John Murdy, the creative director at Universal Studios Hollywood and who many consider to be the father of Halloween Horror Nights, just revealed on Twitter (@HorrorNights) that the big four Horror Icons- Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, and Leather Face- will be returning to Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights for the 2016 season.
Per the HHN Twitter page-
“The four most terrifying names in horror are coming to #UniversalHHN – Freddy, Jason, Leatherface, & Michael Myers!”
Moments later, Murdy then tweeted:
“I told you our line up this year would make you very happy…Freddy, Jason, Leatherface, Michael Myers…was it worth the wait?”
Then what followed was a series of Tweets that teased more information about what the big Four have in store, and it turns out it will be Freddy vs Jason!
“Welcome to FREDDY VS JASON, an ALL NEW MAZE that brings together two of the biggest icons in Horror history!”
The news of Freddy vs Jason was immediately followed with news about the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre maze:
“Welcome to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Blood Brothers! An ALL NEW MAZE that’s being built right now in the Waterworld queue line…”
Some of the other Tweets teased other announcements for HHN, including The Exorcist.
Murdy followed up his excitement with his love of these classic icons and his love for the films:
“So here’s the deal…we’ve done nearly every property in horror during my time at HHN, many more than once, but some properties are special.”
The news comes with great excitement as its been a few years since any version of the Big Four have been together at HHN.
Murdy has promised he’ll reveal more information this weekend at the Midsummer Scream Halloween festival in Long Beach.
He then finished by saying that there is more to come:
“Oh and The Exorcist...and Walking Dead…and…there’s still more mazes to be announced that will make you VERY VERY HAPPY!”
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