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The Horrors Are Year-Round At Fortune Hotel

Where: 325 E. Flamingo Rd. [map], 89169
October 3, 2014 at 7:44 PM | by | Comments (6)

In case you haven't heard, Halloween is a pretty big event in Vegas. Weíve already given you the scoop on Fright Dome, the Gates of Hell, The Asylum, and Hotel Fear. But, you may be unfamiliar with the frights found just a stoneís throw from Silver Sevens.

You might know Fortune Hotel & Suites as just another off-Strip bargain property. This VegasChatter writer can assure you, however, that it's also the creepiest destination in the Las Vegas Valley, guaranteed to give you nightmares long after youíve checked out.

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If Fright Dome Is Too Tame, Seek Out Trilogy Of Terror

Where: 4245 S. Grand Canyon Dr. [map]
September 9, 2014 at 2:17 PM | by | Comments (2)

A haunted attraction so frightening it couldn't wait for Halloween is about to return to Las Vegas for the main event.

Freakling Bros' Trilogy of Terror will mark its 22nd year of scaring people shitless in Vegas beginning October 3. This season, the Circus of Horrors, Castle Vampyre and Gates of Hell will be found at 4245 S. Grand Canyon Drive, that's off Flamingo and the 215 freeway (about a 20-minute drive from the center Strip.) As before, the Gates of Hell will be a R-rated experience and you'll need to be at least 17 (or with an adult) and sign a waiver before you can even step one, tentative foot inside.

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When The Adventuredome Is A Fright (On Purpose)

Where: 89109
August 27, 2014 at 4:16 PM | by | Comments (2)

NOPE.

While the masses of excited children and quasi-drunk tourists who regularly pass through The Adventuredome at Circus Circus are a tad scary, itís time for something truly frightening as the metallic pink dome shifts into Halloween mode with Fright Dome. Opening Friday, October 3, Fright Dome will celebrate the 40th anniversary of classic horror flick The Texas Chainsaw Massacre by dedicating one of its six haunted houses to the theme.

Horror director Tobe Hooper and writer Kim Henkel are teaming up with Fright Dome to, hopefully, deliver quite the terrifying haunt. Attendees will see scenes from the flick as well brave the over-the-top sets and eerily accurate actors Fright Dome has become known for.

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This Haunted Attraction Is So Frightening It Canít Wait For Halloween

January 23, 2014 at 12:12 PM | by | Comments (7)

If you think itís a bit early in the year to be buying tickets for a haunted house, we would agree with you. Yet, thatís exactly what youíll need to do if you want to experience what is poised to become one of the most extreme haunted attractions ever created. Thatís because The Freakling Brothers, purveyors of terror in Vegas for more than 20 years, are bringing their most popular haunt from last Halloween back for a limited run this March.

The Victim Experience debuted last year as an extension of the already extreme Gates of Hell haunted house. Gates offered an experience so intense that it came with an ďRĒ rating and required that those entering sign a waiver. Word got round that visitors who were last to enter the house at the end of the night received extra attention. Once people started waiting around in attempt to be the last through, the decision was made to sell it as a separate experience. Limited to just five people per night, tickets for The Victim Experience sold out well before Halloween, much to the dismay of horror fans who didnít learn of the option until it was too late.

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Goodbye, Goretorium... Hello, Sin City Scare Fair

Where: 121 E Sunset Road [map], 89119
October 22, 2013 at 2:04 PM | by | Comment (1)

Weíre still scratching our heads over Goretoriumís decision to close up shop just before the Halloween season kicked off. Fortunately, a new player has emerged in the Las Vegas haunted attraction scene to fill the void. At first glance, Sin City Scare Fair sounds a lot like Goretorium. Walk-through haunted attraction? Check. Celebrities from popular TV horror shows? In attendance. Zombie-themed vodka? Theyíre a sponsor. Thatís, however, where the similarities end.

The most important difference between Goretorium and Scare Fair? People donít leave Scare Fair feeling like they were ripped off. And, with lower ticket prices and more to offer, this new seasonal attraction seems much more likely to succeed. We were invited to attend the Sin City Scare Fair this past weekend to see just what kind of horrors they had in store. A quick glance at their website left us impressed. Two haunted houses, a burial simulator, some type of go-kart race against the dead, a pumpkin patch, and celebrities from both The Walking Dead and American Horror Story. Not bad, not bad, at all.

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Off The Strip, Cringing At The Creepiest Mermaids In The World

Where: 3333 Blue Diamond Road [map], 89139
October 1, 2013 at 2:49 PM | by | Comment (1)

While on a weekend visit to Silverton, which is definitely one of this writer's favorite Las Vegas casinos, I stopped to admire the aquarium as usual. One of the most awesome free things in Vegas, this tank is filled with various kinds of fish, stingrays, plant life and, on occassion, beautiful women dressed as mermaids.

As I made my way around the aquarium, I discovered an art gallery against the back wall featuring, you guessed it, mermaids! Local artist Wil Cormier has painted a whole series of mermaid paintings, called Mermaids of Atlantis. Cormierís attention to detail is stunning. The mermaids are painted sitting on trees or rocks, coyly covering their naughty bits. Check it out:

Pretty, right?

Look at the naughty mermaid with her little bird!

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Goretorium Confirms Closure On Facebook

September 30, 2013 at 8:34 PM | by | Comment (1)

Just over a week after rumors of a rapidly approaching demise first surfaced, it's now official.

