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Speculo
08-06-2012, 06:59 AM
Been a while since I posted, since I have been putting up lots of Photos on Facebook, figured I would show them here as well...


http://pinterest.com/pin/143763413075649519/

Mutant bug in the shop for this years HIVE show....

Speculo
08-06-2012, 07:19 PM
Lights on shot of NETHERWORLD Haunted House Trophy Room

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Pumpkin King
08-06-2012, 09:30 PM
Looks great as always! I love the hornet prop, I'm assuming it will be animated ..? Either way, it looks fantastic!

panicattack
08-06-2012, 09:47 PM
Everything looks Great!

Wellinton
08-07-2012, 02:55 AM
Great shots on Facebook too!! Pretty creepy!

Speculo
08-07-2012, 06:34 AM
Thanks!

Here is a huge costume/Puppet we built last year. It is rigged from the roof and the actor comes after you in it...

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graystone
08-07-2012, 06:40 AM
Just awsome as always! Shane and it's simply awsome! Shane

Deathwing
08-07-2012, 07:19 AM
This is some out there stuff, looks great Ben!

Jake

Novus
08-07-2012, 10:35 AM
I love Netherworld so much. From the time you pull into the parking lot, it's like stepping into an amazing Halloween World that I don't want to leave. Thanks for opening in November so fellow haunters can experience this place!

Speculo
08-07-2012, 07:31 PM
Thank you guys! Here are a few weird ones!

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Speculo
08-08-2012, 07:20 AM
About to get eaten!

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Speculo
08-11-2012, 08:02 AM
Our Slayer is a little...Different!

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Speculo
08-12-2012, 09:42 PM
Here is a giant thing that is a little different!

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Speculo
08-13-2012, 07:17 PM
Crazy Cyborgs!

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poison
08-14-2012, 02:56 AM
WICKED COOL!
Do the crazy cyborgs move?
They are so bad-ass!

Speculo
08-14-2012, 06:16 AM
Those are static....

Thanks!

Speculo
08-14-2012, 07:03 PM
One of this seasons new creatures...

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Hallows Keep Creations
08-15-2012, 10:35 AM
Netherworld is always so cool!! This year should be awesome!! We love you guys!!

damon carson
08-16-2012, 07:48 PM
Great stuff Ben! Thanks for sharing.
Damon
www.frightmasters.weebly.com

Speculo
08-17-2012, 04:12 PM
Preview of Face Off ...Starting next next Tuesday!

See Roy Wooley of NETHERWORLD Haunted House and Jason Milani of Headless Horseman! I Think There might be some other Haunters of as well... Not sure yet....


https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?v=3152754118328

Gracy
08-18-2012, 10:57 PM
Ben, I love your haunt and have been going now for 15 years,boy am I getting old! Hope to stop by this year and see all the beautiful work you put into it. You know something you have that budget never makes up for? Passion; and that is really what sells Netherworld to the public each year. The passion of you, Billy, and all the employees put into it.

Love and screams!


Kyle.

Speculo
08-21-2012, 06:33 PM
Thank you much Gracy! Hope you are doing well! Here are a few set shots from last year...

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Speculo
08-23-2012, 07:16 AM
Prototype Mermaid for the risen underwater city we are working on...

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Speculo
08-27-2012, 04:05 PM
A few more new ones...

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Gore Galore
08-28-2012, 06:04 AM
Ben,
Always amazing work.
The sets are awesome AND
The bugs are beautiful!

Speculo
08-28-2012, 06:21 AM
Thanks Kevin!

Here is one style of our Banshee Character! Wait till you see it move!

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Darkangel
08-28-2012, 06:24 AM
Very, very cool Ben.

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Wellinton
08-29-2012, 07:21 PM
Holy Hannah I need to see this Haunt! I love every picture! I am so darn terrified of those shock mats I don't know if I have the nerve to go to some of the Best Haunts around. Would you tell me if they were in Netherworld? I may have to send my husband.

Speculo
08-29-2012, 07:29 PM
We bought those once and put them on a wall at the beginning of the haunt. When we told them don't touch anything, we gave them a last chance to touch the mat. It was amusing. I don't like putting them in the haunt where guests touch them by suprise, they might report an electrical short or some such..not worth the risk, IMO

Speculo
08-29-2012, 07:31 PM
Big hand or small stool?

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Speculo
08-30-2012, 08:19 PM
Cool new character...

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BTW come see us this Saturday at the Dragon con Parade in downtown Atlanta... We will have 60+ actors in costume and a massive float!

graystone
08-30-2012, 08:29 PM
Everything looks great! Shane and it's simply GREAT! Shane

Speculo
09-09-2012, 11:03 AM
We just did out annual Dragoncon Parade Float last weekend. A couple of our new characters made it, but more are on the way!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU1gN0RDkE8

Tater
09-09-2012, 08:07 PM
Hey Ben

I meant to give you a call but somehow, someplace Ive lost your number. It seems that I may have an opening towards the end of Oct. Send me a message on here or facebook. Oh and as usual everything looks amazing

Speculo
09-20-2012, 07:51 AM
Teaser shot of our Icon Insect for the HIVE!

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Speculo
09-20-2012, 03:15 PM
Something else fun - a Lord of the Rings inspired Pumpkin King modification... Estimate 22 feet tall

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Wellinton
09-23-2012, 02:31 AM
Love your characters! Watched the parade several times on youtube.

Speculo
10-03-2012, 07:55 PM
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Check out our new giftshop for all of your NETHERWORLD swag!

Speculo
10-03-2012, 07:57 PM
A portion of our new Cue Line... Lots of cases full of amazing things!

