By Brady MacDonald
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
1:01 PM PDT, September 21, 2011
Universal Studios Orlando will feature eight haunted mazes, six scare zones and two live shows at Halloween Horror Nights 21.
> Photos: Halloween Horror Nights 21 at Universal Studios Orlando
Universal Orlando's Horror Nights has been voted the best Halloween theme park event for the past four consecutive years by Amusement Today, an industry trade publication.
Lady Luck, the icon for the Florida theme park's 2011 event, will transform each night from a tempting seductress to a bloodthirsty beast.
Here's a rundown of the mazes, scare zones and shows at HHN 21:
* Haunted mazes
Nevermore - Edgar Allan Poe's greatest works come to life in a fit of madness and insanity.
The Forsaken - The mutinous crew of a cursed ship seeks revenge at a Spanish fort.
Holidays of Horror - A holiday-based telethon hosted by H.R. Bloodengutz turns deadly.
The Thing - Paranoia spreads among a scientific research group at an isolated Antarctic outpost overrun by an alien epidemic.
Saws N' Steam - A mechanical nightmare of spinning blades and crushing pistons.
The In-Between - A portal to another dimension reveals a realm filled with fiendish creatures.
Winter's Night - Deceased souls rise from the dead at a gothic cemetery.
Nightingales - Savage banshees hunt the weak and helpless on a World War I battlefield.
* Scare zones
Acid Assault - Survivors of a relentless acid rain roam a decaying city.
Canyon of Dark Souls - Canyon-dwelling creatures terrorize all who disturb them.
Grown Evil - Plant-like creatures prey on any humans that enter an overgrown garden of evil.
NightMaze - The ever-changing blacked-out environment continues to morph throughout the evening.
Seven - Seven radiant beauties transform into evil temptresses as day turns to night.
Your Luck Has Run Out - Chance determines who gets out alive and who becomes the next victim.
* Live shows
Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure - A celebrity-skewering revue of the year's pop culture foibles.
Death Drums - A terror-themed troupe of fleet-handed drummers.
Halloween Horror Nights will run for 25 nights at Universal Studios Orlando on Sept. 23, 24, 29, 30 and Oct. 1-2, 6-9, 13-16, 19-23 and 26-31.
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