Halloween Haunts 2011: The Final Countdown!

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October is almost over, so it’s time to get in a few last minute scares at haunted houses before we get into November and the holiday season. Here’s our list of a few spooky joints to visit around town: Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse (Conley, GA), Chamber of Horrors (Atlanta), Netherworld (Norcross, GA), 13 Stories Haunted House (Kennesaw, GA), Folklore Haunted House (Dallas, GA), Frightmore Haunted Attraction (Morrow, GA), Gates of Misery (Rome, GA), Horror Hill Haunted Trails (Newnan, GA), and Paranoia Haunted House (Roswell, GA). All of these haunts are open this weekend and on Halloween night. Quite a few will be open every night up until Halloween. A select few will even be open November 4th and 5th for your very last minute scare and scream needs. Happy Haunting and Happy Halloween, ghouls and dolls! xo – Atlanta’s Zombie Marilyn Monroe

 

ATLANTA ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

In its 2nd year as a Halloween attraction, the Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse (AZA) has received praise as one of the best immersive, interactive horror attractions around. (Read the Atlanta Backstage Beat’s review (with pictures) by Brook Hewitt: Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse 2011) The AZA is touted as 100,000 square feet of zombie apocalyptic terror where participants are led by post-military leaders through a zombie-filled abandoned truck stop with a 2-story motel, ransacked restaurants, businesses, tight offices, long hallways, courtyards, and truck garages. The place is filled with zombies, blood, and dead bodies – if you ever wanted to know if you could survive a zombie apocalypse or what it would be like to be in a horror movie, then this is the attraction for you! There is also a separate area where they hold the Zombie Shoot, which allows horror fiends a chance to “kill” zombies with paintball guns (remember to aim for the head!). AZA was created as the brain child of local Atlanta horror aficionados, SPFX creators, and actors/actresses from the Silver Scream Spook Show and Dear God No! movie in collaboration with the Plaza Theatre owners.

Open (ends 10/31):
Box office opens at 7:30 p.m. and closes when the attraction closes
Thursdays through Saturdays from 8 p.m. until 12 a.m. (midnight)
Sundays from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m.
Halloween from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Where:
Safety Wolf Combat Sports facility
4215 Thurman Rd.
Conley, GA 30288-1136
(404) 665-3992

Cost:
$3 for parking (no valet)
$20 for the Zombie Apocalypse only
$15 Zombie shoot only
$30 for a combo ticket which includes both the Zombie Apocalypse attraction and Zombie shoot
$100 VIP pass to skip the line
Box office accepts cash, Visa, Mastercard, or Debit/ATM cards
(No discount for children; not advisable for children under 13, but that’s up to parents’ discretion.)

The Pallookaville handmade gourmet carnival food truck will be outside selling food as well. Cash only (prices under $10).
http://www.pallookaville.com/

AZA merchandise will also be available for purchase.
Prints of photos taken in the photo booth can be ordered through http://wackomedia.com/aza/

Because parts of AZA are an outside attraction – this will be weather permitting, please check website for updates and further information:
www.atlantazombie.com

 

CHAMBER OF HORRORS

When you are looking to take a shockingly sick excursion through a haunted house, then head on out to the Chamber of Horrors at the Masquerade. Atlanta’s only extreme, adults-only, R-rated haunted house will take you through the TORTUREco facility where wealthy disaffected and psychotic sadists alike take their pleasure in torturing the young, beautiful, and innocent. If you liked torture porn movies like Saw and Hostel, then you will enjoy the blood, carnage, torture and nudity in the Chamber of Horrors. Opened in 2009, this will be the third year in business for Chamber of Horrors and the TORTUREco deviants. Be warned that you may be squirted with warm (fake) blood and (fake) bodily fluids during your trip through TORTUREco facility. Local Atlanta artist Rene Arriagada in association with Gorehound Productions and the minds behind Splatter Cinema and Atlanta HorrorFest are the masterminds behind the Chamber of Horrors torture facility.