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Allen H
10-03-2012, 08:18 PM
Ben, it all looks great. I will be out there this season, We have a window and we are going to take it! I think we are there the 23rd to the 25th.
Allen H

screamforadream
10-03-2012, 09:08 PM
That, good sir, is a beautiful thing! And by that, I mean EVERYTHING.

If you don't mind me asking, what is that fog blaster you are using on your parade float?? Is it a home-made trash can and rubber style cannon or is it a more commercial product??

Speculo
10-03-2012, 09:17 PM
Tater... Hit me up on Facebook...
Allen... It would be great to see you... Acting or just visiting?
Scream... Co2 Blaster From Sigma, Home made(ish) Fog Blaster from a guy in Wisconsin... He also makes a Blood machine... Has a really cool Monster Lab Haunt... His name escapes me at the moment...

Speculo
10-03-2012, 09:21 PM
http://youtu.be/eSFXDafJZLY

screamforadream
10-03-2012, 09:26 PM
Thanks Ben, I'll try and google around to see if I can find him, definitely a neat thing! If his blood machine is anywhere near as good as his fog blaster he may have found himself a new customer! haha.

And great commercial! I wish I wasn't halfway across the country, my chiropractor of all people went to school in Atlanta and he talks about you every time I go in for my adjustment, you were the first haunted house he went to and he went with his girlfriend, he doesn't have any clue as to how over the top incredible and professional you guys are in comparison to every other haunted house lol.

Speculo
10-03-2012, 09:30 PM
I have remembered.. Jeff Lister

http://www.listerfx.com/

screamforadream
10-03-2012, 09:35 PM
Thank you!!

freak 'n' stein
10-04-2012, 09:20 AM
Fourth year in a row HERE I COME!! My crew always looks forward to the show!!

drfrightner
10-04-2012, 01:21 PM
Cool Commercial!! Larry

Speculo
10-06-2012, 09:25 AM
We are going to be on Halloween Crazier running Sunday October 7th at 10pm.

Here is a teaser video the Travel Channel put out...


http://www.travelchannel.com/video/secrets-of-netherworld

Speculo
10-06-2012, 11:11 AM
Oh also we are also on MAKING MONSTERS on the Travel Channel this Sunday at 9 PM just after the Transworld episode as they make us a huge centipede!

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http://www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/making-monsters/photos/making-monsters-you-bug-me-pictures

Ed paints the beast!

Speculo
10-08-2012, 12:18 PM
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Josh Hutcherson and the crew of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire for stopped by NETHERWORLD Haunted House last Saturday night for a scare!

freak 'n' stein
10-09-2012, 10:49 AM
Oh also we are also on MAKING MONSTERS on the Travel Channel this Sunday at 9 PM just after the Transworld episode as they make us a huge centipede!

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http://www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/making-monsters/photos/making-monsters-you-bug-me-pictures

Ed paints the beast!

Most B.A. set-up ever!!! The CO2 and water. INSANE!!!!

Speculo
10-10-2012, 08:58 AM
Another rocking video posted by the Travel Channel about NETHERWORLD... Basically a fast walkthrough through PART of our show... Pretty Cool!



http://www.travelchannel.com/video/terrified-teens

badass
10-10-2012, 10:59 AM
love your stuff Ben

Bubballama
10-17-2012, 11:35 PM
Seriously awesome stuff. I just watched the centipede episode of "Making Monsters" and that thing was wicked. I've been dying to get down to Netherworld for two years now, but I've replanned my annual trip both times. Last year to 13th Gate and this year to a tour of Texas haunts (Cutting Edge, House of Torment, 13th Floor, and Nightmare on the Bayou). NEXT YEAR...I will make it down there. Until then I'll have to salivate over everything via this thread.

jason
10-21-2012, 11:10 PM
Thanks for sharing Ben!

Speculo
10-26-2012, 12:33 PM
Jermaine Dupri (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jermaine-Dupri/112781578734377) and daughter Shaniah Mauldin made their annual trek to Netherworld Haunted House (https://www.facebook.com/NetherworldHauntedHouse?ref=stream), and in the process, made some new friends! Thanks for your support over the years Jermaine!

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Speculo
10-26-2012, 12:35 PM
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CARL…GET IN THE HOUSE!!! Netherworld Haunted House that is!

Given his Zombie Killing prowess, we were a little worried when Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes from the Smash Hit The Walking Dead) arrived at Netherworld, but thankfully he was kind enough to play nice with our zombies and other creatures of the night!

October is almost over, but you still have plenty of time to see what Chandler and everyone else is screaming about. We are OPEN EVERY NIGHT thru NOVEMBER 3rd…so don’t miss these final nights to experience what The Travel Channel calls “The Most Horrifying Haunted House in the Nation”

Friday, October 26: 7:00pm – Midnight
Saturday, October 27: 7:00pm – Midnight
Sunday, October 28: 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Monday, October 29: 7:30pm – 11:00pm
Tuesday, October 30: 7:30pm – 11:00pm
Wednesday – HALLOWEEN: 7:00pm – Midnight
Thursday, November 1: 7:30pm – 11:00pm
Friday, November 2: 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Saturday, November 3: 7:00pm – 11:00pm

For more details on NETHERWORLD HAUNTED HOUSE please visit www.FEARWORLD.com

To catch up a bit more with Chandler outside of The Walking Dead, visit his YouTube page (focusing on his love of video games) at: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOrangeTrampoline

Speculo
10-28-2012, 10:38 PM
CM Punk - WWE Universe (https://www.facebook.com/CMPunk) Reigning Champion visits Netherworld!


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Speculo
10-29-2012, 09:33 AM
Nerd Reactor visited NETHERWORLD....

http://nerdreactor.com/

Check out the video, and a special end credit Cameo of Allan Hopps as Carl... He acted in our lot last week!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n6oZnnhens&feature=youtu.be

john haines
10-29-2012, 01:13 PM
you guys totally rock !!!!! TOO Bad I live 753 miles away. Would love to visit !!!!!!! maybe next year !!!!!!! happy halloween, guys !!!! we're getting hammered up here from SANDY.. (philly area) see ya soon !!!

