Halloween is right around the corner, and for those who seek an extra dose of spine-tingling fear, Netherworld Haunted House is the place to be. This year, terror enthusiasts have a lot to be terrified about when visiting the best in horrific hauntings, so here are some facts about what lurks in the darks when you visit Atlanta’s most iconic haunted attraction, Netherworld.
In 2018, Netherworld relocated to its Stone Mountain facility, boasting an expansive 10-acre property with approximately 70,000 square feet of interior space. This is nearly double the space of its previous location, where it had resided for two decades. Netherworld is a colossal haunted attraction, with the distance to walk through its two haunts equivalent to 7.5 football fields. Every inch of this space is meticulously filled with intricate sets, mind-bending special effects, and intense scare actors to provide guests with a sensory overload. Visitors from all 50 states and around the world flock to experience the haunts at Netherworld each season. It has truly earned its reputation as a global attraction. Media outlets from all over the world have sought out Netherworld for its expertise in Halloween, haunted houses, themed attractions, and the art of scaring people. “The Today Show,” The Travel Channel, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and many others have come knocking for insights into the world of horror.
Netherworld’s haunted houses and escape room games feature a staggering 500 animatronics and special effects. Backstage, over 3,000 costumes and masks await, with more being created annually to accommodate evolving storylines and characters. The founders of Netherworld have become industry icons, having established and served on various industry associations, penned numerous articles, conducted seminars, and played a vital role in training future haunted attraction owners and operators.
Netherworld shares strong ties with the film and television industry. Many core staff members hail from the entertainment field, and items from Netherworld are frequently rented to productions. The haunted attraction has even contributed sets and props to popular films, including “The Hunger Games,” “American Made,” “Goosebumps,” “Passengers,” and “Zombieland.”
In addition to its legendary haunts, Netherworld offers five highly acclaimed escape rooms, each with a different theme, including the latest “Alien Terror: Doom of the Dark Horizon.” There’s also a Monster Museum that’s open all year round, ensuring a continuous flow of scares.
This year marks the 27th anniversary of Netherworld Haunted House. As one of the most famous, terrifying, and high-quality haunted attractions on Earth, there’s no better time to experience the chills and thrills. One of Netherworld’s iconic monsters, “The Collector,” takes inspiration from Dooley, the unofficial mascot of Emory University. Co-creator Ben Armstrong spent his undergraduate years at Emory, lending a personal touch to this monstrous creation.
Netherworld Haunted House has established itself as a cornerstone of the haunted attraction industry, combining innovation, creativity, and an unwavering commitment to providing unforgettable horror experiences. As we approach the Halloween season and the 27th anniversary of Netherworld, enthusiasts of fear and fright have yet another opportunity to immerse themselves in the terror that has made this Atlanta institution world-renowned. To plan your visit and join in the spine-tingling festivities, visit their website at www.fearworld.com. Don’t miss out on the 27th Season of Screams and the opportunity to embrace your darkest fears at Netherworld Haunted House.
NETHERWORLD Haunted House 2023 Season
1313 Netherworld Way, Stone Mountain, GA 30087
Oct. 17-31; Nov. 3-5, 10-11
Open nightly at 7 p.m., closing times will vary
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 fearworld.com.