Monday, October 29, 2012


i love scary stuff.  i get pretty pumped about stephen king, american horror story, and most horror movies (at least initially).  so when i had to take a little trip to vegas for work, i was excited to see that eli roth's goretorium was open for business.  if you're not familiar with eli roth, he's probably best known as the creator of the hostel movies.  he was also in quentin tarentino's inglorious basterds as the bear jew.
eli roth in inglorious basterds
anyhow, the goretorium is basically a haunted house open year-round.  it's set in a a hotel where guests "mysteriously disappeared" for years before it was discovered that the twisted owners were disposing of guests in all kinds of gruesome manner, one of which included cooking and serving them up to other guests.  the guide is self-toured through a maze filled with a mix of live actors, props and crazy special effects.  we weren't allowed to take any photos or video but i don't think i could have managed anyhow.  i screamed and jumped enough to work up a thirst so it was pretty convenient that it ended right next to the bar (with a great open street view) and hostel playing on the big screen.

this "blood donor" had me cracking up with all of her jokes and comments to passerbys

creepy baby heads at the end of the tour

there was so much detail that i feel like it would definitely be worth it to go through again.  so if you enjoy a good little fright, i recommend checking out the goretorium the next time you hit the vegas strip.  i bet it'll be extra special for halloween!

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