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5.11 Tactical XPRT MultiCam Tactical Pant Review

5.11 Tactical has been in the tactical gear and apparel industries for many years and they have a great reputation among airsofters looking at quality gear that won’t completely break their budgets. One of the most popular products they sell to airsoft gamers is the MultiCam TDU Pant. For just under $80 dollars, this pant has some great durability and construction quality that stands up to rugged gameplay. It was with great excitement that I saw they had announced the line of XPRT tactical apparel at SHOT Show 2017.  With a much higher price point, I was curious as to how they would hold up and compare to their lesser-expensive counterparts. 5.11 Tactical sent over a pair and I was able to find out.

In terms of design and layout, the XPRT MultiCam Tactical Pant is similar to its older sibling with some important deviations. First, the new XPRT MultiCam Tactical Pant features 16 pockets! This time, you can even find pockets in the lower ankle areas of the pants! This pair of pants even features magnetic closures on the multiple cargo pockets so that you don’t end up making a bunch of noise like you could with Velcro or zippered pockets. The fabric is nice and durable, being very similar to the MultiCam TDU Pant, and I didn’t feel as though it would rip very easily – although, I should note that I did not purposely try and tear them just because they are an expensive pair of pants. The belt loops of the new XPRT MultiCam Tactical Pant are nice and large to accommodate thicker rigger/gunner belts and the waistline of the pants features a nifty elastic adjustment system that enables the wearer to custom fit them to their particular dimensions. As an added bonus, there is a comfortable padding on the inside of the waistband to make wearing those thick belts a bit more comfortable.

The knee pad area of the XPRT MultiCam Tactical Pant has also been updated a bit. It more easily fits 5.11 Tactical’s new ENDO.K knee pad, a semi-rigid foam pad which I highly recommend. I squeezed these pads into my older MultiCam TDU Pants and simply love them – however, the fit is somewhat awkward. The new pocket is much more accommodating and shaped to these knee pads. you can still fit 5.11 Tactical’s softer knee pads in there if you like, but I highly recommend switching over to the ENDO.K pads.

The older MultiCam TDU pants tended to be a bit tight in the crotch – especially when in a crouched position. If posted up for a time, this could be pretty uncomfortable. The best way to combat this problem was to buy a size larger pair of pants than you would normally need. This gave the crotch area more material for stretching, and worked fine, except that the rest of the garment was a bit looser than I would prefer. Thankfully, this issue is now longer anything to worry about with the XPRT MultiCam Tactical Pant. 5.11 Tactical has replaced sections of the pants with a stretch fabric that moves with you and allows you to perform squatting and prone maneuvering without a problem.

The Good

  • Rugged construction
  • Stretch fabric where needed
  • Lots of pocket space
  • Adjustable waistline
  • Fits ENDO.K knee pads very well
The Bad

  • Price point
  • Magnetic closures tend to snap closed when you might want them to stay open

Overall, the biggest problem with the 5.11 Tactical XPRT MultiCam Tactical Pant is its price point. At $269.99 the pants are more expensive than a set of Crye Precision G3 combat pants. Now, is the XPRT MultiCam Tactical Pant great and amazing: YES! If you can afford these pants, you should. However, for most airsoft gamers out there, the price point is quite a bit more than what they will be comfortable with or used to paying for such an item.


5.11 Tactical XPRT MultiCam Tactical Pant Review Score

(4 out of 5 Stars)

Official Product Page


 

Mountain High Media Day 2017

Mountain High was once again nice enough to invite us to their media day to kick off the ski season. The snow has been falling like crazy in Wrightwood over the past couple weeks and it is keeping quite nice on the mountain – so nice that, on the day we visited, they were able to open the other side of the resort as well as the Tubing park! Our day started off with a cold drive up into town which was stopped temporarily as CalTrans was requiring people to attach snow chains to their tires in order to go any further into town. If you have never put snow chains on before, I highly recommend that you practice before you get to this point! Thankfully, the chains I have are auto-tightening which made things pretty straightforward but, if you don’t have those you are in for a time of it. Once we arrived, we hustled into the lodge and met up with the Mountain High / Oster Ads PR crew who provided some light breakfast foods and lift tickets.

