Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood attraction

The Thing: Assimilation

Attraction type Haunted Maze

Halloween Horror Nights 2011 (Hollywood)

Park Universal Studios Hollywood
Area Upper Lot


Housed in Wild Wild West Stage
Based on The Thing (2011)

The Thing: Assimilation was one of the six haunted mazes that was featured during Halloween Horror Nights 2011 (Hollywood). It was located in the Wild Wild West Stage.

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Venture on a perilous journey to the isolated outpost of Thule Station. Discover why scientists went missing in the seemingly infinite, frozen reaches of Antarctica. Make the most shocking discovery of your life as you encounter a frightful alien creature that claims its victims without remorse, morphing into anything…or anyone! Feel the paranoia creep over every inch of your body and the icy winds gnaw at your flesh with every step you take. Trust no one as you search for a way out, but be warned, it may already be among you!

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • For this maze, John Murdy and co. were actually working with the sculpts and molds used for the The Thing (2011)[1].
  • This maze was more of a sneak peek to the movie since it was something guests would experience before the film came out later in theaters.
  • ADI was the special effects company that created all the practical creature effects for The Thing, and Tom & Alex from the company were kind enough to let John Murdy move his creature creator Pat Magee into their studio to use the same molds from the film. Everything in the maze was screen accurate[2].
  • On the final night of HHN 2011, John Murdy sat with his creative partner Chris on a hill above the Psycho House/Bates Motel talking about the experience of creating The Thing. Chris turned to Murdy and said "I think we can do Alien now.” That was the beginning of what would become the AVP maze[3].
  • John Murdy got to attend the red carpet premiere of The Thing (2011) due to the creation of this maze[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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