NETHERWORLD Haunted House’s 26th haunt season opens to the public this Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24. Set to be more terrifying than your worst nightmares, this year’s themes are PARASITIC and THE UNDYING HORROR. Plus, there will be even more fun offerings in the carnival-like Midway including “You Scare” (a paintball experience), Dr. Octane’s Bizarre Beverages, fun food like demented donuts and new gourmet popcorn, and a brand-new laser-based horror survival add-on experience.
Opening Weekend: Sept. 23-24
Open Nightly: Sept. 30, Oct. 1-2, 6-9, 11-16, 18-31, Nov. 4-6
Closing Weekend: Nov.11-12
September dates: 7-11 p.m. (7-11:30 p.m. on Sept. 30)
Monday – Thursday in October: 7-10:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday in October: 7 p.m.-12 a.m. (7-11:30 p.m. on Oct.1)
Sundays in October: 7-11 p.m. (7-10:30 p.m. on Oct. 2)
November dates: 7-10:30 p.m.
1313 Netherworld Way, Stone Mountain, Ga. 30087
Both regular tickets and speed passes for expedited entry are available for purchase. More details can be found below. Attendees are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance at www.fearworld.com.
ATLANTA: The most highly-acclaimed and terrifying haunted house in the nation, NETHERWORLD Haunted House, is set to make its return during its Opening Weekend this Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24 with two nightmarish haunts and plenty of thrilling new additions to its Halloween themed Midway!
This year, thrill seekers will get the scare of their lives at NETHERWORLD’S PARASITIC and THE UNDYING HORROR haunted houses. In THE UNDYING HORROR, visitors will try to escape a massive world-destroying ancient monster and its wraithlike army, and in PARASITIC, guests will confront the mind-controlling spores and carnivorous chlorophyll creatures unleashed by a nefarious plant-based life form filled with the twisted power from last year’s Planet X!
“Both of our haunts this year blend elements of our previous stories into brand new tales, even more intense than the ones that came before them,” said NETHERWORLD Co-Founder Ben Armstrong. “The UNDYING HORROR is a continuation of the COSMIC HORROR saga that began when we first moved to Stone Mountain, and PARASITIC is a story of science gone wrong that features weird plant-based mutations of one of our classic characters, The Harvestman.”
Between the houses, NETHERWORLD has a new option for those who want to join in on the fright called “You Scare.” In this experience, true horror-lovers will get their shot at playing the villain by using a paintball gun, dubbed the “scare blaster,” to shoot paint at an unbreakable see-through barrier, startling those in line for the second haunted house.
In addition to both blood-curling haunts and “You Scare,” NETHERWORLD is launching a laser-based horror survival add-on experience for the first time ever. Titled “Alien Terror,” the experience will put NETHERWORLD adventurers face-to-face with an extraterrestrial monster that has one goal: to turn every player in the game into one of its evil minions with its laser weapon. The official opening date for this experience is to be announced, so stay tuned for more information!
The adventure continues with NETHERWORLD’s updated Midway experience, a Halloween-drenched area that attendees can explore featuring a myriad of creepy photo ops (including a huge new skeletal dragon), roaming creatures aplenty, and a variety of food options including hot dogs, nachos, demented donuts, and gourmet popcorn in flavors like classic butter and hot and spicy. This year NETHERWORLD is also introducing Dr. Octane’s Bizarre Beverages, where the sinister mad scientist Dr. Octane will serve up non-alcoholic bubbling concoctions featuring swirls of colors perfect for a share-worthy video!
“We are incredibly excited for veteran NETHERWORLD fans and first-timers alike to experience everything that we have to offer this year,” said NETHERWORLD Co-Founder Billy Messina. “Our goal has always been to provide visitors with a seasonal Halloween experience that’s beyond compare…and with all the upgrades we’ve made this year, both inside and outside the haunts, we hope that folks will feel that we’ve done exactly that.”
NETHERWORLD Haunted House will be open beginning the weekend of Sept. 23–24, then most dates through Halloween and weekends in November until the closing weekend on Nov. 11–12. Tickets are on sale now. For more details on the haunts and new additions and to buy tickets, visit www.fearworld.com.