Warner Bros. is getting in on the Halloween fun with Horror Made Here, a special nighttime version of their studio tour in Burbank, California. This is only the second year, but the studio has expanded the event, suggesting they are looking to stay in the Halloween live-event space.
This time around, the studio has reimagined last year's IT maze, based on the popular movie IT: Chapter 1, which debuted in the inaugural season of Horror Made Here. The studio has also "reinvented" The Conjuring Universe maze, according to a Warner Bros. press release. Annabelle is still creeping around the maze, but the studio has added the demonic nun, first seen in The Conjuring 2, and set to star in her own film, The Nun, in theaters Sept. 7.
A new maze has been added too, "Batman: Arkham Asylum." The inmates are running Arkham Asylum, and you must avoid The Joker and other DC supervillains to escape. The tour cart will also take you to a "Nightmare on Camp Crystal Lake," where you will be left to explore the Freddy Krueger/Jason Voorhees cross-over on your own. Also new this year is a "forbidden screening" of 1973's classic The Exorcist. Audiences will enjoy a 4D screening of the most terrifying scenes from The Exorcist in a backlot church.
Horror Made Here will also offer some non-maze events, including an exhibit of authentic props and costumes from Tim Burton's most diabolical films (Beetlejuice, The Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd, and Mars Attacks!); a Lost Boys-themed retro arcade; horror makeup demonstrations; a guided backlot tour to check out where some iconic horror movies were filmed; "Devil's Drop Tower," which offers a 90-foot drop; carnival games; and "Fangtasia Bar," based on the bar from HBO's True Blood.
Horror Made Here has tough competition to face in the Los Angeles Halloween event space. There is Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights, entering its 21st year; Knott's Scary Farm, in its 46th year; Six Flags' Fright Fest, in its 35th year; and Disneyland's child-friendly Mickey's Halloween Party, which has existed off-and-on for about 30 years. Outside of major amusement parks, there are annual events like Boo at the Zoo, the Haunted Hayride, Dark Harbor at the Queen Mary, and countless ghost tours, Halloween parties, movie marathons, and amateur home haunts created by film professionals.
The Horror Made Here event runs on select dates between Oct. 5 and Oct. 28. A Loser's Club VIP ticket is available for an additional cost, which includes free parking, front-of-line access, two free drinks, and a free IT photo op. Tickets can be purchased at HorrorMadeHere.com.