2001 – NETHERWORLD Haunted House Year 5

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2001 – NETHERWORLD Haunted House – Year 5

The main theme for NETHERWORLD in 2001 was BURIED ALIVE – a tale of an ancient evil lurking in the catacombs beneath the old Harkness House. Drawing foul nourishment from the torture of victims, the creature sent its undead zombie servitors out into the night to bring back fresh prey. Sort of a mashup of a haunted house and a Zombie theme, this year featured the creation of a one eyed tentacled monster called the Somnabula, a very Lovecraftian creature, core to the prime storylines of NETHERWORLD. The 3D show featured a very far out concept, PLANET X, that went all the way from very 50’s Sci-Fi style little green men and robots to an extremely surreal and detailed alien world that many found to be quite trippy!

This was a very tough season for haunts (and everyone else) and NETHERWORLD was no exception, as the 9-11 attacks hit just as events were starting to open. Across the country everyone’s thoughts were on more important things than Halloween, and going to big public events wasn’t considered a good idea by many. NETHERWORLD had however coincidentally decided long before 9-11 to expand its marketing plans considerably so the haunt actually grew slightly in attendance in a year when most of the industry had experienced a major downturn. It seemed in late October that folks had developed a resolve to go out and enjoy life, and not give into depression over world events, so things began to look up. By the end of the 2001 season we were once again successful and able to turn our thoughts to next year’s show!

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


Now the chains have been broken!
And from the catacombs beneath the Harkness House…
Its Undead Warriors will spread a festering evil once more!

Soon you will have to choose… Join the army of the dead or be BURIED ALIVE!



It came to Earth to destroy Mankind
So we paid its planet a visit

Earth sent a drone ship to open the gateway..
They will never know what hit them!

How could we be so wrong?
No one could be prepared for what we found on PLANET X!



“It’ll scare the crap out of you!”
– Creative Loafing

“It is an incredible experience, even for those that shy away from haunted houses.”
– Forsyth County News

“A combination of state-of-the-art horror displays and genuine scares.”
– Forsyth County News

“The quality of the sets is top notch.”
– Forsyth County News

“People leave the Netherworld satisfied.”
– Forsyth County News

“Netherworld is here: You may just soil your linens!”
– GSU Signal

“A high-end version of a traditional haunted house.”
– Ledger-Enquirer

“A Halloween tradition for Atlanta.”
– prickmag.net

“One of the nation’s most satisfying horror experiences…so you may want to bring a change of shorts.”
– digitalcity.com

“Scares aplenty can be found at Netherworld Haunted House.”
– 99XPress Magazine

“For the last four years, Netherworld Haunted House has been one of Atlanta’s favorite sources for fright, and this year promises to be their spookiest yet.”
– Digital City: Atlanta

“More horrifying than ever!”
– Atlanta Social Crew Weekly Newsletter

“One of the scariest and most innovative haunts in the nation.”
– Atlanta Social Crew Weekly Newsletter

Zombie Rampage at NETHERWORLD Haunted House!

In the summer of 2016, there was a Zombie outbreak at NETHERWORLD Haunted House! Fortunately a number of brave Zombie hunters rose to the challenge to eradicate this menace.. This is their story!

2000 – NETHERWORLD Haunted House – Year 4

2000 – Year Four of NETHERWORLD Haunted House!

Our main theme in 2000 was Primeval, a storyline based on time travel and prehistoric creatures. It was quite a challenge for the artists and crew of NETHERWORLD to come up with dinosaurs, man eating plants, massive spiders, beast men, saurian warriors and all manner of ancient evils to populate the world of PRIMEVAL, with most of the props and creatures being made completely custom for the event. This year also had NETHERWORLD”s second exploration into wild visual effects seen through ChromaDepth glasses called the EXTREME 3D Haunted Mansion, and for the first time an additional haunt was constructed and run off site at another location several miles away. This event was known as BLOODFEAST, and featured a guided tour of a replica medieval torture chamber complete with extremely gory props and very twisted scares. The year 2000 was a very successful one but the difficultly in running two different locations made the season crazier than most! In the years to come as NETHERWORLD grew larger and took more square footage in the Georgia Antique Center the decision was made to keep everything in only ONE location!

