Universal Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights line up 2015.
There are new mazes, a hip-hop dance show, a new Terror Tram experience and 3 new scare zones. Bringing back some favorites, and some brand new mazes inspired by some of the most popular movies on the silver screen. Tickets are now on sale for the event that runs Sept 18th, 2015 through November 1st, 2015.
The Walking Dead is back.The maze this year is called "Wolves Not Far" and is inspired by Season 5 of AMC's "The Walking Dead". Guests will begin their journey at Terminus, where crazy hunger has taken over those living there. In the chaos the guests will encounter even worse as they find "W" walkers, witness unspeakable horrors and end up in the loading dock of the Del Arno Food warehouse face to sort-of face with hungry walkers.
The first of the new mazes this year stars everyone's favorite Bogeyman, Michael Myers in "Halloween: Michael Myers Comes Home". John Carpenter's Halloween, called one of the greatest horror films of all times, inspires this immersive new experience. The maze takes guests though the town of Haddonfield, where on one fateful Halloween night in 1963, 6 year old Michael Myers, brutally stabbed his sister to death. Guests relive the horror he inflicted after his escape from a psychiatric hospital to take bloody relentless revenge on his new unsuspecting victims. The abandoned and blood-splattered Meyer's family home sets the stage for guests to feel like they are stepping right into the movie. The attention to detail is amazing and terrifying. “Halloween is the ultimate classic slasher film that spawned an entire horror film genre,” said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights.” “Bringing John Carpenter’s disturbing, cutting-edge vision to life as part of ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ is the ideal complement to our maze lineup as we continue to break creative ground with outstanding horror icons that raise the intensity level of our experience.”
Another new maze in the line up is "Guillermo del Toro Presents Crimson Peak: Maze of Madness."This maze is inspired by the director who directed the feature film. Guests follow the footsteps of the lead character, Edith Cushing, from her home in America to her haunted mansion, Allerdale Hall, in the remote English Countryside. Guests will navigate a labyrinth of paranormal tortured souls who have born witness to the estates dark history and reside there as vengeful ghosts. The comedy blockbuster "This is the End" takes a dark turn in their all-new 3D maze. The end of the world will never be the same as guests go to the ultimate A-list party just before the apocalypse begins. The fate of humanity hangs in the hands of the guests, as we see if they are brave enough to fight the devil and either be damned for all eternity or go to heaven. It's a life-or-death struggle against the demons of hell in 3D!
"Insidious:Return to the Further" investigates unexplained phenomena in the Lambert family's Victorian house. A seance unleashes ghosts and demons from the movie, that want nothing more than to take over the world of the living.
maze. The maze pits the two rival alien species in a fight to the death, with the humans walking through in the crossfire. New last year- this maze was a crowd favorite inspired by the cult sci-fi movies.
The Terror Tram has a new theme this year. "Terror Tram: Survive the Purge"is based on The Purge film series and invites guests to a "Purge Party in the famous Universal backlot, promising food and fun. Tricked into going to the party to watch the nights purging, the guests will find out the evening turns in a living nightmare that few will survive.
Jabbawockeez is an award-winning hip hop dance group and is known as America's best dance crew. Considered dance movement pioneers, Jabbawockeez will bring their innovative choreography, and signature white masks to Universal Studios in an all-new show created especially for Halloween Horror Nights.
Scare zones are all over the park and keep guests terrorized as they navigate from one place to another. This year's Scare Zones include: "The Purge: Urban Nightmares, Exterminatorz and their hideous hybrid creatures, Corpz-an army of decaying WWI soldiers and Krampus, the demonic Christmas Devil.
Halloween Horror Nights
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“FEAR THE WALKING DEAD” BECOMES THE #1 SERIES PREMIERE IN CABLE HISTORY IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND ALL KEY DEMOS
90-MINUTE EPISODE DELIVERED 10.1 MILLION VIEWERS, INCLUDING 6.3 MILLION ADULTS 18-49
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“TALKING DEAD” SEASON 6 PREVIEW SPECIAL DELIVERED 4.2 MILLION VIEWERS
“Fear the Walking Dead” made television history, delivering 10.1 million live/same day viewers and becoming the #1 series premiere in cable television history for total viewers and all key demos. The episode delivered 6.3 million adults 18-49. In that coveted demographic, AMC now is home to three of the top five cable series premieres of all time in live/same day viewing – “Fear the Walking Dead” at #1 (2015), “Better Call Saul” at #2 (2015) and “The Walking Dead” at #5 (2010) – a remarkable accomplishment so far into the post-DVR era. A “Talking Dead” Season 6 Preview Special that preceded the “Fear” premiere last night delivered 4.2 million viewers, and 2.5 million adults 18-49.
The first season of “Fear the Walking Dead” will run for six episodes this fall. The show will return for a second season of 15 episodes next year.
SWINGDISH, SIGNATURE WOMEN’S GOLF APPAREL BY TRICIA COVEL LAUNCHES AT LAS VEGAS PGA SHOW WITH CELEBRATION AT WYNN COUNTRY CLUB
On Tuesday night, top names in fashion and the professional golf industry celebrated the newest line of women’s golf apparel at a party hosted by “SwingDish” at the iconic (Steve) Wynn Country Club. Championed by designer Tricia Covel, Swingdish is a signature line of luxury women’s golf apparel and accessories.
Joining the celebration were executives from golf courses around the country, fashion insiders, PGA representatives, and Covel’s husband, country music hall- of-famer and avid golfer, Toby Keith.
PGA Fashion & Demo Experience Live Fashion Show, presented by SWINGDISH.
