NETHERWORLD Opens This Friday!
Purchase Opening Weekend tickets online before we officially creak open our doors on September 23rd and get combo tickets for just $19.97! That’s less than $10 per haunt which is even less than the price of admission when we first opened in September of 1997.
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Combo tickets include entry into BOTH haunts…Monsters and Vault13: MELTDOWN!
And for those of you who hate to wait, use the promo code Speed16 to get up to four SpeedPasses at 20% OFF the regular price! (That’s in honor of our 20th Season of Screams of course)
SpeedPasses are valid on any night of our 2016 season including Fridays, Saturdays and Halloween…but hurry, there are only a limited number of these discounted fast access tickets available.
NETHERWORLD HAUNTED HOUSE – 6624 Dawson Blvd. – Norcross, GA 30093 – more info at www.FEARWORLD.com
Open this Friday and Saturday – 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Now the final entry into our 19 episode look back at the history of NETHERWORLD Haunted House – The 2015 Haunts – Year 19 of NETHERWORLD – The Rotting and Vault 13: Unearthed
The invading ghosts are draining the life from people causing them to become energy starved zombies called The Rotting! Vault 13 is taken over by an Artificial Intelligence called Proteus that uses its robotic defense systems to capture the Mangler and his clone creations.
The witches have released vast armies of spirits from the depths of the NETHERWORLD to appease the DEAD ONES, and these spirits must feed! Drawn to the life force of human beings they drain the energy causing their victims to suffer THE ROTTING, a decay of the body accompanied by a ravenous hunger! A supernatural investigation team, G.H.O.S.T . has discovered the supernatural source of the plague, but will the cure be worse than the disease?
New horrific experiences in THE ROTTING include: The Phantom Energy Chamber, The Mummies Curse, The Spectral Gallery, The Sinking Tombs of Whyshburg, The Boswick’s Revenge, The Alien Flesh Lab, The Slithering Soul Eater, Engulfed by the Shoggoth, The Arena of Ghosts, The Walk Of Peril, The Elder Thing, The Rotting Dead and the War Wraiths! A supernatural shock fest full to the brim with never ending terror!
VAULT 13 Unearthed
Before the Mangler began torturing human beings, he created an AI (Artificial Intelligence) called PROTEUS to experiment on and drove it completely insane. It evolved into a living computer virus and sought out its creator demanding a body. Enraged at the Mangler’s lack of response, PROTEUS reactivated VAULT 13 and commanded secret ops security teams to capture the Mangler and his clone creations. Successfully locking them in VAULT 13 it continued its quest to create a living body and take revenge on the entire human race!
New dark secrets of VAULT 13 include: The Elevator of Death, The Toxic Foam Room, The Invincible TORG, The Hideous Hatchling, The Mechanoids, The Liver Eater, The Massive Defense Grid, The Hypno Room, The Steel Vault, Nurse Nervosa, Sample V-37, and the Wind Tunnel! A brain blasting sci-fi horror adventure sure to melt your mind!
REVIEWS FROM 2015
“Our number one pick is an overwhelming thrill-packed, supercharged Halloween horror show that has been winning awards and dominating Atlanta, Georgia for 19 years. Every October huge crowds come from all over the country to see Netherworld and to soak up the combination of incredible production value and absolute nightmares that it provides. Customers and haunted house industry experts agree that this terrifying attraction is the most elaborate, creative, and influential haunt around. Famous for custom monsters, new themes every year, impressive special effects, and an unrivaled collection of props and artifacts, it is the freaky actors and gut-wrenching makeup that put Netherworld at the head of the class.”
“This year marks the 19th year that co-creators Ben Armstrong and Billy Messina have made Netherworld one of the premiere haunted house locations in the world. With two new haunts: The Rotting and Vault 13, visitors this year can expect to be wowed by new sets, enhanced special effects and brand new creatures.