Allen H
10-29-2012, 02:00 PM
I had a blast, may have to make a habit of getting out that way.

john haines
10-29-2012, 02:58 PM
my ultimate trip for years has been wanting to go to the ST LOUIS area to see Larry and Jim's DARKNESS and the other haunts in that area. Now, I also want to go to NETHERWORLD. We are so lucky here to have the BEST in haunted attractions. I'm here in the philly area, and far from both of these. Hopefully, (maybe next year) i can get to at least one of these. Love your posts and informative videos. Thanks for all you do for the haunt community.

Speculo
10-29-2012, 10:18 PM
Jennifer Lawrence (https://www.facebook.com/JenniferLawrence) (aka "Katniss") From the HUNGER GAMES visted NETHERWORLD as well on Saturday night! ( More Celebs to come...!)

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Speculo
11-02-2012, 10:18 AM
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Netherworld Haunted House is OPEN TONIGHT!
Friday, November 2nd: 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Ve Neill, 8-Time Academy Award Nominee and 3-Time Winner for Best Make-Up, made a recent visit to Netherworld Haunted House and was quick to make a great new friend!
Despite her AMAZING accomplishments, Ve may be better known here for being one of the judges on Syfy’s Face/Off.

Clearly some tough decisions had to be made on this season of Face Off, but there were no hard feelings whatsoever…Ve took some time to visit the make-up department and check things out back stage before she worked up the courage to enter the haunt.

There are ONLY 2 NIGHTS LEFT to visit NETHERWORLD 2012…we change our events dramatically EVERY YEAR (new monsters, new effects, new themes, new sets…new everything!) so these will be your last chances to experience BANSHEE and THE HIVE!


Friday, November 2nd: 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Saturday, November 3rd: 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Special Haunter Discount:


8$ off the Combo Ticket Discount Code for Online Tickets…

Code : 2012haunter

https://netherworldtickets.entausa.com (https://netherworldtickets.entausa.com/)




Visit www.FEARWORLD.com (http://www.FEARWORLD.com) for more details…

Speculo
11-04-2012, 08:04 AM
Boxing's Only 5-Time Heavyweight Champion of The World Evander Holyfield visits NETHERWORLD!

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TheCareTaker
11-04-2012, 04:54 PM
it was amazing, such deatail and creativity. 3 rd year in a row. never disapoints. my midle boy loved it as well and i brought a few friends who almost could not fathum the quality and detail of the theming and overall haunt. great job.

Badger
11-05-2012, 06:14 AM
I want to thank Ben for letting me come down and play in the parking lot for the 4th year in a row. The haunt was amazing as usual, and I finally got members of the family to go inside for a lights-on tour by Ben's son before they opened. Can't wait to go down again next season...

NightmareOnYourStreet
11-14-2012, 07:04 PM
I went last year and I about lost my mind, I honestly didn't think that a haunted house could get better... Well this year I about collapsed it was the best haunted house I have ever had the joy to walk through. I still have a grin on my face just thinking about how killer it was!

Speculo
11-27-2012, 08:29 PM
For those of you who missed it, here is a video of Distortions installing our Giant Centipede! It was featured on the Travel Channel show, Making Monsters!

http://www.travelchannel.com/video/thats-one-big-bug (http://www.travelchannel.com/video/thats-one-big-bug)

zombietoxin
11-27-2012, 10:23 PM
Wow! Those guys rocked that bug! Congrats!

elowther
11-28-2012, 07:36 AM
Awesome, thanks for posting that Ben! I missed it when it was on so that was great to see. Love the Co2 and movements of the creature, great job!

Speculo
12-09-2012, 04:14 PM
Some inside scares from the 2012 season... enjoy!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FXLKCSjcYY&feature=youtu.be

imagineer
12-10-2012, 07:11 AM
Ben truly an amazing video...this is why you and Billy are the best!

Speculo
12-19-2012, 07:46 AM
The Netherworld Haunted House (https://www.facebook.com/NetherworldHauntedHouse?group_id=0) gift shop will be OPEN Saturday, December 22nd and Sunday, December 23rd from Noon till 5:00pm. Need a quality skull toilet brush? How about a Collector bobblehead, or maybe some vintage style Halloween decorations? Lots of weird and unusual stuff to choose from...apparel, jewelry, household items, accessories and so much more! We even have Halloween inspired Christmas tree ornaments, Krampus stockings and other holiday related items.

We know this is last minute notice but we hope to see you this weekend...please help us spread the word!

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badass
12-19-2012, 09:48 AM
considering how busy we have been filling christmas orders...

u probably have a warehouse working around the clock...your always ahead of the game brother

Speculo
12-20-2012, 06:51 AM
I don't know about that! I do know that we keep busy...Going to be another great year ahead I thinkl!

poison
12-20-2012, 07:25 PM
I would like you to remove the "I think" part of the sentence : )

Speculo
01-02-2013, 11:35 AM
Anyone remenber these Witches from Monster Makers like 10-15 years ago at Transworld?

We are proud to have them now at NETHERWORLD!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfsI2cj8DMY

monsterman1
01-02-2013, 03:12 PM
Anyone remenber these Witches from Monster Makers like 10-15 years ago at Transworld?

We are proud to have them now at NETHERWORLD!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfsI2cj8DMYg


I remember them well, since we made them : )

Arnold
monstermakers.com

Speculo
01-02-2013, 04:46 PM
They still look great. We need to do some minor service work but as you can see they are still rocking! If you don't mind me asking, why didn't you make any more animations like these?

Thanks!