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


Hurled through time and space by a madman! Lost on A Prehistoric Island swallowed by the Pacific Ocean eons ago! Hunted by Saurian Warriors and Primal Vampires!

And now things are about to get bad!

Deep below this savage land, an even greater horror has awakened! Find your way to its spawning grounds and you may survive…

3D Haunted

Experience a BRAIN BENDING adventure in 3-D Technology! Walls move, floors crawl, you won’t believe your Eyes! The special ChromaDepth glasses TWIST reality in ways you cannot imagine! Explore an old mansion filled with Spectral Inhabitants and A Graveyard of Grotesque Ghouls!

The Terror Surrounds You!


“The Dead have returned to torture the Living… to gulp down their blood and feast on their flesh!”
In 1982, a wall in the catacombs of Glamis Castle in Scotland was removed during restoration and renovation. Sealed behind it was a horrific torture chamber, complete with the mummified remains of its final victims. When the chamber was purchased by a wealthy businessman in 1994, it was moved to the United States and displayed in his wine cellar to amuse guests at his Halloween Party.

What occurred on that night will shock you, disgust you and might even kill you!

Because Tonight It Happens Again!


“A triple bill of blood-curdling thrills.”
– atlanta.citysearch.com

“Nationally recognized after just four years in existence.”
– atlanta.citysearch.com


“Tingles the spine.”
– Gwinnett Daily Post

“The people in charge of the Netherworld Haunted House probably need some serious psychiatric help and medication—but Halloween will definitely be a little more frightening and surreal until they do.”
– The Technique

“Netherworld 2000—it’s smarter than the average scare.”
– The Technique

“A huge self-guided maze that frightens at every turn.”
– Southern Voice

“No headstone is left unturned to scare the living daylights out of you.”
– Southern Voice

“Hands-down the most original and exciting haunted house experience in Atlanta.”
– Forsyth County News

“The creations are top notch…they breathe and move in animatronic amazement.”
– Forsyth County News

“The scares are genuine.”
– Forsyth County News

“Serious goose-bump potential.”
– Forsyth County News

“The most effective use of 3-D I have seen to date.”
– Forsyth County News

“A really wild experience.”
– Forsyth County News

“When you come out, you can’t help but smile. The Netherworld is a great Halloween experience.”
– Forsyth County News

“In case you haven’t heard, Netherworld Haunted House is the place to be this Halloween! It takes the Halloween spirit to an entirely new level with the granddaddy of all spook houses.”
– Gwinnett Loaf

“Guaranteed to have you screaming and begging for more.”
– Gwinnett Loaf

“Atlanta’s premiere haunted house.”
– Creative Loafing

“One of the most spectacular haunts nationwide.”
– What’s Up Atlanta

Netherworld named the Feature Attraction of The Observer’s “Best Places to Go to Have the Bejesus Scared Out of You”
“35 minutes of pure terror.”
– INsite

“What a scream!”
– Gazette Magazine


1999 – Year Three of NETHERWORLD Haunted House

1999 was a make or break season for NETHERWORLD. For the first time we moved into a location with a year round lease, the same building we had occupied during 1998 but a different, larger suite. This location had amazingly high ceilings, but also presented a number of major complications that were very costly and put the attraction into a serious cash crunch. Two new fire escapes had to be constructed, multiple fire doors were added, a massive two sided firewall was built and these expenses combined with year round rent made success during the season extremely critical.

The theme was APOCALYPSE for the main show, reflecting the coming turn of the century (2000) and touching on the more elaborate themes that would be developed in the years to come. For the first time a second ticketed event was added… NETHERWORLD 3D Haunted House – The First 3D Haunted House in Atlanta or the Southeast. Fortunately the inventor of the Chroma Depth Technology that made 3D haunts possible lived in Atlanta and agreed to sponsor the haunt.