Open (every night through 10/31; last two days are November 4 & 5):
Sundays through Thursday from 8 p.m. until 12 a.m. (midnight)
Fridays and Saturdays from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m.
Halloween from 8 p.m. until 3 a.m.

Where:
The Masquerade (line forms to the left of the Masquerade at the Music Park entrance)
695 North Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30308 404-577-8178

Cost:
R-rated restriction – admission is 18 and up only!
Box office at the door, Splatter Bar & Lounge, and parking lot accept cash only. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Ticketmaster.com. Discounted tickets are available as add-ons to show tickets at the Masquerade.
$5 parking (limited free street parking is available, but park at your own risk)
$17 general admission, but admission price goes up to $22 for October 28 through the 31st.
$27 speed pass (limited availability) to skip ahead in line, but this price goes up to $32 on October 29 through the 31st.
$45 VIP Pass – speed pass, plus VIP-only limited edition Chamber of Horrors gift and coupon for free drink at the Splatter Bar (very limited availability).

While waiting in line to go through the attraction, visit the Splatter Bar & Lounge, which is a full open cash bar located outside next to the waiting line. On select evenings, you will be able to enjoy the musical stylings of various entertainers.

http://www.chambersofhorroratl.com

 

NETHERWORLD

Ranked as the #1 Haunted House in America by Hauntworld.com (in 2007, 2009, & 2010), and Fangoria.com (2009), Netherworld attracts huge crowds every year because of its cutting edge special effects, unique themes, extremely detailed sets and original monster and props. For the final chapter of Blood Night Saga, The Nightmare Kings are primordial clawed and fanged things wrapped in tattered robes that can shape-shift into anything to hunt human prey, feasting on human fear (and nightmares) before consuming their souls. The Forces of the Illuminati (Illuminati Warriors, Vampire Lord Goulich and his Vampire Brides, Werewolves, and Zombies among others) are trying to halt the Netherworld (Gargoyles and the Nightmare Kings amongst other monsters) invasion of Earth. The other attraction, Raw Meat, is a journey through subways and sewers filled with snakes, bones, cannibals, and giant alligators. Netherworld was founded in 1997 by TV and movie professionals, including costume designers, producers and creature fabricators. Halloween 2 (movie), Zombieland (movie), and currently The Walking Dead (TV show) have used portions of Netherworld for film, or utilized their props and actors, or crew in some way.

Open (every night through 10/31; last two days are November 4 & 5):
Sundays from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.
Monday through Thursday from 7:30 p.m. until 11 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. until 12 a.m. (midnight)
Halloween from 7 p.m. until 12 a.m. (midnight)
November 4th & 5th – Open from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Where:
6624 Dawson Blvd
Norcross, GA 30093
(404) 608-2484

Cost:
Look for coupons in Subway locations and in the Creative Loafing (NOT accepted/valid for Fridays, Saturdays, or Halloween)
$22 for The Nightmares (main haunt)
$28 for The Nightmares plus Raw Meat
$50 Speed Pass available on select nights (gets you in front of the line for both attractions)
Tickets can be bought online through the Netherworld website and picked up at will call (not the ticket booth) with receipt print out and a valid ID and the credit card that was used to purchase the tickets. All advance tickets have a service fee at time of purchase. No refunds or returns will be issued for any reason.
(No discount for children; not advisable for children, but that’s up to parents’ discretion.)
Group tickets (20 or more) can be purchased by calling the Group Ticket Sales line (404) 536-0752.

http://www.fearworld.com

13 STORIES HAUNTED HOUSE

First off, there is no such thing as a haunted house that gives you your money back if you make it all the way through (myth busted on Snopes.com). In this haunted house, you will ride an old elevator down 13 floors and encounter rats, spiders, snakes, cockroaches, and clowns. You have to sign a waiver to even be allowed into the haunt and it has been said that people have been thrown out of windows here!

