Rob Zombie's Twisted Haunted House Coming to Scottsdale

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Rob Zombie brings the terror to Scottsdale this Halloween season

Last year when heavy metal musician and horror icon Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare debuted in LA, I was pretty close to heading out there over Halloween to check out what The New York Times called "the best example yet of the upsizing of haunted houses in the last decade."

Imagine: the theatrics and entertainment of Zombie's live show -- a hodgepodge of vintage horror film clips, haunting makeup and costumes, stimulating pyro and lighting. Combine that with a classic freak show, musical entertainment, themed food and beverages, vendors, games, roaming characters, and three different fully interactive attractions based on three of Zombie's own horror films, and you have Great American Nightmare.

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Fetish Revolution feat. The Genitorturers - Marquee Theatre - 2/15/14

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The Genitorturers perform at Marquee Theatre during Fetish Revolution last night.

Fetish Revolution feat. The Genitorturers
Marquee Theatre

Last night, society's outcasts, kink-cravers, pleather-wearing thrillseekers, and those looking to enjoy some pleasures of the flesh dressed in their finest and freakiest fetishistic wear made their way to the Marquee Theatre in Tempe for the 10th annual Fetish Revolution.

This is a place where social status, day jobs, or other such concerns didn't particularly matter -- unless, of course, you are known for being the fastest flogger in the West. Decadence, desire and flesh were in abundance, clad in masquerade masks, latex, leather and studs. People came to let their freak flags fly and to let their innermost desires out to play, or maybe to get a taste of something wicked.

And they also came to see the hellacious antics of notorious industrial metal band The Genitorturers perform.

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The Genitorturers: "Before Cell Phones, Our Shows Were Much More Extreme"

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The Genitorturers are scheduled to perform on Saturday, February 15, at Marquee Theatre in Tempe.
For bands that take the stage at any of the Fetish Revolution events, the term "tough crowd" can take on an entirely new meaning. The annual party is equal parts sexual dream (or nightmare, depending on who you ask), bondage carnival, alternative lifestyle symposium, and lingerie fashion show.

It's one thing to perform for a crowd of people when they are staring back at you from behind zippered bondage masks and masquerade makeup, but it's quite another to compete with the other entertainment of the evening -- flogging shows, live suspensions, and sexy vendor demonstrations.

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Goth/Industrial Night City of Madness to Launch at Club 24

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For the pasty-faced, pleather-clad members of the Valley's goth and industrial scene, 2013 already has been a year of tumult and turmoil.

First, longtime venue Sanctum, which hosted freaky-deaky fetishistic adventures during numerous nights like TekNOIR and Black Mass for years, decided to kill off its dance events in late January. Its proprietors pulled a 180, however, and began hosting dance nights again before ultimately pulling the plug for good a couple of weeks later.

See also:

-Monsterland Closing Its Doors on January 19 While Sanctum Will Remain Open

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