Netherworld has plenty of clout in the haunting business. In their almost two decades, their haunt and crew have been involved a couple 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 have worked on The Walking Dead.
2 new haunts every year
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.
Something that we love about Netherworld is that they go full-bore on backstory. They understand that lore and story feeds into what makes a haunt real. Sure, 90% of people won’t care what the history of an attraction is, but the designers and builders will know and that makes adding little details easier. The little things are what separate the good haunts from the great ones.
The Awakened: Rotten, mummified corpses adorning eyes on their foreheads have risen from the grave and are looking to destroy everything in their path… including you! Explore the town of Whyshburg and making your way through crumbling cemeteries, enter the Colber Mansion, and decent into a Forbidden City to confront what is causes the dead to rise and terrorize the world.
Subject UNKNOWN: THE BOX is a secret facility dedicated to the research and exploitation of extraterrestrial lifeforms. They infect what they can for some reason which has promoted an aggressive mentality with the lifeforms. One night, there’s a problem (shocker) and the experiments escape just when you’re walking through the facility. Look out for both those creatures as well as the scientists that will look at you like their next big breakthrough.
- You can buy tickets just for the main haunt or for both haunts. Speedpasses are also available online to skip the line.
- Credit cards are accepted online, on-site, and in the gift shop. You may have guessed from titles like the Toxic Foam Room, but don’t wear your best clothes.
- If you’re coming from out of town, check out their website for local hotel deals.