Inside Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare (Video)
As Halloween creeps closer and closer, it's not uncommon to find a slew of haunted houses popping up around the Valley. The problem, however, is that most of them promise to leave you trembling in fear but really just make you wonder why you wasted your cash as you exit. In other words, most haunted houses have a tendency to suck and can often be a big disappointment.
Rob Zombie (center) and some of the creepy cast of his Great American Nightmare.
Photos by Jim Louvau
If you've given up on getting the daylights scared out of you, boys and ghouls, Rob Zombie has brought his Great American Nightmare to WestWorld to Scottsdale to help restore your faith in all things frightening.
One of the haunted houses inside Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare in Scottsdale.
Based on such Zombie horror film creations as House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, and Lords of Salem, the 124,000-square-foot attraction features three separate haunted houses based around each film, with actors and actresses playing the roles of the characters from the movies.
It's a big production that's big on frights. The lack of air conditioning inside the giant tent at WestWorld that houses the entire operation only makes for a more uncomfortable feeling when you're packed inside with others.
Rob Zombie (left) and Great American Nightmare producer Steve Kopelman.
You don't have to be a fan of Zombie's horror rock or have seen his films to enjoy yourself. Rob Zombie, guitarist John 5, and Great American Nightmare producer Steve Kopelman gave us plenty of insight on what is sure to be the biggest and best haunt in the Valley this year.
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