The newest Las Vegas attraction is promising to make your skin crawl. Goretorium, a blood and guts horror exhibit, opens its doors Thursday night and its creator, Hollywood Writer/Director Eli Roth, is banking on his idea being a hit.
The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce is banking on it as well.
"People are always trying something new or different here, and Goretorium is certainly right up that ally," said the Chamber's Cara Roberts.
Roberts believes Goretorium will appeal year-round to fans of horror movies the same way exhibits like Titanic and Bodies at Luxor draw regular crowds.
"People who like horror and thrills and being scared, they are going to find Goretorium something they will want to check out," Roberts said.
The $10 million exhibit includes a haunted house with plenty of body parts (the fake kind).
"I think it's a tall order to do a year-round show, but if anybody can, Eli Roth and his team can," said JT Mollner with Freakling Brothers.
Mollner's family-run haunted house business has been scaring locals for more than 20 years. He believes the new attraction will not take away any of his business - in fact, he's betting on it helping.
"They focus on tourists, we focus on locals, but I do believe that if there is one good haunted house in town other haunted houses thrive," Mollner said.
Goretorium will employ more than 45 people. The cost of a ticket is $40.
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