Speculo
01-18-2013, 11:00 AM
Some Lot acting stuff for this year. Kinda long but it does have some fun stuff.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-9YRQWZ8bU&list=UU6q84qejfoQgdh7kUyna_xA&index=1

Speculo
01-28-2013, 06:34 AM
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Two more shots of our Big Bug From Distortions!

damon carson
01-28-2013, 09:54 AM
The giant centepede Distortions did for you was amazing! Great lighting by the way! Probably one of the best episodes of Making Monsters last season!
Damon
www.frightmasters.weebly.com

Deathwing
01-28-2013, 03:15 PM
The giant centepede Distortions did for you was amazing! Great lighting by the way! Probably one of the best episodes of Making Monsters last season!
Damon
www.frightmasters.weebly.com

I thought all the Making Monsters shows were good expect maybe the tiki one. The bug was killer the giant skeleton was jaw dropping. The Dick Van Dyke piece was kinda cool. Wonder if the stuff on the shows will be part of their new line up?

Nice lighting on the bug, and the use of CO2 was great too.

Jake

jason
01-28-2013, 06:00 PM
Great video Ben! I hope to make it out there again soon. PS it was fun to see Jackie on the video (around 4:22)

Darkangel
01-28-2013, 06:08 PM
Jake,

Last year Distortions included some props from the show at their booth. The giant bennets curse demon was for sale at their booth. Also the alien from Roswell was for sale which also looked cool.

I'd love to see Ben's centipede at the show it looked great.

DA

Speculo
01-28-2013, 08:08 PM
Here are some more actors you might know, Svenpuss from Chicago last season when they worked at NETHERWORLD.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VuK0w_7LUA&list=UU6q84qejfoQgdh7kUyna_xA& index=1

jason
01-28-2013, 09:02 PM
Very fun! They are some very creative people. It was great chatting with a few of them at the 2012 Legendary Haunt Tour.

I must say; acting at Netherworld is a blast. I know Tater and I had a great time when we were let loose in the crowd two years ago. Thank you Ben for allowing me to be part of the show for one night.

Speculo
01-29-2013, 06:12 AM
Always great having traveling actors over, Geoff Beck is a regular and we even Had Allan Hopps drop by and work the parking lot with one of His House of Boo gang this year.

You can see him at the end of this video shot by Nerd Reactor...




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n6oZnnhens&feature=player_embedded

Speculo
01-29-2013, 11:24 PM
Shooting some photos in our underwater city the other day...
Here is our modified Impailer...

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Speculo
01-30-2013, 07:02 PM
Thought you would enjoy seeing our Mermaid who shared the room with the Impailer.

Photo by Todd Ferren

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Pumpkin King
01-30-2013, 09:11 PM
That impaler looks fantastic! I love how you breathed new life into it, it looks absolutely phenomenal!!

drfrightner
01-30-2013, 09:25 PM
Love the videos!!! Great job! That looks like a haunted house in and of itself outside! WOW!

Larry

Speculo
02-02-2013, 08:10 AM
Our Lizard Man...

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Speculo
02-05-2013, 06:33 AM
Church and Mansion Facades NETHERWORLD Banshee 2012 -

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Photo Todd Ferren -

damon carson
02-06-2013, 10:29 AM
Just wondering if you have a touch or no touch policy? Or is everything in the parking lot off limits compaired to being in the actual haunted house. Wasnt sure I seen quite a few actors touching and getting close to the patrons in line. Wasnt sure how you work that. Great videos btw!
Damon
www.frightmasters.weebly.com

Jim Warfield
02-06-2013, 11:08 AM
As far as "Touch"-no Touch ("Touch me and be prepared to die!?)
How about a semi-robotic hand on the end of a "Stick" that does the "Touching?" How would this "count" in court?
"The Puppet did it!!"
"When we hired him our form asks "Are you an evil puppet?" and he checked the box that said "NO"!"
"Mental-Case Dismissed!"

Jim Warfield
02-06-2013, 11:10 AM
Damon just goes to haunts to get touched .! hahahaha! Super-cheap Massage!

Then many eons ago in the J.C. Haunt,a girl, maybe 14 came around a corner, thrust her chest (what there was of one) into our faces and quickly said:"Don't touch ME! I have been through this haunt four times now .. and everytime, someone touches my boobs!"
(So pull yourself out of our faces, stand back up straight, inhale and explain why , just WHY, you have been through here four times, were touched each time, and you are here again, if this is true and if you didn't sort of like what was happening? )
No body was touching her I am 100% positive of this since we were operating with four people who all could see and hear everything that was happening to our very few customers straggling through. I didn't recognize her as someone who had been through before and ,of course I was there from open to passed closing every night.... her little girl fantasy?

damon carson
02-06-2013, 01:31 PM
that haunts that touch is a gimmick! Personally I dont think you have to touch someone to startle or scare anyone. I know I dont. And with the sue happy public I dont personally think its wise to touch people to scare. My opinion and personal beliefs has nothing to do w Ben or Netherworld. I imagine they are a non touch haunted house. Just thought it was strange when I saw all the actors touching people waiting in line? Maybe they have changed over the years. I know of a haunt in Columbia Mo who was using the touch policy for a few years and personally i believe it was a gimmick to claim it was scarier. Now in the last year they have reverted from touching not sure the whole story on that. But it could be for legal reasons? I admire Ben and Billy and there knowledge of haunting. Just wanted to know his insite on the matter.
Thanks
Damon
www.frightmasters.weebly
P.S Jim I havent been touched since I was in your haunt last! c; lol! Nah! It was a Jaycees haunted house when i was younger. back then that was the scary thing!

Speculo
02-06-2013, 03:47 PM
Hummm...

