Universal Studios Hollywood is Calling All Creeps!

Monday 08/21/06 by Dead Kev

You could be a zombie star!

Are you a good moaner? Are you a champ at playing dead? Now's the time for all of you who have (ahem) talents, to put them to good use. If you're near Universal Studios Hollywood and want to be a part of something creepy and bizarre this Halloween, the call is out for you!

Universal Studios Hollywood is looking for a few good actors, contortionists, and extreme performance artists to attend Zombie School to become a major player in "The Director's" backlot Halloween production of Halloween Horror Nights. Acting abilities should border on eccentric, creepy and downright peculiar, and who can demonstrate expertise and stamina in screaming, moaning, facial ticks, playing dead and rhythmic body spasms. Casting directors will be seeking eclectic and uninhibited male and female oddities and freaks of nature.

Auditions will be held Thursday, August 24 at Universal Studios Hollywood - Globe Theatre (located inside the park). Open call for auditioners will begin at 10:00 a.m. PST.

Prepare for seven endless nights of terror as Universal Studios Hollywood welcomes the return of "Halloween Horror Nights."

The horror begins Friday the 13th of October and continues Oct. 14, 20-21, 27-28 and on Halloween, October 31.

The entire "Halloween Horror Nights" experience will be staged as a production by "The Director,"- a mysterious and demented horror genre auteur - ready to film his latest horror feature at "Halloween Horror Nights".

Join in on the haunting production with "The Director" as he converts Universal's working studio backlot into terrifyingly realistic settings for an intense and enveloping manifestation of mayhem. Actors and guests will intermingle seamlessly for an immersive experience that will shatter pre-conceptions, transcending notions of horror genre theatrics and "Halloween maze" experiences to take visitors to a state of extreme dread, shock and terror.

For the first time in the studio's 93-year history, guests will be able to disembark from studio trams and walk among the historic sets of the Universal backlot to play feature roles in "The Director's" production of Universal Studios Hollywood's "Halloween Horror Nights."

The backlot experience—incorporating such Hollywood landmarks as Psycho House and the War of the Worlds disaster scene—will play a central role in "The Director's" Universal Studios Hollywood's "Halloween Horror Nights" production, a scenario that calls for guests to be transported into eerie, darkened sets while subjected to disorienting and unnerving interactive experiences.

Specially created entertainment pieces will bring added production value to "The Director's" scenario.
"Chucky's Insultorium" will provide a mix of menace and humor to the event.
The "Carnival of Carnage" will feature the best of medieval torture artists, sword swallowers, fire and glass eaters, human pincushions and those with a hearty appetite for cockroaches, worms and maggots.
Multiple performances by trance music/performance artists The Mutaytor, will add a spine-tingling and alarming element to the overall Halloween experience.

Universal Studios Hollywood's favorite attractions will remain open for the nighttime Halloween Horror Nights experience, but many will feature a menacing twist. The standing sets and themed streets of the park will be transformed into scenes from "The Director's" dark vision. "WaterWorld" (transformed into "Slaughter World" for the occasion) "Jurassic Park—In the Dark," the "Revenge of the Mummy" psychological thrill ride and the twists and turns of the "Back to the Future" will all seem like tranquil respites from "The Director's" bedlam.

Universal's "Halloween Horror Nights" comes to life for seven nights over the course of three consecutive weekends: October 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28, and 31. The event will begin nightly at 7:00 PM.

Tickets are available online at www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com and range in price from $34.00 to $39.00 when purchased in advance. For more information on Universal's "Halloween Horror Nights" log on to www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com or call 818-622-3801.

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