Last year, all the scare zones at Universal Studios Florida's Halloween Horror Nights were devoted to the Walking Dead. This year, there's something different in the air. Yes, the Walking Dead will still be part of the event for the third year in a row, but fans of SyFy's Face Off will definitely want to hit the park's streets to experience their favorite show firsthand.
Face Off will be a featured street experience for Halloween Horror Nights 2014, including ten creepy creations inspired by the show. One will even be designed by season winner/Universal Orlando make-up artist Laura Tyler. The ghoulish creatures will wander around in five different environments within the scare zone.
What exactly are the environments? It's a little too early to reveal the full details, but you'll encounter eerie scarecrows dead set on protecting their farmland and haunted castle ruins protected by ghoulish brutes. As for the rest, you'll have to wait a little longer. The reveals will continue all summer, and the event itself starts on Friday, September 19.
"We’re excited that some of Face Off’s most memorable and visually stunning creatures ever will be brought back to life for Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights," said Bill McGoldrick, EVP, Original Content, Syfy Original Programming. "Over the years, the talented artists of Face Off have dreamed up some amazing creatures that we know will make terrifying additions to the Halloween Horror Nights experience."
"The gruesome creatures imagined on Face Off are the perfect fit for the streets of Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights," said Michael Aiello, Director of Entertainment - Creative Development, Universal Orlando Resort. "Our goal is to bring to life the macabre artistry displayed in the characters seen week after week. We are also very excited to be featured in a season 7 episode of Face Off, and to include that episode’s winning makeup in the maze. For our guests, I know it will be a uniquely terrifying opportunity to come face to face with these creations for the very first time now 'In the Flesh.'"
"Face Off ’s inspiration to create original movie-quality creatures makes for very compelling television," said John Murdy, Universal Studios Hollywood’s Creative Director for and Executive Producer of Halloween Horror Nights. "Collaborating with the show’s creative team, however, gave us a unique way to extend the life of these exceptional characters that make-up artists have poured blood, sweat and tears into creating. We’re excited to put these incredible works of art to the test and see just how scared our guests will become when they are face to face with live versions of these nightmarish characters."