Just when you thought Rob Zombie had enough going on with directing Lords of Salem and The Broad Street Bullies and headlining this year’s Mayhem Fest, he will now be bringing his “Great American Nightmare” to Los Angeles this fall. The 15-night terror experience will feature three state of the art haunted house attractions, live DJs, pro wrestling, and a music festival from top artists in hard rock, alternative, EDM, and more, every Thursday-Sunday from October 10 through November 2 at the LA County Fairplex (which has been dubbed the FEARplex, because horror) in Pomona, California.
All three of the haunted houses will be based on Zombie’s own films: “Lords of Salem Total Black Out,” “The Haunted World of El Superbeasto 3D,” and “Haunt of 1000 Corpses.” The attractions will not be designed for children or the faint of heart. They are designed for maximum scares. “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!”
Artists that will be performing during the Nightmare include: 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. Blood on the Dance Floor and Twizted? That’s the scariest thing of all.
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is produced by Rob Zombie, Steve Kopelman and Andy Gould, along with Kevin Lyman and John Reese (Mayhem Fest).
Kopleman had this to say about the festival:
“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.”
Tickets and VIP packages for the Great American Nightmare will be available from $30 beginning Saturday, June 29 at 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).