In the Haunt actors do not "touch or grab" you. But our show is aggressive and they do get close. Some animations, moving walls, props and puppets will touch you. Props actors have may contact you.

In the Lot one of the most common things is actors posing for photos with patrons. This often causes contact to begin... An example - If I was acting in the lot and I had a a chain I might drape it around a guests neck for the photo. Once the photo is taken I am standing there with a chain wrapped around someones neck... Interesting situation!

Sometimes long fingers or costuming might be used to lightly brush guests - The trick is knowing what is acceptable and what is appropriate. Hard to read guests inside the haunt, easier to work with them in the lot.

We do not make touching people an active element or something to market with, but contact of some sort can occur usually only outside, usually only with experienced actors and within certain guidelines.

Long ago our signs read "Don't Touch the Actors and they won't touch you." Now for many years they have read "Don't Touch the Actors".

Short answer to a complex question - but since I have a giant puppet hand inside that tries to grab you - I guess you might be touched... but 18 year old kids grabbing you in the dark? Nope.

Speculo
02-06-2013, 08:38 PM
I just got some of these photos from Todd Ferren who shot our show a few weeks ago.

I will post a bunch and then stop for a while... just wanted to share some of last seasons stuff while it was still fresh!


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Speculo
02-06-2013, 08:42 PM
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damon carson
02-07-2013, 06:06 PM
From the pics its hard to tell but in the mirror room I guess it is. Do you have an endless hallway or is that made to be like a endless staircase? Also the one gear or space looking walls is that just like a hallway or is it a vortex? Just wondering? I would love to come to your haunt someday. Just never been able to do it just yet! You all are truely inovaters in the industry! Never seem to not amaze me with what you do year to year! ok i blew these up and can tell better. It looks like an endless hallway and just a metal gear type hallway. Both look very cool and very original!
Damon
www.frightmasters.weebly.com

Speculo
02-07-2013, 07:05 PM
The Arch Maze as we call it is a mirror type room, I think it looks like a staircase because of the fish eye... Here is another shot. The Gear room is a Scarefactory Hell Hall that moves around and collapses. swinging foam gears at you.

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Speculo
02-07-2013, 07:08 PM
Re: what goes on inside there is a scare video from this year. Lots of flying stunts.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FXLKCSjcYY&list=UU6q84qejfoQgdh7kUyna_xA& index=5

Speculo
02-26-2013, 10:28 PM
A few more shots from last year, some custom characters and monsters.

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damon carson
02-27-2013, 12:38 PM
Great work Ben and Billy!
Damon
www.frightmasters.weebly.com

Darkangel
02-27-2013, 03:24 PM
You guys have amazing costumes.

Atlanta is hot in September and warm in October, how do you find actors willing to wear silicone masks and full body suits? I'm sure they are super sweaty after you do your parades in the summer.


DA

Speculo
02-27-2013, 06:05 PM
Yes it is hot and yes it takes a special kind of actor to endure a silicone mask and or full suit! But sometimes you find the right actor with the right mask and they love it so much they don't mind. Some tips.. when they go on break they wash the silicone masks with cold water. We stress Drink drink drink water and gatorade and have special water bottles and drink holders for each position. EVERY night any costume or costume element that can be washed IS washed, including robes, dresses coats, shirts, gloves, blackout costumes and masks, etc. Big suits or Dryclean only type costumes are sprayed with En-Bac and hung to get maximum air circulation. Sweat destroys lots of masks and paint jobs so it it a constant job to clean, repair, and repaint all of the gear.

We are very proud of the staff that keeps the costumes, masks and props clean and looking good for each nights performance, because fabricating or buying nice costumes is only half the battle. Heck the silicone masks are constantly being repaired as well. Personally I find the heat to be insane sometimes when I act, until the act of scaring and entertaining the guests pushes all discomfort to the side.

jason
02-27-2013, 07:38 PM
Ben, Do you and the Netherworld crew have actor training days/events? What topics/subjects/exercises do you guys cover?

Darkangel
02-27-2013, 07:52 PM
Yes it is hot and yes it takes a special kind of actor to endure a silicone mask and or full suit! But sometimes you find the right actor with the right mask and they love it so much they don't mind. Some tips.. when they go on break they wash the silicone masks with cold water. We stress Drink drink drink water and gatorade and have special water bottles and drink holders for each position. EVERY night any costume or costume element that can be washed IS washed, including robes, dresses coats, shirts, gloves, blackout costumes and masks, etc. Big suits or Dryclean only type costumes are sprayed with En-Bac and hung to get maximum air circulation. Sweat destroys lots of masks and paint jobs so it it a constant job to clean, repair, and repaint all of the gear.

We are very proud of the staff that keeps the costumes, masks and props clean and looking good for each nights performance, because fabricating or buying nice costumes is only half the battle. Heck the silicone masks are constantly being repaired as well. Personally I find the heat to be insane sometimes when I act, until the act of scaring and entertaining the guests pushes all discomfort to the side.

Thanks Ben I'm sure many others found that interesting as well. It must be great to cultivate such a dedicated crew of actors.

DA

Speculo
02-27-2013, 08:23 PM
We usually meet once a month when we can. We watch movies, training tapes etc. We have experienced actors and or myself cover aspects of Haunt acting and other skills in assorted classes. For years we would travel and do an acting trip somewhere every summer but the build has precluded that the last few years. We gear up for Dragon Con and do the parade and booth all weekend. We are lucky to have a great staff and crew and try to have fun. We try to get traveling actors to come in during the season to expose the actors to new ideas. Pretty much the same stuff most of you do I am sure!

Speculo
04-26-2013, 06:26 AM
NETHERWORLD Haunted House 2013 Downstairs Show Theme Revealed!

A malevolent Entity keeps his victims trapped in a nightmare world and feeds on their fears in NETHERWORLDS shocking basement haunt – Boogeyman!

