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Warner Bros. Presents Horror Made Here: A Festival of Frights

Warner Bros. Tour Hollywood brings several horror properties with the inclusion of "Batman: Arkham Asylum" to this years event.

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At the hub of the event, DJ Ricky Rocks works the turn tables to bring the party to life.

At the hub of the event, DJ Ricky Rocks works the turn tables to bring the party to life.

Jaime Aparicio/El Paisano Media

Jaime Aparicio/El Paisano Media

At the hub of the event, DJ Ricky Rocks works the turn tables to bring the party to life.

Jaime Aparicio, Arts and Entertainment Editor

The backlot of Warner Bros. Studios held last night’s press preview event at Horror Made Here attraction. Filled with people of the press, including El Paisano Media. Guests were given front of the line access to all mazes and attractions that were created specifically for the event.

Properties such as:

The Conjuring, IT, The Exorcist, Nightmare at Camp Crystal Lake, and Arkham Asylum from the popular hit video game Batman: Arkham Asylum, were presented. Actors and actresses (in full makeup) interact with the audience. While they aren’t allowed to touch, the interactions and attention to detail brings the world of the property to life. Mazes such as The Conjuring and IT fill each room with what seems to be props from the actual films. The Conjuring in particular, has certain points within the maze that are activated in order to create an affect of a haunting. Items being dropped from the walls or loud sound cues immerse attendees in the terrifying world of the film.

At the center of the lot, an announcer dressed as a circus ringleader works the stage while DJ Ricky Rocks plays high-energy music to help raise the spirits of attending crowds. Several actors roam the grounds, dressed as deranged and deformed circus performers to surprise and frighten guests.

Attendees were able to walk through many exhibits within Stage 48. Featuring props and behind-the-scenes footage of various WB produced films. Stage 48 presents props and costumes from the Tim Burton film Beetlejuice. As well other props from Sweeney Todd, The Corpse Bride, and Mars Attacks.

From the several attractions, the IT maze, was an interaction of the world itself. Each room has a set piece taken from the film. Kudos to the actor in the Pennywise makeup for staying in character to the fullest degree.

Another popular attraction is a bar themed after the popular HBO series True Blood. Unfortunately, the bar area is not accessible to anyone under the legal drinking age.

Horror Made Here: A Festival of Frights opens to the public October 5 – 28, 7 pm – 1 am on select days.

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