13 bone-chilling reasons to visit Netherworld Haunted House | Arts & Culture
1. The path through Netherworld is longer than six football fields.
2. There are more than 250 special effects and animatronic creatures at Netherworld, including a 40-foot spinning tunnel, more than a dozen giant monsters, a 20-foot rocking room and in 2013 -- more than two dozen ghostly projections.
3. The museum at Netherworld features a rare collection of skulls and bones from around the globe, crypto zoological artifacts, and real 2,000-year-old mummy wrappings!
4. Netherworld contains many sets and props for major movies, including chainsaws from Zombieland, massive candelabras from Van Helsing and a complete basement set from the soon to be released Prisoners starring Hugh Jackman. Additional props from movies such as Pet Sematary 2, The Mummy and Saw, to name just a few, can be found in the aforementioned museum.
5. Netherworld is one of the most famous haunted houses in the world and has become a regular destination for those traveling from each of the 50 states and abroad.
6. In the 17 years since it began, Netherworld has produced 35 uniquely themed haunted attractions.
7. Netherworld icon creature creator Bill "Splat" Johnson's handiwork can been seen in dozens of movies and TV shows including Eight Legged Freaks, Halloween 2, Zombieland, The Sleepaway Camp sequels, Catching Fire and “The Walking Dead.”
8. Netherworld employs more than 300 people every Halloween season.
9. Netherworld chief make-up artist and creature fabricator Roy Wooley was a fan favorite on season 3 of SyFy Channel's "Face Off" -- so much so that he was asked back to compete again this year on season 5.
10. The owners of Netherworld are some of the most well known designers and producers in the industry, having written numerous articles, given dozens of seminars, developed and managed countless special events and have founded and sat on the boards of every major haunt association that has ever formed.
11. Many celebrities have visited Netherworld, including Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, CM Punk, Chandler Riggs, Evander Hollyfield, Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins, three-time Oscar winning makeup artist Ve Neill, Andre 3000 of Outkast, Jermanie Dupree and Bow Wow.
12. Netherworld is widely considered one of the scariest and best haunted attractions in the world and has been included in countless top haunt lists over the years, including number one rankings in Fangoria, USA Today and Hauntworld magazine.13. Many of the costumes, creatures and special effects at Netherworld are absolutely unique and cannot be seen anywhere else in the world.
Opening day for Atlanta’s top haunt is Sept. 27. It is open nightly from Friday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 3.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.fearworld.com.
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