Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare Receives Acclaim From Media & Rave Reviews From Bands & Celebrities Opening Week; Ultimate Halloween Event Runs Through 11/2/2013
Various rock bands and actors joined Rob Zombie, his wife, actress Sheri Moon Zombie, and bandmates John 5, Ginger Fishand Piggy D for opening week of Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare at the FEARPlex in Pomona, CA. Among others in attendance were Tommy Lee, Kerry King (Slayer), Lew Temple (The Walking Dead), and Rusty Coones, Michael Ornsteinand Niko Nicotera (Sons Of Anarchy).
Here’s what some celebrity guests are saying about their experience:
“That was twisted!”
“We go to Halloween Horror Nights every year and this is by far beyond that…the best! They nailed it.”
–Dino Cazares, Fear Factory
“We’ve been to this kind of stuff all over the world and this was great…top notch!”
–Johnny Plague, Winds Of Plague
“It was amazing. Your head was totally covered. And the 3D experience (in The Haunted World of El Superbeasto) was so trippy.”
–actress Olivia Alexander (OLD 37)
“It smelled like dead bodies.”
–Evan Seinfeld, Attika7
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is also garnering praise from the media. Here’s a sample of what the press has said:
“…for fans of bloodcurdling horror, it is like a dream come true…The 3-D effects are stunning…a truly intense and horrific experience that will most likely have an effect on you long after you leave the grounds. Forget what you know about theme park haunted houses. There is simply no reference for this…the sets are expertly crafted and the actors are top-notch. This is Hollywood horror at its finest…To Zombie’s credit, he holds back nothing, delivering a truly frightening experience that is vivid and supremely unforgettable. It is provocative, graphic and quite daring. In a very real way, he has re-invented the haunted house. We cannot wait to return.”
–Chris Epting, Loudwire.com, October 14, 2013
“All of the demented, satanic, bloody – yet, at times, comical – things that have defined rocker-turned-horror-director Rob Zombie’s film career are all coming to life in his Great American Nightmare fest…”
–Kelli Skye Fadroski, Orange County Register, October 10, 2013
“one of the Top 5 EDM Halloween parties”
–Alejandra Loera, OC Weekly, October 14, 2013
“…far and away the most intensely disturbing haunted house we have ever experienced…This is no schlock – the level of detail is truly jaw-dropping…one hell of a good time.”
–Joe Daly, Metal Hammer, October 11, 2013
“…great for the whole family…if you’re the Manson family!”
–Allie Mac Kay, KTLA Morning News, October 10, 2013
“…one of the biggest Halloween events in the country…”
–Paige Montgomery, Viva Glam Magazine, October 12, 2013
“The mazes are structured as a one…two…three punch of horror goodness, each attacking you in a different way…If you’re looking for the next step in adult orientated Halloween fun, then this may be it.”
–Christopher M. Jimenez, Shock Til You Drop, October 12, 2013
“They are done so well I can’t even begin to tell you how floored I was at the design of this event…It is truly amazing and if you can handle it…Do not miss the chance to see this!!!!”
–Designing The Fear, October 12, 2013
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare takes place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 10-November 2, culminating with a November 2 headlining performance by Rob Zombie himself. This bone-chilling experience combines the most advanced haunted house attractions with a not-to-be-missed music festival from top artists in the realms of hard rock/metal, rock alternative, EDM, and Latin music. Please visit www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com for the full list of music performances by date.
In addition to nightly music performances, the fully immersive haunted house experience features three attractions based onZombie’s own horror films: Lords Of Salem Total Black Out, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D, and Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses.
The Great American Nightmare’s Bloody Boulevard offers outdoor screenings of classic horror films including The Phantom of the Opera, Horror Hotel, The Last Man On Earth, Carnival Of Souls, House On Haunted Hill, White Zombie, Nosferatu and TheLords of Salem. The area also features a DJ, food vendors, beer, wine and spirits, and much more, with freak show characters roaming throughout the grounds each night.
Tickets for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare are available starting at only $30 at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com.Each ticket includes access to all haunted house attractions, concerts and Bloody Boulevard activities. VIP packages are available for purchase at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com.
Hours for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare are 6:30 PM until 11:00 PM on Thursdays and Sundays, 6:30 PM until 1:00 AM on Fridays and Saturdays.
FEARPlex (Fairplex) is located at 1101 W. McKinley Avenue in Pomona, CA, centrally located in the heart of Southern California. Fairplex is also home to the LA County Fair, the largest county fair in the world.
About Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare…
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is a creative collaboration between masters of the macabre Rob Zombie and preeminent haunted house producer Steve Kopelman. The event is produced by Rob Zombie, Steve Kopelman and Andy Gould, along with event music producersKevin Lyman and John Reese.
At Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare, patrons will sequentially 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 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.
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is made possible through the support of sponsors including…
AXS TV, Beck’s Beer, Ernie Ball, F*ck Cancer, Guitar Center, Keep A Breast,
The Lords Of Salem (Anchor Bay), Monster Energy Drink,
Monster Products, Orange Amplification, and Slidebar.