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Krampus Announced for Halloween Horror Nights 2016

It was announced just today that Krampus will come to the annual Halloween Horror Nights event this year in both Orlando and Hollywood. Universal Orlando’s event is scheduled to run on select nights from September 16th through October 31st. Universal Studios Hollywood’s event is set to begin on September 16th.

The Halloween Horror Nights team has collaborated with filmmaker Michael Dougherty, Legendary Pictures, and Universal Pictures to bring the 2015 Krampus film to life.

Guests are invited to the Engel home, which has been decked out for the holidays. From the myriad of dark elves, gingerbread men wielding nail guns, the engorged Jack-in-the-Box to the Teddy Bear, every room is full of its own horrifying moments pulled from the film.

When in the house, guests will dodge invading dark elves around every corner and sneak past the looming presence of Krampus, a horned beast who punishes naughty children at Christmastime. Each encounter with Krampus holds its own unique perspective, as he gathers more souls for his sinister workshop.

About Krampus film
While the holiday season represents the most magical time of year, ancient European folklore warns of Krampus, a horned beast who punishes naughty children at Christmastime. When dysfunctional family squabbling causes young Max (Emjay Anthony) to lose his festive spirit, it unleashes the wrath of the fearsome demon. As Krampus lays siege to the Engel home, mom (Toni Collette), pop (Adam Scott), sister (Stefania LaVie Owen) and brother must band together to save one another from a monstrous fate.

Official statement:
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., ORLANDO, Fla. (August 4, 2016) – Tis the season for Krampus as Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort bring the terrifying dark Christmas legend to life in an all-new “Halloween Horror Nights” maze beginning September 16, 2016.

The creative minds behind the nation’s best and most extreme Halloween events unleash the wrath of Krampus, Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures’ Christmas-themed horror film co-written and directed by Michael Dougherty, in a sinister new “Halloween Horror Nights” maze.

The dead of winter sets the stage for the terror that’s about to unfold one cold, dank and dreary Christmas Eve as the fabled anthropomorphic “half-goat, half-demon” horned creature emerges to terrorize those devoid of holiday spirit. In scenes lifted from the film, guests will navigate the dysfunctional Engel family home to encounter the evil ancient spirit of Krampus – the dark shadow of Saint Nicholas – and his band of Dark Elves and sinister Gingerbread Men, who cause the family to fight to see the light of day.

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” in Hollywood and Orlando to become victims inside their own horror film. The streets of each coast’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing “scare-actors” lunge from every darkened corner. Multiple movie-quality haunted houses are erected throughout the event, based on anything from iconic slasher films to hit horror television series to haunting original stories.

Additional details about Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” will be revealed soon. For more information about Halloween Horror Nights at either Universal Studios Hollywood or Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

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