Aside from the two haunts, there’s also the characters which are outside every year. While we saw a few of the classics (my personal favorite one at the top below), there are a few new creatures roaming around too. There’s also a few great photo ops as well!
Check out a few national accolades that have been bestowed upon Netherworld for 2015:
• #1 Best Haunted House of All Time (HauntWorld.com)
• #7 of the Top 19 Insane Haunted Houses That’ll Literally Scare the Sh*t Out of You
• Travel Channel’s Best Halloween Attractions 2015
• #9 of the 10 Best Extreme Haunted Attractions for USA Today (Reader’s Choice)
• 2015 Reader’s Choice Award for Favorite Haunted House (Georgia Magazine)
• #4 of the Top 10 Best Haunted Attractions of 2015 (MonstrumAthenaeum.org)
• #2 List of 31 ‘Must See’ Attractions for 2015 (HauntedHouseRatings.com)
• #5 Top 15 Scariest Haunted Houses in America 2015 (ParanormalBuzz.com)
• LA Times’ 10 Creepiest Halloween Haunts in the U.S. (LATimes.com)”
“With movie quality special effects, unique themes, and intricate sets, Netherworld has definitely earned its place as one of the country’s most visited haunted destinations…Make sure to check out this haunt if you’re anywhere in the Southeast this October!”
“If you’re in the area, definitely need to check this one out as they have some really awesome stuff going on and are constantly improving and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Not only with story, but the insane creations that live within its walls.”
“NETHERWORLD has plenty of clout in the haunting business. In their almost two decades, their haunt and crew has been involved in a couple of large Hollywood horror films. Zombieland filmed some of their sections at NETHERWORLD, and Rob Zombie used a lot of the props and a lot of the crew to film Halloween 2. Just to add to the Hollywood cred, a good number of the crew members worked on The Walking Dead.
What does all that mean for NETHERWORLD? It means that you can expect intricate sets, movie-style special effects, and make-up that is so realistic you’ll get chills before the actors even do anything. The crew is also used to creating incredibly detailed and realistic sets from the ground up, and they put that skill to the test. Every year they build two completely new haunts. As you might guess, this gives NETHERWORLD an extremely loyal following who come back every year for new scares.
While the sets and effects themselves are impressive, the haunts are brought to life by the cast. The actors are given intricate make-up and costumes, and they definitely make the most out of them. Expect plenty of scares, chills, and outright terror.”
“Hold on to your blanky, because this haunted house will make you scream like a baby. All jokes aside, this terrifying attraction is only for the bravest of heart –in fact, the production-quality sets, makeup, costumes and believably horrifying actors make this experience too real for our own editor, who has never gathered enough gumption to go. But don’t follow in her cowardly footsteps. The Travel Channel called this ‘the most over-the-top haunted house on earth,’ so you know it’s a must-see.”
“Consistently for the past several years, Netherworld’s been listed as one of the top haunted attractions in the U.S. in no small part due to its high level of creativity and originality.
This haunted house attraction on the outskirts of Atlanta garnered rave reviews from horror mag, Fangoria, writing that Netherworld ‘is the #1 Hometown Haunt in America.’ On top of that, this venue hosts tow haunted houses for you to explore while crying out for your momma.
Annually, the haunt picks a new theme and redesigns many aspects of the attraction to ensure repeat visitors have unique experiences. Netherworld’s also credited with being among the first haunts to utilize buttons on the floor to alter the show. They’re also highly committed to using only the finest quality actors, props and set designs.”
“As October approaches, Atlanta residents’ thoughts turn to their very own Halloween tradition: NETHERWORLD Haunted House! Generations of Georgians (and visitors from all over the world) have attended this legendary haunted attraction seeking the intense thrills and chills it serves up every year to an ever-growing legion of loyal fans.
Consistently voted among the top 13 Haunted Houses in America by the media, haunt industry publications, and guests alike NETHERWORLD has raised the bar once again with new special effects, over-the-top sets, and terrifying actors.
