A walkthrough of the new haunted attraction in Des Moines, Iowa formed as a partnership between SLIPKNOT and Slaughterhouse can be seen in the one-minute video below (courtesy of the Des Moines Register). The 10,000 square-foot haunt features memorabilia from the group, meet-and-greet events, about 40-50 actors who bring the band’s “iconology, lore and culture” to life, and even an opportunity to go through the Slaughterhouse with a SLIPKNOT bandmember.
The haunt runs every Thursday-Sunday in October, plus Halloween night. General admission tickets cost $20.
An estimated 12,000 could attend this year’s Slaughterhouse, up from 8,000 in 2017.
Percussionist and co-founder Shawn “Clown” Crahan spoke about the collaboration at a news conference last month inside the attraction, which first opened in 2010. “It’s been a long time since we’ve done anything in Des Moines besides play shows, so we’re really happy to do this,” he said.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun. It’s going to be scary. And it’s going to be heavy metal,” he added. “Art at its most extreme.”
“We’re going to invite this to the entire world,” Crahan said. “Normally, that would be kind of a strange thing to say, but…you won’t believe who’ll show up. We have dedicated fans. When we [tour] Europe, they’re at every show.
“It’s all about the fans,” he said. “It’s all about a special experience, making it one-on-one, almost. It really is going to be a moment in our history, in their history. And our history in Des Moines.”
Ian Miller, the owner of the Slaughterhouse, said: “This thing that is happening is beyond our wildest nightmare come true.”
For more information, visit SlaughterhouseDM.com.