History of The Haunt – NETHERWORLD Haunted House Year 12 – 2008

Year 12 2008 – Carnivore and Mangler – Carnivore was a show about werewolves at war with the forces of the NETHERWORLD, the midpoint of a three year arc of famous classic monsters that had begun with Leviathan. Mangler debuted a tale of a methodical serial killer devoid of human emotion and immune to pain. The character of the Mangler became the de facto icon character of the downstairs show for years to come due to his popularity, and returned as a featured player or at least in a cameo role in all most all of the downstairs haunts from that point forward.

Check back soon for a further look into the twenty year history of NETHERWORLD Haunted House!

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For long eons the Werewolves had stood at the top of the earthly food chain. Man thought himself the master, an illusion the wolves allowed. How much easier the slaughter when sheep were unsuspecting? But now powerful NETHERWORLD predators dared to challenge the wolves supremacy! There could be only one top dog, only one master of the world of man. In fire and blood the battle would begin here, the battle to determine the greatest CARNIVORE of all!

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For some he is a phantom, a nightmare, a legend, a living death. But to the reporters and policemen who seek him, occasionally finding the discarded remains of his latest subject, he is know simply as the MANGLER. Enter now into his hellish domain in your quest for the truth. Will you find the answers to your questions in his twisted form, or will he find his answers in yours?
Go on, crawl down that sewer pipe…. The truth as always can be found in filth beneath us all…

Reviews from 2008

Rated one of the Top 13 Haunted Houses in America by America Online, Hauntworld Magazine/Hauntworld.com and US Airways Magazine.
“Simply put, its scope is awesome. The makeup is top-tier, the effects spectacular. It’s like someone put every kind of scary movie into a living experience.”
– NorthFulton.com

“More blood and screams than you can shake a severed leg at.”
– Creative Loafing

“One of the best in the country, the award-winning Netherworld is akin to stepping onto a movie set.”
– AJC accessAtlanta

“The attention to detail is amazing! Each room is crammed with creepy stuff.”
– Girls and Corpses magazine

“It’s not very often…actually NEVER…does Sneaky Sunday recommend trips OTP (outside the perimeter in Atlanta). But that comes with only one exception…Netherworld Haunted House.”
– Sneaky Sunday

“…A whole new level of terror…”
– Insite magazine

“They literally have it all.”
– TheHaunted.com

“Once again, Netherworld in Norcross remains my top pick.”
– Ira Miller, Forsyth County News

“Netherworld: Scariest Haunted House in Atlanta”
– Fox 5 Atlanta

“Anticipate a surprise at every turn”
– Points North magazine

“This top-rated attraction is not for the faint of heart”
– Georgia magazine

“Get ready to be scared”
– Q100’s The Bert Show

“The special effects at Netherworld have to be seen to be believed”
– The Real Estate Bloggers

“Netherworld is one of the world’s creepiest, scariest, and down right frightening haunted houses”
– My Fox Atlanta

“You [have to] make sure you come to Netherworld; man, it’s crazy. I come every year. It’s the number one-rated haunt in Georgia, so don’t settle for less. It’s the best.”
– Bow Wow, hip-hop artist and actor

“One thing about a great haunted house is not only the chills and thrills, but the actors have to be believable, too. That’s why Netherworld Haunted House is my favorite in Atlanta, since you really do feel like you are walking into another…er, I mean NETHER…world!”
– Melissa Carter, co-host of Q100’s The Bert Show

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History of The Haunt – NETHERWORLD Haunted House Year 11 – 2007

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2007 featured Leviathan and Primal Fear – This year the upstairs Haunt that had previously been separated into two attractions was merged to create a much larger haunt called Leviathan. The theme was based on the Frankenstein legend with the creation of murderous flesh golems and an insidious plan to attack mankind. Primal Fear was a show encompassing as many of the deepest fears and phobias that one could possibly experience in a haunted house. This was one of the first years that NETHERWORLD was featured on the Travel Channel and it certainly wouldn’t be the last!

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His dark masters from the NETHERWORLD hungered to ravage the earth, but that they feared the light of the sun. Even the mightiest inhuman warlords could not survive in daylight, rotting away into stinking slime at the slightest touch of morning’s light.
The Flesh Golems were brought to life! Sent forth to gather more fresh bodies they began to kidnap and kill anyone they could and dig up graves for raw materials. As Halloween approached the SUMMONER’S plan was nearing fruition…The total domination of mankind!

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Nightmares ripped from the deepest recesses of your mind! Fears made Flesh: Swarming Insects, Mechanized Death, Claustrophobia, Darkness, and BLOOD are only the beginning! Confront YOUR Primal Fears in NETHERWORLD’s Dark Basement!

