HHN Gets Freddy Kreuger and Friends

Universal is ratcheting up the fear factor in this year’s Halloween Horror Nights.

Universal Orlando announced Wednesday that it has reached a deal with New Line Cinema to use the three iconic horror-movie characters in its annual nighttime scare-fest event, which runs weekends around Halloween.

It’s the first time New Line Cinema has given any theme park the rights to use the characters from the popular Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street and Texas Chainsaw Massacre series of movies.

Leonard Pickel, who edits Haunted Attractions Magazine, had this to say:

“I can see it as being a strong play,” Pickel said. “What that’s going to do is provide, on the one hand, the ability to take characters that are already like the modern-day Frankenstein, Dracula and Werewolf, and put them in context. It’s an interesting move.”


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