While most of us have Christmas on our minds,
is already planning for next
Universal has been conducting an online survey to gauge fan interest in 50 movie and television properties as potential haunted maze themes for Halloween Horror Nights 2012.
The annual post-Halloween poll offers fans a glimpse into what could be on the horror horizon at Universal.
During the past few years, the revamped Horror Nights has presented mazes based on some of the biggest horror properties: "Friday the 13th," "A Nightmare on Elm Street," "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "Halloween," "Scream" and "Saw."
Among the possibilities for 2012 and beyond:
"American Werewolf in London," "Freddy vs. Jason,"
"Hellraiser," "True Blood," "Dexter" and "American Horror Story."
This year, Universal worked directly with big-name talent to bring many of the mazes to life:
("Welcome to My Nightmare"),
("House of 1000 Corpses").
As a result, this year's online poll also included musicians
, Kiss and Slipknot and filmmakers
as potential maze-making partners.
Via Twitter, Horror Nights creative director John Murdy has put a few movie maze contenders on his short list ("Trick 'r Treat" and "Evil Dead") while declaring some other titles difficult to acquire ("The Exorcist" and "Dawn of the Dead") or hard to adapt
and "Silent Hill").