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Universal to add ‘Insidious’ franchise to Halloween Horror Nights

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Starting on September 15, fans of the paranormal should head over to “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood. The popular attraction is adding all-new maze called “Insidious: Beyond the Further,” inspired by Universal Pictures and Sony Pictures’ Stage 6 Films upcoming supernatural thriller, Insidious: Chapter 4.

The creepy new maze will delve deep into brilliant parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier’s past, starting with a childhood in which her paranormal abilities emerged…until her mother’s untimely death by a demonic entity. Troubled by a lifetime of evil supernatural spirits trapped in the Further—a vacuous netherworld caught between the living and the dead—Dr. Rainier will take guests on an unsettling journey back in time through a portal into the Further…to defy the most depraved and intimidating beings that have tormented her since the 1950s.

Opening in theatres nationwide on Friday, January 5, 2018, “Insidious: Chapter 4” is a Blumhouse Production, Oren Peli Production distributed by Universal Pictures domestically and Sony Pictures‘ Stage 6 Films internationally.

The film was directed by series newcomer Adam Robitel, the supernatural thriller is written by co-creator Leigh Whannell and produced by Insidious series regulars Jason Blum, Oren Peli and co-creator James Wan. The film stars Lin Shaye as Dr. Rainier, who faces “her most fearsome and personal haunting yet” according to the studio.

If you’ve never visited “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood, the new setup will offer new mazes, scare zones and a fully re-imagined “Terror Tram”. To date, “Halloween Horror Nights” has had mazes themed with “American Horror Story: Roanoke,” based on FX’s critically-acclaimed, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning television series; “The Shining,” and “Ash vs Evil Dead” from the hit cable series based on the cult classic.