From there, we embarked on our skiing and snowboarding adventure in some seriously cold weather. We were at about 30 degrees and active snowfall while we were there, which caused “white out” conditions for a time. You can see how things looked in our photo gallery below. We are still new to skiing and so we spent a lot of time around the practice slope just getting used to our skis. Going up the lift to the higher slopes would have been mighty harrowing with that weather the way it was! Usually, our Southern California Winter seasons don’t offer the kind of snowfall they are seeing at the mountain right now. It is a great time to go skiing as the powder is fresh and your board or skis will glide very easily over it, making for some quick downhills. We eventually settled into an après-ski lunch and then headed on into Wrightwood proper for some sightseeing and sledding (unfortunately, there is no place to bring your own sled or toboggan into Mt High).

Be sure to check out the gift/pro shop in the Mountain High lodge for souvenirs of your day’s fun as well as any supplies you may have forgotten. We personally forgot ski gloves, so we picked them up in the shop. The resort also offers equipment rentals, so don’t feel like you have to bring your own skis, boards, poles, or boots. The rental process is pretty straightforward, just head inside the building and use the terminals along the wall first – THEN wait int the line for the rest of the gear. If you wait in line before using the terminal, you are wasting your time. Also located on the resort is the Bullwheel Grill, where you can get something to eat and drink. Unfortunately, the grill was closed on the day we were there, but we have eaten there before.

Also, parking is available on site but you will probably want to be there as early as you can as the lots tend to fill up quickly. There is additional parking at the East and North resorts but that might not be where you want to spend you time depending on your goals, skill level, etc so it’s your call. For my purposes as a beginner, the West resort was best as that’s where the lodge and practice hill are located. If you feel like doing some tubing, the Tubing area is located to the North of the resort and tickets have to be purchased on site. I would recommend doing this early as the tubing park will sell out for the day after a time. Tubing is a lot of fun for adults and kids alike – the experience is a total blast.

Overall, we had a great time visiting Mountain High and highly recommend it to any of you Southern Californians looking to get your skiing or snowboarding adventures on. Plus, once you are done at the resort you can head into Wrightwood and enjoy some small town shopping and dining experiences. Lift tickets, season passes, and more are available at the official mountain high resort website. Also of note is their M.A.X. Pass program, which is a shared annual pass between Mountain High and 38 other mountain resorts! If you are a ski buff who chases the snow throughout the entire year, you might seriously consider this.

Mountain High Official Website

Mountain High Media Day 2017 Photo Gallery

Cross Roads Escape Games The Hex Room Review

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Escape room challenges like The Hex Room from Cross Roads Escape Games in Anaheim, CA are all the rage these days. They offer guests an intense, brain-stimulating experience while often in the guise of a horror film a la SAW or Hostel. The core concept is that your team must complete a set of challenges and solve puzzles in order to escape. The usual formula, however, has been to put the group together and let everyone work together to solve these challenges. The Hex Room has taken this formula and turned it on its head – this time, each of your group is in their own room and must worry about solo AND group puzzles.

Going further with the horror film metaphor, The Hex Room assigns an archetypal horror film role to each of the team’s six members: The nerd, the jock, the virgin, the detective, the prom queen, and the rebel. The starting point for each person is based on his or her assigned role – giving each player a unique experience. The beauty of this is that you could technically come back six different times, and have six different puzzles to solve (Editor’s Note: The Detective role is the most challenging in the game, be warned). Cross Roads Escape Games was created by the dynamic duo of Madison and Luke Rhoades, who have attended and/or worked a multitude of escape rooms and other haunted events over the years. Their goal was to create something that stands out from the crowd and, I am pleased to write, they have succeeded.

Upon checking in, we each filled out a brief questionnaire which Madison used to determine each of our roles. I was deemed “The Virgin” and got to sport a pink “Hello Kitty” style ribbon in my short hair. One-by-one, we were each walked into the game area and sat in a pitch black room. Instructed to wait until the lights come on, I tried to survey the environment, to no avail. Then, over a loud speaker, the killer/game master/psychopath who put us all into the game introduced us to the situation at-hand. I will not spoil and of the puzzles that we encountered, but can definitely say they are challenging and will test you – both individually and as a group.

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The most important tip I can provide is that everyone must be able to communicate effectively as some people will have items or clues that other people need (as you are separated, this presents a challenge in and of itself). The Detective, as previously-mentioned, is the most challenging role in the experience, as it requires the most communication, as well as the ability to delegate and compartmentalize the situation to keep everything flowing smoothly.

