‘Crimson Peak’ Maze Coming to Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights 2015
Guillermo del Toro is great at crafting fully immersive worlds, and soon you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the director’s latest…sort of. During the Crimson Peak panel at Comic-Con 2015, the director announced that the Allerdale Hall mansion is coming to Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights 2015 — in the form of a creepy maze.
To be honest, if you stuck me in Allerdale Hall, I’m not sure I’d want to leave. The gorgeous, gothic mansion at the center of Crimson Peak is so beautifully detailed and spectacularly eerie, and that’s just the impression we get from the trailers. Del Toro is well-known for his elaborate set designs, and Crimson Peak might provide the most attractive yet.
Fans who wish they could actually enter one of del Toro’s cinematic worlds will get that chance when Crimson Peak comes to life as a maze at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights 2015. It’s the latest film to inspire a Halloween maze at the theme park, but it’s the most alluring one they’ve incorporated so far.
Officially titled Crimson Peak: Maze of Madness, Universal officially describes the attraction below:
“Guillermo del Toro Presents Crimson Peak: Maze of Madness” will be unearthed as a three-dimensional living representation of the film, designed to send guests spiraling through the chilling world and in the footsteps of Crimson Peak’s lead character, Edith Cushing, first as they venture from her home in America, then to the decaying and haunted Allerdale Hall mansion in a remote English countryside. With a foreboding “Beware of Crimson Peak” message that echos from Edith’s past, guests will navigate a labyrinth of paranormal tortured souls who have born witness to the estate’s dark history of unspeakable acts …and who continue to reside in vengeful, ghostly forms.
Del Toro himself revealed that he’s long been a “devoted fan” of Halloween Horror Nights, and is thrilled to see his latest creation join the park in Hollywood. In addition, Universal has unveiled a promotional poster for the event:
Crimson Peak hits theaters on October 16.