Fright Dome actor.  Photo copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM

Fright Dome actor. Photo copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM

“Ghost Adventures” stars Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin, Vince Neil, Lance Burton, stars of “The Collector” and the cast of “Evil Dead: The Musical” turn out for black carpet event to open the 2013 season of Fright Dome.

 

"Ghost Adventures" star Zak Bagans.  Photo copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM

“Ghost Adventures” star Zak Bagans. Photo copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM

Josh Stewart of "Criminal Minds" and "The Collector".  Photo copyright Larry Cunningham/CFM

Josh Stewart of “Criminal Minds” and “The Collector”. Photo copyright Larry Cunningham/CFM

 

Fright Dome at Circus Circus has been scaring visitors for the past 11 years and has quickly become one of the country’s premiere Halloween attractions.  This year, they are increasing the number of haunted houses for the first time with a sixth stand-alone maze based on Fortress Features Horror film “The Collection”. The isolation-type maze, appropriately titled “Hotel Argento” will take only upgraded fast pass guests into the depths of the Collector’s lair. Separated from friends and forced to enter alone, guests will forge their way through traps and snares, the Collector’s demented assortment of barely coherent victims, museum-esque displays of lifeless prey and much more — all while being hunted themselves. Will they make it out… or will they become the next victim added to his meticulous collection?

Fright Dome actors. Photo copyright Larry Cunningham/CFM

Fright Dome actors. Photo copyright Larry Cunningham/CFM

 

Owner and creator of the Fright Dome, Jason Egan, spoke about the new collaboration. “We’ve always had one of the top haunted attractions in the nation and I have been able to team up with amazing movie partners for incredible themes over the years. I couldn’t think of a better fit for our isolation-style haunted house, or for any haunted house for that matter, than the story behind THE COLLECTOR. The overall premise behind the movie is every horror fan’s worst nightmare- being singled out and hunted by a devious villain. I’m thrilled that our fans have embraced this event every year allowing us to grow and make this year truly the most ominous yet.”

 

Fright Dome Creator Jason Egan and wife with their adopted dog.  Photo copyright Larry Cunningham/CFM

Fright Dome Creator Jason Egan and wife with their adopted dog. Photo copyright Larry Cunningham/CFM

 

The 2013 season of Fright Dome kicked off last night with a star-studded black carpet event.  This year Fright Dome’s official charity will be the NSPCA.  $1 of each ticket sold every Sunday will be donated to the charity and the NSPCA was on-hand for the opening showcasing some of the great dogs they have up for adoption.  Fright Dome’s Jason Egan and his wife adopted a great dog during the black carpet event last night.

 

Vince Neil.  Photo copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM

Vince Neil. Photo copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM

 

Excitement was evident as attendees waited in line to get a glimpse of the celebs walking the black carpet and the official 7pm start of Fright Dome to get their first look at this year’s haunted houses.

 

The cast of "Evil Dead: the Musical" . Photo copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM

The cast of “Evil Dead: the Musical” . Photo copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM

 

Local celebrities turned out to support both the Fright Dome and the NSPCA.  “Evil Dead: The Musical” was one of the local productions to support the event.  The shows producer/director Sirc Michaels said “The Nevada SPCA has done a lot for animals in this community, and when they asked us to walk the black carpet at the Fright Dome for them, it seemed like the perfect fit for us. Just about everyone involved in the show has pets, and we understand the need to show support for a charity like NSPCA. We encourage everyone to do what they can to support no-kill shelters in the community.”Performers from other local shows “Vegas: The Show”, “Jabbawockeez”, “Pin-up”, “Jersey Boys” and comedian Murray Sawchuck also came out to show their support.

 

"Evil Dead: The Musical"'s Producer/Director Sirc Michaels. Photo copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM

“Evil Dead: The Musical”‘s Producer/Director Sirc Michaels. Photo copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM

 

"Ghost Adventures" star Aaron Goodwin.  Photo copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM

“Ghost Adventures” star Aaron Goodwin. Photo copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM

 

“Ghost Adventures” stars Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin, both locals and big supporters of the NSPCA, turned up to lend their support and check out the changes in this year’s Fright Dome.

 

Zak Bagans. Photo copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM

Zak Bagans. Photo copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM

 

Musicians also turned out to lend a hand, including Vince Neil of Motley Crue, Paul Shortino, DJ Ashba of Guns N Roses and Michael Goddard.

 

Paul Shortino.  Photo copyright Larry Cunningham/CFM

Paul Shortino. Photo copyright Larry Cunningham/CFM

DJ Ashba of Guns N Roses.  Photo copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM

DJ Ashba of Guns N Roses. Photo copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM

 

Michael Goddard.  Photo copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM

Michael Goddard. Photo copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM

 

This year’s Fright Dome  is open from 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 3-31 on designated nights. General admission tickets start at $32.95 on select nights and fast pass tickets are available for an additional $15 – $20 which allows express line entry for all six haunted houses. This event is not appropriate for children under 12. For more information, visit frightdome.com, become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/frightdome or follow on Twitter @FrightDome.

 

Horror Icon Sid Haig. Photo copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM

Horror Icon Sid Haig. Photo copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM

 

Murray Sawchuck.  Photo copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM

Murray Sawchuck. Photo copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM

 

Clair Sinclair of "Pin-up".  Photo copyright Larry Cunningham/CFM

Clair Sinclair of “Pin-up”. Photo copyright Larry Cunningham/CFM

 

Kolton Rostron, Ben Stobber and Greg Korin from "Evil Dead: the Musical".  Photo copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM.

Kolton Rostron, Ben Stobber and Greg Korin from “Evil Dead: the Musical”. Photo copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM.

 

Aaron Goodwin. Photo copyright Larry Cunningham/CFM

Aaron Goodwin. Photo copyright Larry Cunningham/CFM