Reviews from 2007

Rated one of the Top 13 Haunted Houses in America by America Online, Hauntworld Magazine/Hauntworld.com and US Airways Magazine.
“Simply put, its scope is awesome. The makeup is top-tier, the effects spectacular. It’s like someone put every kind of scary movie into a living experience.”
– NorthFulton.com

“More blood and screams than you can shake a severed leg at.”
– Creative Loafing

“One of the best in the country, the award-winning Netherworld is akin to stepping onto a movie set.”
– AJC accessAtlanta

“The attention to detail is amazing! Each room is crammed with creepy stuff.”
– Girls and Corpses magazine

“It’s not very often…actually NEVER…does Sneaky Sunday recommend trips OTP (outside the perimeter in Atlanta). But that comes with only one exception…Netherworld Haunted House.”
– Sneaky Sunday

“…A whole new level of terror…”
– Insite magazine

“They literally have it all.”
– TheHaunted.com

“Once again, Netherworld in Norcross remains my top pick.”
– Ira Miller, Forsyth County News

“Netherworld: Scariest Haunted House in Atlanta”
– Fox 5 Atlanta

“Anticipate a surprise at every turn”
– Points North magazine

“This top-rated attraction is not for the faint of heart”
– Georgia magazine

“Get ready to be scared”
– Q100’s The Bert Show

“The special effects at Netherworld have to be seen to be believed”
– The Real Estate Bloggers

“Netherworld is one of the world’s creepiest, scariest, and down right frightening haunted houses”
– My Fox Atlanta

“You [have to] make sure you come to Netherworld; man, it’s crazy. I come every year. It’s the number one-rated haunt in Georgia, so don’t settle for less. It’s the best.”
– Bow Wow, hip-hop artist and actor

“One thing about a great haunted house is not only the chills and thrills, but the actors have to be believable, too. That’s why Netherworld Haunted House is my favorite in Atlanta, since you really do feel like you are walking into another…er, I mean NETHER…world!”
– Melissa Carter, co-host of Q100’s The Bert Show

“Year after year, I’ve watched people run out, truly terrified. Netherworld is THE legitimate scare in Atlanta; it’s like a horror movie of the highest caliber.”
“It’s the most elaborate haunted house in America, and it makes Hollywood Creature-Features look like Bambi”
– The Travel Channel

Named the #1 Haunted House in the nation by Hauntworld Magazine
(An International Trade Magazine for Haunted Attractions)

Named the #2 Haunted House in the nation by AOL CityGuide

“Netherworld is the ultimate of ultimate haunted houses”
– Associated Content

“Netherworld taps into man’s primal fears”
– Creative Loafing

“Some of the scariest, spookiest and (most) original ghoulish monsters to ever creep the Halloween terrorscape”
– Fandango.com

“Not even the parking lot is safe”
– Where Atlanta

“Horrors only seen in your dreams”
– The Matrix, Macon State College

“Man Eating Monsters, Stomach Churning Make-Up, Mind-Blowing Scenery. No you aren’t on the set of the latest Hollywood slasher flick, you’re in Netherworld, and in this Horror Movie, the Victim is You!”
– The Travel Channel

“…Every step frightens”
– The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Netherworld is one of the most extreme haunted houses in America, when you go into Netherworld you are in another element, you are not in reality any longer”
– Larry Kirchner, Publisher – Hauntworld Magazine

“It’s definitely not for the weak-kneed – or the weak of heart”
– Where Atlanta

“Pants-wettin’ fun”
– Creative Loafing

“It doesn’t matter what you’re afraid of. Netherworld strikes a nerve”
– TUSKmag.com

“Anticipate a surprise at every turn”
– Points North

“Freaking awesome”
– Sci-Fi-Guys.com

“For more than a decade this creepshow compound in Atlanta, GA has been widely regarded as the most over the top haunted house on earth!”
– The Travel Channel

“A level of detail outshining anything you’ll see outside of Disney World”
– TUSKmag.com

“The monsters have been known to reduce grown men to tears”
– Sunday Paper

“The premier haunted house in Georgia”
– Ledger-Enquirer.com

“Props so realistic you’ll think you stepped onto an actual crime scene”
– The Travel Channel

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History Of The Haunt – NETHERWORLD Haunted House Year 10 – 2006

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2006 featured Cursed, Shock O Rama in 3D and Freakpit – The 10 year anniversary of the haunt heralded the return of Maximillian Colber from the depths of the NETHERWORLD telling of the nightmares soon to unfold in the Cursed places of our earth. Lots of classic icon characters were featured in this show, a sort of a greatest hits of the previous decade. Shock-O-Rama in 3D delved into the craziness of pre-comics code “funny books” and Freakpit featured Dr. Bile’s collection of twisted circus performers taking up residence in Mann’s Slaughterhouse. If you look carefully you can still find cans of “Manns Meat” scattered around the haunt! NETHERWORLD appeared nationally on CBS this Morning, Halloween this year in a story on haunted attractions around the country, part of one of the first every National PR campaigns promoting the positive aspects of Haunted Houses. Once more thrust into the National spotlight, NETHERWORLDS fame continued to grow!

