"American Horror Story" will now be able to scare you both on television and in real life, thanks to a new attraction set to open at Universal Studios this Halloween season.

The series is set to be featured as part of Universal's annual Halloween Horror Nights event, and will lend three chapters of its anthology to a new set of "AHS"-themed mazes. Here's how The Hollywood Reporter explains the attraction:

Guests will have the chance to be residents of AHS' first installment, Murder House, and visit with the tortured performers from the fourth installment's Freak Show and victims of the otherworldly Hotel from the fifth installment. As they venture through the mazes, visitors will encounter iconic scenes and memorable characters from the series, including Freak Show's murderous Twisty the Clown.

According to Universal Studios Hollywood creative director John Murdy, fans have been asking the park to include "AHS" in the Horror Nights lineup for years, and this year, the higher-ups finally obliged. And as THR notes, if things go well, there's potential for an "AHS" attraction to become a permanent staple of the Universal park system, just like fellow television show and previous Horror Nights participant "The Walking Dead," which just opened its own attraction earlier this year.

"'American Horror Story' is one of the most disturbing television shows ever produced, and with such perverse storylines unfolding with each installment, Halloween Horror Nights is undoubtedly the only place that could create a living version of the nightmares that Ryan Murphy dreams up," Murdy's statement said.

Halloween Horror Nights begin at both Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort on September 16.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]

Photo credit: Michele K. Short/FX

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