Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood attraction

La Llororna: Villa de Almas Perdidas

Attraction type Haunted Maze

Halloween Horror Nights 2011 (Hollywood)

Park Universal Studios Hollywood
Area Upper Lot


Housed in Shrek 4D Queue
Based on The Urban Legend Of La Llorona
Preceded By La Llorona (2010)
Followed By La Llorona: La Cazadora de Ninos  (2012)
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"Once there was a poor girl who loved a rich man. She killed her children to be with this man. She drowned them in a river, now the water is their grave. While some say she still walks down by the river, you can hear at night crying for her dead children." - Queue video excerpt

La Llorona: Villa de Almas Perdidas was one of the six haunted mazes that were featured during Halloween Horror Horror Night 2011. It was located in the Shrek 4D Queue.

Description[edit | edit source]

Explore the chilling legend of pain and anguish as your ears succumb to the petrifying screams of a woman consumed by the dreadful guilt of drowning her children and then herself. Doomed to wander the Earth for eternity, La Llorona will stop at nothing to find the souls of her murdered children. Relive the trauma that has haunted and terrified the hours of dark throughout the Americas for over 500 years, as you embark on a spine-chilling journey through the rotting remains of a haunted Mexican village. Beware, for those who hear the wails of La Llorona are marked for death!

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Facade[edit | edit source]

The facade was the outside of the San Francisco De La Espada Church.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The title translated from Spanish to English is La Llorona: Villa of Lost Souls.
  • John Murdy said that the facade of this house was one of his favorites.
  • Guests would walk over actual water in this house, though it was only a few inches deep[1].
  • Murdy didn’t grow up with La Llorona so he consulted with a lot of different people & read scores of different versions of the legend from various parts of the southwest & Latin America. The basic core of the story in all the versions was extremely dark & Murdy and team didn’t shy away from that. He also did a ton of research on southwestern/Latin American architecture, clothing, & other elements from that time period. Production designer Chris took all that & came up with an eerily beautiful scenic design for the maze[2].
  • John Murdy included a giant La Llorona sculpt eating a child in the maze because he found a story that referred to La Llorona as "an eater of children". He took that phrase literally in the maze[3].
  • The facade for this house was inspired by the "Mission San Francisco De La Espada" church in San Antonio, Texas. John Murdy liked the design because it looked like a face[4].

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Halloween Horror Nights 2011
Characters: Ghostface (Event Icon)  • The Businessman  • The Wolfman  • The Thing
Haunted Mazes: Hostel: Hunting Season  • Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare  • The Thing: Assimilation  • The Wolfman: The Curse of Talbot Hall  • Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses: In 3-D Zombievision  • La Llorona: Villa de Almas Perdidas
Terror Tram: Terror Tram: Scream 4 Your Life
Scarezones: Scream  • Freakz  • Zombieville  • Klownz • The Reapers
Show: Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure
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