‘Opening night is always a blast, says co-creator of NETHERWORLD Haunted House, Ben Armstrong. ‘To finally get to see people enjoy, and often run screaming from what we have worked on all year is very gratifying! Each season is like a sequel, full of new amazing things, keeping the favorite parts our fans love’”
“Netherworld Haunted House is a haunted house like none other. The costumes and the decorations are unbelievable. You will make your way through different galleries and will be sure to get a few frights. The theme changes annually…I recommend doing both (haunted houses).”
“This classic haunted house is open all month long…Named one of the scariest haunted houses in the world year after year, it’s worth the trip outside the perimeter to have the pants scared off you.”
inues to be one of the leading haunted house events in the country. Since 1998, the dark-themed walk through attraction has been conveniently located in an airy, multi-level warehouse just north of Spaghetti Junction in Norcross. Unlike many such destinations, Netherworld utilizes its own original and elaborate themes while veering away from tired old slasher movie characters and themes.”
“Arguably one of the most acclaimed Halloween attractions in the country, Netherworld attempts to reinvent itself each year for its throngs of frightened fans.”
“No Halloween holiday is complete without a haunted house, and Netherworld knows how to ignite the fright! Atlanta’s scariest haunted house returns through November 8th and is filled terrifying live actors, amazing special effects, and incredible monsters and sci-fi gore.”
“Netherworld received our stamp of approval and made our Travel Channel’s Best Halloween Attraction last year, and again this year. It has 2 new features, including the Toxic Foam Room, where patrons step into this one-of-a-kind decontamination chamber after exiting Vault 13. Getting soaked with fresh bubbles down a long hall may not be scary, but it’s popular among regular customers. And step onto the new Elevator of Death. Up to 20 people can ride the elevator down to Vault 13, but be prepared for the flickering lights and bumpy descent. It’s a favorite of fans and haunted house experts. ‘Netherworld is one Hauntworld’s scariest haunted houses because they spend a long time developing one-of-a-kind costumes, masks, animation and set design that can only be experienced in Atlanta,’ Larry Kirchner.”
Do we really need to say once more how much fun we have at Netherworld in Norcross, Georgia? I guess we do! The Rotting and Vault 13 are prepared to accept new victims. Each haunt is just as thoroughly detailed as always, and the characters are ready for you from every possible angle.
As you are already aware, if you have read past reviews of Netherworld from us, we are huge fans. It is a delight to visit and become encapsulated in the world Ben and Billy have imagined for us. The details are so well layered and considered that you can easily forget where you are and that you chose to enter into this journey of your own free will. When you encounter monsters they will be full interactive (yes, you may get touched…we love that), so just remember your own monster manners and that this is all in fun.
Netherworld consistently receives our highest five severed heads rating and we encourage anyone who wants to take a trip into the fantastical world for a bit to make the trip to Norcross and meet with your own nightmares. Happy haunting!”
“Netherworld has one of the biggest followings in the world, and clearly is the most famous haunted house in America.”
“No top haunts list would be complete without the inclusion of Netherworld Haunted House in Atlanta, Georgia. This top-notch haunted attraction is more than a few cuts above the rest and consistently delivers scares and thrills that tap into every imaginable fear. With a critically-acclaimed cast of actors, state-of-the-art effects and animatronics, makeup and costuming to rival Hollywood’s best, Netherworld is a sense-shattering rush of adrenaline guaranteed to elicit the perfect blend of heart-pounding screams and nervous laughter. Since its debut in 1997, the fiendishly creative minds behind Netherworld Haunted House have continued to challenge themselves to raise the bar in themed attraction-haunted or otherwise-making them a perennial member of any Top 10 list regarding haunted houses and Halloween happenings. This ever-evolving house of horrors is sure to delight those seeking a memorable jolt of spirited seasonal fun, placing visitors in the thick of its nightmarish vision from the very moment they arrive. Garnering a wide array of well-deserved media coverage and critical accolades, Netherworld Haunted House should be place very high on every Halloween ‘must see’ list.”
