Writer/director Eli Roth is teaming up with the dreadful folks at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood to create Eli Roth’s Hostel: Hunting Season, a gruesome new maze inspired by the sadistic and deadly exploits of the Elite Hunting organization seen in Roth’s terrifying Hostel films.
Read what’s in store:
“Hostel: Hunting Season,” for which Universal will build elaborate sets re-creating locations in Slovakia, will mark the horror auteur and star’s first effort at transforming his screen work into a live theme park experience.
The maze will re-imagine the film’s dehumanizing torture chambers and send guests on a spiraling journey through the corrupt halls of Elite Hunting’s torture factory. Elite Hunting, a secret society that tortures and kills American youth for sport in exchange for large sums of money, will prowl the factory and prey on its many maze visitors.
Roth, who also directed the 2002 flesh-eating bacteria frightener Cabin Fever and produced last year’s box office hit The Last Exorcism, is also threatening to participate in the maze as a torturer.
I am so happy to join forces with the creative team at Universal. Our collaborative vision to bring ‘Hostel’ to life will give both fans of my movie and horror fans a scare they could never have imagined.
People will have a chance to experience some exact moments from their favorite ‘Hostel’ scenes, along with some new surprises.
This is something I’ve dreamed of for years. I may even dress up and appear in the maze one night as a torturer. So when you say ‘I scared you,’ you can literally mean that I scared you!
Halloween Horror Nights runs on selected nights from Sept. 23-thru-Oct. 31. This year’s frights will also include a maze based on Uni’s upcoming prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 sci-fi classic The Thing.
To see pics from one of my many visits to the event, go here.