1998 – Year Two of NETHERWORLD Haunted House

by on May.29, 2016, under Haunted Houses, Haunting Ideas, History of NETHERWORLD, NETHERWORLD Haunted House, Uncategorized

In 1998 NETHERWORLD moved to Norcross GA to the Georgia Antique Center. The crew had planned to build 2 haunts that year, a traditional supernatural themed one and a science fiction based attraction called Vault 13. The space was bigger than the previous location in Kennesaw but still not large enough for two haunts, so the theme changed halfway through without an intervening queue line. The owners made contact with the role playing game company White Wolf and after some crazy brainstorming it was decided that NETHERWORLD would create a Haunted House based on the popular VAMPIRE THE MASQUERADE game as the primary attraction.

Two other firsts for NETHERWORLD happened that year as well. Doug Bradley – The actor portraying Pin Head in the Hellraiser movies visited the haunt and greeted guests and signed autographs for an evening. Also after vowing never to use chainsaws we cranked one up and haven’t put it down since! When the season ended NETHERWORLD had been successful once more, and the haunts were packed away into tractor trailers until a new home could be found.

Join us every week as we present a look into the twenty year History of NETHERWORLD Haunted House!

1998 Nos

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Trapped in a war between Vampire Clans, the Colber House is chosen for the haven, a place where the shroud is thin, a place often used as a door between worlds. Allies are gathered, Redcaps and Gargoyles serve the mage, and a War Ghoul is created in the catacombs beneath the house. Baron Samidi is hired to provide an army of Zombies, and the Sabbat Warparties arrive. For protection against attack, powerful magical wards are erected to repel the Camarilla Vampires and the Lupines often drawn to the place…

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Contact Has Been Lost With A Government Base Hidden Deep Beneath The Earth! You must descend to the Vault and find out what happened…

But Beware: The containment systems are down!

Genetic Mutations, Warrior Cyborgs and Bizarre Creatures from the Earth’s Inner Core roam the blackened corridors in Search of Human Flesh!

Reviews from 1998

“4 Pumpkins”—Highest Rated Haunt
– AJC

“Netherworld has creative touches that rise to the level of an art form.”
– AJC

“Netherworld’s mammoth Haunted House will knock your socks off.”
– Where Atlanta Magazine

“The Netherworld in Norcross is indeed the acme of the many haunted houses…guaranteed to please every scare seeking patron.”
– The Emory Wheel

“Immense and breathtaking.”
– The Emory Wheel

“The most exciting haunted house around.”
– The Emory Wheel

“Netherworld Haunted House is guaranteed to scare the bejesus out of you…”
– Creative Loafing

“A must experience for all horror lovers”
– The Atlanta Sideshow

“Netherworld is for those who are more serious about haunted houses and can handle a real fright.”
– The Stormy Petrel (Oglethorpe University)

“It’s [Netherworld] very scary, very well done…
I did cry, I just got overwhelmed, the tears started coming, but it was really great!”
– Nancy Loveland, Good Day Atlanta, WAGA TV

“This isn’t your typical Haunted House…it’s more Hollywood than anything.”
– Carmen Burns and Kathy Ballou, Peachtree Morning, WXIA TV

One of ten noteworthy haunts nationwide to be mentioned in The Wall Street Journal
“The most impressive event in the Southeast.”
– TRAVELHOST Magazine

“The actors terrify visitors as frighteningly realistic characters in brilliant costumes.”
– Gwinnett Scene

“A state-of-the-art spooky attraction.”
– Gwinnett Scene

“Not for the faint of heart.”
– Gwinnett Scene

“The experience promises a myriad of special effects and makeup techniques creating a REAL haunting experience this Halloween season.”
– The Champion

“One of the South’s premiere Halloween experiences, the Netherworld is guaranteed to scare you silly.”
– This Week Gwinnett

“One of the nation’s foremost fear factories.”
– Break, Tallahassee’s Entertainment Weekly

“The creators of Netherworld have outdone themselves with Hollywood movie-quality sets brimming with oddities.”
– Gwinnett Loaf

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