Given one hour for the group to complete all the tasks and escape, we managed to get out with 40 seconds left on the clock! I am proud to say that we were the first group to actually escape during Cross Roads Escape Games’ press preview week (Editor’s Note: Smug-face, activated!).

Overall, Cross Roads Escape Games Hex Room is an entertaining, fun, and creepy escape room challenge that I highly recommend. Tickets are $32 a person and, remember, you must bring a group of six people. They will not add other people into your group that you don’t know.

Check out The Hex Room’s booking page for more information!

Address:

4245 E La Palma Ave
Anaheim, CA 92807
United States

(714) 572-1004
Info@CrossRoadsEscapeGames.com
www.CrossRoadsEscapeGames.com

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Our ScareLA 2015 Round-Up

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Now in its third year, ScareLA has become quite the Southern California horror convention, with exhibitors ranging from haunted houses to special makeup effects vendors and a whole lot more – not to mention playing host to over 10,000 attendees! The producers behind ScareLA: Lora Ivanova, David Markland, Johanna Atilano, and Rick West have seemingly learned a great deal since the first ScareLA, which took place at “The Reef” in Los Angeles. While this location was great for their needs at the time, the team has moved ScareLA to the much larger Pasadena Convention Center. I love the Pasadena Convention Center – not only does it have a ton of floor space but it also has great parking as well as tasty eateries right across the street.

Mini-Haunts

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Drunken Devil

Drunken Devil was an unknown to me this year before entering ScareLA. However, after having gone through their French Quarter themed mini-haunt, I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us this Fall. Their full haunted house is said to be located somewhere in the fashion district of Los Angeles.  One of the people manning their mini-haunt mentioned to me that they like to go for a traditional haunted house experience, focusing on scares rather than the trend of haunted events going “extreme” with full-contact and more. Good on them, as not everyone likes those extreme experiences. You can find the Drunken Devil on Facebook!

Curse of Devil Swamp

The Curse of Devil Swamp is a home haunt with tons of heart and some great scares. Their mini-haunt at ScareLA was a true testament to this with good set design and enthusiastic monsters. You can find the Curse of Devil Swamp on Facebook here.

Field of Screams

This was a crazy mini-haunt in the best sense of the word – so much so, in fact, that I completely forgot to take photos of the experience! Walking into what appeared to be a small church complete with altar, we were treated to some sort of demonic ritual performed by two monstrous nuns on some poor, unsuspecting Shemp. The pews in which we were seated were on motion platforms which rocked back and forth along with the incantations. Field of Screams is located at the Lake Elsinore Storm baseball team field in Lake Elsinore, CA. You can find the event on Facebook here.

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Spooky Hollows Legends of the Swap

This mini-haunt had some great set decoration starting off with an eye-catching graveyard set in a swamp. The mini-haunt had several monsters within and some great lighting effects to go along with it. This mini-haunt also featured a great transition between what was supposed to be the swampy outdoors and an indoor set (a real feat as this was all constructed in a generic-looking convention space).  Their full haunted house is located in Van Nuys, CA but you can find them on Facebook right now.

Fear Station

The Fear Station mini-haunt easily featured the tallest facade to their attraction. Looking like an old, dilapidated wooden structure, guests were on a hunt to seek out a strange, terrifying creature. This mini-haunt featured actors, not just monsters, and I applaud their creating an actual storyline for the short experience. Last year, Fear Station was based in Stanton, CA but word has it that they are moving locations for 2015. We will update our horror column when we find out the new location. You can find them on Facebook here.

The Vault of Darkness

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The Vault of Darkness was produced by Evil Twin Studios, the folks behind last year’s Raymond Hill Mortuary and the upcoming Ward13 haunted attraction. Unlike the mini-haunts at ScareLA, this was a walk-through experience showcasing various vendors and technology. Entering the vault, attendees were given a dim flashlight to light the path ahead. Unfortunately for them, this flashlight has a tendency to go out at the worse possible moments! Actually, this is all part of the show as there is some serious technological wizardry behind it. The flashlights just don’t go out when entering various parts of the vault but, also, change color to enhance the mood. The Vault of Darkness allowed us a look at cool props, a full anti-zombie military vehicle, crazy lighting and even shocking wall panels. It was a neat experience that I hop they bring back next year. Also, I hope more exhibitors take note of this experience and submit their wares for display as it is a great way to let guests see your products at work, in a scary environment.

