Haunt Opens for its 16th Season this Weekend September 28 & 29, Opens Nightly October 5, 2012
WHEN:       Sept. 28 and 29; 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Oct. 5 – 31; Sundays 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Mon. through Thurs. 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.,
Fri. through Sat. and Halloween 7 p.m. to midnight
Nov. 1, 2 and 3; 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

WHERE:     Georgia Antique & Design Center: 6624 Dawson Blvd., Norcross, GA

COST:  BANSHEE – $22 all dates in Sept. and Nov., weekdays in Oct. | $25 Fri & Sat in Oct.
                 BANSHEE & The HIVE combo – $28 all dates in Sept. and Nov., weekdays in Oct. | $30 Fri & Sat in Oct.
                 BANSHEE and The HIVE SPEEDPASS: $50 – (Skip the line!) Only available on select dates

NEW: Attendees can purchase and print tickets in advance online at

It’s baaack! NETHERWORLD Haunted House, one of America’s favorite Halloween attractions returns this week with two new terrifying haunts BANSHEE & The HIVE!  Created by devilish duo of Ben Armstrong and Billy Messina (haunt and movie professionals), NETHERWORLD’s custom Hollywood-quality sets and special effects, hundreds of skilled actors and extreme attention to detail has earned the event  the distinction as one of the Top Haunted Houses in the country in numerous polls every October.

“This is now a year round job for us,” says Ben Armstrong, co-creator of NETHERWORLD.  “We work on the next season as soon as the last wraps.  It is our goal to deliver a more frightening experience each and every year filled with the latest terror technology, new custom made creatures, shockingly realistic props and unusual story lines designed to weave our guests into a tangled web of horror!”

With the experience beginning the moment guests step on-site, even before they enter the houses, NETHERWORLD evokes all five senses and is sure to both scare and entertain those who are brave enough to visit!


BANSHEE: Freed from their prison beneath the sea, the Banshees wail in hunger for the souls of Mankind. The cry of the Banshee means death as it opens the doorway to the NETHERWORLD and releases foul beasts to pillage and destroy our world! Drawn by the autumn season, they circle ever closer, destined to create the most terrifying Halloween the world has even seen! New Features: Massive Bloody Crawling Eye, Primordial Giant, Slime Crawler, The Underwater City, The Beast From the Abyss, Mermaids and Tritons, The Wail of The Banshee, The House of the Dead and The 21 Foot Tall Tree Beast. Feel the horrors of a Halloween gone mad as the sunken city rises and Banshees fill the skies!

The HIVE: During the height of the Cold War in 1962 Robert Wellington-Hughes, an eccentric genetics researcher, sealed up his staff and followers in an underground bunker called The HIVE. Eager to create a utopian society and a radiation survival vaccine based on insect DNA he disappeared beneath the earth for almost fifty years. Now his horrifying plot to mutate all mankind into insect-based life forms and to destroy all who dare resist him has been uncovered and you must descend into The HIVE to discover the awful truth! New Features: The twisted gore in the Dark Basement of NETHERWORLD grows even more vile with an invasion of giant bugs, The Bone Snapping Crimson Hulk, The Colossal Writhing Centipede, Wasp Warriors, The Unstable Cobalt 99 Missile, Cocooned Horrors, Giant Spiders, Live Arthropods, Attacking Maggots and The Hideous Human Blob! More crawling, skittering, bloody insect nightmares than you can imagine!

ABOUT NETHERWORLD Haunted House: NETHERWORLD is a self-guided, dark attraction known for its over-the-top special effects, intense make-up, elaborate costuming, skilled stunt actors, unique monsters, unusual themes and chilling detail.  Since it began 16 years ago, NETHERWORLD has been voted by industry peers such as Hauntworld Magazine, Fangoria and USA Today as the top haunt in the nation and has received national attention from local and national media such as CNN, The Today Show, The Early Show, The Travel Channel and Wall Street Journal.  This innovative horror experience continues to improve and expand every Halloween season, drawing legions of thrill seekers to discover what new nightmares lurk in the twisting corridors of Atlanta’s ultimate haunted house!  Visit or call 404-608-2484 for more information.  Follow NETHERWORLD on Twitter: or Facebook:
Stay Tuned for TBB Editor Laura Jorgensens’ review of the two haunted houses and more as she visits tomorrow night, 9/29