ORLANDO (CBSMiami) – This Halloween season park goers to Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood will have to run for their lives from a band of immoral vampires from over the Mexican border.
The theme parks have announced that this year they will debut a new maze during their wildly popular “Halloween Horror Nights” based on the “From Dusk Till Dawn” television series on El Rey Network which is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and is based on the cult horror film.
Those brave enough to enter the “From Dusk Till Dawn” maze will encounter the mythological creatures known as “Culebras,” serpent-like vampires who have tormented the earth for centuries. Residing within the elusive and sinister nightclub, “The Twister,” the “Culebras” prove to be a band of immoral and depraved beasts with a deadly agenda. As they work their way deeper and deeper into the maze they will come face to face with a cast of perverse characters, including exotic dancer, Santanico Pandemonium, a mysterious and irresistible “Culebras” femme fatale and Queen Vampire.
Based on the film of the same name, the television series is a supernatural crime saga centered around bank robber, Seth Gecko and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko, who are wanted by the FBI after a bank heist leaves several people dead.
While on the run to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter former pastor Jacob Fuller and his family, whom they take hostage. Using the family RV to cross the border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a club populated by vampires and are forced to fight until dawn in order to get out alive. The series deepens the tone of the film and has added new characters and backstories for the creatures inside the club.
“Universal Studios’ ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ event is the ideal platform to take fans of ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ to literally experience the terror of stepping into the show,” said Robert Rodriguez in a release. “It has been an incredible opportunity to work closely with the Creative teams at both Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort to bring this maze to life with such detail and authenticity. This maze will capture the visceral excitement and thrills of the series, and I can’t wait to experience it myself.”
In addition to the “From Dusk Till Dawn” maze, Universal has announced that will also have a “The Walking Dead: The End of the Line” maze.