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The Boogeyman Nursery Rhyme
( Collected from the homes of the victims)

Better not step upon a crack
Boogeyman put you in his sack!

Break a mirror or spill some salt
Boogeyman says it all your fault!

Walk under a ladder or see a black cat
Boogeyman says you’re tasty and fat!

If I should die before I wake
Boogeyman gets my soul to take!

Run as far and fast as you can
There is no escaping the Boogeyman!

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Hospital logs relating to the case:

Log Entry 72:
Never before had we seen anything like it. Six people with no connection whatsoever admitted with horrible nightmares. Then despite the best medical science had to offer they all slip into comas. Seemingly locked into horrific dreams.

Log Entry 84:
The patients continue to suffer terribly. Despite flooding their systems with sedatives the adrenaline pumping through them non stop is slowly destroying both the heart and the circulatory systems. There is no physical reason for the comas. All tests are negative.

Log Entry 92:
Turns out there is a connection after all. It seems all of them as children attended at least one semester of elementary school at Wormwood Academy near the old Bostwick Meat Processing Plant. Nothing at all remarkable about that, except the area was famous as the site of the so called “Mangler” murders all those years ago.

Log Entry 107:
The families of the patients have let us search their computers and personal papers for anything that can help us solve the mystery. I hope we can find something soon, they don’t have much time.

Log Entry 111:
More coincidences – I have found in all of their paperwork bits and pieces of an old nursery rhyme about the “Boogeyman.” This makes no sense. There is no record of them having contact in the last 10-15 years!

Log Entry 117:
They have agreed to my request. I will use the Neural Macro Phase Decoder to “see” what they are seeing in the dream state. Hopefully I will be able to learn from their subconscious the source of nightmares, and with that knowledge find a cure. I know it’s new technology but in almost every other clinical trial we have had overwhelmingly positive results. We might as well try… without some progress we will probably lose the first one within the week…

Log Entry 118 : Final Entry
Ugh… Not in good shape this morning. Crazy dreams about a shadowy figure trying to put a large bag over my head… I woke up gasping for air! Not good to go into a sleep experiment without a good nights rest. Must have been that creepy poem we found in the notes..?

OK going to work… Wish me luck!

Speculo
04-26-2013, 06:29 AM
NETHERWORLD Haunted House 2013 Main Show Theme Revealed!

An ancient unstoppable evil is summoned to punish mankind in NETHERWORLD “s Terrifying new 2013 Haunt… The Dead Ones!

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The Dead Ones
In the untold eons of man’s existence we have always acknowledged the ancient powers that dwell in the eternal darkness between worlds. For when we no longer sacrifice as they demand and forget the rituals and customs that appease these forces there is a price.

They release the Dead Ones.
When the Dead Ones come there are no drums of war, no bugles that call legions to battle. A whisper on the winds, perhaps a coldness where no cold belongs, and a howling of animals are the only calling cards that history records.

In the dark of the moon when the Dead Ones come old people die, the weak grow sick and gray streaks stain the hair of children. To hear them brings madness, to see them brings pain and to touch them means a quick and agonizing death. Stone cracks, iron rusts and crops wither when they roam the lands, and where once laughter and life ruled only bones and dust remain.
The Dead Ones come when we ignore our superstition, when we laugh into the Abyss, when we think that we are the rulers of creation. The Abyss does not like to be denied.

Twice they have come that history records.
First they came to a race of giants – a golden age of industry and philosophy sent crashing into ruin. Only the most powerful Primordial Titan survived whimpering in horror, to spend eternity in the darkness guarding the skulls of his dead race.

Second they appeared to a race of men, one of the first to emerge into the light of reason. But the Dead Ones came and all but obliterated them from memory. A small group survived and having learned their lesson embraced the darkness and began a century of evil and ritual to appease the dwellers in the void. They founded a foul and depraved city, YS and summoned many noxious things into our world.

But all was not lost…
A sect of warriors and scientists, The Illuminati found a way to hold the Dead Ones at bay. They discovered the Herald of the Dead Ones, the Inquisitor and destroyed him. They took his accursed mask, his connection to the void, and bound in cold iron it was left in YS as the city was sunk beneath the waves by science and sorcery. Freed from the fear of the void man could now live in peace and our mighty civilizations grew and flourished.

The Dead Ones faded from memory, but the rituals and superstitions performed to appease them were still practiced, primarily in the fall of the year during the harvest season. Some believed these rituals kept them away but others knew the truth…without their Herald, the Inquisitor and his mask, The Dead Ones could not rise to heed the voids call. They slept dead but undying in their hidden temple guarded by an ancient serpent. But over the long years of peace the rituals were forgotten and man turned his back on superstition and fear – the legend of the Dead Ones and their terrible vengeance had all but faded from memory.

The Blood Night
During the horrors of the Blood Night when the beasts of the NETHERWORLD were released on the earth the Illuminati battled to turn back the darkness. At last they were victorious and the sun returned but the price was a vast depletion of their powers. The noxious city of YS long held below the waves rose once again freeing Banshees and other twisted nightmares to hunt once more.

But worst of all, the mask of the Inquisitor, the Herald of the Dead Ones, was lost. Now some say a new Herald has risen and soars the night with flocks of Banshees watching the cities of men. If the Herald has returned, then he will report to the ancient powers that dwell in the eternal darkness between worlds. He will tell them that the rituals have been forgotten and a time of reckoning must come.

And they will release the Dead Ones. ….
There have been reports of a whisper on the winds, perhaps a coldness where no cold belongs, and a strange howling of animals….
A weird temple has been found in an ancient burial ground where no temple was before… and there is dust that covers everything near it…

Go now into the Temple my children and if your hair should turn gray….

The Dead Ones have returned!

