“The Mourning After” – Universal Studios Television Commercial Directed by Acclaimed Filmmaker Eli Roth

Following Labor Day Weekend, Universal Studios’ T.V. commercial, ” The Mourning After”, will be coming to your television. In his commercial directional debut, acclaimed filmmaker Eli Roth, brings the most cinematic, horror-film-inspired, “Halloween Horror Nights” commercials ever created. Eli Roth has directed Horror blockbusters such as Hostel and Cabin Fever.

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 20 years, guests from around the world have visited Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood and Orlando to become victims inside their own horror film. The streets of each coast’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing “scare-actors” lunge from every darkened corner. Multiple movie-quality haunted houses are erected throughout the event, based on everything from iconic slasher films to hit horror television series to haunting original stories.

The Mourning After

The Mourning After
This year, filmmaker Eli Roth – acclaimed director of blockbuster horror films such as Hostel and Cabin Fever – makes his commercial directorial debut with Universal Studios’ new “Halloween Horror Nights” television spot, entitled “The Mourning After.”

This 30-second tv spot, it follows a group of friends as they attend an unusual Halloween costume party. The story unfolds with a series of suspenseful twists and turns that begs for more. Providing a glimpse of what is to come at HHN27, the commercial comes out just under three weeks before Halloween Horror Nights begins.. The commercial highlights: SAW, The Shining and American Horror Show houses.

Below is the “The Mourning After” commercial and below that is an extended director’s cut version.


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[Source: Universal]

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