Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/24/21

Haunt fans, the scariest season of the year has arrived! NETHERWORLD Haunted House officially returns for its 25th year of next-level thrills and chills. Opening this weekend, only the bravest souls will experience the unforgettable pulse-pounding horror featured in two brand-new haunts, RISE OF THE NETHERSPAWN and RETURN TO PLANET X in 3D, from co-creators Billy Messina and Ben Armstrong.

“This milestone is one that not only are we proud of, we’re also grateful to all the guests near and far who have experienced NETHERWORLD the last 25 years,” said Armstrong. “This year has us looking back and celebrating our history with some of our classic characters from years past combined with new themes featuring brand new monsters and intriguing storylines, all housed in our two massive and immersive haunts. We can’t wait to welcome everyone to the 2021 season!”

This year’s themes include:

Fulfilling the wishes of The Collector, a primordial monster known as The Ganoga will summon the twins, FEAR and TERROR, to lead an invasion of hideous creatures from the NETHERWORLD! Bone-crunching Berserkers and flesh-rending Rabid lead the charge, hidden deep within the swirling mists and flashing lightning of a colossal storm of shadows! Will the maelstrom conceal the crawling horrors from their helpless victims, or will they glimpse the RISE OF THE NETHERSPAWN in time to flee for their lives?

Featuring: The Storm of Shadows, Trapped in the Wreckage, the Fisherman’s Nightmare, Eaten by the Old Ones, the Collector’s Crypt, the Starving Skull, the Jaws of Fate, the Swamp of the Lost, the Maggots of Madness, the Rage of the Rabid, the Berserkers Revenge, the Goblin Horde, the Court of the Warlord and the Soul Eater Unleashed! Twenty-five years of never-ending nightmares culminates in this apocalyptic festival of destruction as guests witness the RISE OF THE NETHERSPAWN!

In the secret base known as the BOX, an experiment gone wrong has broken down the very fabric of time and space releasing bizarrely colorful mutagenic energy through dimensional gateways all over the facility! Weird, malevolent life forms stalk victims throughout the complex and the very fabric of reality is crumbling. Exobiologist, Dr. Otto Gloman, has gone into the rift equipped with a powered space suit, to stop the horror and force it to RETURN TO PLANET X in 3D! Guests will put on special 3D glasses and help him defeat this bizarre invasion before it consumes the entire planet.

Featuring: The Ghastly Gloaming, the Horror of the Hunes, the Malevolent Mutations, the Power of the Pyramid, the Secrets of the Serpent Men, the Paradox of Planet X, the Revenge of the Reptilians, the Primal Polymorphs, the Color Out of Space, the Mega Xeno Arthropod and the Nightmares from Beyond Time! Those who are brave enough to join the daunting mission will be pressured to retain a fragile grip on reality while viewing this world of horror through 3D glasses as they RETURN TO PLANET X.

Recently dubbed “scariest haunted house” by Oprah Magazine for the second year in a row, NETHERWORLD has built a loyal cult-following over the past 25 years and is beloved for its Hollywood-quality special effects, cutting-edge themes, elaborate sets, and nightmare-inducing monsters. In 2018, the team planted roots in Stone Mountain on a 10+ acre property, allowing room for expansion beyond the seasonal haunts. Open year-round, NETHERWORLD offers four adrenaline-inducing Escape Room Games, a Laser Tag Arena, and a monster museum. Haunt tickets are on sale now and attendees won’t want to miss it. During Halloween season, Escape the NETHERWORLD will also operate every day and night that the haunts are open. These tickets are sold separately at

All tickets will be timed, dated, and limited. All tickets include access to both haunts, RISE OF THE NETHERSPAWN and RETURN TO PLANET X in 3D.  Purchasing tickets online and in advance is highly recommended to guarantee entry as walk-up/box office sales are subject to availability. SpeedPasses available to expedite entry. Masks are strongly encouraged while visiting NETHERWORLD Haunted House. Masks are, however, required to enter the House of Creeps Monster Museum, the NETHERWORLD Gift Shop and the common areas of Escape the NETHERWORLD. For more details on the haunts and to learn more about COVID-19 protocols, visit

Dates and times:

Sept. 24-25, 2021
Oct. 1-3, 6-10, 12-17, 19-31, 2021
Nov. 5-7 and 12-13, 2021

September Dates: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday in October: 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday in October: 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Sunday in October: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
November Dates: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.