“Stepping into Netherworld feels like stepping onto a movie set. The special effects are so top-notch and over-the-top impressive that even as you may be screaming because someone dressed up in a very realistic corpse costume lurches out in front of you, it’s hard not to stand, mouth-agape marveling at the skull walls, cushy, cemetery-esque footing, creepy ambiance, and extraordinary ‘WOW’ of it all.
Netherworld assaults the senses with so much to hear, look at and absorb that while on the one hand you feel compelled to run through to safety, on the other you want to linger and try to look around to appreciate everything. It’s realistic…and ultimately as scary as you allow yourself to believe.
Recently named the No. 5 ‘Scariest Haunted House in America 2015’ by Hauntworld.com, and one of the nation’s ‘Top Halloween Attractions’ by The Travel Channel, this year features amazing new sets, intense special effects and weird creatures found nowhere else (thankfully).”
The haunted house in Norcross known as Netherworld has been around since 1997. A self-guided walking tour through acres and acres of spooky stuff, the attraction is an expert amalgam of special effects and specially-made-up performers, all engineered to scare e you socks off (assuming you’re wearing socks). This year’s themes are ‘The Rotting’ and ‘Vault 13: Unearthed.’ And don’t take my word for it: organizations as diverse as The Travel Channel and Hauntworld have voted it one of the top Halloween experiences in the country.
ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE
“It’s that time of year again: the ghouls, goblins and monster are out, and they have all come together at the one and only, NETHERWORLD Haunted House, voted the scariest attraction of all time by Hauntworld and consistently ranked as one of the best haunted house in America since its opening 19 years ago, this is definitely one you don’t want to miss this Halloween!
With not one, but two exciting Haunts to choose from, you’ll just want to do them both!
NETHERWORLD is so scary that people are claiming to be ‘legitimately traumatized.’ So, if you’re brave enough to get scared and submit yourself to these terrifying monsters, step on up to NETHERWORLD Haunted House and enjoy the experience.”
“The infamous Netherworld, voted number one haunted house in America, will not disappoint as the monsters and haunted sets will feed off of your phobias of tight spaces, the unknown, the dark and of course, the unexpected.
With a background of film and television, the owners of Netherworld are continually creating new special effects, unique rooms and scarier contraptions. The creativity and elaborateness of each room is what separates Netherworld from the rest of the haunted houses in Georgia.
‘One of the biggest things at Netherworld is distractions.’ Ben Armstrong, the co-owner of Netherworld said. ‘There’s so much cool stuff to look at. It just draws people into the world and then they’re easy prey.’
Overall, Netherworld lives up to the high expectations. The long lines build the anticipation to a night of terror you do not want to miss. The monsters are original, the haunted houses are fantastically creative and the experience is one that will leave with a sense of exhilaration and fear.”
“Netherworld Haunted House in Norcross is by far the best haunted house in the Atlanta area. You’ve probably heard about them before, and yes, the hype is true. Year after year, they never disappoint with their quality horrors. Perhaps the most theatrical and well-planned of the haunted houses in Georgia, Netherworld is in what looks like an abandoned warehouse, but the set production inside is up to par with that of a movie set or theme park. It is super intricate with each phase of the house being scarier than then last. You’ll leave emotionally and physically drained because chances are you freaked out so hard…This is a must-do before you leave Emory, because chances are your hometown doesn’t have anything to match.”
“To describe how I felt entering ‘one of the best haunted house of all time,’ the word ‘nervous’ doesn’t do it justice. I was terrified as I stepped into the dark halls of Netherworld last week. And for good reason – I screamed, jumped and held on tight the entire time. If you’re looking for a haunted house with wicked sets, elaborate costumes, and chilling special effects, head to Norcross and check it out for yourself. Just don’t go alone.
