Universal Studios Hollywood is hosting an open casting call for Halloween Horror Nights Wedneday, August 18 at 10:30 a.m. They are looking for vampires.
The vampires must perform dance routines to techno-funk music. Both male and female dancers are welcome. Fangs are optional, but no garlic and wooden stakes are acceptable. The audition is held at the Globe Theatre in Universal Studios Hollywood (100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608).
Halloween Horror Nights starts Friday, September 24 and runs for 17 days in total, the last night being Halloween itself. During Halloween Horror Nights, the park is basically a giant haunted house. There are mazes — filmmaker Rob Zombie, known for The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween and Halloween II — helped create them. The mazes are different from last year’s mazes. There’s even a maze in 3-D. In addition to the mazes, there are people in masks walking around the park in various “scare zones.” There’s also the terror tram, where guests can get off and walk around the backlots and see famous sets like the Bates Motel from Psycho (and yes, Norman Bates will be walking around!)
Another addition to Halloween Horror Nights, which was not around in previous years, is that La Llorona will make an apperance. La Llorona is a famous legend that has scared children of Mexican and Latin American descent for generations. In the legend, a woman throws her children into a river after getting upset because her husband cheated on her. The woman soon after throws herself in the river, but to this day, she haunts children. She’ll be on the terror tram and will have her own scare zone.
Universal Studios is known for their horror movies and many of them were even filmed on the backlot such as Psycho and Jaws. Other horror movies include Van Helsing, Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Wolfman.
Halloween Horror Nights is really an experience like no other. Sure, there are other haunted houses in Southern California, but Halloween Horror Nights is unique because it brings to life famous horror movies. It’s not just an attraction — it’s an experience.