Les studios Universal de Floride se déchaînent pour Halloween ! De nombreuses attractions live attendent les fans d’horreur et de gore
Article Attractions du Dimanche 04 Octobre 2009

Par Pascal Pinteau

Unanimement saluée comme la meilleure animation d’Halloween réalisée aux USA, la grande série de shows live imaginée par les Studios Universal de Floride est ouverte au public depuis le 25 septembre, et bien évidemment jusqu’au 31 octobre, le jour de la fête. (Les dates exactes sont pour Septembre le 25-26, et pour Octobre 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 21-25 et 28-31);

Cette année, le titre du show est « Ripped from the silver screen » , (autrement dit « arrachés du grand écran »), car plusieurs icônes du cinéma d’épouvante surgissent dans les différentes aires thématisées et labyrinthes, pour effrayer les visiteurs. Parmi les « horror stars » de cette année figurent Jigsaw, le tueur fou de la série Saw, le Loup-Garou que l’on découvrira en février 2010 au cinéma, et l’indestructible Chucky, la poupée diabolique.

Le programme de cette année est particulièrement riche : Universal Orlando propose huit « maisons hantées », six « zones d’effroi » et deux spectacles live ! Les équipes du parc ont réussi à recréer les ambiances du Loup-Garou et des séries Saw et Chucky en collaborant étroitement avec les maisons de production qui les ont initiées. Les spectateurs peuvent ainsi rencontrer directement les épouvantables vedettes de ces films.

Autre évocation cinématographique, celle de Cirque du freak (qui sortira le 2 décembre en France sous le titre L’assistant du vampire) et de ses monstres de foire itinérante. Dans ce film, Darren, un adolescent de 14 ans, tombe un beau jour sur un cirque de monstres ambulant, et se fait mordre par le vampire Larten Crepsley. Transformé en créature assoiffée de sang, le vampire novice rejoint le Cirque du Freak et ses pensionnaires. Parmi les créatures qui y sont présentées, on trouve un homme à peau de serpent, un loup-garou, une femme à barbe et un géant. Alors qu'il apprend à maîtriser ses nouveaux pouvoirs dans ce monde des ténèbres, Darren devient l'objet de convoitise de deux factions ennemies de vampires, et devra lutter pour sauver sa peau et retrouver son humanité.

Si vous avez la chance de voyager sur la côte Est des USA en octobre, et si vous êtes fan d’horreur, ne manquez pas cet événement unique et particulièrement réjouissant !

Le prix des tickets pour les Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights est d’environ 40 dollars ( 30 euros). Les tickets peuvent être achetés en ligne sur www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com . Attention, en raison du succès remporté par cette manifestation horrifique, les billets se vendent vite et il est donc conseillé de les acheter à l’avance.

Pour ceux qui veulent en savoir plus, voici le communique officiel du parc à thème, en V.O., qui détaille toutes les animations. Comme vous pourrez le constater, le programme est très riche ! :


SAW - For years you have come to celebrate Halloween and to witness the weakness of others. The only way to gain redemption for this voyeuristic obsession is to truly know what it means to bleed, to feel weak; to experience pain. Jigsaw will give you this experience. Happy Halloween. Let the games begin.

The Wolfman - Pure. Animalistic. Rage. Take a journey through England's countryside and come face to fangs with one of the most terrifying creatures to ever explode from the silver screen. Forget everything you thought you knew, and prepare yourself for the sights and sounds of the newest addition to Universal Pictures' legacy of horror.

Chucky: Friends to the End - Ever wonder what happens when good toys go bad? Chucky has been hard at work, tinkering with your favorite childhood playthings. Nothing is what it seems as you step inside and experience what its like to live in Chucky's world. This is no Child's Play.

Dracula: Legacy of Blood - Welcome to Castle Dracula on the night of "The Calling." Vlad Dracul bids you welcome - be you one of the chosen women who has been called or merely a mortal man. Those who have been chosen must decide whether to join the Dark Prince in everlasting life as his brides, or reject his offer and suffer for all eternity. The blood must be renewed. The fate of the legacy hangs in the balance - Dracula's legacy of blood.

