The most twisted and gruesome character creations featured on Syfy’s hit competition series “Face Off” will be live and “In the Flesh” at both Universal Hollywood and Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) events. Nightmarish creatures will surround guests on both coasts as the macabre visions of some of the most talented up-and-coming make-up artists’ from the show are brought to life. Face Off joins The Walking Dead and From Dusk Till Dawn as featured haunt themes base on TV shows at HHN in Hollywood and Orlando.
In Hollywood, Face Off: In the Flesh will be a full maze set inside the existing year-round House of Horrors attraction. This venue has never featured the scariest or best HHN mazes as it has a prefixed set-up that doesn’t allow for much change year over year aside from having new characters running around. Nonetheless, the Face Off creations should be nice additions to this maze that usually features classic horror monsters. Some of the Face Off creatures we’ll see will include insect-human hybrids and creatures from Alice in Zombieland. Oh, for you dubstep fans, have no fear as house music DJ Figure will be back again to provide the soundtrack for this maze.
“‘Face Off’s’ inspiration to create original movie-quality creatures makes for very compelling television,” said John Murdy, Universal Studios Hollywood’s Creative Director for and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights.” Collaborating with the show’s creative team, however, gave us a unique way to extend the life of these exceptional characters that make-up artists have poured blood, sweat and tears into creating. We’re excited to put these incredible works of art to the test and see just how scared our guests will become when they are face to face with live versions of these nightmarish characters.”
In Orlando, Face Off will be setup as a scare zone where creatures inspired from the show will stalk guests within 5 different scenes.
“The gruesome creatures imagined on Face Off are the perfect fit for the streets of Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights,” said Michael Aiello, Director of Entertainment – Creative Development, Universal Orlando Resort. “Our goal is to bring to life the macabre artistry displayed in the characters seen week after week. We are also very excited to be featured in a season 7 episode of Face Off, and to include that episode’s winning makeup in the maze. For our guests, I know it will be a uniquely terrifying opportunity to come face to face with these creations for the very first time now “In the Flesh.”
The promotional synergy is rather obvious with this theme as the Universal theme parks and SyFy are all owned by Comcast. We just hope this doesn’t mean that the next haunt they announce is Sharknado. Season 7 of “Face Off” premieres July 22. To return the promotional favor, an episode will feature the artists competing to create an original horror villain that will be featured at HHN.