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Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare 2014 with Opening Night Performance by Rob Zombie and Powerman 5000

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Rob with Spider One of PM5K

Rob with Spider One of PM5K


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After closing out its 2013 run in Southern California with a record-breaking night for a stand-alone haunted house event in the US, Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is back for a second year and will make its debut at WestWorld Of Scottsdale in the Phoenix, Arizona metro region for select nights from Sept. 19-Nov. 1, and horror aficionado devildresseddown will be right there in the thick of it all so that we can bring you full coverage of every terrifying moment.

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The September 19 opening night will feature a special one-night-only concert with the music and filmmaking legend himself, Rob Zombie, along with the inimitable Powerman 5K.

ROB CROP NOW“The first year was such a blast. I am thrilled to be able to take the Great American Nightmare to a new city this year,” said Zombie. “My only goal is to make it even sicker than last year.”

“We’re excited to be bringing Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare to WestWorld of Scottsdale,” says Great American Nightmare producer Steve Kopelman. “While we really appreciate the tremendous support we received in Southern California, we felt it was our responsibility to bring the terror to as many different people and markets as possible. Great American Nightmare 2014 will build upon the foundation established last year and promises to be bigger and bloodier.” 

The shocking ~ and sometimes disturbing ~ attractions will offer a three-dimensional experience with animatronics and effects, a maze that triggers the panic of claustrophobia, the sudden chills and startling thrills that could only come from a mind like Zombie’s, and salacious humor that will make patrons scream with fright and laughter. 

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Great American Nightmare is a fully immersive haunted house experience featuring three attractions based on Rob Zombie’s own horror films: The Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out, Captain Spaulding’s Clown School In 3D, and The Devil’s Rejects.  Guests will enter the three areas sequentially:

LORDS USEThe Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out: This harrowing attraction ~ based on Zombie’s 2012 The Lords Of Salem independent horror film ~ is designed to twist the mind. It will accentuate some senses while limiting others. Fear of the darkness, claustrophobia, and fear of the unknown will be exploited as visitors attempt to navigate this sixty-degree maze.

Captain Spaulding

Captain Spaulding’s Clown School In 3D: This irreverent school of pure terror is an hallucinogenic trip through the mind of Captain Spaulding (House Of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects). Fright after fright will thoroughly petrify the bravest horror fan and result in screams, laughter, and tears.

The Devil’s Rejects:
The murderous, backwoods Firefly family takes to the road to escape a vengeful police force that isn’t afraid of being as ruthless as its target. Guests will become part of the state troopers’ search and destroy mission against the Firefly family, who are wanted for over 75 homicides and disappearances.

Rob the RestIn addition, the Great American Nightmare’s Bloody Boulevard will feature freak shows, musical entertainment, roaming characters, themed food and beverages, games and vendors each night.

Rob ticketsTickets for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare go on sale today, Friday the 13th (of course!) of June at 10:00am PT at, with prices starting at only $25 for September 20 – November 1. Each ticket includes access to all haunted house attractions and the Bloody Boulevard activities.

Tickets for opening night (September 19) include the Rob Zombie concert and will be available starting at only $45. A limited number of VIP packages will also be available for purchase at All VIP packages include a commemorative T-shirt and quicker access to the haunted attractions than general admission. Some packages also include a designated viewing area for the concert and a VIP-only bar.


ROB 1Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will celebrate the Halloween season on the following dates between September 19 and November 1: 

September: 19, 20, 26, 27

October: 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31

November: 1


Rob pumpkinHours for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will be 7:00pm ’til midnight (Fri. & Sat.) and 7:00pm ’til 10:00pm (Thurs. & Sun.). 

