Well, sort of. Universal Studios in Orlando revealed their theme for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights promotion and apparently for the first time in its 19-year history, it will be completely devoted to scary movies. Wow, what a concept, especially for a film studio. Anyway, part of the announcement mentioned the usual suspects such as Jigsaw from the SAW series, Chucky from CHILD’S PLAY, and the Wolfman to help plug the now delayed remake starring Benicio Del Toro coming out next year (the trailer looked pretty cool by the way and boasted quite the cast).
But what really caught my attention were some of the other theme houses around the park, including ones devoted to Dracula, Frankenstein, and the two “inspired by B movies based on a Midwestern, chainsaw-wielding family (don’t they have that every year?) and cannibalistic humanoid underground dwellers.” In other words, C.H.U.D. lives again! And we’re not talking about some lame-ass, silly zombie-film sequel like 1989’s C.H.U.D. II – BUD THE CHUD (written by Ed Naha of TROLL and HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS fame no less!) This will be an actual attraction based on one of the cheesiest of all the bad monster movies of the mid-80s. But of course I say that with affection, and I congratulate Universal for honoring these scaly, flesh-craving, food-hunting, sewer-dwelling beasties as they celebrate their 25th anniversary.