begins on Friday, September 20, and continues on 21 select nights through November 2, 2013.
As skilled professionals created the illusions of severed heads, oozing wounds and slashed throats, an additional team of experts showcased other effects employed to craft the many scare-actors featured throughout “Halloween Horror Nights.” Costume designers were on hand to distress and customize wardrobe, wig makers teased and twisted locks, and a graphic artist adeptly illustrated original “Halloween Horror Nights” concept art.
Tickets to this year’s event are now on sale and available for purchase at, including a Front of Line ticket option that enables guests to enjoy priority access at each maze and theme park attraction, as well as an all-new VIP Experience ticket offering guests an enhanced guided tour of “Halloween Horror Nights.” Advance purchase is recommended as event nights will sell out.

(Photo by Damian Barrios)

Halloween Horror Nights” 2013 at Universal Studios Hollywood brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in the living, breathing, three-dimensional world of the most notorious and terrifying creatures. Featuring a slate of unrivaled film production quality mazes, terror-filled Scare Zones and a fully re-imagined “Terror Tram” experience uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties, this year’s featured “Halloween Horror Nights” attractions include: “The Walking Dead: No Safe Haven,” based on AMC’s Golden Globe-nominated show, “Evil Dead: Book of the Dead,” inspired by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s blockbuster remake of the cult classic, “Black Sabbath 13 3D,” based on the legendary heavy metal band’s darkest lyrics, “Insidious: Into the Further,” based on the 2010 thriller “Insidious” and the upcoming sequel “Insidious: Chapter 2,” and “Universal Monsters Remix: Resurrection” featuring the music of Artist/DJ Figure.
New original scare-zones include: The Purge based on Universal Pictures’ blockbuster and upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release, and the Curse of Chucky, an all-new movie from the filmmakers of the unforgettable horror franchise inspired by Universal Home Entertainment’s upcoming release.
First-ever access to extended portions of Universal’s iconic backlot will take center stage this year as movie sets and soundstages become a thrilling new “Halloween Horror Nights” backdrop, and the popular “Terror Tram” returns with hordes of flesh-eating zombies from “The Walking Dead.”
Maze announcement videos are available on Halloween Horror Nights’ YouTube Channel. Updates on “Halloween Horror Nights” are available online at Halloween Horror Nights, on Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood,” on Instagram at @HorrorNights and Twitter at @HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Join the conversation using #UniversalHHN.

(Photo by Damian Barrios)

Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A. includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue. World-class rides and attractions include the critically-acclaimed and award-winning mega-attraction, “Transformers: The Ride-3D,” the intense, award-winning ride, “King Kong 360 3-D” on the famed behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, “The Simpsons RideTM,” “Revenge of the MummySM —The Ride” and “Jurassic Park® —The Ride.”


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