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Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare Returns For Its Second Year
Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare, The Ultimate Halloween Horror Event, Returns For Its Second Year And Makes Its Debut At Westworld Of Scottsdale In Arizona Select Nights From September 19-November 1. Rob Zombie To Perform Opening Night
After closing out its 2013 run in Southern California with a record-breaking night for a stand-alone haunted house event in the United States, Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare--the ultimate Halloween horror event--returns for its second year and will make its debut at WestWorld Of Scottsdale in the Phoenix, Arizona metro region for select nights from September 19-November 1.
The September 19 opening night will feature a special one-night-only concert with groundbreaking musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie himself.
"The first year was such a blast. I am thrilled to be able to take the Great American Nightmare to a new city this year," said Zombie. "My only goal is to make it even sicker than last year."
Great American Nightmare is a fully immersive haunted house experience featuring three attractions based on Rob Zombie's own horror films: The Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out, Captain Spaulding's Clown School In 3D, and The Devil's Rejects.
The shocking--and sometimes disturbing--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 salacious humor that will make patrons scream with fright and laughter.
At Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare, patrons will sequentially enter three different attractions:
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 darkness, claustrophobia, and fear of the unknown will be preyed on as visitors attempt to traverse this sixty-degree maze.
Captain Spaulding's Clown School In 3D: This irreverent school of pure terror is a hallucinogenic trip through the mind of Captain Spaulding (House Of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects). Startle after startle will thoroughly frighten the bravest patrons, who won't know if they should be laughing, screaming or crying.
The Devil's Rejects: The murderous, backwoods Firefly family takes to the road to escape a vengeful police force that isn't afraid of being as ruthless as its target. Guests will become part of the state troopers' search and destroy mission against the Firefly family, who are wanted for over 75 homicides and disappearances.
In addition, the Great American Nightmare's Bloody Boulevard will feature freak shows, musical entertainment, roaming characters, themed food and beverages, games and vendors each night.
Tickets for Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare go on sale Friday The 13th of June at 10:00 AM PT at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com, with prices starting at only $25 for September 20-November 1. Each ticket includes access to all haunted house attractions and the Bloody Boulevard activities.
Tickets for opening night (September 19) include the Rob Zombie concert and will be available starting at only $45. A limited number of VIP packages will also be available for purchase at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com. All VIP packages include a commemorative t-shirt and quicker access to the haunted attractions than general admission. Some packages also include a designated viewing area for the concert and a VIP-only bar.
"We're excited to be bringing Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare to WestWorld of Scottsdale," says Great American Nightmare producer Steve Kopelman. He continues, "While we really appreciate the tremendous support we received in Southern California, we felt it was our responsibility to bring the terror to as many different people and markets as possible. Great American Nightmare 2014 will build upon the foundation established last year and promises to be bigger and bloodier."
Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare will celebrate the Halloween season on the following dates between September 19 and November 1:
September 19, 20, 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 will be 7:00 PM until midnight (Fridays and Saturdays) and 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM (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.
WestWorld Of Scottsdale is located at 16601 North Pima Road in Scottsdale, AZ, in the Phoenix metro region.
Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare is presented by 98 KUPD in Phoenix.
"Great American Nightmare may be the best example yet of the upsizing of haunted houses over the last decade..." --Steven Kurutz, The New York Times, October 24, 2013
About Rob Zombie
As a musician, Rob Zombie has sold over fifteen million albums worldwide to date. The rocker-turned-film director is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of five feature films, with a worldwide gross totaling more than $100 million. Rob Zombie and his band of maniacs--guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D, and drummer Ginger Fish--are currently in the midst of a European tour. Rob's theatrical live performances feature elaborate, multi-media production, complete with hair-raising theatrics, animatronic robots, oversized LED screens, a non-stop collage of psychotronic monster film clips, a spectacular light show, a gigantic robot with flames shooting out of its body, pyrotechnics, insane guitar riffs and vicious beats. In 2013, Rob released his fifth solo studio album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, marking the first release on his new label Zodiac Swan through T-Boy Records/UMe. On April 26, 2013--the same week his album was released--Zombie premiered his sixth motion picture, The Lords of Salem, which he wrote, directed and produced in tandem with the producers of the Paranormal Activity franchise, with Anchor Bay Films. Rob is currently working on his sixth solo studio album and an excitingly brutal new film called 31.
About Steve Kopelman (Great American Nightmare Producer)
Kopelman is the preeminent haunted house producer in the United States and one of the most creative forces in the haunted house industry. Over the past 30 years, he has produced more attractions in more cities than anyone else in the field, including "The Mind Of Madness" and "Killers: A Nightmare Haunted House" in New York City, as well as "The Nest" in Phoenix. Kopelman's state of the art, award winning, bone-chilling events have attracted millions. His attractions have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and on ABC News, Good Morning America, The Travel Channel, The Food Network, AOL and MSN. Currently he has involvement in haunted houses in Arizona, New Hampshire, North Carolina and New York City.
About Andy Gould/Spectacle Entertainment Group
Manager/film producer Andy Gould has been a behind the scenes icon of the music industry over the last 4 decades. His management expertise and marketing genius have impacted the careers of acts like White Zombie, Pantera, Linkin Park, Guns N' Roses, and many others. His partnership with Rob Zombie over the last 20 years has yielded several multi-platinum albums, as well as 6 feature films including The Devil's Rejects (Lionsgate) and the record breaking remake of Halloween (Weinstein, 2007), all of which Gould produced. He is also the president of T-Boy Records, a joint venture label with Universal Music Enterprises.
About WestWorld Of Scottsdale: WestWorld is a premier, nationally recognized, multi-use event facility located on 386 acres of pristine desert at the base of the McDowell Mountains. The city of Scottsdale (in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area) is home to five-diamond hotels and shopping, world-class art and a vast array of dining and entertainment options.
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