Variety reports that Universal Studios has announced that their first maze for the 2011 Halloween Horror Nights which takes place during October at Universal Studios will be The Thing: Assimilation! Based on the upcoming prequel to the 1982 film, The Thing: Assimilation will take guests on a journey to an arctic research station under siege by an alien terror.

“We want people to live the film and experience the same terror that affects the film’s characters,” Newman said. “Our collaboration with Universal’s creative teams brought the vision of the film to life. We’re excited for Halloween Horror Nights guests to experience ‘The Thing’ in this frighteningly real way.”

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