Sparing us from WALKING DEAD overkill, Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights will be giving the spooked up tram experience a much-welcomed completely new twist this year with Eli Roth Presents Terror Tram. The horrors this time around come from non other than Hollywood Harry and his last name isn’t Potter!
“Hollywood Harry” to be precise. From the sordid mind of the Eli Roth in partnership with his digital network Crypt TV, the experience this year will expose guests to the fabled legacy of a serial killer clown who went from a jovial celebrity jokester to a deranged, depraved murderer.
The all-new “Terror Tram” experience will tell the sordid tale of former Angeleno resident Harold Kappowitz whose alter ego “Koodles the Clown” went from cheerful circus performer, to the lovable star of his own children’s network television show… before he was overcome by his genuine “killer instincts.”
By the 1990s, hard knocks took a deadly toll on Kappowitz, and the onetime endearing clown found himself exiled by the very Hollywood entertainment community that once adored him. With an all-consuming anger and hatred, Kappowitz—a now crazed and disheveled recluse—took refuge from society by hiding out at Universal Studios, emerging as notorious serial killer clown, “Hollywood Harry.” Recurring murders began to dominate the studio, as “Hollywood Harry” drew strength from recruiting other outcast former clowns who, together, took revenge on Studio Tour guides and visitors alike, ceremoniously killing them, and leaving behind a deadly trail of terror.
A series of short form content, produced by Crypt TV in conjunction Universal Studios Hollywood, aired on the digital horror network to tease the story of “Hollywood Harry” and create momentum for the announcement reveal of the new experience.
“Eli Roth Presents Terror Tram” debuts exclusively at Universal Studios Hollywood for Halloween Horror Nights beginning September 16, 2016.