As I reported last year, shock rocker and horror director Rob Zombie created a haunted theme park and music festival that premiered in LA, with three haunted houses, nightly rock concerts, and a monster infested midway. Needless to say, the event was hugely successful, and it seems the plan is that Great American Nightmare will now appear in a different city every year; for 2014, Phoenix, AZ.
The Great American Nightmare features three haunted houses, each one based on one of Zombie's movies - Lords of Salem: Total Blackout; Captain Spaulding's Clown School in 3D; and The Devil's Rejects.
“This harrowing attraction—based on Zombie’s 2012 independent horror film The Lords of Salem—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 1,000 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.”
There will also be a midway, called "Bloody Blvd." home to freakshows, roaming monsters, an outdoor movie theatre, rock concerts, and a helluva lot more. Needless to say, I am STOKED about flying out to see this thing in October, as well as finally getting to meet Sharon face to face. Arizona will never be the same!