Speculo
07-24-2013, 10:06 PM
We rented some props to the USA show Necessary Roughness and the show aired tonight...
Time to start an IMDB page for the Collector!

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Speculo
07-25-2013, 08:11 PM
Finally we have a Quagmire! Been wanting one of these for 17 years and we finally found a used one. Here it is framed and newly painted and restored by Roy Wooley our creature fabricator - Who remembers this beauty from Stage Fright Studios?

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I know..Shane is going to say I am a hoarder!

screamforadream
07-25-2013, 08:47 PM
So unbelievably jealous! I LOVE that quagmire prop, I've been looking high an low for one...


And there's nothing wrong with being a hoarder! ;)

Speculo
09-18-2013, 02:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTOZJnZJYdk

Speculo
09-19-2013, 08:50 AM
We just did a photoshoot and Video shoot...

Thought I would share some photos...

Enjoy!

http://http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/NETHERWORLDLizardManProductionShot.jpg

Speculo
09-19-2013, 08:53 AM
http://http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/NETHERWORLDBrawler.jpg

Speculo
09-19-2013, 08:55 AM
http://http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/NETHERWORLDFormarians.jpg

Speculo
09-19-2013, 08:56 AM
http://http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/NETHERWORLDGargoyle.jpg

Speculo
09-19-2013, 08:56 AM
http://http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/NETHERWORLDReaper.jpg

Speculo
09-19-2013, 08:57 AM
http://http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/NETHERWORLDKingInYellow.jpg

Speculo
09-19-2013, 08:58 AM
http://http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/NETHERWORLDDoctor.jpg

Speculo
09-19-2013, 08:59 AM
http://http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/NETHERWORLDTriple-1.jpg

Speculo
09-19-2013, 09:00 AM
http://http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/NETHERWORLDKrampusQueen.jpg

Speculo
09-19-2013, 09:01 AM
http://http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/NETHERWORLDVampireProductionShot.jpg

Speculo
09-19-2013, 09:02 AM
http://http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/NETHERWORLDCollectorProductionShot.jpg

Speculo
09-19-2013, 09:03 AM
http://http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/NETHERWORLDScarecrows.jpg

drfrightner
09-19-2013, 12:47 PM
Love the photos! Larry

Speculo
09-20-2013, 02:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hum1oIdk_8&feature=youtu.be

Speculo
10-06-2013, 12:52 AM
Some footage from the first few days of the season....




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3Cs-iTljXw

sophisticatedterror
10-06-2013, 11:29 PM
Coming from nc to check out your show monday night.


Kale

Speculo
10-11-2013, 07:13 AM
Watch the Making Monsters team install a giant Saw Blade at NETHERWORLD Haunted House this Sunday October 13th 2013 at 8PM on the TRAVEL Channel – and see it for REAL every night at NETHERWORLD!

http://www.travelchannel.com/video/saw-blade-surprise

Speculo
10-17-2013, 09:48 AM
Thai Action Star and Martial Arts Sensation Tony Jaa (Tony Jaa Official (https://www.facebook.com/officialtonyjaa?directed_target_id=0)) stopped by Netherworld Haunted House (https://www.facebook.com/NetherworldHauntedHouse?ref=stream&directed_target_id=0) for his first visit to a Haunted Attraction and had a blast!

If you are not familiar with Tony or his work...believe us, you will be soon! His films include Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, Tom-Yum-Goong (also called Warrior King or The Protector), Ong-Bak 2: The Beginning, and Ong Bak 3.

He has started working here in the states and is poised to be the next big thing...think Jackie Chan/Jet Li big!

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Speculo
10-17-2013, 09:50 AM
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"That was absolutely amazing! That was fantastic!" That's what Saw (https://www.facebook.com/Saw?directed_target_id=0) writer/director James Wan (https://www.facebook.com/pages/James-Wan/108295975857358?directed_target_id=0) had to say about Netherworld Haunted House (https://www.facebook.com/NetherworldHauntedHouse?directed_target_id=0) after his recent visit (...and he said we could quote him, so we are...thanks James!).

That's high praise coming from anyone, but coming from a horror maestro like Wan, (who also directed Insidious (https://www.facebook.com/InsidiousMovie?directed_target_id=0), Dead Silence and The Conjuring (https://www.facebook.com/TheConjuringMovie?directed_target_id=0)) it's an especially great compliment! Thanks for visiting us creatures of the Netherworld James...we hope to see you again soon!

Speculo
10-22-2013, 10:03 AM
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Rapper, record producer, actor and entrepreneur T.I. (https://www.facebook.com/TI?directed_target_id=0) visited Netherworld Haunted House (https://www.facebook.com/NetherworldHauntedHouse?directed_target_id=0) with his family and friends last night. Thanks to T.I. and everyone else who came out to see us monsters play!

Speculo
10-22-2013, 10:06 AM
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3 Time Academy Award Winning make-up artist and FaceOff (https://www.facebook.com/pages/FaceOff/127629807311033?directed_target_id=0) judge Ve Neill stopped in for a visit to Netherworld Haunted House (https://www.facebook.com/NetherworldHauntedHouse?directed_target_id=0) where she caught up with long time Netherworld lead make-up artist and FaceOff contestant Roy Wooley.

Roy competed brilliantly in season three and was a real fan favorite...so much so, that they brought him back this year to compete again in season 5. Once again, Roy is making us proud and doing spectacular work...FaceOff is down to the final 5 contestants and Roy is still going strong! Help us cheer Roy on as he gets one step closer each week to hopefully taking home the grand prize this time!

FaceOff airs on Tuesdays 9/8c on Syfy (https://www.facebook.com/Syfy?directed_target_id=0)...to learn more about the show, visit http://www.syfy.com/faceoff

Speculo
10-24-2013, 10:12 AM
A new video featuring Mr Howl from the Darkness!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTcVatdfReQ

Speculo
10-24-2013, 11:20 AM
Another cool video....



