Horror movies, costumes and fear-filled nights are what people expect around Halloween. Here to satisfy is rock star, writer, and director, Rob Zombie who has given America the privilege of attending an event that provides everything anyone could want on Halloween. There are two locations for visitors to attend, Scottsdale, AZ and Villa Park, IL.
Opening night for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare started in September. The last day to go will be Nov. 1. The hours are 7-10p.m. Thursdays and Sundays. and 7-12p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
The first two opening nights, Zombie performed for visitors, who headlined with The Devil Wears Prada. Other bands visitors can expect to see are Ghost Town, Vampires Everywhere! and the Butcher babies. Other events included are three attractions at each location. There is also an area named Blood Boulevard where there are freak shows, horror themed refreshments, vendors, music acts and characters that roam around.
Everything is indoors. It is advised to not wear flip flops or high heels. Though the attractions are open to all ages, it is suggested that no one bring anyone under the age of 13 because of how terrifying things can get.
The haunted houses at the Villa Park location include the Haunt of 1000 Corpses, Lords of Salem in Total Black Out, and El Superbeasto in 3D. The Haunt of 1000 corpses takes visitors through the Museum of Monsters and Madmen, a recreation of the one from Zombie’s movies House of 1000 Corpses. It also includes a murder ride which allows riders to come face-to-face with infamous serial killers like Charles Manson and John Wayne Gacey.
The Lords of Salem attraction takes visitors through a 60-degree maze. According to a video posted on the website, all visitors have a bag placed over their heads throughout the entire maze. Those who are afraid of the dark or who have claustrophobia are advised against going through this attraction.
The El Superbeasto attraction incorporates humor and fright. It is based on another film by Zombie and is an attraction for visitors with faint hearts. It has a surprised entrance and is guaranteed to have visitors laughing and screaming.
The Scottsdale location also has the Lords of Salem attraction. The other haunted houses are The Devil’s Rejects and Captain Spaulding’s Clown School in 3D. Both attractions are based on Zombie’s movies The Devil’s Rejects and House of 1000 Corpses. The Devil’s Rejects attraction makes visitors a part of the group of state troopers who are searching for a family of murderers, the Fireflys. Captain Spaulding’s Clown School is promised to scare the bravest person and make visitors feel as if they are hallucinating.
Those who attend are likely to have a great time. Granted, Zombie is a genius when it comes to making people scream, cringe and jump from fright, his haunted houses are sure to exceed expectations. A website with more information, ticket sales, videos and pictures is http://www.greatamericannightmare.com/
Tickets can be purchased online or at the location’s box office. For general admission, tickets are $25 online and $30 at the box office. There are two VIP ticket options. VIP1 gives visitors a t-shirt and faster access to attractions. VIP2 tickets give visitors a t-shirt and immediate access to attractions. VIP1 tickets are $36 online, $45 at the box office. VIP2 tickets are $50 online and $60 at the box office.