Open (every night through 10/31; last two days are November 4 & 5):
Sundays through Thursdays from dark until 10 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays from dark until 12 a.m. (midnight)
Halloween from dark until 11 p.m.
November 4th & 5th – Open from dark until 10 p.m.

Where:
13 Stories Haunted House
2975 Ring Road (near Town Center Mall)
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144

Cost:
$22 for one person to go through both “13 Stories Haunted House” attraction and “Big Top Secret in 3D”
Group rates for 20 people or more (reserve in advance on their website). Online coupon will actually give you a better entry rate (with restricted dates) in most cases (unless you have a group of more than 40 people).
Online coupon: $5 off for October 24 through 27th. (Check their homepage online because last time I checked, they were offering a web special for $10 off if you mention it.) You must bring coupon with you to redeem it. Only one coupon per person. (You can also show the coupon from your smart phone, but only one smart phone coupon per person allowed.) Coupons cannot be shared.
Tickets can be bought online through the 13 Stories Haunted House website and picked up at Online Ticket/VIP Window. All advance tickets have a service fee at time of purchase. No refunds or returns will be issued for any reason.
(No discount for children; not advisable for children, but that’s up to parents’ discretion.)
Box office accepts cash, Visa, and Mastercard (a small fee may be charged for using a card).

http://www.13storieshauntedhouse.com

 

FOLKLORE HAUNTED HOUSE

A curse has befallen Nightshade Manor and the Evil Demon Queen of the Succubi, Lilith, has been reborn. She has now begun her conquest of humankind as she opens a rift in time and space to allow the souls of the dead and worse evils to escape into the realm of the living. These creatures are dubbed, “The Fallen,” and will stop at nothing in their unrelenting bloodlust. All who enter will face malice and chaos as they try to esacpe the newly infected in Nightshade Manor.

Open (every night through 10/31; last two days are November 4 & 5):
Sundays through Thursdays from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. until 12 a.m. (midnight)
Haunt doors creak open nightly at 7:30 p.m.

Where:
Folklore Haunted House
1265 Merchants Drive
Dallas, GA 30132-5036

Cost:
$22 for General Admission
$5 The Last Ride
$40 RIP Speed Pass (includes The Last Ride) – a limited number are available every night (gets you in front of the line for the attraction)
Tickets can be bought online through the Folklore Haunted House website and printed out. All advance tickets have a service fee at time of purchase. No refunds or returns will be issued for any reason. Onsite ticket office accepts credit cards.
(No discount for children; not advisable for children, but that’s up to parents’ discretion. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent.)
Group discounts are available via online ticket purchase only. Purchase blocks of 15 tickets for $255.00. (This is a savings of $5.00 per ticket.)

There will be food concessions on site.

http://folklorehauntedhouse.com

 

FRIGHTMORE HAUNTED ATTRACTION

Relive your worst nightmares at Georgia’s newest scary haunt. Ghoulish lairs, ghostlike visions, new characters, new scenes, and new animatronic surprises await you throughout this frightful haunt.

Open (every night through ends 10/31; final night 11/5):
Sundays through Thursdays from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. until 12 a.m. (midnight)
Saturday, November 5th – Final romp through the haunt (pizza & drinks and meet & greet with the monsters. Tickets must be purchased in advance – $32.50 per person).

Where:
Frightmore
1912 Mt. Zion Road
Building 1865 C
Morrow, GA 30260

Cost:
$20 per adult
$12 per child (12 and under)
$32.50 VIP Adult ticket
$20 VIP Child’s ticket
Group tickets (15 or more) can be purchased by calling the Group Ticket Sales line (404)xxx-0752.
25% Discounts for Active Military and Veterans – bring your military ID or VA ID to show the ticket counter.
Tickets can be bought online through the Frightmore website and picked up at the ticket counter with ticket confirmation page. All advance tickets have a service fee at time of purchase. No refunds or returns will be issued for any reason.
Ticket counter accepts Visa, Mastercard, and Debit cards.

http://www.frightmore.com

 

GATES OF MISERY

No one has ever escaped the rein of terror after entering the Gates of Misery. Walk through countless rooms of misery and pain, listening to the endless screams of the tortured. Come face to face with your worst nightmares – torture, torment, terrifying screams, and someone or something breathing down your neck as you are trapped in this dark haunted house.

