Director Eli Roth brings us Hollywood Harry.
When it comes to creating unique Halloween experiences Universal Studios just straight up gets it! This year’s event in Hollywood will be teaming up with seasoned horror film director (and our beloved “Bear Jew”) Eli Roth and CryptTV by adding a “terror tram” that’ll have you screaming, “Halt!” at the top of your lungs.
Just listen to the official press release:
Eli Roth Presents Terror Tram will expose guests to the fabled legacy of serial killer clown Hollywood Harry, the story of a former jovial celebrity clown turn depraved murderer, and the minefield of carnage he left behind.
The all-new experience will tell the sordid tale of former Angeleno resident Harold Kappowitz whose alter ego Koodles the Clown went from cheerful circus performer, to the lovable star of his own children’s network television show… before he was overcome by his genuine “killer instincts.”
By the 1990s, hard knocks took a deadly toll on Kappowitz, and the onetime endearing clown found himself exiled by the very Hollywood entertainment community that once adored him. With an all-consuming anger and hatred, Kappowitz—a now crazed and disheveled recluse—took refuge from society by hiding out at Universal Studios, emerging as notorious serial killer clown, Hollywood Harry. Recurring murders began to dominate the studio, as Hollywood Harry drew strength from recruiting other outcast former clowns who, together, took revenge on Studio Tour guides and visitors alike, ceremoniously killing them, and leaving behind a deadly trail of terror.
That sounds pretty messed up…and all sorts of amazing! It’s like a Treehouse of Terror episode of Krusty the Clown that The Simpsons was never allowed to make.
Eli Roth seemed psyched about the whole thing when he said:
“I’m thrilled to be part of ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ again,” said Eli Roth. “We wanted to completely fabricate an original story that brings together our absolute freakiest, scariest most disturbing ideas. The ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ team is the best in the business. Their production and execution is unmatched and I know this ‘Terror Tram’ experience will blow away all expectations, and haunt guests for the rest of their lives. ‘Halloween Horror Nights is the must-see event for any horror movie fan—it’s like the Super Bowl for scary movies, and is my favorite event of the year.”
To add to the authenticity, CryptTV aired the following video to tease the experience. If it’s any indication of what to expect on the terror tram then this could be the highlight of this year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Hollywood:
The terror begins on September 16th!
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