Filmmaker shock rocker Rob Zombie has announced a trio of haunts coming this Halloween season to California together with a series of big name concerts in a new event called the Great American Nightmare. Top artists in hard rock, alternative, EDM, and more will perform at the Fairplex FEARplex in Pomona, CA, just outside Los Angeles, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 10 through November 2, 2013 together with three back-to-back-to-back haunted houses.
Zombie is collaborating with and haunted house producer Steve Kopelman to create three all-new haunted attractions based on Zombie’s own horror films. Fans of Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights will welcome back a chance to revisit the world of House of 1,000 Corpses in a whole new way.
The FEARplex (normally Fairplex – home to the Los Angeles County Fairy) will include 150,000 square feet of horror and entertainment and is not geared towards young children or the faint of heart.
The three haunted houses featured in a seamless experience at the Great American Nightmare will be Haunt of 1,000 Corpses, Lords Of Salem Total Black Out, and The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D.
Visitors/victims will sequentially enter three different attractions, each completely different in look, theme and effects:
Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out: This harrowing attraction–based on Zombie’s 2012 The Lords Of Salem independent horror film–is designed to twist the mind. It will accentuate some senses while limiting others. Fear of the dark, claustrophobia, and fear of the unknown will be preyed on as the visitor attempts to traverse this sixty-degree maze.
The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D: Utilizing Chromadepth glasses, this innovative attraction will take the patron right into the middle of the irreverent world ofRob Zombie’s El Superbeasto 2009 animated exploitation musical horror comedy film based on the comic book series of the same name. The attraction’s unique surprise entrance, brilliant colors, sudden chills and startling thrills, and salacious humor will make one scream with fright and laughter.
Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses: This terrifying attraction pays homage to the 10-year anniversary of the exploitation horror film House Of 1,000 Corpses, directed by Rob Zombie. This extreme, traditional haunted house will take visitors on a walking journey through a recreation of the film’s “Museum of Monsters & Madmen” along with an expanded “Murder Ride,” confronting notorious serial killers along the way. This high impact, highly detailed attraction will use state of the art animatronics, video effects, costuming, sound, scents and lights.
The attractions will feature animatronics, special effects, thrills, and salacious humor straight out of the films.
But beyond the haunts, Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will also feature 15 nights of music including artists Andrew WK, BL3ND, Blood On The Dance Floor, Dirtyloud, Dirtyphonics, Doctor P, Emilie Autumn, Evol Intent, Fei-Fei, Goldfinger, Heavygrinder, Kottonmouth Kings, Metalachi, One More Time, Ozomatli, Reel Big Fish, Terravita, The Used, Twiztid, William Control, Zomboy, and many more.
The Great American Nightmare Monster Midway will also offer outdoor screenings of classic horror films, a DJ, food vendors, beer, wine and spirits, and freak show characters roaming throughout the grounds each night.
Concert details and dates are available at GreatAmericanNightmare.com, where tickets will go on sale June 29 as well as additional major headlining acts to be announced that day.
Tickets will start at only $30, including access to all haunted house attractions, concerts and midway activities. Even hours will be 6:30 PM until 11:00 PM on Thursdays and Sundays, 6:30 PM until 1:00 AM on Fridays and Saturdays.