Goretorium has announced it will close after one "last haunt" this Wednesday, October 2. The year-round attraction, located within Harmon Corner, just marked its one-year anniversary. Its closure, right as the Halloween season gets underway, has shocked many of its fans. Although, as you can read by clicking the comments below, others are blaming poor frights, poor management, and poor (read: high) ticket pricing.

Here for its opening, horror director and producer Eli Roth, who once expressed to us his desire that Goretorium be the gold standard in haunted houses, will be here to lay it to rest as well:

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Legal Letter Informs Bride-To-Be Goretorium Wedding Likely Won't Happen

September 30, 2013 at 1:21 PM | by | Comments (2)

Vegas' only year-round haunt could cease to exist this week, right as the Halloween season begins.

Rumors of the imminent closure of Goretorium have been swirling since mid-September with VegasChatter readers Alice U.R. and Michael P. informing us that word on the street was that a shutter would happen before October 31. And, maybe even as soon as today.

Over the weekend, bride-to-be Andrea V. shared the news that Goretorium's legal team has warned her that her October 18 wedding at the haunted house likely wouldn't happen. A letter from Larson & Zirzow, dated September 27, 2013, states:

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Goretorium Nearing Demise? New Tip Says Expect It By Month's End

Where: 3717 Las as Boulevard South [map], 89109
September 23, 2013 at 3:47 PM | by | Comments (2)

If true, this could be the saddest timing for a closure ever.

Last week, we shared news that Goretorium could be closing before Halloween arrives. Now, a new tip from VegasChatter reader Michael P. reveals we could see the demise of the round-the-calendar haunt before the most frightful time of the year even begins.

Michael reports that laid off workers have informed him that Goretorium's last day of business will be September 30. Goretorium's social media accounts, however, are still urging folks to visit next month. Although, a Facebook fan wondered about the lack of Halloween event info earlier today.

Meantime, a member of the Fright Forum on HauntWorld.com made this remark two days ago:

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Even More Vegas On TV These Days

August 22, 2013 at 3:59 PM | by | Comments (0)

The only person with no regrets is the artist who took her money.

Cold Justice is still a couple weeks away (and not set in Las Vegas, anyway) while midnight Bounty Hunters are tough to catch regularly. One sports gambling show has debuted to a giant pan of dud while another is on its way. So, what's a Las Vegas reality TV freak to do? Look for more shows, that's what. Luckily For better or worse, there's no shortage lately.

BAD INK

One guy from Pussykat Tattoo Parlor and his sidekick randomly travel around the city in search of... you guessed it... bad ink they can fix. These punk rock dudes are seemingly extremely lucky with a great eye in finding the world's absolute worst tattoos. They find one poor sap who tattooed a wedding proposal on his leg right before his sweet Nina was deported and never heard from again. Another put a monkey on his stomach using his belly button for a butthole. In a tat ripped from the headlines movies, a woman with "NO REGERTS." Then we see a guy with a Patrick Swayze tat. On his ass. Dude. The winner so far, though, is a the bikini clad suntanner with Pamela Anderson's mug below a gigantic back scorpion and above her ass crack. The scorpion gets approved while Pam must go.

Did someone really think a Pam Anderson tramp stamp was a good idea? Worse yet, unless she paid five bucks at a fly-by-night Hep-C carnival, what artist let her walk out their door with that buttface of a tattoo? Yeah, we're skeptical that at least some of these jobs weren't quickly and badly inked in the offices of TV producers.

Even with our doubts on authenticity, Bad Ink earns a slightly positive entertainment value over replacement TV. Assuming the final fixes are real, there is some talent on display. At the very least, camera crews venture into some Vegas spots that haven't been widely filmed, namely lots of Artisan with some coincidentally sister property Rumor and Peppermill thrown in. So, while we haven't set a DVR season pass, we've tuned in to watch a lot, lot worse.

Bad Ink airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on A&E. You can catch previously aired full episodes online. As for the validity of their punk rock status, that's at least real. You can watch clips of their band, The Vermin, shout out a song titled FU Too and playing in several venues around Vegas, including BB King's and the Double Down on YouTube.

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Circus Circus Has A New Way To Scare The Crap Out Of Us

Where: 2880 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
August 6, 2013 at 12:09 AM | by | Comments (0)

Goretorium may offer year-round fright (for now), but Circus Circus' Fright Dome is the time-tested scare master in Vegas.

Now in its 11th year, Fright Dome already has its nose ax to the grindstone, announcing recently that it will be more creeptastic than ever with six haunted houses rather than five. One will be themed around THE COLLECTION while another will be based on THE COLLECTOR.

One of those houses will be called "Hotel Argento" and only those with fast passes will be allowed inside. Oh, and.. you'll need to enter alone. ALONE. (Insert horrified gif here)

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Goretorium Adds Female DJs... And, Live Exorcisms?

February 14, 2013 at 2:49 PM | by | Comments (0)

Trust Goretorium to do something different for Valentine's Day. We recently puzzled over the lack of V Day theming at the year-round horror haunt. Other than the ability to get married by a vampire, or dressed as a zombie. You know, the usual stuff. But, we received word that they will be celebrating today with a couple of additions to the Goretorium experience.

Tonight will be the first night of a new, bi-monthly DJ event called Stereo Love. Held in the Baby Dolls Lounge, the bar with the million dollar view of the Vegas Strip, the twist is all the tune spinners will be female. And, out in force. For tonight's Valentine reveal, DJ Miss Joy, DJ Miyuki, DUWOPRose The Vinylist and DJ Crykit will kick off the series. You still have time to make plans. It runs from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tickets are $5 and free for locals. And, they will announce future dates in the series soon.

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