SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Scott Bampton, Elizabeth White, Glenn Rossman, Pat Romanski, Cynthia Dunlop

News Feed Item

Fright Dome at Circus Circus Teams Up With Legendary Horror Director Tobe Hooper and Writer Kim Henkel to Feature THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE as Theme for One of Six Haunted Houses

Iconic Film Celebrates 40th Anniversary as Halloween Season Kicks Off

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 08/14/14 -- Fright Dome at Circus Circus, one of the nation's top-ranked haunted attractions, will team up with legendary horror director Tobe Hooper and writer Kim Henkel to feature one of the most terrifying horror films of all time. Beginning Friday, Oct. 3 Fright Dome takes over The Adventuredome at Circus Circus and will theme one of its six haunted houses around the grisly story of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this Halloween season, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE is a theme that Fright Dome fans have been asking to see come to life for years. The themed haunted house will immerse guests in scenes from the iconic film, leaving them to fend off the attacks of one of the most notorious chainsaw-wielding killers ever created, Leatherface. No corner is safe as guests fight their way through in hopes of escaping the cannibals in pursuit. Will they survive... or become the next sliced and diced item on the dinner menu?

"We are happy to be working with Fright Dome to bring THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE haunted attraction to the fans for the film's 40th anniversary," said writer Kim Henkel.

Utilizing the THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE theme is yet another milestone in Fright Dome's long-standing history of frightening the masses. Over the years, the haunted attraction has worked with many industry greats including George A. Romero and Marcus Dunstan to utilize themes from popular franchises including HALLOWEEN, SAW, MY BLOODY VALENTINE, THE COLLECTOR and more.

"I am thrilled we are able to work with such a renowned brand this year," said Jason Egan, owner and creator of Fright Dome. "Being able to utilize a movie of this magnitude as a partner is quite an honor. For the past 12 years we have been extremely fortunate to work with some of the best in the horror industry, making Fright Dome one of the top haunted attractions in the nation year after year."

Alongside famed Hollywood FX guru Gary J. Tunnicliffe, Egan's team will create spot-on replicas of the props, masks and traps from the big screen inside Fright Dome. Over the years Tunnicliffe has been responsible for the makeup, props and special effects for more than 60 feature films including franchises such as HELLRAISER, HALLOWEEN, CANDYMAN, EXORCIST, BLADE, SCREAM and many more.

In addition to this groundbreaking theme, the sweeping 250,000-square-foot haunted theme park attraction will feature five additional new haunted houses including a solo haunted house, appropriately named "Isolation." Separated from friends and forced to enter alone, guests will forge their way through a labyrinth of industrial corridors filled with traps, crazed inhabitants and those that have ventured in before them but never escaped. Endless passages make each person prey in this shadowy haunted experience.

Dark and fog-filled, Fright Dome creates a chilling atmosphere with roaming characters, high-powered strobes, multi-colored lasers and five acres of horror made up of four all new extreme scare zones, rides, attractions and nightly live stage shows. Egan and his ghoulish cast make their entrance each event night in two fully-restored hearses; a 1968 Cadillac "Executioner" and a monster truck hearse from Discovery Channel's "Ultimate Car Builds."

To add to the excitement and thrill of Fright Dome this year, guests will be able to experience Adventuredome's newest attraction, El Loco, under the darkness of the haunted attraction. El Loco is the only indoor roller coaster of its kind in the United States and the second indoor El Loco coaster in the world. El Loco is an adrenaline-pumping adventure complete with G drops, gravity-defying turns and over-the-edge twists.

To celebrate the anniversary of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, MPI Media will release the original restored film for fans in an all-new 4K Blu-ray DVD featuring a dynamic new 7.1 surround sound mix and never-before-seen outtakes. The DVD will be released on September 16.

Fright Dome is open from 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 3-31 on select nights. General admission tickets start at $34.95 and fast pass tickets are available for an additional $15 to $20 which allows express line entry for all six haunted houses. For more information, please visit frightdome.com.

