Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare haunted maze at Halloween Horror Nights

Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare haunted maze at Halloween Horror Nights (Universal Studios)

Boa constrictor snakes, black widowspiders, guillotine decapitations, electrifying electrocutions, sadistic insane asylums. Welcome toAlice Cooper's walk-through nightmare. The "Alice Cooper: Welcome to my Nightmare" maze at Halloween Horror Nights 2011 turns the shock-rocker's songs, characters and theatrical concerts into a walk-through haunted attraction.

I took a tour of the Alice Cooper maze this week in the Jurassic Park ride queue at Universal Studios Hollywood with Horror Nights creative director John Murdy.

“Alice has been through the maze a couple of times already," said Murdy, during the tour of the nightmare labyrinth with the sound off, the lights on and the monsters away. "Alice was overjoyed. He was thrilled.”

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The maze takes visitors through the abandoned home and recurring nightmares of Steven, a semi-autobiographical character in Alice Cooper songs.

A horror movie-style soundtrack will feature a mash-up of tunes from the Alice Cooper songbook, including the 1975 concept album "Welcome to My Nightmare."

Hard-core Alice Cooper fans are traveling from as far away as Norway, Germany and Australia just to see the maze, said Murdy, who has been in touch with fans via Twitter.

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Spoiler alert: What follows is a sometimes graphic scene-by-scene preview of the Alice Cooper maze. For those who want to be surprised (or are a bit squeamish), turn away now.

* Entrance

The facade of Steven's decrepit and foreclosed home transforms under lighting effects to reveal windows trimmed in Alice Cooper's iconic eye makeup. The voice of Alice serves as the visitor's guide to the maze's backstory.

Out front, a gag real estate sign makes reference to the singer's real name (Vince Furnier) and uses a photo from his high school yearbook.

* Steven's Bedroom

After entering the house to the opening piano from the song, “Steven,” visitors hear Alice say, “I must be dreaming.”

Inside Steven's childhood bedroom, it's clear the man-child is still living in the abandoned house.

A mirror on the wall transforms to reveal Steven dressed in Alice Cooper's trademark makeup. Childhood photos of Steven as well as various toys throughout the room are defaced with the same iconic makeup. From here on, Steven is Alice.

Alice leaps from a closet door with a chainsaw. The character will reappear throughout the maze as a crazed serial killer.

Soundtrack music: "Years Ago"

* Bedroom Closet