Eli Roth’s Goretorium Grosses Out Las Vegas (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Todd Gilchrist / October 31, 2012

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Haunted houses are a staple of Halloween – an interactive opportunity to experience just a few of the horrors that cinephiles experience vicariously via movies and TV shows.

But Eli Roth, the creator of the Hostel movie series, has created an experience in Las Vegas that offers virtually unparalleled authenticity when it comes to creepy scenarios: Goretorium, a terrifying, twisted maze of gore that’s nestled at the heart of the Strip.

At the invitation of the filmmaker himself, Celebuzz visited Roth’s delightfully disgusting attraction in advance of Halloween, and spoke with Roth’s partner and Goretorium CEO Robert Frey.

Frey says that the idea developed as a combination of creative and commercial prognosticating. “It’s proven out that people like horror year-round,” he tells Celebuzz. “Vegas didn’t have anything like this, and in fact the United States doesn’t have anything like this. So we’re the first group to try and do it 365 days a year.”

In terms of his collaboration with Roth, Frey says there was one main thing the filmmaker contributed: “His sick mind,” he says with a laugh.

“No, it’s been really great working with Eli. The best thing about Eli is that he never stops creating, and from day One, he was so passionate about this. He said, ‘this was my dream since I was a little boy and I used to terrorize people – and now I get to do it year-round in Las Vegas’.”

Watch The Daily Buzz’ profile of Goretorium above, and Celebuzz’ interview with Robert Frey below. The attraction is available year-round and open now.

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