John Murdy is the creative director of Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood. He worked on Universal Studios Hollywood's Revenge of the Mummy ride and Universal Orlando for a bit. He successfully brought back the Halloween Horror Nights event in Universal Studios Hollywood from 2006-present.
Some Notes about him
He likes to use IPS though he does some original content sometimes. He only used two original characters from Orlando’s event: The Director and Jack; and the latter was forced by executives to be consistent with Orlando’s marketing in 2007. Although he later said on Twitter that him not using the director in later years was more to do with today’s political climate than of originality.