Halloween Horror Nights brings 'Saw: The Games of Jigsaw' to Universal Orlando
Universal wants to play a game.
For its 27th year of Halloween Horror Nights, the Orlando theme park brings back the popular Saw house, the theme park announced Monday.
Saw: The Games of Jigsaw, inspired by the Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures horror film franchise, brings to life some of the most terrifying games seen in the films. The new maze pits guests against the twisted master craftsman, Jigsaw, and his collection of sadistic traps, including some horrors from the upcoming origins film Jigsaw.
"Saw is one of the top grossing horror film franchises, and we're thrilled that the fan-favorite is making its return to Halloween Horror Nights," John Murdy, creative director at Universal Studios Hollywood and executive producer of Halloween Horror Nights, said in a release. "Saw: The Games of Jigsaw wil encompass the greatest collection of traps featured in all eight Saw movies to bring to life the most twisted Saw maze ever produced, and we can't wait for our fans to relive the moments from the films."
The Saw franchise revolves around John Kramer, a.k.a. Jigsaw or The Jigsaw Killer. Rather than killing his victims with his own hands, he traps them in "tests" or "games" to test their will to live through physical and psychological torture. Many of these traps force victims to brutally harms themselves or others to escape.
The next film, Jigsaw, explores Kramer's origins and premieres Oct. 27.
Universal's Halloween Horror Nights has been bringing to life scenes and characters from the world's scariest and iconic horror flicks for more than 20 years. This year, the ultimate Halloween event is bringing houses inspired by American Horror Story, Ash vs. Evil Dead and The Shining, with more mazes to be announced.
Halloween Horror Nights runs select nights Sept. 15 to Nov. 4. Tickets start at $59.99 at halloweenhorrornights.com.
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