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The Exorcist Announced for Halloween Horror Nights

For the first time ever, the scariest movie of all time will become a haunted house at Halloween Horror Nights for both the east coast and the west coast. The Exorcist (released in 1973), directed by William Friedkin, is one of the most profitable horror movies ever released. The film received a whopping 8 out of 10 rating on IMDb and won awards in the Academy Awards, USA in 1974, and the Golden Globes, USA in 1974.

The horror film tells the tale of an exorcism that is supposedly based loosely on actual events. In the Exorcist, Regan, a teenage girl, is seen playing with an Ouija board, also known as a “spirit board.” When she begins to display strange behavior (levitating, speaking in tongues), her mother seeks medical help, only to reach a dead end. A local priest, however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil. To assist with the difficult task of performing an exorcism, the priest sends in an expert.

Official statement:
For the first time ever, supernatural thriller, The Exorcist, will take possession of “Halloween Horror Nights” in all-new horrifying mazes opening at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort beginning this September. 

The twisted minds behind the nation’s best, most intense Halloween events will bring to life one of the scariest and most nightmare-inducing horror films in history.

At Universal Orlando Resort, guests will see, hear, feel – and even smell – every iconic levitating, head-spinning, vomit-wrenching, skin-crawling moment from the film. They’ll be paralyzed with fear as they witness the power of the supernatural, scream uncontrollably as they become part of Regan MacNeil’s possession and run in terror as they try to escape the horrific battle between innocence and evil.

Universal Studios Hollywood’s “The Exorcist” maze will resonate as a real life interpretation of the demonic film, daring “Halloween Horror Nights’” guests to live the nightmare experienced by a tortured Regan and her determined mother. The maze will recreate some of the film’s most haunting scenes, ushering guests into its unparalleled terror as if their very souls were possessed by the devil. 

Revered as one of the scariest movies of all-time, The Exorcist earned its place in history as the first horror film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. Directed by William Friedkin, the film also established itself as leading influence in pop culture horror, affecting a multitude of subsequent films since its terrifying debut in 1973.

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