Review: Halloween Horror Nights (Universal Studios Hollywood)

Alright!  One of my favorite times of the year is taking the trek out to Universal Studios in Hollywood for their annual Halloween Horror Nights extravaganza.  After transforming the theme park from a boring daytime adventure, you’re transported to a place full of famous horror icons, stilt walking clowns, and overpriced cold churros.  This being my 6th year at the event, I’ve seen mazes built around the likes of Nightmare On Elm Street, Friday The 13th, and even My Bloody Valentine.  Would this year top previous years, or would it make me regret paying $25 for preferred parking?  Let’s take a look at the 6 mazes from worst to first:

Universal Monsters Remix:  Ok – of course this one would end up on the bottom of the list, but I do have to eat my words a little or at least nibble on them.  The dubstep music wasn’t as distracting or annoying as I previously thought, but overall the maze just isn’t that scary.  There’s the Wolf Man and Chucky and a DJ/dancing girl combo in the middle of a strobe effect club scene.  Maybe if they had a zombified version of Rerun from What’s Happening come busting out some pop-locking moves, I would have enjoyed it more.

*oops, I crapped my pants*

The Walking Dead – Dead Inside:  Well, this one hurts.  If you’re a fan of the TV series or the comic, chances are you walked out of this one shaking your head.  And if you were one the many to stand in the 2 hour (yes….2 hour) wait to see this, you most likely felt the need to punch someone in the face afterwards.   Continue reading