Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare Coming to Los Angeles October 10 to November 2

by Guitar World Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2013 at 10:30am

Musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie will unleash his Great American Nightmare on Los Angeles this Halloween season.

This bone-chilling experience will combine the most advanced haunted house attractions with a not-to-be-missedmusic festival from top artists in hard rock, alternative, EDM and more, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 10 through November 2 at the Fairplex FEARplex in Pomona, California, just outside Los Angeles.

A creative collaboration between masters of the macabre Rob Zombie and 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. The shocking — and sometimes disturbing — fright attractions will offer a three-dimensional experience with animatronics and effects, a maze that is the ultimate definition of claustrophobia and fear, sudden chills and startling thrills and salacioushumor that will make one scream with fright and laughter.

As if these sinister attractions weren’t enough, Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare also will feature 15 nights of music from top national and regional artists in the indie/punk, EDM, metal, rock and Latin genres including 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.

In addition to music, one night will feature the outrageous pro wrestling sensations Lucha Libre USA. Look for details about the music performance schedule--including additional major headlining acts--to be announced on June 29 and visit GreatAmericanNightmare.com for details.

"This is it! The ultimate badass Halloween experience! No one will walk away disappointed," says Zombie. "I am thrilled to bring The Great American Nightmare to California and begin a reign of bloody terror!"

The FEARplex for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will include 150,000 square feet of horror and entertainment and is not geared towards young children or the faint of heart. Patrons should be prepared for maximum scares!

At Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare, patrons will 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 of Rob 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 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.

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is produced by Rob Zombie, Steve Kopelman and Andy Gould, along with event music producers Kevin Lyman and John Reese.

“Having produced haunted attractions for over 30 years, I have never been more excited about a project than I am with The Great American Nightmare. To produce an event with partners like Rob Zombie, Kevin Lyman, John Reese and Andy Gould is a dream come true. This no-holds-barred first year event is destined to change the haunted house landscape for years to come and I am ecstatic to be a part of it,” says Nightmare producer Steve Kopelman.

The Great American NightmareMonster Midway will offer outdoor screenings of classic horror films, a DJ, food vendors, beer, wine and spirits, and much more, with freak show characters roaming throughout the grounds each night.

Nightmare music co-producer Kevin Lyman admits, "Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare is going to be so terrifying, you won't catch me in any of the three haunted houses! For those of you who are scaredy cats like me, there will be plenty of other attractions that are guaranteed to entertain, including a special concert each night."

"Great American Nightmare is one of the most exciting projects I have ever been associated with,” says Nightmare music co-producer John Reese. “The opportunity to work with the genius that is Rob Zombie is awe inspiring. This is set up to be one of the CAN'T MISS EVENTS OF THE YEAR!"

Tickets for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare are available starting at only $30 beginning Saturday, June 29 at GreatAmericanNightmare.com. Each ticket includes access to all haunted house attractions, concerts and midway activities. Tickets will also be available for purchase onsite at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival San Bernardino show at San Manuel Amphitheater (June 29) and during the Los Angeles County Fair at Pomona Fairplex (August 30-September 29). VIP packages will also be available for purchase at GreatAmericanNightmare.com.

Hours for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will be 6:30 PM until 11:00 PM on Thursdays and Sundays, 6:30 PM until 1:00 AM on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Fairplex is at 1101 W. McKinley Avenue in Pomona, centrally located in the heart of Southern California. The Fairplex is also home to the LA County Fair, the largest county fair in the world.

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is made possible through the support of sponsors including Monster Energy Drink and Ernie Ball.

Visit the event's official website and Facebook page.


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