|Halloween Horror Nights Orlando attraction|
|An American Werewolf in London|
|Attraction type||Haunted House|
|Park||Universal Studios Florida|
|Housed in||Soundstage 22|
|Based on||An American Werewolf in London (1981)|
An American Werewolf in London was one of the eight haunted houses that were featured during Halloween Horror Nights 23. It was located in Soundstage 22. The house came back two years later during Halloween Horror Nights 25. This house was practically the exact same as the 2013 one except that it added one more werewolf.
History and Location[edit | edit source]
On August 19th, 2013, Universal announced that a haunted house based on the movie An American Werewolf in London would be featured at Halloween Horror Nights 23. Universal has tried to have a haunted house based on this movie since 2008. The codename to this house was "Trinity" as this was the third time they would try to do this house. The house would feature famous scenes from the movie and would rely heavily on puppets.
The house would be located in Soundstage 22, one of the smaller soundstage facilities designed to be used as filming locations for movies and television shows. The house would prove to be very popular and would win the House of the Year award in 2013.
The house would be so popular, that the house was brought back in 2015 with the same rooms and scareactors. The only difference between the two is that the 2015 one added one more werewolf.
The 2015 house would be announced on August 27th, 2015, and would be located in the same location as the previous AWIL house (Soundstage 22). The codename for this house was "Harry", because of Harry Potter who lives in London. Other people say the codename was "Hairy".
Description (2013)[edit | edit source]
Based on the John Landis horror classic, you'll travel to the Slaughtered Lamb, experience the gruesome wolf attack on the moors, and live the chaos of Piccadilly Circus. Beware the moon because tonight it only brings death.
Based on the John Landis horror classic, you'll travel to the Slaughtered Lamb, experience the attack on the moors, and live the chaos of Piccadilly Circus.
Description (2015)[edit | edit source]
Step into John Landis' trademark 1981 horror classic. From the attack on the English moors, to the bone-crunching transformation, it's one of the most popular houses in Halloween Horror Nights history.
Experience[edit | edit source]
Queue and Facade[edit | edit source]
Guests would enter the queue to the right of the entrance for the Twister attraction. The queue would go through the line for the Twister ride and towards Soundstage 22, where guests would enter the house.
Once guests entered the soundstage, they would be immediately greeted by the outside of the Slaughtered Lamb.
Haunted House[edit | edit source]
Guests would enter through the front of the Slaughtered Lamb, through the bar, and into the moors where they would see Jack and David getting attacked by a Werewolf. You see the Werewolf eating Jack as you walk by. After that you go into the hospital where a partially transformed David attacks from behind a curtain. You then go into the nightmare that David had where a bunch of Nazi Werewolves kill him and his family. After that you go into a living room where you see David transforming into a Werewolf on the floor. Then you go into the subway where you see The Werewolf and its victim. After that you head into the movie theater with many dead bodies on the theater chairs. Some of them are alive and try to grab you. Further into the movie theater is an Usher getting eaten by The Werewolf. Then you go out into the streets where a cop pops out from behind a corner and blows his whistle. The final scene is in an alley where The Werewolf growls on top of a dumpster while a cop shoots it. As you exit the house you can hear the song Blue Moon by The Marcels playing.
Scareactors[edit | edit source]
- David Kessler
- Werewolf Demon Soldiers
- Policeman with slashed face
- Theater Patron
- Werewolf puppet operators
- Cop Shooting Werewolf
- Dead Bodies in Theater
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- This house featured gravestones of existent universal attractions.
- This house also referenced Doctor Who with a flashing police box.
- This house won House of the Year in 2013.
- A bottle of beer with the label 20 Penny Ale appeared in this house. This was a reference to the show that was featured the previous year called 20 Penny Circus: Fully Exposed.
- A corpse wearing a Woody Woodpecker shirt appeared in this house.
- Director John Landis was said to have disliked the Werewolf puppets done in the 2013 house.
- Universal had been planning for the past six years to bring this house to the event.
- This would be the first time huge puppets controlled by scareactors in the house replaced the scareactors themselves.
- Universal had worked tirelessly with John Landis to recreate the look and feel for the movie.
- Landis had helped in all areas of development, providing original source material and props that Universal could use and work from to create the scares.
- Much planning was spent into exacting the look of each werewolf, and just like in the movie, these wolves would be 8 foot tall puppets alike to the ones Rick Baker had made for the original film.
- Landis considered this house as a homage to Rick Baker's work.
- The construction for this house was very long and was one of the last to be finished for the event.
- Aiello has said that this house took 5 years to bring to the event after many roadblocks and also getting the Wolf right to make the house memorable.
- This was Michael Aiello's favorite house from 2013.
- For Halloween Horror Nights 25, Michael Aiello has said A&D never bring back a house identically to how it was the first time, but for AWIL they broke the rule and the property being a struggle to bring to the event only to finally bring it for Halloween Horror Nights 23, they thought it would be best to have it return for the 25th anniversary of the event.
- There was a sign in the house that promoted a pub called Quiet Hill. This is a reference to the video game Silent Hill, which made an appearance the previous year at Halloween Horror Nights 22.
|Halloween Horror Nights 23|
|Characters: Bobby “The Blade” Galletta • La Llarona • PS|
|Haunted Houses: Afterlife: Death's Vengeance • An American Werewolf in London • The Cabin in the Woods • Evil Dead • Havoc: Derailed • Urban Legends: La Llorona • Resident Evil: Escape from Raccoon City • The Walking Dead: No Safe Haven|
|Scarezone: The Walking Dead: The Undead Streets|
|Unofficial Scarezones: Walking Dead: The Fall of Atlanta • Walking Dead: Clear • Walking Dead: Woodlands • Walking Dead: Survivor's Camp • Walking Dead: The Farm|
|Shows: The Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Tribute (Orlando) • Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure|
|Halloween Horror Nights 25|
|Characters: Jack the Clown (Event Icon) • Chance • The Inmates of Shadybrook Asylum • The Gentlemen|
|Haunted Houses: Jack Presents: 25 Years of Monsters & Mayhem • An American Werewolf in London • Asylum in Wonderland 3D • Body Collectors: Recollections • Freddy vs. Jason • Insidious • The Purge • RUN: Blood, Sweat and Fears • The Walking Dead: The Living and the Dead|
|Scarezones: Icons: HHN • Evil's Roots • Scary Tales: Screampunk • PsychoScareapy: Unleashed • All Nite Die-In: Double Feature|
|Unofficial Scarezones: Jack's Maniacs (Clowns) • Jack's Maniacs (Prisoners) • Jack's Maniacs (Rednecks)|
|Shows: Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure • The Carnage Returns|