Vampire Dancer Hopefuls Strut Their Stuff and Bare Their Fangs at Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Night Auditions

Ghoulish go-goers recruited for annual Horror extravaganza, kicking off Sept. 24

Aug 18, 2010, 13:00 ET from Universal Studios Hollywood

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood's most expressive "undead" performers made a rare daytime appearance today as Universal Studios Hollywood(SM) held an open call audition for a troupe of dancing vampires.  The audition coincides with efforts to recruit hundreds of actors and behind-the-scenes artists in preparation for this year's Halloween Horror Nights® where the legends of Hollywood horror come to life beginning Friday, September 24.



The fanged troupe of dancers will echo one of this year's all-new maze experiences.  "Vampyre: Castle of the Undead," based on an original concept created by Universal Studios Hollywood, will make its debut at this year's Halloween event, along with a new "House of 1000 Corpses" maze created by Rob Zombie, a new "La Llorona" scare zone and three other new mazes based on the world's most terrifying and intense horror legends.  

The theme park's favorite thrill-ride attractions will also remain open for "Halloween Horror Nights" as well, many with menacing twists.  Favorites include "The Simpsons Ride®," "Revenge of the Mummy(SM) – The Ride" and "Jurassic Park® In the Dark."  Additional new content for the 2010 Halloween Horror Nights mazes and attractions will be announced shortly.

Updates on "Halloween Horror Nights" are available at and also on Twitter and Facebook, as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information.  Fans are invited to follow John Murdy on Twitter at: or via Facebook at: "Halloween Horror Nights - Hollywood (Official)."

Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A., is a unit of Universal Parks & Resorts, a division of Universal Studios, a part of NBC Universal.  NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.  Formed in May of 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks.  NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric (NYSE: GE), with 20% controlled by Vivendi.

SOURCE Universal Studios Hollywood