'VIP Experience: The Insidious Experiment' Takes Universal Studios Hollywood Guests on a Mind-Bending Paranormal Investigation of Restricted Movie Production Backlot Locations

By | September 10, 2013

Halloween Horror Nights-transUNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., — A deadly evening of paranormal activity awaits “Halloween Horror Nights” guests in Universal Studios Hollywood’s exclusive “VIP Experience: The Insidious Experiment,” inspired by the “Insidious” horror film franchise. Guests will scare in style as they venture to restricted locations on the historic Universal backlot, scream though all six mazes with limitless front of line privileges, and enjoy a last supper at the exclusive VIP Horror Lounge.

“Halloween Horror Nights” begins on Friday, September 20 and continues on 21 select nights through Saturday, November 2. Tickets for the “VIP Experience: The Insidious Experiment” are available for purchase at HalloweenHorrorNights.com/hollywood. Space is limited; tickets will sell out.

“The backlot at Universal Studios has a long and infamous ‘ghost story’ dating back to the silent film era,” said John Murdy, Creative Director, “Halloween Horror Nights.” “Guests of this year’s ‘VIP Experience: The Insidious Experiment’ will have an opportunity to join an active paranormal investigation led by Spectral Sightings, the paranormal investigating team from the ‘Insidious’ films. Guests will be warned early on that it’s not a safe time to join them, but that’s when the real fun begins.”

This year, the contemporary urban city streets, towering skyscrapers, brick-faced facades and industrial exteriors that make up Universal Studios’ world-famous production facilities will serve as a backdrop location for “Halloween Horror Nights” as Universal Studios Hollywood creates elaborate maze settings from iconic movie sets and soundstages never before used for this popular event.

Other haunted attractions will include “Evil Dead: Book of the Dead,” based on Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s chilling remake of the cult classic; “Black Sabbath: 13 3D,” inspired by the darkest lyrics from the legendary rock band’s 43-year history of Heavy Metal music, and “Insidious: Into the Further” based on the disturbing “Insidious” film franchise that explores the darkest corners of the paranormal experience.

A new reign of terror in new scare zones based on Universal Pictures’ blockbuster movie “The Purge” and Universal Studios Home Entertainment’s upcoming Blu-ray release of “Curse of Chucky,” will also come to life to terrify “Halloween Horror Nights” guests.

The highly-entertaining and edgy “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure” returns in an all-new production, adding to the already dynamic “Halloween Horror Nights” event, while such theme park favorites remain open throughout the event: “Transformers: The Ride -3D,” “Jurassic Park In the Dark,” “The Simpsons Ride” and “Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride.”

Maze announcement videos are available on Halloween Horror Nights’ YouTube Channel. Updates on “Halloween Horror Nights” are available online at Halloween Horror Nights, on Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood,” on Instagram at @HorrorNights and Twitter at @HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Join the conversation using #UniversalHHN.

Event dates for “Halloween Horror Nights” are September 20, 21, 27 and 28, October 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 31 and November 1 and 2.