The Decayed Brigade

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The Decayed Brigade is a group of “sliders” who have worked, or are working, at various haunted attractions in Southern California. These sliders throw their bodies and slide across the ground on knee pads as a way of scaring people. This activity, in recent years, has become more of a sporting event, with haunted attraction guests cheering as monsters perform sliding stunts. That’s what the Decayed Brigade excels at. It’s always a pleasure to watch them perform. Their show this year seemed a bit more structured, which was good in that it was tightened up, but it also seemed to lose a bit of the spontaneity that it had in past years. Overall, still a great show to watch and we hope they return in 2016 (and I wish them all a speedy recovery as that stuff looks like it hurts)!

Panels

ScareLA has become such a Mecca for Southern California haunt-goers that the big events out there, Knott’s Scary Farm and Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights (as well as many others), even have their own panels where they get to announce stuff for the upcoming Fall season. Knott’s Scary Farm announced a new maze titled “The Dead of Winter”, the return of Special Ops: Infected, and a new stage show featuring Elvira. Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights announced “Halloween: Michael Myers Comes Home”, a new maze based on the classic John Carpenter film.

The “Making Monsters” panel returned for 2015, this time focusing on the art directors of various haunted attractions. Also new for 2015 was the amazing “Legend of Disneyland’s Hatbox Ghost” panel, which focused on the lore and history of the fabled Haunted Mansion resident.

Of course, there were a plethora of additional panels, these are just the ones that stand out in my mind as I type this up.

Education

Being that I was covering the convention on the show floor and in panel rooms, I didn’t get a chance to explore this facet of ScareLA. The convention hosts a huge number of classes and workshops devoted to various aspects of horror – from haunted house design and decoration to makeup effects tutorials. If I had more time, I would love to just sit-in on these workshops. You would be hard-pressed to find these classes anywhere else!

Screenings

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Another aspect to ScareLA (in case you haven’t figured it out by now, there is A LOT to do there) is its screening room. While I didn’t get a chance to attend any of the screenings personally, the list of showings was impressive. Not only were there short horror films like Nick Lines’ “It’s a Wonderful Knife” but, also, feature screenings such as “The Houses that October Built”, about a group of people looking for the most extreme haunts around the country and find more than they bargained for. Also in the line-up was a test screening of “Haunters The Movie”, a documentary about the people behind modern-day haunted attractions. I wish I got the chance to check that one out but, again, just didn’t have enough time.

Wrap-Up

Walking around the show floor, I was blown away by the number of vendors and exhibitors. I was even more blown away by how much empty space was still available on the show floor (that convention space is huge). While this meant there was a lot of breathing room, something not seen at most conventions these days, it also means they could, theoretically, pack in even more booths and experiences next year!

We had a great time at the 2015 edition of ScareLA and would like to thank the event’s producers for having us out again. We highly recommend this event for fans of Halloween, haunted attractions, and horror in general. Thanks to ScareLA, our appetites for the upcoming haunted attraction season have been whetted. The haunt season is about to begin, kiddies (insert diabolical cackling here)!

ScareLA Official Website

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Reign of Terror Open for Friday the 13th Special Event

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Thousand Oaks, Calif. (January 23, 2015) – Janss Marketplace, located on the northwest corner of Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks invites the public to a scary event that will also tug at heartstrings. The annual Reign of Terror will open for just one night in February on Friday the 13 for a young father who is battling cancer.

Tom Hood, a husband and father with four young daughters (ages 5-8) is a longtime supporter of the annual Janss Marketplace Reign of Terror haunted house, which raises money through ticket sales for Conejo Valley youth community programs. Tom, who is 35 years old and the sole financial provider for his family, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.

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The one night Reign of Terror on February 13 is opportunity for the community to help Tom Hood and his young family. Janss Marketplace invites the public to support the Friday the 13th Reign of Terror, with 100% of ticket sales donated toward paying for Tom Hood’s mounting medical expenses.

General admission tickets are $10 and VIP tickets, which offer reduced wait time in line, are $25. The ticket box office opens at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 13. Additional donations are welcome at the youcaring.com Tom Hood website:

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and can be given at the February 13 Reign of Terror.

Volunteers who work at the October Reign of Terror are returning to help at the haunted house on February 13 to support their friend, Tom Hood. The 70 room Reign of Terror is located above Gold’s Gym at Janss Marketplace. Sunset Terrace Restaurant at Janss Marketplace will also donate portions of dining proceeds to Tom Hood’s fund.

