Following-up on his masterful horror films including The Lords of Salem, rocker Rob Zombie has launched The Great American Nightmare featuring music legends across genres of punk, rock, EDM, Latin, and Goth, and 3 haunted houses at the Pomona Fairplex, CA, now dubbed “FEARplex” leading up each weekend starting October 24 through November 2nd for the Halloween season. The Great American Nightmare is a creative collaboration between masters of the macabre Rob Zombie and preeminent haunted house producer Steve Kopelman and produced by Zombie, Steve Kopelman and Andy Gould, along with event music producers Kevin Lyman and John Reese.
The Great American Nightmare takes place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday featuring bone-chilling experiences combined the most advanced haunted house attractions with a not-to-be-missed music festival from top artists.
Bands performing include Andrew W.K., Modsunand Beware Of Darkness, punk rock legends JelloBiafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine and Agent Orange, EMILIE AUTUMN, plus a late night EDM after-party with Destroid–the live dubstep band led by Canadian bass master Excision, featuring Downlink and former Pendulum drummer KJ Sawka–and Dirtyphonics.
On the final day, Saturday, November 2 The Great American Nightmare will include performances from Rob Zombie, Eagles Of Death Metal, Powerman 5000, and 45 Grave.
In addition to nightly music performances, the fully immersive haunted house experience features three attractions based on Zombie’s own horror films: The Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D, and Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses.
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 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.
The Great American Nightmare’s Bloody Boulevard offers outdoor screenings of classic horror films, a DJ, food vendors, beer, wine and spirits, along with freak show characters roaming throughout the grounds each night.
Tickets for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare are available starting at only $30. Each ticket includes access to all haunted house attractions, concerts and Bloody Boulevard activities. A military discount is available for active military and veterans.
Sponsors of Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare include AXS TV, Beck’s Beer, Ernie Ball, F*ck Cancer, GuitarCenter, The Lords Of Salem (Anchor Bay), Monster Energy Drink, Monster Products, Orange Amplification, and Slidebar.