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Halloween Horror Nights: Michael Myers returns

Plans call for continuation of "Halloween" maze from 2014, Michael Aiello says.

Michael Myers, lead character in "Halloween" horror films, will return as a character in the 2016 edition of Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Orlando has announced.

The first "Halloween" film was portrayed in haunted-house form at Universal Studios in 2014. This year's maze will pick up where that one left off, said Michael Aiello, director of creative development for entertainment, in a post on the official Universal Orlando blog.

"Growing up with the original 'Halloween,' I always loved and appreciated that its sequel was simply titled, 'Halloween II.' It literally picked up the events within seconds from where the previous ended. I found this so cool. What I thought was the end was merely the first half of a horrific story," Aiello said.

HHN visitors will walk through the final scene of 2014’s maze then walk in between the homes of Haddonfield, setting of "Halloween II," Aiello said. Myers attacks inside a hospital. 

"We’re recreating all the iconic events from the story, including Myers’ fiery 'end,'" Aiello wrote.

Universal is collaborating with Malek Akkad, producer of some of the "Halloween" movies, Aiello said. 

Previously announced houses for 2016 include mazes based on "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre," "The Exorcist" and "The Walking Dead."

The 26th edition of Halloween Horror Nights runs on select nights between Sept. 16 and Oct. 31. Tickets are now on sale. For more information, go to halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando.

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