Frankenstein: Creation of the Damned - It has been a fortnight since his creation caused the castle to be engulfed in flames. Doctor Frankenstein now continues his work to perfect the art of resurrection and regeneration, surrounded by his creations. The Creature has also returned, to make the Doctor pay for the pain and suffering he has had to endure. The Creature will destroy everything in his path to gain redemption, and you are now caught in the middle of this epic battle.

The Spawning - Something "different" has moved in among the sewers of Wyandot County, Ohio. The locals claim that these creatures, these "Sculders," are two feet tall, with the body of a snake. As a volunteer member of the local water district, it is your civic duty to venture into these pipes and restore the flow. But beware, the locals are wrong about the "Sculders" and the only thing that will be flowing is your blood as it leaves your lifeless body.

Leave it to Cleaver - Samuel Meetz works for the people of Carey, Ohio as a butcher, bringing them the freshest meat possible. With a steady livestock of transients and town lawbreakers with which to serve, and a staff of volunteers who will preserve their towns deadly secret by any means necessary, there is truly no end in sight for Samuel or his family business. As Sam always says: Meet Me at Meetz...The Z stands for cannibal.

Silver Screams - Julian Browning has been the usher in the Universal Palace since it opened in 1922, of course, he's been dead since 1940, but he still commands respect for his most beloved films from every patron. Buy a ticket to the Universal Palace, and let Julian usher you into a realm where the horror on the screen is ripped away to reveal a world that is truly terrifying. Features "Shaun of the Dead," "The Phantom of the Opera," "My Bloody Valentine 3D" and other popular horror films.


Lights, Camera, Hacktion!!! - Hollywood Boulevard is being used as a location for the filming of the next big horror movie to be released in October 2010: The CHAINSAW DRILL TEAM MASSACRE in 3-D. Lights, Camera, Hacktion! Our director, Mas Imair, noted horror film aficionado, is bringing the massacre to life in blood-red terrorcolor. But the actors seem to be taking their direction literally and are "hacking" through the cast and crew. It's a close encounter of the worst kind as the backlot becomes a hacklot and the streets run red with blood. Are you ready for your close-up?

Cirque Du Freak - Inspired by Universal Pictures' upcoming film "Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant," which tells the fantasy-adventure tale of a boy who unknowingly breaks a 200-year-old truce between two warring factions of vampires. Pulled into a fantastic life of misunderstood sideshow freaks and grotesque creatures of the night, one teen will vanish from the safety of a boring existence and fulfill his destiny in a place drawn from nightmares..

Horrorwood Die-In - The Hollywood Drive-in has been closed for years, and some say the abandoned grounds are haunted, where late at night the dim flickering images of carnage and chaos, monsters and madmen leave the screen and enter the real world looking for fresh victims to star in their latest horrors.

Apocalypse: City of Cannibals - A whole civilization of war-like carnivorous humanoids emerges from the sewers and underground tunnels of New York, looking for fresh food. Half-humanoid, half-beast and ravenous, these tribal cannibals invade the streets of Manhattan. No one is safe!

Containment - When an experimental bio-nerve gas is accidentally released into the atmosphere, the streets are filled with a toxic green mist that turns anyone that comes in contact with it into an infected, melting glob of flesh and blood.

War of the Living Dead - On a remote island in the Pacific during the last days of World War II, German military attempted to create the unthinkable - a new breed of super-soldier made from the reanimated corpses of the dead. American forces quickly seized the island compound, but not before the reanimate agent was released. The island was quarantined and has remained a secret until now. Fifty years later, the two opposing dead forces are still locked in immortal combat with you caught in the crosshairs.


Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure - Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan return with an all new, especially excellent Halloween adventure featuring a who's who of notorious celebrity guests stars.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Tribute - Mad scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Rocky Horror and other famous Rocky Horror Picture Show characters return, bringing the musical mayhem of the classic horror spoof to life on-screen and on-stage with live performers singing and dancing in outrageous costumes. The tribute will be interactive with audience participation.

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