Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood attraction
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Eli Roth Presents: Terror Tram

Attraction type Terror Tram
Event

Halloween Horror Nights 2016 (Hollywood)

Park Universal Studios Hollywood
Area Backlot
Year

2016

Housed in Backlot
Based on Various Horror Films
Preceded By Terror Tram: Survive the Purge (2015)
Followed By Titans of Terror Tram: Hosted by Chucky (2017)

Eli Roth Presents: Terror Tram was the terror tram that was featured during Halloween Horror Nights 2016 (Hollywood). It was located in the Backlot.

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When Universal Studios Hollywood began opening the nighttime studio tram tours in the summer of 2016, guests began to report sightings of a phantom clown that was spotted around the backlot. When they uploaded videos and images of him on the internet, speculation spread like wildfire. Local Los Angeles residents soon identified the clown as Harold Kappowitz also known as Koodles the Clown. In the late 1950s, the former circus performer hosted a children's variety show that was filmed on the backlot. When Universal Studios Hollywood opened in 1964, Koodles was used as an unofficial mascot for the park. As time went on however, due to sensationalized news stories and unflattering depictions in the media, clowns were no longer viewed as funny, cartoonish characters beloved by children, but as scary monsters. Circus attendance plummeted along with Kappowitz's fortunes. He lost his job and was reduced to becoming an unpaid street performer outside the studio gates.

A few years later, he was unceremoniously kicked off the property all together due to his increasingly erratic behavior. Kappowitz vanished into the Hollywood Hills and Koodles the Clown faded into near obscurity. For decades, his presence remained unnoticed despite the disappearing wildlife in the area and the occasional studio tour guide going missing, both of which were merely brushed aside as being the company expanding the park and the transient nature of seasonal employees. However, Kappowitz got bolder and got closer to the Universal Studios Backlot where he was spotted by multiple guests and became known as Hollywood Harry on the Internet. As the 2016 season went on and as the internet speculation reached a fevered pitch, so-called "clown hunters" decided to go hunting for the phantom clown, only to discover that he was not alone. He employed dozens of other fired and/or disenfranchised circus performers and clowns to join him in his crusade to get back at the people who fired them.

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Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2016
Characters: Hollywood Harry
Haunted Mazes: American Horror Story  • The Exorcist  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Blood Brothers  • Freddy vs. Jason  • Halloween: Hell Comes To Haddonfield  • Krampus  • The Walking Dead Attraction
Terror Tram: Eli Roth Presents: Terror Tram
Scarezone: The Purge: Election Year
Show: Jabbawockeez
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