Alice Cooper Teams Up With Universal Studios for Halloween
Rock icon Alice Cooper is ready to make this Halloween at Universal Studios even scarier. Alice Cooper: Welcome To My Nightmare is a new “Halloween Horror Nights" maze at Universal Studios Hollywood. The event will start on Sept. 23 and continues on select nights through Oct. 31.
The maze is inspired by Cooper’s album Welcome 2 My Nightmare, which will be released Sept. 13 through Universal Music Enterprises. New and classic songs by Cooper will be featured.
“We’ll be creating this living horror movie within screaming distance of the sound stages where horror movies first began, so there’s no place more appropriate to offer a preview of the new Welcome 2 My Nightmare. This will be a nightmare that will haunt visitors’ dreams for a long time to come,” said Cooper.
The new attraction will take the guests on a trip through guillotine decapitations, electric chairs, a sadistic insane asylum, predatory snake and of course the giant Black Widow spiders that helped make his imagery timeless and permanent.
“There are few people in the entertainment business who can be called a true original. Alice Cooper is in that rare pantheon. As a life-long Alice Cooper fan who’s been motivated and inspired by his craft, I am absolutely thrilled by this incredible opportunity to collaborate with him on this new haunted attraction. It’s a nightmare come true,” said the creative director John Murdy.
The "Halloween Horror Nights 2011" team will also include multihyphenate Eli Roth, who will present the new maze Eli Roth’s Hostel: Hunting Season and The Thing: Assimilation, inspired by Universal Pictures’ upcoming thriller.