Phoenix New Times gets inside Rob Zombie's head as he talks the newspaper through his Great American Nightmare, which this year is in Scottsdale as well Chicago. Phoenix New Times also chats with horror maze maker Steve Kopelman, who gives an insight into one of the baddest haunts on the area this year. And John 5 takes Phoenix New Times on a personal tour of one of the three Haunted House mazes at the Great American Nightmare. Check out the clip below.
Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare is making its debut at WestWorld Of Scottsdale in Arizona for select nights from September 19 to November 1. This engagement features the following three attractions — two that have never been seen before — based on Rob Zombie's horror films: The Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out, Captain Spaulding's Clown School In 3D and The Devil's Rejects.
At Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare, patrons will sequentially enter three different attractions, each completely different in look, theme and effects:
The 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 patrons scream with fright and laughter.
Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses: This terrifying attraction pays homage to the exploitation horror film "House Of 1,000 Corpses", directed by Rob Zombie. The 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 celebrating the Halloween season on the following dates between September 26 and November 1:
September: 26, 27
October: 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31
Hours for Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare are 7:00 p.m. until midnight (Fridays and Saturdays) and 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. (Thursdays and Sundays).
Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare is a creative collaboration between master of the macabre Rob Zombie and preeminent haunted house producer Steve Kopelman. The event is produced by Rob Zombie, Steve Kopelman and Andy Gould.