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4wzlFTM7f8

badass
10-24-2013, 05:33 PM
always a pleasure sir...

tonguesandwich
10-24-2013, 09:02 PM
Bad news about moving Hazardroom to Nashville.. Closest warranty dealership for my car is 3.5 hours away.. Good news its 20 minutes from Netherworld :) So the day before Halloween...finally, the wife and I, get to check it out! Happy Haunter ;)

Speculo
10-25-2013, 12:45 PM
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3767/10538390923_17dbd21e6e_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/netherworldnetwork/10538390923/)
Ludacris stops by Netherworld Haunted House (http://www.flickr.com/photos/netherworldnetwork/10538390923/) by NetherworldNetwork (http://www.flickr.com/people/netherworldnetwork/), on Flickr

Three Time Grammy Award Winning Rapper and Actor Ludacris stopped by Netherworld Haunted House for some pre Halloween screams! He was gracious enough to stop and talk with several of us creatures, pose for some pics and even tweet about his visit afterwards, saying "Netherworld haunted house was crazy!!!"

Speculo
10-28-2013, 09:23 AM
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3796/10538393003_b7d8ceb5a2_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/netherworldnetwork/10538393003/)
Chandler Riggs from AMC's The Walking Dead visits NETHERWORLD (http://www.flickr.com/photos/netherworldnetwork/10538393003/) by NetherworldNetwork (http://www.flickr.com/people/netherworldnetwork/), on Flickr

Speculo
10-28-2013, 09:25 AM
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5531/10538206604_b1ca870593_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/netherworldnetwork/10538206604/)

Superbowl 40 MVP, Dancing with the Stars Season 12 Winner, NBC Football analyst and future NFL Hall of Famer Hines Ward dropped in for a good scare at Netherworld Haunted House!

Superbowl 40 MVP Hines Ward visits NETHERWORLD (http://www.flickr.com/photos/netherworldnetwork/10538206604/) by NetherworldNetwork (http://www.flickr.com/people/netherworldnetwork/), on Flickr

Speculo
10-28-2013, 09:30 AM
http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/53391281/#53391281

Speculo
10-30-2013, 07:42 AM
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3735/10574802676_475456ff8a_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/netherworldnetwork/10574802676/)
Jeffrey Wright at NETHERWORLD (http://www.flickr.com/photos/netherworldnetwork/10574802676/) by NetherworldNetwork (http://www.flickr.com/people/netherworldnetwork/), on Flickr

Emmy and Tony Award winning actor, Jeffrey Wright (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeffrey-Wright/146657662062403?directed_target_id=0) visited recently for a dose of Halloween season cheer...Netherworld Haunted House (https://www.facebook.com/NetherworldHauntedHouse?directed_target_id=0) style!

Jeffrey may be best known right now for his role as Dr. Valentin Narcisse on HBO (https://www.facebook.com/HBO?directed_target_id=0)'s Boardwalk Empire (https://www.facebook.com/boardwalkempire?directed_target_id=0), but he has a vast and celebrated career including roles as "Belize" in Angels in America (both on Broadway and on the small screen), Felix Lieter in two James Bond movies and as painter Jean-Michel Basquiat in the critically acclaimed film Basquiat.

Speculo
10-30-2013, 07:44 AM
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3714/10574828014_338f9791cc_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/netherworldnetwork/10574828014/)
Jennifer Lawrence at NETHERWORLD! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/netherworldnetwork/10574828014/) by NetherworldNetwork (http://www.flickr.com/people/netherworldnetwork/), on Flickr

Rolling Stone (https://www.facebook.com/RollingStone?directed_target_id=0) once called Jennifer Lawrence (https://www.facebook.com/JenniferLawrence?directed_target_id=0) "America's Kick Ass Sweetheart" and we'd have to say that we wholeheartedly agree. The Oscar winner stopped by Netherworld Haunted House (https://www.facebook.com/NetherworldHauntedHouse?directed_target_id=0) for the second straight year and this time brought her Hunger Games co-star Woody Harrelson along for the ride. Upon exiting Netherworld, Jennifer gleefully and repeatedly exclaimed "that was terrifying!". Fellow cast-mate Jeffrey Wright (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeffrey-Wright/146657662062403?directed_target_id=0) joined the pair, this his second time visiting Netherworld this season. We thank their entire crew for being so kind and enthusiastic about their trip through the Netherworld...all were as genuine and as "real" as can be.

Speculo
11-21-2013, 07:19 AM
NETHERWORLD 2013 Wrap video with Sliders!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxyKwhsqUhc&feature=c4-overview&list=UU6q84qejfoQgdh7kUyna_xA

Speculo
11-21-2013, 04:52 PM
NETHERWORLD Haunted House 2013 Cast Photo

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2845/10985771425_1fe4f3085b_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/netherworldnetwork/10985771425/)
NETHERWORLD 2013 Cast Photo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/netherworldnetwork/10985771425/) by NetherworldNetwork (http://www.flickr.com/people/netherworldnetwork/), on Flickr

damon carson
11-23-2013, 12:50 PM
Wicked video Ben!
Damon
Www.frightmasters.weebly.com

damon carson
11-23-2013, 12:52 PM
Wicked video Ben!
Damon
www.frightmasters.weebly.com

Speculo
02-22-2014, 07:09 PM
Missing the screams and fun of Haunted House season? Sit back and enjoy some classic scares from NETHERWORLD Haunted House 2013!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sazqgnhnh-A&feature=youtu.be

drfrightner
02-24-2014, 10:18 PM
Ben,

I always enjoy checking out your stuff everything is cutting edge. Keep it coming. Larry