NorthJersey: Rock icon Alice Cooper will help design a theme park maze for Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights as Southern California theme parks battle to lure more fall visitors.
In recent years, Halloween has represented a new opportunity for huge revenues for theme parks such as Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farm and Disneyland.
Universal recently announced that Cooper, known for his macabre-tinged stage persona, is the second celebrity that the park has named to help create horror-inspired mazes for the annual Halloween celebration that runs on selected nights Sept. 23 to Oct. 31.
Horror movie director and actor Eli Roth, who produced the 2002 horror film "Cabin Fever" and 2005’s "Hostel," among other movies, will design a maze called "Eli Roth’s Hostel: Hunting Season."
According to Universal Studios Hollywood, Cooper’s maze will include "guillotine decapitations, electric chairs, a sadistic insane asylum, predatory snakes and giant black widow spiders that have helped make his imagery timeless and indelible."