February 13 is the ONLY date the Janss Marketplace Reign of Terror will be open before its annual Halloween dates. The walk-thru themed haunted house features elaborate sets, props, lighting and sound effects which combine live actors with animatronics to create realistic and intense frights.

Join Janss Marketplace to help Tom Hood at Reign of Terror on February 13. For more information, please visit rothauntedhouse.com or the Reign of Terror’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ROThauntedhouse

H1Z1 Zombie Makeup Tutorial

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Just in time for Halloween, SOE has released makeup tutorial videos to teach players how to transform into their favorite characters from titles such as EverQuest Next and the upcoming H1Z1.

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PlanetSide 2 Empires

DC Universe Online Leopard Inspired Character

EverQuest Firiona Vie

EverQuest Next Dark Elf

ScareLA Announces Making Monsters Panel

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. — July 21, 2014 —  ScareLA, the first-ever Southern California Halloween convention, announced today their  “Making Monsters” panel joining lead make-up designers for Knott’s, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Universal Studios Hollywood, and Queen Mary to take place on Saturday, August 9th at 5:30 PM on Stage 1. The attraction designers join on the same stage for the first time ever to discuss their upcoming season and unique monster-making techniques with fans.

“This is a huge deal for us, and an incredibly exciting moment for Halloween fans,” explains Rick West, Programming Producer of ScareLA. “For the first time ever anywhere, four of Southern California’s premier theme parks are coming together as a united front on one stage at the same time to discuss what it takes to bring thousands of monsters to life every night for their high-profile events! I am very excited about this panel in particular, because it embodies the spirit of what ScareLA is at its core – the celebration of Halloween as a singular community here in Southern California.”

Making Monsters panelists include:

  • Tim Barham from Knott’s Scary Farm, the event that began theme park Halloween events in 1973. A member of the Knott’s Berry Farm team for 20 years, Tim is the Area Manager of Wardrobe and Makeup Design.

  • Scott Ramp from Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest, where he has served as makeup designer for the past 21 years. An accomplished writer, director and actor, Scott also formed his own business in 1995 – The Scream Team – which supplies high-quality, hand-made foam latex appliances to haunters around the world.

  • Larry Bones from Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights. He will discuss the process and talented artists he’s overseen since HHN returned to Los Angeles in 2006. Larry is the owner of Bone Yard Effects, a full-service makeup production studio for the film and haunted attraction industry.

  • Christina Cofran from Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor. She is Dark Harbor’s Department Head/Makeup Supervisor. A 16-year veteran of Queen Mary’s Halloween events, Christina develops the look of Dark Harbor’s monsters, and trains a team of makeup artists each season in bringing the ship’s denizens to life.

The convention boasts a titillating speaker line-up revealing of over 20 West Coast attractions to unveil exclusive news about Halloween 2014 to their fans for the first time along with hands-on workshops, onsite attractions and an exhibitor show floor designed to inspire and promote play.

ScareLA returns to downtown Los Angeles on August 9 and 10, 2014 at The Reef (formerly LA Mart). The convention sets itself apart from other horror or haunted attraction conventions by focusing on engaging attendees with interactive and educational experiences at every turn.

For tickets or for more information, visit www.scarela.com. Follow ScareLA on social media on both Twitter @ScareLosAngeles as well as Facebook. Share, inspire, play – ScareLA.

Goodbye Halloween 2012 – A Look Back

November 1st is always a depressing day for me. Halloween, one of the biggest nights of the year, is now over. No more haunted houses, kids trick or treating, or ghosts and goblins for a whole year. So, we have changed our site back from its more ghoulish-look and will resume our regularly-scheduled program. However, we had fantastic fun at various events like the LA Haunted Hayride, Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights, and Knott’s Scary Farm – to name just a few. What’s next? Thanksgiving, the December commercial-religious holiday of your particular persuasion, and New Year’s. We would like to thank @IsItOctoberYet for helping us gather a lot of this coverage (they are some awesome people we love working with) and we look forward to what next year’s twister “haunt minds” think up next! Until then, BOO!

