Slipknot’s Scream Park BuildoutJuly 22, 2015 - Events
This month, Slipknot’s Scream Park has been busy constructing the horrifying haunted house sets. The set design team, which consists of 7 set designers and 2 costume designers, have worked months on designing the intricacies of these sets. This year at the Sacramento location, the event offers three different haunted attractions: Skin Ticket, Clown’s Playhouse, and Prepare for Hell. Skin Ticket, by far the goriest of the attractions, is named after Slipknot’s hit song from their award-winning Iowa album. This haunted house takes patrons into the depths of despair as they traverse what might be the rooms of the bloodiest home that ever existed. Something truly evil and sick awaits you in this house. Who – or what – has slaughtered all of these bodies?
Something that the team spent a lot of time on in the Skin Ticket haunted house has been on the detail of the bodies and corpses. This haunted house utilizes graphic visuals of horrifying murder scenes to shock and disorient the guests. A lot of the bodies used this year are actually made in a warehouse facility in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the event’s most artistic set designer lives. The company has shipped several of this artist’s pieces over to Sacramento for this year’s Slipknot’s Scream Park event.
The second haunted attraction is called Clown’s Playhouse, which takes guests on a colorful journey through the crevices of Clown’s mind. Clown, one of the head members of Slipknot and an executive producer of Slipknot’s Scream Park, is known for his extreme showmanship onstage and while playing percussion. Clown’s Playhouse utilizes 3D chroma-depth glasses technology to fully disorient and make this a neon-horrifying world. I don’t want to give too much away, but one of my favorite scenes that I saw being constructed looked like a masquerade ball gone haywire. There is a nasty surprise in this very confusing and very creepy room.
Lastly, the third haunted house is called Prepare for Hell. This haunted house is expected to be the most frightening of the three because it takes place in pitch blackness. Patrons are given one dim flashlight to navigate through the hell. This is the attraction that our costume designers spent the most attention to. The costumes featured in this attraction are reminiscent of the some of the creatures utilized in Slipknot’s artwork and past events. In addition, all of the costumes at the event will be made from scratch. The designers have refused to purchase anything pre-made because they believe in the importance of originality.
The event has been recognized in the past for several accolades, including having been voted the scariest haunted house in California by HauntWorld, one of the top Halloween events in the nation by Haunted Attraction Magazine, and the Best Haunted House in the West by Forbes. Slipknot’s Scream Park is open for twenty nights in October, starting October 2nd and running through November 1st.