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07-03-2007, 01:57 PM


For the First Time Ever: Three Of The Most Frightening Characters In Horror Film History Join Forces With The Nation’s Most Intense Halloween Event

Orlando, FL and Universal City, CA (June 28, 2007) – Universal’s U.S. theme parks and New Line Cinema have agreed to bring the legendary horror film series, “Friday the 13th,” “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights events in Orlando and Hollywood.

Universal’s legendary Halloween events have been horrifying guests for 17 years. Jason, Freddy Krueger and Leatherface have haunted horror fans and phobes alike for more than 25 years. This year – for the first time ever -- they come together to create the most extreme Halloween Horror Nights event in history.

Halloween Horror Nights is the country’s largest and most elaborate Halloween event. Universal’s “scream team” of designers create a month-long fright-fest where guests are confronted with their most terrifying nightmares. Specially designed haunted houses, thrilling shows, inescapable scare zones, and hundreds of street performers invade Universal’s theme parks on select nights throughout the months of October and November.
“Each year we take this incredible event to new levels,” said Jim Timon, senior vice president of entertainment for Universal Parks & Resorts. “Our partnership with New Line gives us the opportunity to truly immerse our guests in the Halloween experience and put them face-to-face with characters they aren’t used to seeing off the movie screen.”
New Line’s films and characters will be integrated into all aspects of Halloween Horror Night’s creative content giving guests a chance to meet – or run from – Jason, Freddy and Leatherface in person.
Added David Imhoff, Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Licensing and Merchandising, New Line Cinema, “ The ‘A Nightare On Elm Street,’ ‘Friday The 13th,’ and ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ series are arguably the most frightening and frighteningly popular in movie history. We’re excited to be able to allow fans to step in to the horrifying worlds of Freddy, Jason and Leatherface via Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights.”
Universal Studios Florida
Halloween Horror Nights will return to Universal Studios Florida for 23 select nights running from Sept. 28-29 through Oct. 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 24-28, and Oct.31-Nov. 3.Advance tickets and vacation packages are on sale now.

Universal Studios Hollywood
Halloween Horror Nights will return to Universal Studios Hollywood for 10 select nights running from Oct. 5-6 through Oct. 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, 28 and 31.

For more information, discounts, and travel packages, or to purchase tickets, guests may visit the event’s website www.halloweenhorrornights.com (http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/) . Because of the event’s popularity, tickets are expected to sell out and should be purchased far in advance.

New Line Cinema Corporation ( www.newline.com (http://www.newline.com/) ): Celebrating its 40th anniversary year, New Line Cinema is the most successful independent film company in the world. Its mission is to produce innovative, popular and profitable entertainment in the best creative environment. In addition to the production, marketing and distribution of theatrical motion pictures, the fully-integrated studio has divisions devoted to home entertainment, television, music, theater, merchandising and an international unit. In 2005, New Line partnered with HBO to form Picturehouse, a new theatrical distribution company, to release independent films. A pioneer in franchise filmmaking, New Line’s Oscar-winning The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most successful film franchises in history. New Line is a division of Time Warner, Inc. (TWX).

Universal Parks & Resorts (Universal) ( www.NBCUni.com (http://www.nbcuni.com/) )consists of four worldwide entertainment destinations with five dramatically distinct theme parks, including Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Japan and PortAventura. Universal is part of NBC Universal, which is 80% owned by General Electric.

Universal Orlando Resort ( www.UniversalOrlando.com (http://www.universalorlando.com/) ), with Steven Spielberg as creative consultant, has created some of the world’s most innovative theme park attractions based on pop culture’s most compelling films and stories. Universal Orlando Resort is home to the Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme parks as well as Universal CityWalk, a 30-acre dining, shopping, club and live entertainment venue, and three premier on-site Loews hotels.

Universal Studios Hollywood ( www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com (http://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/) ), The Entertainment Capital of L.A., includes a movie-based theme park and world-renowned Studio Tour, which takes guests behind-the-scenes of such landmark TV and movie locations and sets as Steven Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds,” Universal CityWalk, an entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas, featuring the best movie-going experience in Los Angeles and the Gibson Amphitheatre concert and special event venue.