Rob Zombie mounts Halloween attraction “THE GREAT AMERICAN NIGHTMARE”


This October 10-November 2, the Fairplex in Pomona, CA will play host to Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare. Featuring three mazes, fifteen nights of bands and one night of Lucha Libre, Zombie is co-producing alongside Steve Kopelman, Andy Gould, John Reese and Warped Tour creator Kevin Lyman. 

Billed as a “once in a lifetime” event,  the musician/director is designing a month long spookshow with mazes and music. The walkthrough attractions are based  on Zombie’s films HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES (celebrating its tenth anniversary), THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO and LORDS OF SALEM. Here’s the rundown of all three:

LORDS OF SALEM In Total Black Out: This harrowing attraction 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 of Rob Zombie’s El Superbeasto, the 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.
You can find much more on The Great American Nightmare (on sale starting June 29), including the bands lineup (Andrew WK!) at the official site.
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