Netherworld has been good for the economy – hiring approximately 380 workers each Halloween season.”
Sarah Funderburk, SPR Atlanta, THE ATLANTA 100
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We’re proud of our years long affiliation with Veteran Tickets Foundation (VetTix) and of the men and women who have served our country so bravely. This is such an amazing and legit organization, if you are eligible, please do visit their site and take advantage of the many opportunities that they have to offer.
Free Netherworld tickets are valid for entry into both Monsters and Vault13: Meltdown on either night of our 2016 Grand Opening Weekend (Friday, Sept. 23 or Saturday, Sept. 24)
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History OF NETHERWORLD Haunted House
Year 18 – 2014 Season Of the Witch and Spliced – The Witches seek to stop the DEAD ONES by appeasing the Inquisitor. On Halloween they release creatures and spirits in a celebration of the old ways, but the doorway swings too wide and ghosts escape the NETHERWORLD in mass! In Spliced, clones created for black market organ harvesting are corrupted by the Mangler to become bizarre and deadly new forms of life!
SEASON OF THE WITCH
Ancient evil things from the outer void have sent the Dead Ones to destroy us for forgetting the old ways. But the Witches think they can save mankind by making us suffer! Monsters, curses and horrors beyond reckoning will mark The Season Of The Witch!
New for 2014: The Necromancer and his Army of Corpses! The Soul Seeker! The Ruins of Cronus! The Hexan Horseman! In the House of The Giant! The Primeval Jungles of YS! Chainsaw Bisection! The Laughing Corpse! Flesh Eating Mega Fauna! The Cursed! The Tomb Monkeys! Flying Warlocks! The Hidden Ogre! The Dryads! The Red Room and the Snake Dragon are only a few of the hideous things you will experience in NETHERWORLD: Season Of The Witch!
Under the direction of the insidious MANGLER, PlasmaCorp Enterprises had begun creating human clones and harvesting their organs, blood and tissue for the medical black market. Using an amped up version of the zombie resurrection drug NECROMUTIN 7 to accelerate their growth proved disastrous however as the clones mutated into massive blood maddened monsters and began destroying the facility and infecting and consuming the entire staff! You must enter PlasmaCorp and seal the lab before they escape and contaminate everyone in their path!
NETHERWORLDS Bloodiest Show Ever!
NEW in 2014 The Bottomless Escape Shaft! The Crimson Beam Decontamination Tunnel! Blood Maddened Clones! The Flesh Vats! Morphing Monsters! The Radioactive White Room!, The Mega Spawn! The Multi Beast! The Fiend from Inside! The Envelopers! The Extermination Squad! More mind melting high powered science fiction gore than you can imagine!
Reviews From 2014
Year 18 – 2014
The most over-the-top haunted house on earth
– Travel Channel
Is it as awesome as you’ve heard? The answer is yes! Netherworld is a truly scary experience, not recommended for young children….It’s basically like walking through the set of a ‘Saw’ film. There are exits in case you find yourself too frightened….it is worth the cost and the wait if you truly love a good scare.
Netherworld has grown into one of Atlanta’s most popular, self-guided dark attractions. It is 40,000 square feet with 50-foot high ceilings and a walking path that’s 1,800 linear feet, equivalent to six football fields. …Netherworld is very similar to a Hollywood movie production using a number of props, flashing lights, lasers, special effects, hanging textiles, animatronics, 125 actors, and a variety of actor-controlled puppets to create a more realistic scare.
Netherworld is big on film quality set pieces and a ton of robotics…Netherworld is one of the most famous haunts in the United States and is run by a team of former movie and TV professionals, including a crew that works on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Bonus that these guys are heavily involved with the Don’t Be A Monster anti-bullying campaign.
