News: Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights Bringing Back ‘La Llorona’ With A New Maze!

I keep telling and telling people – if you haven’t been to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights in LA, you need to go!  It’s unlike anything I’ve ever been to regarding haunted houses and it always ups the ante each year with new mazes and attractions. Yesterday, it was announced that they’re bringing back one of my favorite mazes from last year, ‘La Llorona’ for the sequel ‘La Llorona: Cazadora de Niños’ or translated in english,  ‘Weeping Woman: The Child Hunter’.  Based off of a widespread legend in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and South America – the new maze will tell the haunting story of ‘La Llorona’, a beautiful girl named Maria from a poor village who desperately sought to win the affection of a rich nobleman. Rejected and grief stricken, she drowns her children in a river. Overcome with anguish, she drowns herself in a bitter end. According to legend, Maria’s tormented and distressed spirit wanders the earth, eternally piercing the night with mournful cries, “My children! Where are my children?” ― giving rise to her name, ‘La Llorona’ or ‘The Weeping Woman.’

*ay dios mio!*

As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, it takes a lot to creep me out and last year this maze creeped me out!  Just ask my wife who I clung to like a frightened child (probably just ruined my rep typing that).  Joining ‘La Llorona’ this year for the spooky fun is also the return of Alice Cooper with his new maze ‘Alice Cooper Goes To Hell 3D’; the very first ever maze revolving around the popular video game Silent Hill, ‘Welcome To Silent Hill’; and the grandaddy of them all right now…..a maze based off of the enormously popular tv show The Walking Dead called ‘Walking Dead: Apocalypse’. Now keep in mind also that there are still two more mazes to be announced (c’mon Exorcist maze, c’mon Exorcist maze), so it’s only going to get better.  So get off your ass and get to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights this year!  Here are the dates and tickets will be going on sale soon (I highly recommend springing for the Front Of The Line tickets):  September 21, 22, 28, 29 – October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 2831.  Ticket prices coming soon here.

*be afraid….be very afraid*


New Trailer: Silent Hill Revelation – 3D (oooooh 3D!)

Yesterday (sorry I’m a day behind), the new trailer for Silent Hill: Revelation 3D popped up online.  It’s the sequel to the 2006 opener, Silent Hill.  And just like that one, it looks like the acting is going to be horrible!  Yay!  Seriously, nothing against the lead girl Adelaide Clemens (sidebar:  I haven’t heard the name Adelaide since Different Strokes’ second housekeeper), but we’re in some pretty bad acting territory here.  And come on Jon Snow!  What happened to your bastard son acting chops on Game Of Thrones??! Ugh – at least Sean Bean is there, but he probably just gets killed off quickly just like in Game Of Thrones (oops!  Spoiler Alert!)

All that aside, it looks like it has the same going for it that the first one did – some good visuals and some sexy no face nurses (and Pyramid Head is pretty bad ass).  At least the franchise is somewhat sticking to the script of the video game, unlike the abomination that we call Resident Evil (can’t go wrong with zombie Mike Epps though). So check out the trailer below and sound off if you want.  Speaking of sound – gotta admit that the siren is pretty creepy and was well played in the first movie too.  Be sure to check out the Silent Hill maze at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights this year – looking waaaaay more forward to that than this movie (sorry Silent Hill movie enthusiasts).