About Fright Dome
Created from the mind of hauntrepreneur Jason Egan, Fright Dome at Circus Circus has been horrifying the masses since 2003. Egan's 15 years in the industry and passion for all things terrifying, culminate to make Fright Dome one of the top haunted attractions in the nation year after year. Spread throughout five acres, this haunted theme park features dark, fog-filled attractions complete with ghoulish and gore-clad professional actors, six haunted houses, three extreme scare zones, 25 rides and attractions and much more. Not appropriate for children under 12, Fright Dome includes roaming scare actors, high-powered strobes, multi-colored lasers and live shows nightly. For more information, visit frightdome.com or call (702) 794-3939.

About THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE
THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE is considered one of the greatest--and most controversial--of horror films, and a major influence on the genre. In a 2005 Total Film poll, it was selected as the greatest horror film of all time. It was named among TIME magazine's top 25 horror films in 2007.In 2008 the film ranked number 199 on Empire magazine's list of "The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time" In a 2010 Total Film poll, it was again selected as the greatest horror film; the judging panel included veteran horror directors such as John Carpenter, Wes Craven, and George A. Romero. THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE is part of the permanent collection of New York City's Museum of Modern Art. In 2012, the film was named by critics in the British Film Institute's Sight & Sound magazine as one of the 250 greatest films.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that AgilePoint, the leading provider of Microsoft-centric Business Process Management software, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 2nd International @ThingsExpo which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. AgilePoint is the leading provider of Microsoft-based Business Process Management (BPM) software products, has 1,...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Parasoft will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For 27 years, Parasoft has researched and developed software solutions that help organizations deliver defect-free software efficiently. By integrating Development Testing, API/cloud/SOA/composi...
Until recently, many organizations required specialized departments to perform mapping and geospatial analysis, and they used Esri on-premise solutions for that work. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Dave Peters, author of the Esri Press book Building a GIS, System Architecture Design Strategies for Managers, will discuss how Esri has successfully included the cloud as a fully integrated SaaS ...
Dyn solutions are at the core of Internet Performance. Through traffic management, message management and performance assurance, Dyn is connecting people through the Internet and ensuring information gets where it needs to go, faster and more reliably than ever before. Founded in 2001 at WPI, Dyn’s global presence services more than four million enterprise, small business and personal customers.
SimpleECM is the only platform to offer a powerful combination of enterprise content management (ECM) services, capture solutions, and third-party business services providing simplified integrations and workflow development for solution providers. SimpleECM is opening the market to businesses of all sizes by reinventing the delivery of ECM services. Our APIs make the development of ECM services si...
The 4th International DevOps Summit, co-located with16th International Cloud Expo – being held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY – announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and ...
We live in a time when seconds – even milliseconds – can have a dramatic economic impact on your company’s future. With technology being the primary conduit for consumer interaction, the user experience is at center stage. User experience will be a deciding factor in separating the future winners from the losers. By building more speed and agility into the application delivery process, DevOps prom...
European data center operator DEAC is the largest in the Baltics. The activities are orientated to provide data center services and IT outsourcing on Eurasia and America scale in order to create the primary or backup or additional data center for customer in the EU, to protect its business and, most importantly, reduce costs up to 40% within 3-5 years. DEAC is an IT outsourcing services and sol...
Samsung VP Jacopo Lenzi, who headed the company's recent SmartThings acquisition under the auspices of Samsung's Open Innovaction Center (OIC), answered a few questions we had about the deal. This interview was in conjunction with our interview with SmartThings CEO Alex Hawkinson. IoT Journal: SmartThings was developed in an open, standards-agnostic platform, and will now be part of Samsung's Ope...
The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In her session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, will discuss how for this to be effective you not only need to have infrastructure and operational models capable of utilizing this new phenomenon, but increasingly service providers will nee...