Halloween Horror Nights 2011 at Universal Studios Hollywood will veer from its traditional horror movie theme with an Alice Cooper haunted maze that will draw on elements from the shock rocker's theatrical concerts and feature music from his 1975 concept album, "Welcome to My Nightmare."
Just like one of the singer's rock concerts, visitors to the Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare maze at Halloween Horror Nights 2011 will encounter boa constrictor snakes, black widow spiders, guillotine decapitations, hangman's gallows and electrocutions inside a sadistic insane asylum.
Located in the movie theme park's Jurassic Park ride queue, the Alice Cooper maze starts in the abandoned home of Steven, a fictional character that appears on several of the singer's albums. The maze will feature several songs from the "Welcome to My Nightmare" album, including "Years Ago," "The Black Widow," "The Awakening" and, of course, "Steven."
Concept art of the "scareactors" in the Steven section of the maze include a blood-splattered madman wielding a chainsaw, a naughty nurse holding defibrillator paddles and an Alice look-alike wearing the singer's trademark black eye makeup.
The Black Widow section of the maze will depict scenes based on imagery and lyrics from Cooper's 2008 "Along Came a Spider" album.
In another maze scene, a man-child dressed in a infant's jumper with a pacifier and a bib will terrorize visitors in a toy-strewn room to the sounds of Cooper's 1973 release "Billion Dollar Babies."
The maze's horror movie-style soundtrack will feature a mash-up of songs from Cooper's albums, including 1971's "Killer," 1983's "DaDa," as well as a dash of his biggest hit single, "School's Out."
Halloween Horror Nights 2011 will include five other haunted mazes based on "The Thing," "The Wolfman," "Hostel" and "House of 1,000 Corpses" films as well as the La Llorona folk legend.
Halloween Horror Nights will run at Universal Studios Hollywood on Sept. 23, 24, 30 and Oct. 1, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun