Eli Roth’s ‘Goretorium’ Bringing Horror To Las Vegas

The man who brought the tourism horror of Hostel to the big screen is bringing a whole new type of fright to Sin City. Eli Roth’s Goretorium haunted house is scheduled to open on September 27 in Las Vegas, right in time for Halloween. “Horror fans know that with my name on it,” Roth told Deadline, “it won’t be for little kids. They know it will be a very scary experience.” Aiming to tap into the $7 billion a year Halloween industry, the 24/7 all year round mult-leveled Goretorium, situated at the corner of Strip and Harmon in Vegas, aspires to become “the world mecca for horror fans,” says Roth. Last year, Roth’s Hostel maze was the one of the most highly attended attractions at Universal Horror Nights. Roth, who’s heading off to Pennsylvania next week to start shooting his Netflix mystery series Hemlock Grove, says he’s already had pre-opening offers to franchise the Goretorium in London, Tokyo and New York, as well as elsewhere in America.

Comments (23)

  • What was that hostel maze about? Anyone go?

    Comment by jake — Tuesday May 1, 2012 @ 6:01am PDT  
  • Sounds great. I’d love to check it out.

    Comment by jasie — Tuesday May 1, 2012 @ 7:44am PDT  
  • What is this “perception” with Eli Roth as a horror guy? He’s only directed three films, none of which made more than $50M domestically. Hostel ($47M) was good, but Cabin Fever ($21M) was tonally all over the place and Hostel 2 ($17M) completely tanked. The last movie he directed was five years ago, and he will do anything but direct a movie because he’s built a brand and his “talents” on display in a movie would expose him as a complete phony. The guy’s the Kim Kardashian of horror.

    Comment by Really? — Tuesday May 1, 2012 @ 8:40am PDT  
    • his Hostel movies are made for sadists

      Comment by anon — Tuesday May 1, 2012 @ 1:29pm PDT  
  • Has Eli Roth become the Ryan Seacrest of of horror?

    Comment by jim — Tuesday May 1, 2012 @ 9:22am PDT  
    • nah, seacrest actually does something. Roth’s more like the Dane Cook of horror

      Comment by doug gabriel — Tuesday May 1, 2012 @ 11:17am PDT  
  • The Hostel maze was amazing! Surprisingly, I met Eli Roth in line for his maze!

    Comment by Evan — Tuesday May 1, 2012 @ 9:57am PDT  
  • There’s already a popular Halloween scare fest on the Vegas strip, Fright Dome at Circus Circus. What’s most interesting is according to the article, Eli wants to make this a year round attraction. Will it do well enough during the other months to pay the overhead?

    Comment by briguyx — Tuesday May 1, 2012 @ 10:36am PDT  
  • It is already widely known that horror films are not exactly going to rank in the big bucks like other Hollywood blockbusters. Judging Eli Roth’s horror credibility on the amount of money his films make is a little absurd. First take a look at everything he has acted, produced and written

    Comment by Karissa J — Tuesday May 1, 2012 @ 1:02pm PDT  
  • This sounds great! I’m sure it will be a very popular attraction. The Fright Dome is only during Halloween time and its made for families. This at least sounds like it will be for the older audiences and much scarier than the Fright Dome. I don’t think Eli will disappoint.

    Comment by Coreen — Tuesday May 1, 2012 @ 3:18pm PDT  
  • Wait, i heard Eli is coming back to HHN – Hollywood This Year. T+Goretorium would be perfect for HHN.

    Comment by Eric O. — Tuesday May 1, 2012 @ 8:22pm PDT  
  • Eli isn’t so heavily involved with horror because of the movies he’s directed but because of his understand of the genre and involvement with it. He’s done several documentaries, and discusses the history of horror cinema quite frequently. The man may not be an incredible director, but he can only produce movies as good as the scripts given to him.

    Comment by Patrick — Tuesday May 1, 2012 @ 11:26pm PDT  
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