Fright nights! Rob Zombie brings trio of terrifying haunted houses to Scottsdale

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Are you ready for some serious scares? Halloween may be more than a month away, but "Master of the Macabre" Rob Zombie is getting the haunting season underway early with a trio of thrilling and horrifying haunted houses.

This Friday, the musician and horror movie actor is launching his "Great American Nightmare" at Westworld in Scottsdale. It's being called the ultimate Halloween horror event: a bone-chilling experience that combines the most advanced haunted house attractions with an opening night of fright-tastic entertainment.

A creative collaboration between 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, Captain Spaulding's Clown School in 3D, and The Devil's Rejects.

More than 150 local actors were hired to staff the trio of twisted haunted houses. Creators say it took about six weeks to produce the event at the actual Westworld site, but say they have been building and working on the sets and plans all year long. "It's a year 'round thing," says Kopelman.

These terrifying fright attractions will offer a 3D experience with animatronics and effects, a maze that promises claustrophobia and fear, and plenty of sudden chills and startling thrills. Don't miss the spinning laser light tunnel, the upside-down room, and the freaky carnival-type attractions like the cotton candy room.

Guests can also venture along the "Bloody Boulevard" midway area, which features roaming creatures, freak shows, creepy carnies, themed refreshments, games and activities.

Zombie himself refers to it as a "gigantic, demented Halloween carnival."

Zombie will be launching the event with a concert on opening night, Friday, Sept. 19. The concert also features opening band Powerman 5000.

The Great American Nightmare runs through November 1 on Friday and Saturday nights, and select Thursdays and Sundays.

The event is open to all ages, but is not recommended to anyone under the age of 13, due to the extremely frightening scenes and experiences. Tickets are available online or at the door.

Westworld Scottsdale
16601 N. Pima Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

For more information or to buy tickets, visit:
frightened.com or www.greatamericannightmare.com

Rob Zombie has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. The rocker-turned-film director has had great success in both music and film, as the writer/director of six feature films. For information visit www.robzombie.com.