It was back in 2013 that Rob Zombie launched his Great American Nightmare, a Halloween horror event that was dubbed one of America’s very best haunted attractions that year. The whole event is based on Zombie’s films and music, and this year it returns to Chicago.
On select nights between September 25th and November 1st, Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will take over the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Illinois, and with tickets officially going up for grabs at the end of this week, the full roster of attractions has been announced.
Great American Nightmare 2015 will feature three separate attractions, including ‘Captain Spaulding’s Clown School in 3D’ and ‘The Devil’s Rejects.’ While those two attractions debuted last year, this year sees the launch of a brand new one, based on Zombie’s upcoming film 31.
In addition to the haunts, Zombie will also be playing two special concerts on October 2nd and 4th.
“I am thrilled to be bringing The Great American Nightmare back to the Chicago area for its second year,” says Rob Zombie. “After last year’s overwhelming response we’ve decided to return with a completely new Nightmare. It’s more vile and disgusting than ever. Have fun.”
Check out the full line-up below, and grab your tickets starting Friday, July 31st!
Captain Spaulding’s Clown School In 3D: This irreverent school of pure terror is a hallucinogenic trip through the mind of Captain Spaulding (House Of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects). Startle after startle will thoroughly frighten even the bravest patrons, who won’t know if they should be laughing, screaming or crying.
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.
31: On October 30, 1975, five carnival workers are kidnapped and held hostage until the following night (Halloween), and are put in a compound named “Murder World.” They’re told that they are there to take part in a game named “31,” where the goal is to survive the next 12 hours. This is made difficult by the fact that they are not alone in “Murder World” — a violent gang of evil clowns are there and stalking their every move.
The fully immersive haunted house experience at Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will include the ALL NEW Bloody Boulevard with major carnival rides, freak shows, musical entertainment, roaming characters, themed food and beverages, games and vendors each night. Note: Carnival rides will not be open on concert nights.