Enter Netherworld…if you dare. Netherworld is a warehouse-sized structure in the suburbs of Atlanta featuring elaborate sets and special effects worthy of a Disney attraction. Guests will encounter unattractive witches, a special assortment of blood-maddened clones, disconcerting flesh vats, and an angry army of corpses, while staggering through fog, crawling through spinning tunnels and holding their noses against unsavory scents. The intense experience creates what the Travel Channel described as ‘more scares per square foot than any other haunt in America.’ Even better, the building has been declared to be ‘paranormally active’ by local experts, the Roswell Georgia Paranormal Investigators.
With more than 200 animated monsters and 100 live actors, Netherworld is one of the nation’s most famous attractions. Having been featured on TV and in movies such as ‘Zombieland’, this spooky attraction has amazingly detailed sets…‘And unlike other Halloween attractions, Netherworld’s creepy characters greet patrons in the parking lot before they purchase tickets, scaring them off before they even enter,’ says Larry Kirchner, owner of HauntWorld.com.
The Netherworld Haunted House was put together by movie and television professionals, and it features incredible special effects and terrifying live actors. Every year it has a new theme and new exhibits, and is famous for its originality, which makes it perfect for repeat visits to Atlanta.
…thrill seekers come from far and wide every Halloween season to see Netherworld’s movie quality special effects and over-the-top acting troupe. Netherworld is consistently rated as one of the best haunted houses in America…
You’re scared from the minute you park your car to the minute you’re chase off of the grounds. Actors are hiding in the parking lot waiting to terrify you the moment you set foot on the attraction. Unlike many haunted houses, Netherworld’s actors are nearly all Hollywood quality monsters and many of them are trained stunt actors that take scenes to a whole new level.
Georgia is home to some seriously scary haunted houses, including the No. 1 haunted house in the nation, Netherworld. These walk-through attractions are filled with live actors, amazing special effects and incredible monsters that are sure to scare even the toughest of visitors!
Can’t go wrong in choosing to go to Netherworld. One of the most famous haunted attractions in America. Known for its over-the-top special effects, incredibly realistic make-up, costumes, skilled stunt actors, unique themes, and many more. Definitely the best attraction for a scare.
Netherworld Haunted House, Atlanta’s ultimate haunted house, is not only one of the scariest haunted houses in Georgia and the Southeast, but one of the Top Haunted Houses in the nation. Since 1997, this intense, cutting edge multi-story, multi-attraction haunted event has thrilled and terrified visitors…regularly garnering national attention from the likes of CNN, AOL, the Wall Street Journal and Hauntworld Magazine….Don’t miss one of America’s best haunted houses.
Netherworld pulls out all the stops to earn its title as Atlanta’s most petrifying haunted house. Live actors, ultra-realistic makeup and stunning special effects are the active ingredients in this recipe for terror. This walk-through attraction is not for the weak-hearted.
Atlanta is home to some of the most elaborate and horrifying haunted houses in the country. My first date with my future husband was at Netherworld Haunted House where thanks to the horrifyingly fun experience, I learned that he is a great protector, doesn’t hesitate to laugh at himself when he’s scared and is just as much of a scaredy cat as I am. So maybe you should grab your spouse or partner and head to a haunted house for a date night this Halloween season!
The classic haunted house (Netherworld)…named one of the scariest haunted houses in the world by BuzzFeed, it’s worth the trip outside the perimeter to have the pants scared off you.
– ATLANTA INTOWN
We have worked with the Netherworld team since its inception and they continually reinvent themselves in their constant drive to be the best in the industry.
– Steve Miller, Publisher, INsite Magazine
This is the mack daddy of haunted houses. It’s been consistently rated one of the best haunted houses in the US for a reason. The sets are professionally done, and the actors are very good. The website has good photos so visit there to see what you’re getting into.
– Sue Rodman, FIELDTRIPSWITHSUE.COM
Netherworld is one the country’s most famous haunted houses, located right here in Atlanta. If you’re looking for a legitimately good scare this October, it’s time to work up the courage to travel through this adventure.
