POMONA, Calif., (October 10, 2013) â€“ The Pomona Fairplex – FEARplex in this case – offers a warm and ghoulish welcoming to legendary musician, director, screenwriter, producer and horror enthusiast, Rob Zombie. The FEARplex is playing host to Zombieâ€™s very first Great American Nightmare and is open Thursday through Sunday until November 2, 2013.
Zombie teamed up with expert haunted house creator and producer Steve Kopelman to create three mazes based off of his horror-rific films: House of 1000 Corpses, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, and Lords of Salem.Itâ€™s safe to say that when you indulge into the twisted mind of Zombie, youâ€™re in for one fucked up experience (and I only mean that in the best way possible.)
Letâ€™s start off with the first maze, Lords of Salem in Total Blackout – based off Zombieâ€™s 2012 independent horror film – Lords of Salem. This maze really tries to mess with your head, literally. A black bag is forcibly dumped over your head as you are then left to wander aimlessly through all the horror – accentuating some senses while limiting others. Through your blacked out experience, you are occasionally shocked, the floors below you become uneven and shake all as the sounds of fireworks are going off around you. How twisted is that?
â€œAbout 50 percent of the people who enter will chicken out,â€ claims Kopelman.
Now, something weâ€™re all familiar with, passing through a birth canal. Yes, Zombieâ€™s twisted and demented mind sends you pushing your way through an inflatable vagina in The Haunted World of El Superbeasto 3D – based off of Zombieâ€™s 2009 animated musical horror comedy and comic book series. Equipped with 3-D glasses, psychedelic imagery and salacious commentary such as â€œI want you to sit on my faceâ€ (yes, that was actually said to me) youâ€™ll be sure to have a scream as well as a chuckle with this one.
Lastly, you enter the Haunt of 1,000 Corpses – which pays homage to the 10-year anniversary of Zombieâ€™s horror film House of 1,000 Corpses. The maze mimics the films â€œThe Museums of Monsters & Madmenâ€ along with an expanded â€œMurder Rideâ€ which brings your face-to-face with some of the most notorious serial killers known to mankind. If you’re into sick, sadistic-fun, you can have blood smeared all across your forehead as you walk into the maze (without question, I did this, of course.) This branding gives the green light to monsters and ghoulish creatures to harass and taunt you as much as their soulless selves please.
It will also feature 15 nights of music from indie/punk, EDM, metal, rock and Latin genres, culminating with a November 2nd headlining performance by Rob Zombie himself.
In addition to music, one special night will also feature the outrageous pro wrestling sensations Lucha Libre USA.
Tickets for Rob Zombieâ€™s Great American Nightmare are available starting at only $30. Each ticket includes access to all haunted house attractions, concerts and Bloody Boulevard activities. VIP packages are also available for purchase.
6:30 – 11 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays
6:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
1101 W. McKinley Avenue