Rob Zombie will unveil his "Great American Nightmare" this fall in California, combining state-of-the-art haunted house attractions with a music festival featuring artists in the heavy rock, alternative, electronic dance and other genres. The event will take place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting on October 10th and ending on November 2nd at the Fairplex FEARplex in Pomona, just outside Los Angeles.
- Zombie said in a statement, "This is it! The ultimate badass Halloween experience! No one will walk away disappointed. I am thrilled to bring the 'Great American Nightmare' to California and begin a reign of bloody terror!"
- Rob Zombie told LAUNCH that Halloween is the only time where he feels normal. "To me, it was always a big event, because it just seemed like that was the moment the whole world seemed normal. You know, everything was a skull, everything was a ghost, a pumpkin, a witch, you know. You could run around in costumes scaring people. I just remember every year ever since I was a little kid, it was always the biggest thing. You'd start planning it in July and then it drags out until December."
- The rocker and filmmaker is teaming on the project with preeminent haunted house producer Steve Kopelman.
- The "fully immersive" haunted house experience will feature three attractions based on Zombie's own horror films: "Lords Of Salem Total Black Out," "The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D" and "Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses."
- All three attractions will feature animatronics, visual effects, a claustrophobic maze and a combination of chills, thrills and humor.
- Among the acts slated to perform during the 15 nights of music being offered are Andrew WK, BL3ND, Blood On The Dance Floor, Dirtyloud, Dirtyphonics, Goldfinger, Kottonmouth Kings, Ozomatli, Reel Big Fish, The Used, Twiztid and many more, including yet-to-be-announced headliners.
- A midway will offer outdoor screenings of classic horror films, a DJ, food vendors, beer, wine and spirits, and more.
- Zombie will hit the road later this month behind his fifth solo album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor.
- He's teaming up with Five Finger Death Punch to co-headline the 2013 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, which kicks off on June 29th in San Bernardino, California.
CHECK IT OUT: Tickets for "Great American Nightmare" start at $30 and will go on sale Saturday, June 29th at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com.
WATCH: Here's a video of Zombie's 2011 "House of 1,000 Corpses" haunted attraction at Universal Studios in Los Angeles:
WHAT DO YOU THINK??
- Have you ever been to one of these haunted house attractions? Do you like them or are they too scary?
- What's the scariest thing you ever experienced on Halloween?
- Do you think Rob Zombie is well-suited to create this kind of thing?
INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth -- agree or not?
obscured by clouds wrote: "Pass, I have to wash my hair or something that night."
Nikz wrote: "None of the music acts so far are very appealing but classic horror movies, haunted houses, mazes and general freakshow type things sounds like a lot of fun."
Aces_High99 wrote: "Philip Anselmo's Housecore Horror Festival will p*** all over this s*** from a height of several miles."
jim siedow wrote: "this sounds pretty good actually. i live 45 min from this venue, i plan on checking it out."
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