…if you are up for a real scare, the adventure can’t be beat, and the effects and costumes will defy your expectations. It also gives you a great excuse to cling onto your date for the evening!
– Keely Herrick, AXS.COM
Netherworld is a self-guided, dark attraction known for its over-the-top special effects, intense make-up, costuming and stunt actors as well as unique monsters, unusual themes and chilling detail. Every night the attraction is open, over 100 actors are transformed into monsters to scare and entertain the guests. Some perform stunts such as bungee jumps and sliding. Many visitors enjoy the parking lot before the haunted house actually begins, staring the experience the moment guests get out of their cars.
Consistently ranked one of the best haunted houses in the country, Netherworld is Atlanta’s premiere fright-inducing night out.
I came to understand what the appeal of Netherworld truly is. These guys are geniuses at creating something new and exciting each year. …
What I really loved about Netherworld is that it is well thought out in that even when crowded, a group of people in front of you won’t necessarily spoil the surprise of what you might find when you enter the room. …the path twists and turns so you never know what the next room will hold.
I felt like I was deep in the set of a horror film, where no detail was spared. Every few steps, the ground beneath me would change. Every twist and turn revealed a scarier set than the last. Every second offered the opportunity for someone – or something – to jump out and scare the absolute bejeezus out of me. When I wasn’t screaming with terror, I was able to take short moments to simply admire the extravagant sets that were truly impressive. Everywhere I looked –up, down, side to side- something was waiting to scare me. Talk about your senses being in high gear.
What’s fascinating is how much detail goes into the houses that most patrons don’t even get to see because they’re too busy trying to escape. The time and effort that goes into casting the actors, making the costumes, applying the makeup (there are over 30 make-up artists on staff) and building the houses almost feels like that of a real movie set.
Netherworld assaults the senses with so much to hear, look at and absorb that while on one hand you feel compelled to run through to safety, on the other you want to linger and try to look around to appreciate everything. (Of course, deep down you know that you are safe, but it’s hard not to be startled by almost everything that screams, jumps out or lurches at you inside the experience. And other guests screaming in front of and behind you add to the ambiance of fear.)
Netherworld is probably the scariest haunted house I have ever been to, said Carsen Hayman, recent Auburn graduate. “The characters look like real monsters and they go out of their way to scare you. Netherworld is not for the faint of heart, but if you like thrills and scares then I would absolutely recommend that you visit this haunted house.
“I don’t think I have ever been that scared in my life, said Toby Rolheiser, Auburn alumna. “I went to Netherworld last year with a group of my friends. It was a ton of fun.
Is Norcross’ Netherworld really haunted?…Norcross, Ga’s Netherworld was recently investigated by Ghost Hunters International the company said. They found ‘enough evidence for them to state that the site is paranormally active.’
…we fell in love with Netherworld. These guys are geniuses at creating something new and exciting each year. …Not only is there an inordinate amount of unsettling sounds going on during the tour, but they even pipe in offensive scents into the air….What I really loved about Netherworld is that it is well thought out in that even when crowded, a group of people in front of you won’t necessarily spoil the surprise of what you might find when you enter a room. Many of the creatures are operated by an actual person, meaning they know just when to dart out and frighten you. Rooms are small and the path twists and turns so you never know what the next room will hold.
My favorite elements of the haunts were the rooms with collapsible walls, creating an uncomfortable, claustrophobic state that really felt like you were a character in a supernatural or horror movie. Another highlight consisted of all the rooms that were on hydraulic lifts, making the attendees feel like they were being shaken or attacked by extra-large monsters. Those experiences were incredible….While Netherworld attendees await their fate and prepare to enter the premises, there are many great photo ops and so many great looking costumed characters and cosplayers awaiting outside, the atmosphere definitely feels like a Halloween festival. Make sure to get some mementos to remember your visit.