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CURSED

There are places in the earth where foul deeds have ripped a gaping maw to the very world of the dead, and unseemly things have escaped from nighted pits. Such places are Cursed; blasted barren landscapes were no sane man should go. Enter now into the deserted Colber Estate, After 60 years, rogue inventor Maxmillian Colber has returned from the void to warn us of the end of the world, but does he seek to help mankind, or make sure that we are all CURSED forever?

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SHOCK-O-RAMA

In the 50’s Pre-Code Comics got a little crazy! Gibbering Ghouls, Savage Space Monsters, and Hungry Zombies ripped victims limb from limb in a frenzy of ghastly gore! But the vilest comic of all was Shock-O-Rama, a “funny book” that some said was based on real life occurrences…

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FREAKPIT

At first no one cared when new owners purchased the abandoned Slaughterhouse. But when Dr. Bile’s Freak Pit and Museum of Oddities opened for business, it definitely turned a few heads…

REVIEWS From 2006

Featured Nationally on NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s Early Show, CNBC, and in USA Today
Named #2 Haunted House in the country by Hauntworld.com and AOL Cityguide

“A kaleidoscope of sensory shocks”
– The Sunday Paper

“As slickly produced a spookfest as you’ll find just about anywhere”
– Ledger-Enquirer

“This is serious spookiness”
– AOL City Guide

“Georgia’s premier Halloween attraction”
– The Sunday Paper

“If peeing your pants in terror sounds like your idea of a good time, slap on some Depends and head over to the Netherworld Haunted House”
– Creative Loafing

“Be sure to bring a change of underwear!”
– STAR 94’s Hot Gay Joe

“One of the best houses of horror in the country”
– Event Guide Atlanta

“One of the top haunted houses in the country”
– Atlanta Parent

“Gigantic monsters, flying Gargoyles, flesh-eating worms, ghastly experiments gone wrong and blood galore”
– Atlanta Parent

“Brings screams, goose bumps, and unthinkable horrors”
– AOL City Guide

“Incredible monsters”
– Georgia Magazine

“Amazing special effects and incredible monsters”
– GoCityKids Atlanta

“Widely considered to be one of the best Haunted Houses in the nation, this intense, cutting edge, multi-themed haunted attraction is full of intense detail and chilling scares!”
– INsite Magazine

“Run for your life!”
– Points North

“It will send you home with nightmares that will last until next Halloween”
– Points North

“A mega-plex of horror”
– VOX

“It will turn your hair white”
– Where

“Netherworld’s live actors and special effects are not to be missed”
– Newcomer

“You’ll be scared silly!”
– ajc.com

“Netherworld is famed for coming at guests from every angle”
– ajc.com

“A terrifying house of terror where zombies lurk in the parking lot, the savagely hungry undead roam the halls, flying gargoyles loom overhead, and screams can be heard in the distance”
– Atlanta The Essential Guide

“Taunts nonbelievers into submission”
– ajc.com

“Every year, the No.1 Haunted destination in my book is the Netherworld Haunted House in Norcross”
– Forsyth County News

“It’s the most fun you can have and live”
– Forsyth County News

“Everyone is in for a scare”
– Gwinnett Daily Post

“A whole new level of scream-eliciting entertainment—this place is not for the faint hearted”
– The Sunday Paper

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Get your Retro NETHERWORLD 2002 Shirt – House Of Creeps!

With all we have going on in preparation for our 20th Season of Screams, we’ve pretty much neglected to announce our latest retro t-shirt release…HOUSE of CREEPS circa 2002.

Get yours now at http://bit.ly/HouseOfCreeps

No hard sales tactics here but If you like it, grab it — as it’s only available here and only for a few more days…sorry, it won’t be available at the Netherworld Gift Shop…just not enough room to stock all shirts we’ve done over the years.

Available in classic black and now also purple and royal blue!

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History of The Haunt – NETHERWORLD Haunted House Year 9 – 2005

2005 – NETHERWORLD Haunted House Year 9

Year 9 2005 featured 3 shows, Abomination, Terror on Tiki Island in 3D, and Slaughterhouse. In Abomination an aquatic warlord of the Dark Ones emerges from the ocean to lead monstrosities into battle! This show featured an incredibly complex creature suit, new massive animatronic monsters and a season that saw the success of the haunt continue to grow. The IAAPA entertainment expo was also in Atlanta this year and NETHERWORLD was able to open for the amusement industry and fellow haunters. Terror on Tiki Island in 3D featured amazing artwork that captured the beauty and horror of a lush tropical island gone mad, and Slaughterhouse explored the dark evil at work in the depths of a long abandoned meat packing facility.