This live runway production showcased many of the latest golf lifestyle collections by the industry's top designers and was moderated again this year by Golf Channel's Bailey Mosier.
Participating companies included: Callaway Golf, Chip Shot Kids, Cross Golf USA, Cutter & Buck, Daily Sports, Dominie Luxury, Kevan Hall Sports, Longball Inc., Lyla Rena, Nivo Sport, San Soleil, Sligo Wear Inc., Straight Down Clothing Co., Swingdish, Travis Matthew Apparel, Under Armour.
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2015 Las Vegas Film Festival
This year’s 2015 Las Vegas Film Festival ran for six consecutive days from August 11-16 in partnership with CineVegas and showcased a wide variety of feature films, shorts, foreign films, documentaries, world premieres, parties, mixers and more.
CineVegas which returned after a six year hiatus, with three features and one short. Including"Guiseppe Makes a Movie," "Jauja" and Bobcat Goldthwait's latest film,"Call Me Lucky."
Goldthwait's documentary "Call Me Lucky" follows the volatile but brilliant comic Barry Crimmins and his experience with activism, comedy and politics. The documentary showcases his immense influence over renowned comedians, as well as his turbulent, but inspiring life story.
"Giuseppe Makes A Movie" follows filmmaker/musician Giuseppe Andrews as he captures the psychotic and intriguing characters that live in his town of Ventura, California. The documentary is a collection of experimental vignettes Andrews culminated after staying in the trailer park where he grew up.
Lisandro Alonso's film "Jauja" serves as the only narrative feature in the festival, and tells the story of an unattainable and mythological land of abundance and happiness. Viggo Mortensen stars as a father who travels with his daughter to find the mythological land of Jauja.
Also added was Johnny Knoxville's produced Evel Knievel documentary “Being Evel “and directed by Daniel Junge.
“Being Evel,” from Oscar-winning documentarian Daniel Junge (“Saving Face,” “The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner”), traces Knievel’s larger-than-life career, from his early days as a tough kid growing up in Butte, Mont., to his final years of illness and financial chaos. His life, says modern-day daredevil Johnny Knoxville of “Jackass” (who cites Knievel as a career inspiration and is a producer of the film), was “fast, faster and disaster.” The film gives the most emphasis to the late ’60s and early ’70s, when Knievel made his name as a daredevil with a legendary failed leap over the fountains at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas (watching him rag-doll-flop onto the concrete is cringe-making), and continued with a succession of much-hyped jumps, ending with the debacle that was his Snake River Canyon rocket blast in 1974.
One interesting feature included “Tangerine” which was entirely shot on an iPhone in LA. The movie is about two transgender prostitutes tracking down the cheating boyfriend/pimp of one of the prostitutes to teach him and his new lover a lesson.
Another funny feature included “Seoul Searching” directed by Benson Lee. About a 1980's John Hughes inspired romantic teen comedy about a group of Korean misfits from around the world forced by their parents to attend a cultural propaganda camp in Seoul resulting in the best summer of their lives.
"Kabuki Spectacle” - Fight with a Carp, show debuts at Las Vegas' Bellagio Hotel & Casino.
Singers and dancers performed the ancient Japanese storytelling art at the Bellagio fountains with a massive watery movie screen behind them, and displayed animated scenes. In a classic tale of good versus evil, renowned Japanese actor Ichikawa Somegoro played a handsome samurai who falls in love with a beautiful maiden depicted by fellow Kabuki actor Nakamura Yonekichi only to discover she is actually a giant carp's spirit taking the form of a woman to seek revenge against humans for killing her carp lover. The 30-minute production culminates with a dramatic clash between Somegoro and the carp from an impressive 165-foot stage constructed on Lake Bellagio.
Shochiku, the world's premier Kabuki producer and global ambassador with artistic partners Panasonic, teamLab and WET and support from MGM Resorts International aims to raise worldwide awareness for the art by orchestrating an elaborate, high-tech performance unlike anything Las Vegas and traditional Kabuki have ever seen. Water screen projection by Japanese artists and masterminds teamLab, Panasonic's state-of-the-art digital technology and spectacular water effects by WET bring the historic Japanese narrative to life in a Vegas-style production.
- Music – New music was composed for this performance and recorded by musicians in Japan. As the scene transitions from spring and summer to autumn, the Fountain displayed a sweeping art form in sync with the beautiful melody of the Shamisen, a Japanese three-stringed musical instrument. Traditional Takemoto chanting brought the music to a dramatic climax for Somegoro's fight scene with the carp.
- Water Screen Projection – teamLab, a group of technology specialists from various fields of the digital society, projected delicate yet dynamic CG images on the vast Fountain screen that are based on original images drawn by Kabuki artists. The beauty of Kabuki unfolded over Lake Bellagio using teamLab's digital technology and Panasonic's 3-Chip DLP Projector PT-DZ21K, which realizes a brightness of 20,000 lumens.
- Fountains of Bellagio – The most ambitious, choreographically complex water feature ever conceived, the Fountains of Bellagio romance the senses with water, music and light thoughtfully interwoven by WET to mesmerize spectators. Set within the 8.5-acre Lake Bellagio, which for the Kabuki Spectacle was transformed into Japan's Lake Biwa, the attraction featured a total of 1,214 fountains that can soar to 460 feet and span more than 1,000 feet.
- The Kabuki Spectacle is part of MGM Resorts' larger commitment to celebrating Japanese culture and the arts, which also includes a recently debuted art installation at Bellagio by renowned sculptor Masatoshi Izumi and the first-ever Japanese-inspired display at Bellagio's Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.