Both events were very successful and NETHERWORLD charged into the new century with a permanent home and the ability for the crew to work on the attraction all year long!

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


Journey into the future, to a land ravaged by hideous creatures from the Netherworld! Dark armies of Armored War Beasts and Malignant Spirits of the Dead lay siege to a helpless planet!

Travel through blasted cities, forgotten burial grounds, bizarre laboratories and the deepest pits of the outer darkness on a quest to encounter The Ultimate Horror!
Abandon all hope, Ye who dare enter: NETHERWORLD the APOCALYPSE!


Experience a BRAIN BENDING adventure in 3-D Technology!

Put on the special Chromadepth glasses and
enter a haunted house like no other!

Explore an old manor filled with GHOSTLY inhabitants and a TWISTED Carnival funhouse sure to melt your mind!

The Terror Surrounds You in NETHERWORLD 3D!

Reviews from 1999:

“Netherworld and its creative team have hit upon a successful formula of creativity and originality…it has risen to the top in a tough Atlanta market and gained national notoriety.”
– Haunted Attraction Magazine

“A world right out of a Hollywood movie.”
– Haunted Attraction Magazine

“A haunt that is reminiscent of a movie set, complete with prosthetic makeup, custom-made masks, and one-of-a-kind props.”
– Haunted Attraction Magazine

“In your face scary!”
– Creative Loafing

“A mind-bending experience.”
– Creative Loafing

“You wouldn’t want to miss this!”
– Creative Loafing

“The first of its kind in the Southeast.”
– Piedmont Review

“A Halloween favorite after only three short years, Netherworld has become known as one of the scariest haunts nationwide.”
– Piedmont Review

“With 3-D technology, movie style special effects and monsters from your worst nightmares, Netherworld is not the typical haunted house.”
– Piedmont Review

“An exciting adventure for the whole family—no one will leave disappointed.”
– Piedmont Review

“Netherworld has become known as one of the scariest haunts nationwide, with movie style special effects and monsters from your worst nightmares… If you’re looking to bring Halloween nostalgia back into your life, then a visit to Netherworld is a must.”
– Piedmont Review

“A haunted house with a unique twist.”
– Piedmont Review

“The creators have gone warthog-wild crafting immense, quivering monsters you’ve never seen anywhere.”

“If you’re looking to bring Halloween nostalgia back into your life, then a visit to Netherworld is a must.”
– Piedmont Review

“A Halloween favorite and an Atlanta tradition.”
– The Gazette

“If it’s terror you want, look no further than the Netherworld Haunted House.”
– Southern Voice

– Southern Voice

“The scariest haunted house in town.”
– atlantacitysearch.com, in city & visitors guide

“One of the South’s premiere haunted experiences.”
– Going Places Magazine (National)

“One hell of a haunted house.”
– INsite

“Get your chills, thrills, and spills at Netherworld Haunted House.”
– GSU Signal

“You’re in for a wild time!”

– GSU Signal
“For a frighteningly good time, check out Netherworld!”
– GSU Signal

“Netherworld Haunted House in Norcross gives horror decidedly high-tech feel.”
– AJC Peach Buzz

“The first haunted house of its kind in the South.”
– The Technique

“Netherworld successfully blends old school haunted house scares with a new 3-D style that will effectively blow your mind.”
– The West Georgian



Zombie Rampage LIVE is coming to NETHERWORLD!

Father’s Day is coming — what better gift and bonding opportunity than annihilating zombies together? Here’s your chance: BUY TICKETS NOW

This is a very limited engagement and there are only a few slots left on Saturday June, 18th and Sunday, June 19th (Father’s Day) so given the great demand for this event, we just opened up additional slots on Thursday, June 16th…reserve your place for you and your Pop before Zombie Rampage Live at Netherworld Haunted House totally sells out!

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