Groundbreaking 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-missed music festival from top artists in hard rock, alternative, EDM, and more, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 10 through November 2, 2013 at the
Fairplex FEARplex in Pomona, CA, 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 will also 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 special night will also 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 www.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 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 Superbeasto2009 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 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 Nightmare Monster 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 www.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 www.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 located at 1101 W. McKinley Avenue in Pomona, CA, 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.
About Rob Zombie (Great American Nightmare Producer)
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--John 5/guitar, Piggy D/bass and drummer Ginger Fish--are headlining the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival across America this summer. The theatrical live performance will 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. Rob recently 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--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 ParanormalActivity franchise, with Anchor Bay Films.
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 John Reese/SGE and Kevin Lyman/4Fini, Inc. (Nightmare Music Co-Producers)
Together, Kevin Lyman and John Reese created and co-produce the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and the now retired Rockstar Taste Of Chaos. The team has made Mayhem a standout on the summer concert circuit by following the proven model of utilizing sponsorship to deliver a lower ticket price and an enhanced concert experience. In addition to catching their favorite bands, Mayhem-goers can enjoy a plethora of festival activities, including playing the newest video games, perusing vendors, attending autograph signing sessions and a slew of other interactive activities that enhance the concert experience.
John Reese's SGE (Synergy Global Entertainment) is a premier music festival production company. With hundreds of live events worldwide each year, SGE works with agencies, brands and musical talent to produce or co-produce concerts across various genres and interests.
Kevin Lyman (4Fini, Inc.) is best known as the producer and creator of the hugely successful Vans Warped Tour, the longest running traveling music and extreme sports festival in the world. Kevin and 4Fini, Inc. have also produced numerous other successful tours, including Country Throwdown, The Watcha Tour, Down From the Mountain Tour, Sprite Liquid Mix Tour and Great High Mountain Tour, as well as custom events for SEGA Dreamcast, Vans, USSA, Jose Cuervo and New York's Z-100 radio station.
About Andy Gould/Spectacle Entertainment Group (Co-Producer)
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 has 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.
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