Haunted Attraction Reviewed: Netherworld Haunted House
Location of Attraction: Stone Mountain Georgia
Date of Review: 10/8/2021
Total Number of Attractions Available: 2
Overall Haunted Attraction Rating: 10/10
Entertainment & Food Rating: 10/10
Atmosphere Rating: 10/10
Overall Costume & Makeup Rating: 10/10
Overall Cast & Crew Rating: 9.5/10
Overall Set Design & Special Effects Rating: 10/10
Overall Scare/Thrill Factor Rating: 9/10
Overall Feedback: Located about 30 minutes east of Atlanta Georgia is one of the nation’s most prestigious haunted attractions, Netherworld Haunted House! These folks are well known for their world-class haunted attractions, loaded with terrifying live actors and incredibly immersive sets/scenes! A visit to Netherworld Haunted House has been on our squad’s “bucket-list” for many years, and the same should truly be said for all avid haunt goers! Fortunately enough, this season we finally made the trek to Georgia to experience the Netherworld Haunted House for ourselves.
Tickets for the 2021 season should be secured online, as they are using a timed ticketing system to help keep wait times to a minimum! General admission tickets range from $25-$35 depending on the evening you’re attending. Speed pass tickets are available for $55-$65, which grant you front of the line access allowing you to bypass the line. For 2021, Netherworld Haunted House’s 25th season of screams, they are offering two haunted attractions, Rise of the Netherspawn AND Return to Planet X in 3D! These folks also have four different themed escape rooms, a massive laser tag arena, and a monster museum filled with a ton of movie props, Netherworld memorabilia, photo-ops, and more!
As you pull into the parking lot (located across the street) the appearance of the haunt is rather unassuming, as at first the large warehouse certainly doesn’t give off any ominous or spooky vibes! The courtyard on the frontside of the warehouse is where you’ll encounter the initial queue line area for the haunt. Once you enter through the warehouse doors, be prepared to be fully immersed into a whole different world! The indoor queue line and ticket redemption areas had elegantly crafted set designs, setting the tone for what was sure to be a frightening and immersive experience! After redeeming our tickets we were funneled to a photo-op booth where a commemorative photo was taken; these can be purchased later on in their main midway area. Guests will first experience the Rise of the Netherspawn and then round out their evening with Return to Planet X in 3D. As we waited in the queue area for Rise of the Netherspawn, we were amazed at the decor - a massive demonic animatronic monster, dragon-like skeleton creatures dangling from the ceiling, towering pillars reaching for the sky, horror style paintings adorning the walls, and much more were observed.
Rise of the Netherspawn - Prepare for a 25 minute adventure full of non-stop sights, smells, sounds, & scares; a true sensory overload and horrifying experience! Just seconds into the attraction we were immediately transported to a dark and sinister universe! This attraction is elegantly crafted from floor to ceiling, with not a single square inch of emptiness. Keep your head on a swivel at all times, as there is so much to see on this journey! We were truly blown away by the extreme attention to detail, incredibly immersive special effects, and large scale sets! Massive animatronics were scattered about, leaving us frequently stunned in amazement. The cemetery-esque scenes possessed massive crypts, uneven terrain that made us feel like we were walking on cobblestone, a human-bat creature flying above us, and thunderstorm effects including thunder, lightning, wind, and even mist! Terrifying and relentless spooks were lurking around every corner, popping out from literally all directions to deliver countless spine-chilling startles. Without going into too much detail and ruining the surprises, just know you’re on the hook for a truly mind-blowing, terrifyingly immersive, and downright spine-tingly experience during Rise of the Netherspawn!
As you exit Rise of the Netherspawn you’ll certainly need a few moments to catch your breath and collect yourself, fortunately enough you spew right into the massive midway at Netherworld! This midway could truly be considered as an attraction itself, as it possesses massive animatronics, at least a dozen roaming scare actors, food vendors, electrocution chair simulator, a magnificent merchandise shop, and much more! The midway area feels like a lively halloween festival, with no shortage of entertainment, essentially a mini-town of spooky-fun things to enjoy while outside the attractions! Our squad took a few minutes to enjoy the sights and sounds throughout the midway before heading for our 2nd and final attraction of the evening, Return to Planet X in 3D!
Return to Planet X in 3D - Put on your special extra dimensional viewing glasses and enter the bizarrely colorful secret facility. An exhilarating elevator ride kicked off our experience, giving us a jolt of adrenaline that carried us through this 15 minute, visually mesmerizing, and hair-raising attraction! We’ve never experienced such a visually stunning and downright frightening 3D attraction in all our years of visiting haunts! The 3D effects were vividly colorful, incredibly hypnotizing, and just absolutely trippy, leaving us susceptible to spine-tingling startles! Mutants and creatures of all varieties lurked around each corner, waiting to interact with our squad and send shivers down our spines. There was certainly no shortage of gigantic scenes, shocking animatronics, and terrifyingly immersive special effects! Be sure not to touch anything, as the mutagenic radiation can quickly turn you into the newest mutant addition on Planet X! If you’re lucky, you may escape with all your limbs intact!
After exiting Return to Planet X in 3D our squad congregated back in the midway so we could converse about our mind-blowing adventures at Netherworld Haunted House! We simply cannot put into words how absolutely incredible this place was, truly a MUST-VISIT haunted attraction in our books! We’ve visited nearly 80 different haunted attractions over the past 6 seasons, and Netherworld Haunted House provides a visually stunning and immersive experience like no other, easily the most impressive haunted attraction we’ve ever experienced! The costuming and makeup was truly second to none, extremely realistic, and helped to further immerse us into the experience. The attractions at Netherworld Haunted House are so action packed and loaded with sights to see, we could’ve traveled through easily a dozen times consecutively and still find things we missed. We could truly go on for days about our experience at Netherworld Haunted House, as this larger than life haunted attraction warrants a visit from every haunt lover! The lively and thrilling atmosphere at Netherworld Haunted House is downright addicting! If you’re seeking a truly mind-blowing, borderline psychedelic, incredibly immersive, and downright hair-raising experience then Netherworld Haunted House is the place for you! It’s not too late to visit these folks this season, as they are open every Friday through Sunday until November 13th! And for just $25-$35, it’s hard to find a better “bang for your buck” haunted attraction experience like this one! Find some fellow haunt fanatics, set forth on a road trip for Georgia, and visit Netherworld Haunted House, you won’t be disappointed!!
Individual Attraction Ratings:
Attraction Name: Rise of the Netherspawn
Overall Attraction Rating: 10/10
Cast & Crew Rating: 10/10
Set Design & Special Effects Rating: 10/10
Scare/Thrill Factor Rating: 9.5/10
Attraction Name: Return to Planet X in 3D
Overall Attraction Rating: 9.5/10
Cast & Crew Rating: 9/10
Set Design & Special Effects Rating: 10/10
Scare/Thrill Factor Rating: 8.5/10