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare 2013 was a huge hit with fans and received widespread praise from the media:


“Great American Nightmare may be the best example yet of the upsizing of haunted houses over the last decade…” ~ Steven Kurutz, The New York Times, October 24, 2013

“All of the demented, satanic, bloody – yet, at times, comical – things that have defined rocker-turned-horror-director Rob Zombie’s film career are all coming to life in his Great American Nightmare fest…” ~ Kelli Skye Fadroski, Orange County Register, October 10, 2013

“…for fans of bloodcurdling horror, it is like a dream come true…The 3-D effects are stunning…a truly intense and horrific experience that will most likely have an effect on you long after you leave the grounds…the sets are expertly crafted and the actors are top-notch. This is Hollywood horror at its finest…To Zombie’s credit, he holds back nothing, delivering a truly frightening experience that is vivid and supremely unforgettable. It is provocative, graphic and quite daring. In a very real way, he has re-invented the haunted house.” ~ Chris Epting,, October 14, 2013

“…far and away the most intensely disturbing haunted house we have ever experienced…This is no schlock – the level of detail is truly jaw-dropping…one hell of a good time.” ~ Joe Daly, Metal Hammer, October 11, 2013

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is a creative collaboration between master of the macabre Zombie and preeminent haunted house producer Steve Kopelman. The event is produced by Zombie, Steve Kopelman and Andy Gould. Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is presented by 98 KUPD in Phoenix.


About Rob Zombie

Rob performs 2013As a musician, Rob Zombie has sold over fifteen million albums worldwide to date. The rocker-turned-film director is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of five feature films, with a worldwide gross totaling more than $100 million. Rob Zombie and his band of maniacs ~ guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D, and drummer Ginger Fish ~are currently in the midst of a European tour. Rob’s theatrical live performances feature elaborate, multi-media production, complete with hair-raising theatrics, animatronic robots, oversized LED screens, a non-stop collage of psychotronic monster film clips, a spectacular light show, a gigantic robot with flames shooting out of its body, pyrotechnics, insane guitar riffs and vicious beats. In 2013, Rob released his fifth solo studio album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, marking the first release on his new label Zodiac Swan through T-Boy Records/UMe.

rob-zombie-31On April 26, 2013 ~ the same week his album was released ~ Zombie premiered his sixth motion picture, The Lords of Salem, which he wrote, directed and produced in tandem with the producers of the Paranormal Activity franchise, with Anchor Bay Films. Rob is currently working on his sixth solo studio album and an excitingly brutal new film called 31.


About Steve Kopelman (Great American Nightmare Producer)

Rob and Steve, 2013

Rob and Steve, 2013

Kopelman is the preeminent haunted house producer in the United States and one of the most creative forces in the haunted house industry. Over the past 30 years, he has produced more attractions in more cities than anyone else in the field, including “The Mind Of Madness” and “Killers: A Nightmare Haunted House” in New York City, as well as “The Nest” in Phoenix. Kopelman’s state of the art, award winning, bone-chilling events have attracted millions. His attractions have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and on “ABC News,” “Good Morning America,” The Travel Channel, The Food Network, AOL and MSN. Currently he has involvement in haunted houses in Arizona, New Hampshire, North Carolina and New York City.

Check out the video of Rob and Steve Kopelman giving a sneak peek behind the scenes before 2013’s The Great American Nightmare. 

About Andy Gould/Spectacle Entertainment Group

Rob and Andy

Rob and Andy

Manager/film producer Andy Gould has been a behind the scenes icon of the music industry over the last 4 decades.  His management expertise and marketing genius have impacted the careers of acts like White Zombie, Pantera, Linkin Park, Guns N’ Roses, and many others. His partnership with Rob Zombie over the last 20 years has yielded several multi-platinum albums, as well as 6 feature films including The Devil’s Rejects (Lionsgate) and the record breaking remake of Halloween (Weinstein, 2007), all of which Gould produced. He is also the president of T-Boy Records, a joint venture label with Universal Music Enterprises.


About WestWorld Of Scottsdale

WestWorld is a premier, nationally recognized, multi-use event facility set on 386 acres of pristine desert at the base of the McDowell Mountains. It is located at 16601 North Pima Road in Scottsdale, AZ (in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area), home to five-diamond hotels and shopping, world-class art and a vast array of dining and entertainment options.


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