In honor of my favorite holiday, let’s look back on some of our Halloween season coverage:

New Movies:

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Grave Encounters 2

Haunted Attractions:

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

Universal Studios Hollywood – Halloween Horror Nights

Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt

Six Flags Great Adventure Fright Fest

Great America’s Halloween Haunt

Winchester Mystery House Fright Nights

Sinister Pointe

Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor

Human Roast House

The Empty Grave

Haunted Hollywood Sports

 

Happy Halloween 2012

Happy Halloween to all our fair GamingShogun.com readers out there! On this special day, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite holiday songs/segments from when I was a kid. The song is “The Headless Horseman” and my favorite cover of it was from Kay Starr back in the 1940s (very jazzy version). This is the 1949 Bing Crosby version from Disney’s “The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad”. Also, feel free to peruse all of our Halloween stories from this haunted season.

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HHN Hollywood Extreme Horror Makeup Event Pics

Universal City, California, September 6, 2012—The artistry that transforms mere mortals into the most frightening creatures imaginable was revealed today at Universal Studios Hollywood, as extreme Hollywood horror make-up masterminds offered a sneak peek at this year’s bone-chilling“Halloween Horror Nights” event, which takes place on select nights from September 21 to October 31, 2012.

Extreme Hollywood horror make-up artist Larry Bones and his innovative special effects team partnered with “Halloween Horror Nights” Creative Director, John Murdy, to demonstrate how many highly dramatic, morbidly disturbing creatures will come to life during the event.

As the skilled professionals created the illusions of severed heads, oozing wounds and slashed throats, an additional team of experts showcased other effects employed to craft the many scare-actors featured throughout “Halloween Horror Nights.”  Costume designers were on hand to distress and customize wardrobe, wig makers teased and twisted locks, and a graphic artist adeptly illustrated original “Halloween Horror Nights” concept art.

The extreme Hollywood horror make-up showcase helped set the stage for the September 21 launch of this year’s thrilling “Halloween Horror Nights” event.  For more information and to purchase tickets, including options for Front of Line tickets that enables priority access at each maze and theme park attraction, and special Killer Deal Nights tickets to save up to $25, guests can visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com/hhn,.  Advance purchase is recommended as event nights will sell out.

This year’s “Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in the living, breathing, three-dimensional world of the most notorious and terrifying creatures.  Featuring a slate of unrivaled film production quality mazes, terror-filled Scare Zones and a new “Terror Tram” experience, uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties, “Halloween Horror Nights” will taunt, terrorize and torment guests with incomparable spellbinding and spine-chilling haunted attractions.

AMC’s Golden Globe®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning TV series will have a significant presence during “Halloween Horror Nights” when the critically-acclaimed hit takes center stage in a riveting new maze, “The Walking Dead:  Dead Inside.” It will also headline the event’s signature backlot experience, “Terror Tram:  Invaded by The Walking Dead” featuring hordes of roving, flesh-eating zombie “walkers.”

Other haunted attractions will include “Welcome to Silent Hill,” based on the popular video games and film franchise; “Alice Cooper Goes to Hell 3D,” a new 3D maze inspired by the legendary shock rocker’s classic concept album; a reimagined experience, “La Llorona: Cazadora de Niños,” based on the terrifying Mexican and Latin American legend that has terrified children for centuries; “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre:  The Saw is The Law,” maze based on filmmaker Tobe Hooper’s notoriously unsettling 1974 horror film classic; and the “Universal Monsters Remix,” walk-through attraction featuring Universal’s legendary horror monsters of yesteryear, re-defined for the 21st century along with the pulse-pounding sounds of dance and electronic-fusion music.

The ever-popular “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure” will also add to the dynamic “Halloween Horror Nights” event, joining suchtheme park’s favorites as “Transformers™: The Ride –3D,” “Jurassic Park® In the Dark,” “The Simpsons RideTM” and “Revenge of the MummySM – The Ride.”

Details on “Halloween Horror Nights” are available at Halloween Horror Nights, on Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood” and on Instagram @HorrorNightsHollywood or #UniversalHHN.  Updates from Creative Director John Murdy can be found on Twitter at:Twitter.com/HorrorNights, as he reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information.  “Halloween Horror Nights” maze announcement videos can be seen at Universal Studios Hollywood’s YouTube Channel.

Halloween Horror Nights” kicks off on Friday, September 21, 2012 and continues on select nights through Wednesday, October 31.  Event dates are: September 21, 22, 28, 29 and October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 31.

Images from the Event