Universal Studios Hollywood announces the return of FX's critically-acclaimed, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning television series American Horror Story, bringing Ryan Murphy's demented Roanoke installment to life at this year's Halloween Horror Nights event, beginning Friday, September 15, 2017. American Horror Story: Roanoke will unearth the twisted legacy of The Lost Colony of Roanoke, transporting guests to the haunted backwoods of North Carolina where they will experience the terror that has tormented the town for centuries. The all-new disturbing maze, reimagined in acute and disturbing details, will unmask a cast of deranged killers, from the cannibalistic Polk family who subsist by feeding upon innocent victims to The Butcher who thrives on human sacrifices.

Trapped in a vicious circle of evil and murder, guests will find themselves in a life or death battle to outrun the nightmare of Roanoke before the vindictive spirits and demented killers soak the earth with the blood of their victims. Captivating and shocking viewers since its debut in 2011, American Horror Story has won 15 Emmys, three Golden Globes, four Critics' Choice Awards and one People's Choice Award. The latest installment of American Horror Story returns to FX Fall 2017. Here's what John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of Halloween Horror Nights, had to say about this new attraction in a statement.

"The macabre mind of Ryan Murphy brings a treasure-trove of limitless possibilities to Halloween Horror Nights. Because of the multitude of terrifying layers that come to life within this latest installment of FX's American Horror Story, we are devoting our entire maze to uncovering every twisted detail to fully immerse our guests into the Roanoke storyline."

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror. Featuring an all-new slate of unrivaled film production quality mazes, frightful scare zones and a fully re-imagined "Terror Tram" experience uniquely themed to today's most definitive horror properties, "Halloween Horror Nights" will taunt, terrorize and torment guests with spine-chilling haunted attractions as part of Southern California's most extreme Halloween experience. Universal Studios Hollywood also confirmed last month that The Shining will also be featured with a brand new maze at Halloween Horror Nights this year.

FX has already renewed American Horror Story for Season 8 and Season 9, following the upcoming American Horror Story Season 7. Series creator Ryan Murphy has teased that there will be a season coming up in the near future that will cross over the Murder House and Coven seasons, but it hasn't been confirmed when exactly that will air. American Horror Story Season 7 will debut this fall, which will be inspired by last year's Presidential election.

Updates on Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood are available online at HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood and on Facebook at: Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood, Instagram and Twitter at @HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Watch videos on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube and join the conversation using #UniversalHHN. Take a look at a sneak peek at the American Horror Story maze at Halloween Horror Nights, along with the new artwork below.

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