Eli Roth's Goretorium
Goretorium adds year-round fright to VegasStaff ReportIf you love gore and are more excited about Halloween than any other holiday, then get ready for the scare of a lifetime. This is not your average haunted house, either: Eli Roth's $10 million Goretorium is located on the Las Vegas Strip (across from CityCenter and The Cosmopolitan), right above the Walgreens in the Harmon Corner plaza. Since this 15,000-square-foot attraction is open year-round, it'll be like celebrating Halloween every day. You don't have to wait for just once a year for a good scare. And while it's open all year, those coming during Halloween are in for an extra special ghoulish treat. Featuring a multilevel maze within a mythical hotel and casino The Delmont, the self-guided tour starts at the hotel lobby. After you take an elevator to the upper level, you'll witness gruesome sights one after the other. The premise is based on deceased, tortured hotel guests and the serial-killing hotel owners behind it all. To add to the frightening experience, you'll encounter live actors, animatronic frights and special effects in a spooky hotel setting."The Goretorium will be a destination for both horror fans and tourists from around the world," said Eli Roth, the creator of the "Hostel" and "Cabin Fever" movie franchises. "We are creating the most intense live terror experience a person can have, incorporating the latest technology with old-fashioned scares."There are 24 rooms of pure gore. Displays include a conveyor belt of dead bodies, a washer and dryer for their skin, a meat grinder and a rotisserie of heads, to name a few. If for any reason you get scared and want to leave during the tour, there are exit doors in each room in case you want to escape. But for those few brave souls, walk-through time is about 20 minutes.You might remember Roth for his role as Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz in Quentin Tarantino's film "Inglourious Basterds." In addition, Roth's film label, "Eli Roth Presents," produced the successful hit "The Last Exorcism." With Roth's impressive background in Hollywood and gore, you better believe expectations for the Goretorium are high."I've spent years planning this and all my nightmares are finally coming true," Roth said.If you make it through alive, Eli Roth's Goretorium also features a '60s-inspired lounge, "Baby Dolls." However, the baby dolls here are far from adorable. One wall is covered with baby doll heads and saw blades from top to bottom. Offering a view of CityCenter, the bar includes caged "zombie" dancers and "live feedings." If you want to take the experience home with you, the Goretorium has a retail shop full of unique horror memorabilia as well as Bloody Marys, a to-go bar. Make sure to check out the chandelier filled with vials of blood.For couples who like to live on the dark side, the Goretorium features a wedding chapel and a reception area. Wedding packages will be revealed soon.Parents beware: This haunted experience is not for the faint of heart, so leave the little ones at home. To get to Goretorium from the Strip, take the escalators up to the bridge at the Harmon Corner plaza, located right in front of Planet Hollwyood. The entrance will be inside, next to the food court.