Check back soon for a further look into the twenty year history of NETHERWORLD Haunted House!

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ABOMINATION

From the foulest pits of the NETHERWORLD surge a horde of Huge Savage Monsters! Massive brutal things coursing with evil intelligence hunt humans and drag them away ALIVE, screaming into the darkness! Lead by a Nightmarish WARLORD, these things cannot be stopped, unless the books that summoned them are destroyed! Can they be defeated before the hideous ABOMINATION they serve infects all mankind?

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TERROR ON TIKI ISLAND

Shipwrecked on an island of mystery, you hear the sounds of drums in the darkness! Ancient idols carved from volcanic rock glare from the shadows as you race through the jungle. Wild animals and deadly head hunters stalk you at every turn!
At last you reach a massive Stone God lurking behind a bloodstained altar. The ritual can now begin…the sacrifice has arrived!

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SLAUGHTERHOUSE

What lurks in Mann’s abandoned meat processing plant?
Local teens say that the place, long ago closed for selling tainted meat, still runs on moonless nights. Some believe an inbred tribe of cannibal squatters hides in the twisted corridors, packing their latest victims into cans for later feasting!
Bribing the old security guard, you creep into this monument of urban decay, eager to uncover the secrets of the place. And you never return!

Reviews from 2005

“The big daddy of haunted houses.”
– Gwinnett Daily Post

“I left Netherworld invigorated and inspired, realizing what can be possible through years of dedication, hard work and enthusiasm. Netherworld is the only haunted house I have visited that actually exceeds its reputation.”
– Brett Bertolino, Assistant Program Director for Operations & Special Events at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

“Netherworld is a paradise for anyone who likes to be frightened.”
– The Sentinel

“Netherworld has always had an eye for
extreme detail and is the home of an amazing collection of monsters and props sure to please any horror fan.”
– Key Atlanta Magazine

Ranked in the top 13 Haunted Houses in the country by AOL City Search 2005
Featured in Nickelodeon Magazine along with 5 other noteworthy haunts from around the country
“A way to celebrate all things scary on a grand scale.”
– Key Atlanta Magazine

“If you want to be scared this season, Netherworld is definitely the place to go.”
– Key Atlanta Magazine

“One of the best haunted houses ever created.”
– Where Atlanta Magazine

“The most chillingly authentic experience.”
– Gothic Beauty

“Netherworld leaves no gravestone unturned when it comes to creating a realistic experience.”
– Gothic Beauty

“A frightful surprise.”
– Gothic Beauty

“Full of thrills, chills, and absolute terror.”
– The Spotlight

“World famous!”
– INsite

“May be too intense for all but the bravest of thrill-seekers.”
– Gwinnett Daily Post

“The setup at Netherworld is so ingenious and the costumes are so exquisitely done that a few monsters are bound to make you scream.”
– The Emory Wheel

“The diversity of monsters and the creativity of its sets make it one to be revisited.”
– The Emory Wheel

“A heart-racing adventure.”
– The Emory Wheel

“A trip to Netherworld will certainly give you the chills.”
– The Emory Wheel

“Netherworld haunted house – it’s scary shit!”
– The Sting

“Stunning makeup and costuming.”
– The Technique

“A mainstay of the Halloween scene in the Atlanta area for years—and for good reason.”
– The Covington News

“High production values, enthusiastic performers and a changing line-up of three haunted attractions make it an excellent entertainment choice for the thrill-seeking Halloween enthusiast.”
– The Covington News

“Keeps even the more seasoned haunted house-goer on edge.”
– The Covington News

“Colossal monsters, wild special effects and intense actors are sure to scare the bravest of souls!”
– The Weekly

“Each year the Netherworld team produces an even more amazing show than the one before it.”
– The Weekly

“A unique experience into the realm of fear.”
– The Sentinel

“Spooks it up with movie-style special effects and elaborate scares for the Halloween season.”
– The Gwinnett Answer Book, AJC

“The famed haunted house is able to keep scaring the jeepers creepers out of Atlanta thrill-seekers every year.”
– AOL City Guide

“Last year’s Spirit of the Dead and the Purgatory-inspired Oblivion probably sparked a steep rise in nightlight sales around town.”
– AOL City Guide

“If you dare to go to Netherworld, bring a change of underwear!”
– Rampway Online, GSU’s online magazine

“A one-of-a-kind experience.”
– Rampway Online

“The Netherworld show is truly amazing…the best seasonal haunt I have seen.”
– Barrel O’ Fun

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