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Compiled by Jennifer J. Hewett Netherworld named top haunted house Monsters, gore and spooks galore return to Norcross this season, as Netherworld Haunted House celebrates its 15th year as a top-rated horror attraction. Featuring two haunted houses—the Nightmares and Raw Meat—Netherworld visitors will experience heart-stopping chills and thrills around every corner, with terrifying live actors, intensely scary images and movie-quality special effects. Garnering media, industry and fan kudos, Netherworld was named the No. 1 haunted house in America by USA Today, and, and one of the 2011 Top Five Haunts in the nation by industry experts. The walk-through attraction runs nightly, Sept. 30-Oct. 31 and Nov. 4-5, and is located in the Georgia Antique • ranked one of the top 13 haunted houses in the Country for the past eight years. It was the no. 1 haunted attraction in america in 2007, 2009 and 2010. • It takes 365 days to conceptualize and create the haunts—the creators, Billy Messina and Ben armstrong, work on it year-round! • 2 hollywood films, “halloween II” and “Zombieland,” have featured netherworld’s costumes, props, sets, actors, special effects and make-up. • More than 100 gallons of fog juice help create the spooky atmosphere. • up to 120 actors swarm the haunt each night—not even the parking lot is safe! • More than 100 skulls of different creatures and hundreds of live Madagascar hissing cockroaches are used in the haunts. • 50,000-plus patrons (on average) visit per year. over the past 15 years, people from 48 states and other countries have visited netherworld because of its “worldfamous” status. netherworld by the numbers: Skating to Salt lake City impressive front-side blunt on the top rail, front-side nose blunt down the handrail and kick flip back lip. Other finishers at Hazard County included Fletcher Renegar, of Ringgold; Joey Pellegrino, of Woodstock; Chason Trau, of Stockbridge; and Eli Williams, of Barnesville. Coffman went on to compete on a professional contest course in September at the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals at the Toyota Challenge in Salt Lake City, Utah, coming in 15th place. Renegar took fifth place in the Skate Street Finals, and Austin Gordon, of Newnan, took fifth place in the Skate Vert Finals. Videos and photos of the September Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals can skateboarder austin Gordon, of newnan, took fifth place be found online at gator in the skate Vert finals in september. 8 More online at GeOrGe CrOSlanD / alli SPOrTS ‘Courageous’ debuts sherwood Pictures, the moviemaking ministry of sherwood Church in albany, recently released its fourth film, “Courageous”—a story about law enforcement officers who long to be the kinds of dads who make a lifelong impact on their children. this new release comes on the heels of their movie “fireproof,” which was named the no. 1 independent film of 2008. to learn more, visit GEORGIA MAGAZINE todd stone Vying for a spot at the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals, 53 skateboarders showcased their best tricks and board skills at Hazard County Skatepark in McDonough in June. Sixteen-year-old Chris Coffman, of Rex, emerged as the top winner with an Courtesy of netherworld haunted house and Design Center, at 6624 Dawson Blvd., in Norcross. Visit www.fear or call (404) 608-2484 for more information.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - October 2011

Georgia Magazine - October 2011
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar of Events
Georgia's Energy Outlook
Naturally Florida
Florida Destinations
2011 Reader's Choice Awards
Other Top Picks in Our Readers’ Choice Contest
Around Georgia
My Georgia
Georgia Gardens
Georgia Cooks
More Snapshot Submissions
Gardens Plant of the Month; Liberty Notes
More on Georgia’s Energy Outlook
Energy-Efficiency Tips
More Great Recipes

Georgia Magazine - October 2011