Michael Myers killed it…..again! For my money, the best panel at #ScareLA this weekend was Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights presentation, a celebration of John Carpenter’s original horror masterpiece HALLOWEEN! John Murdy, creative director, and Chris Williams, art director, presented the most-anticipated addition to Hollywood’s Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights, the return of the Michael Myers’ kill-em and slice-em maze, a faithful re-telling of the best moments from the 1977 movie classic.
We barely got in, but boy are we glad we did. (Note to #ScareLA: do more classic movie-type panels and less foam molding classes). The crowd was ecstatic about the return of The Shape. But instead of hearing us (or anyone else) babble on, just watch some clips from the panel, featuring Murdy, Williams and their special guest, Malek Akkad, the CEO of Compass, which basically owns the Halloween franchise. He is the son of the late Moustapha Akkad, executive producer of the original Halloween franchise.
The official #HHN video:
“The Babysitter Murders” becomes “Halloween”
The memorable music and the lasting influence of Debra Hill, producer
Achieving super success on a super low budget
Michael Myers’ house in south Pasadena
The importance of Jamie Lee Curtis
The Michael Myers mask
Bringing the Myers house to Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights
Michael Myers as a semi-paranormal killer
This isn’t really brand-new, though….across the states at Orlando’s Universal Studios theme park, me and the Con Guy crew went through the Halloween House last year….and it was AWESOME! It was, by far, the best maze I’d ever experienced at a Universal park. Of course, full disclosure: I’m a near fanatic when it comes to my love for Carpenter’s original film. (and I cringe at the mention of Rob Zombie’s disgusting remakes). So, here are some of my favorite personal Halloween shots. One from Orlando’s Myers house. A few from the Halloween movie spots in South Pasadena. And some others. Enjoy…and Happy Early Halloween!
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