Eli Roth’s Goretorium Closes Next Week

goretorium-eli-rothI can’t believe it – my plans are ruined! I have been planning my next vacation for summer 2014, the plan was to fly out to San Francisco, hire an RV and then go and see some friends in Pleasanton, Santa Monica and Las Vegas. I did an RV trip this year in the UK, France, Italy and Germany which was fantastic. I got my motorhome rental from Motorhome Freedom (in the UK call 0800 612 8719) who were great. When I dropped the truck back to them in London I asked if they did RV rental in the US too. They didn’t but pointed me towards a few companies that do this in California. So that was it I was all set for my RV trip with the climax being Eli Roth’s Goretorium in Las Vegas. Today my heart sank when I read this article saying that Eli Roth’s Goretorium is going to close for business on October 2nd, 2013.

The article says that a message posted to the Goretorium’s Facebook page this afternoon confirmed that the embattled business, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July, will shut down Oct. 2:

“It is with disappointment that we confirm Goretorium at Harmon Corner will close its doors the first week of October. Eli Roth himself will personally be there tomorrow [Tuesday] night. We’ll also be having $10 haunts and $2 drinks. It’s not goodbye; it’s more like ‘see you later.’

“We’ll be having a special pop-up haunt coming soon. Thank you to the thousands of guests who have supported our establishment over the year.”

I’m really hoping that the ‘see you later’ statement is true and that the Goretorium will open later – hopefully in 2015 :)

Meanwhile I guess I will still go to Vegas you never know who you may meet there – maybe I’ll bump into Eli in a casino somewhere!

Eli Roth’s Goretorium looked like it was going to be the next big thing when it opened in September 2012 with a combination of the horror spectacle from Eli Roth and the decadent Las Vegas Strip nightlife. One of the founders even described it as a “Disneyland for horror.”

sadly it hasn’t worked out like this and there have been complaints of too much waiting in line, inadequete parking, grumpy employees and just being too expensive. i would have gone though, whatever the price. For Eli the figures just didn’t add up. The company that owns the venue, Haunted Desert was reported that on September 26 it had $321,475.30 of assets, but its total liabilities were $1,404,915.01 – scary? Oh yes!

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