Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights has announced another new haunted attraction for this year, this time based on a legendary monster of Hispanic folklore. El Cucuy: The Boogeyman will join the studio's many new Halloween haunts (including The Walking Dead studio backlot experience and the Black Sabbath 13 3D maze), brought to ominous life by the voice of genre legend Danny Trejo (Machete Kills).
Trejo provided creative input, narration and the monster's voice for the maze, based on the tale of a mythical shape-shifting monster with sharp teeth and claws – a story told long ago throughout North, South and Central America to scare children out of misbehaving or wandering from home at night. Trejo's narration will guide patrons through the maze as the hulking monster attacks families and drags children to his cavernous lair. It's a nightmare out of Trejo's own childhood (if you can imagine him being scared of anything), inspired by the stories his mother told him about El Cucuy. “It freaked me out,” he recalls. “I grew up with it and I told it to my kids, too. I can’t wait to check it out.”
Halloween Horror Nights kicks off at Universal Studios Hollywood on September 20th. Visit their official site for details... and check out this teaser!