Open (every night through 10/31):
Tickets go on sale nightly at 7:00 pm; the haunted house opens at 7:30 pm
Sundays through Thursdays from 7:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays from 7:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
Halloween night they stop selling tickets at midnight and stay open until the last soul is devoured!

Where:
Gates of Misery Haunted House
174 Chatillon Road
Rome, GA 30161

Cost:
$15 per person
Tickets can be bought online through the Gates of Misery Haunted House website and printed out. All advance tickets have a service fee at time of purchase. No refunds or returns will be issued for any reason.
Use coupon code misery2 to get $2 off your online purchase.
(No discount for children; not advisable for children under 12, but that’s up to parents’ discretion. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by a parent.)
Group rates for 10 or more people available, please contact Gates of Misery for details.

http://gatesofmisery.com

 

HORROR HILL

Since 1984, a local Newnan family created and runs the Horror Hill Haunted Trails attraction and The Mortuary, Veritgo, and Clown Haus 3D. Throughout the years, the family has grown their attraction and added new technology and scenes. With many years of experience behind them, they have costumed actors with professional makeup, fog machines, lasers, strobe lights, trap doors and animatronics, which spook haunt goers on the trail and in large buildings, cabins, mazes, tunnels, and bridges.

Open (ends 10/31):
Fridays and Saturdays from dark until 12 a.m. (midnight)
Sundays from dark until 10 p.m.
Halloween from dark until 11 p.m.

Where:
Horror Hill Haunted Trails
181 Ware Road
Newnan, GA 30263

Cost:
$25 per person for a combo ticket (includes The Mortuary, Vertigo, Clown Haus in 3D, and the Horror Hill Haunted Trails)
Online coupon: $5 off for October 30th. You must bring coupon with you to redeem it. Only one coupon per person. Coupons cannot be shared.
Tickets can be bought online through the Horror Hill website and printed out. All advance tickets have a service fee at time of purchase. No refunds or returns will be issued for any reason.
(No discount for children; not advisable for children, but that’s up to parents’ discretion.)
Group reservations are available online only.

There will be a concession stand located at the event.

http://www.horrorhill.com

 

PARANOIA HAUNTED HOUSE

Paranoia Haunted House is self-dubbed, “one of Atlanta’s scariest and most disturbing haunted houses.” With 15,000 square feet or haunt, featuring 15 rooms and a maze of hallways, this is not a haunt for the timid. You will be terrorized, horrified, and running for your life!

Open (ends 10/31):
Friday through Sunday from 7 p.m. until 12 a.m. (midnight)
Halloween from 7 p.m. until 12 a.m. (midnight)
Box office opens at 7 p.m.; Haunted House opens at 7:30 p.m.

Where:
Paranoia Haunted House
10895 Alpharetta Highway
Roswell, GA 30076

Cost:
$22 for a Regular ticket
$40 for a Paranoia Pass – only a select number available per night (gets you in front of the line). The Paranoia Passes can only be purchased at the box office (not for sale online).
Tickets may also be purchased at Andretti Karting and Games along with Special Combo tickets that offer a fun family night at Andretti and admission into the demented world of Paranoia Haunted House.
Tickets can be bought online through the Paranoia Haunted House website and printed out. All advance tickets have a service fee at time of purchase. No refunds or returns will be issued for any reason.
(No discount for children; not advisable for children, but that’s up to parents’ discretion.)

http://www.paranoiahauntedhouse.com

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