When you beheld the hellish cabin featured in Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard’s satirical horror flick Cabin in the Woods, you were probably thinking about what a great place it would be to visit, right? Well, lucky you: come this fall, you’ll be able to do just that. In September, Universal Orlando is planning to bring the movie to life at its award-winning Halloween Horror Nights event.
The cabin — and all of its depraved monster inhabitants — will be recreated for the event. The best part is that Goddard himself may have a part with Universal Orlando in creating the attraction.
“This is a twisted dream come true for me,” said Goddard in a statement. “The Universal team has done an amazing job making all the terrifying aspects of ‘Cabin’ come to life, and horror fans will not be disappointed. Also, they said they’d let me dress up like a merman and scare people, so I’ll see you guys there.”
The attraction’s storyline parallels that of the movie: visitors will enter the cabin, encounter a family of bloodthirsty zombies, flee the house and enter a hidden facility where a secret operative is plotting their sacrificial end. And then, just like in the film, an array of homicidal monsters — including the Hell Lord, the Dollfaces, the Sugarplum Fairy and the Doctors — will be suddenly unleashed.
The set will be arranged much like a maze. “We are building the cabin completely. You’re going to walk through a forest to get there. You’re going into the cabin. You’re going to go into the cube cells. We’re literally taking everything we can in the film and giving you a kind of best-of montage of the film with this kind of linking story,” Universal Orlando Entertainment Team member Michael Aiello told Zap2It.
Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights will run on select nights from Sept. 20 to Nov. 2.