"We've always had the best haunted attraction in Vegas and partnering with Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures takes it to a whole new level," said Fright Dome owner Jason Egan in a press release. "The Saw films cut to the core of human fear and we're using that to its fullest potential."
Fright Dome, a five-acre, Halloween-season theme attraction that opened in 2002, features costumed actors roaming around in the dark, artificial fog to make everything all scary-like, plus strobes and lasers and sound effects. Basically, all of the "we're gonna keep jumping out at you until you're a nervous wreck" gimmicks of your usual haunted house, except much bigger, much more expensive and, well, in Vegas. Fright Dome also features rides, a freak show, and special events (last year featured an appearance by House of 1,000 Corpses' Bill Haig).
The two Saw-themed haunted houses will attempt to recreate the games in the Saw movies which, honestly, didn't really look like that much fun. But if that's your particular cup of tea, according to Twisted Pictures producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules, "Visitors from around the world will be able to experience the terror of Jigsaw first hand." Umm, yay?
If you're over the age of, say, 25 and thinking about visiting Fright Dome, however, a review of last year's attraction in the Las Vegas Sun might serve as a warning:
The Fright Dome is a vast playground of teen anarchy, a post-apocalyptic mall, a massive make-out palace in the fog-filled near dark. The kids who aren't making out are running through the fog in packs, screaming just for the joy of screaming.
The next-scariest thing about the Fright Dome - after the $34.95 ticket price - is the lines. Long, loooooooong lines. On the first night, it was a good half-hour wait to get into most of the haunted houses (lines for the snack bars are even longer).So ... would you still like to play a game? Fright Dome will be open from 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 2 - 31. General admission tickets are $34.95 and fast pass tickets are available for an additional $15 which allow express line entry for all five haunted houses.