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Universal Orlando Brings The Wolfman To Life For Halloween

Halloween Horror Nights - The Wolfman

Universal Orlando has announced that a live-action treatment of The Wolfman will play a major part of its 2009 Halloween Horror Night events, presumably as part of the marketing effort leading up to the film’s release on November 6. From the press release:

Universal Orlando is partnering with Universal Pictures to bring one of the year’s most highly anticipated films, “The Wolfman,” to life so guests can experience it firsthand before it hits theaters on November 6. …“Halloween Horror Nights is the perfect launch for ‘The Wolfman,’” says the film’s producer Scott Stuber. “The horror audience is one of the most enthusiastic and loyal so we are so pleased they are experiencing it first at Halloween Horror Nights.”

Planning and set-up for the events are still underway so there aren’t any specific details regarding how The Wolfman will be showcased, beyond visitors being able to watch “as ‘The Wolfman’s’ alter-ego, Lawrence Talbot, discovers a primal side of himself he didn’t know existed.” Presumably there will be some element of transformation, which would be cool.

Halloween Horror Nights are slated for September 25-26, October 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 21-25 and 28-31. Tickets are $69.99 US plus tax, and can be pre-ordered at www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com or by calling 1-888-467-7677 (HORROR-7).

Universal Studios to Show Wolfman Preview on Tram Ride

As several other sources have announced, Universal Studios Hollywood will be screening an exclusive preview of The Wolfman as part of its Terror Tram experience this Halloween. The Terror Tram, if you didn’t know, is a tram-based tour of “remote and menacing locations of Universal’s legendary backlot”, including sets from  Nightmare on Elm Street, Psycho and War of the Worlds. Built into the trams are LCD screens which will display the Wolfman preview, which may or may not be the trailer that was played at Comic Con earlier this year.

From ComingSoon.net:

“Halloween Horror Nights” will continue on consecutive weekends beginning on Friday, October 3 through Saturday, November 1. Event dates are: October 3-4, 10-11, 17-19, 24-26, 30-31 and November 1. The event will begin nightly at 7:00 p.m.; closing hours vary by night throughout the event.

If anyone sees this, please do let us know what the preview is like!