Every year, Southern California amusement parks transform themselves into haunted mansions with roller coasters, from the very scary (Knott’s Berry Farm), to the safe for the little kiddies (Disneyland). However, right now the Pomona Fairplex is presenting a Halloween event targeted at those truly serious about getting their fright on – Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare.
Rob Zombie is in a category all by himself, too. He’s a musician, film director, screenwriter and film producer. He’s also a founding member of the band White Zombie. You might say he’s part musician/part filmmaker/full time Halloween celebrant.
So, what will you get when Zombie’s nightmare. Well, this continuing attraction includes what’s described as “the most advanced haunted house technology.” The Great American Nightmare website also warns this is “not for young children, people who scare or get offended easily." Disneyland, it is certainly not. It’s described as a three-dimensional experience with plenty of animatronics and other spooky effects. Furthermore, there is a claustrophobic maze and about as many thrills and chills as one human can handle.
Music is also performed by different artists every night, including Jello Biafra (formerly of the Dead Kennedys) on Halloween night and Rob Zombie himself on the November 2 finale.
So, go have fun, and I sure hope you come back alive.