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According to the Wall Street Journal, Eli Roth's Goretorium didn't start out as a $10 million project. "I kept adding stuff," he said. Roth's Hostel and Cabin Fever movie franchises, among others, have earned him a spot in the notoriously gruesome "Splat Pack" of filmmakers. He meticulously designed each detail of the fictional Delmont Hotel—a rundown establishment rumored to be run by murderous proprietors—to keep visitors screaming 365 days a year, and he continues to add frightening new elements.
Actor-victims scream as they fall to a giant meat grinder and other atrocities, prompting guests to hasten their self-guided journey through winding, dungeon-like hallways lined with mangled body parts. From the film-worthy costumes and sound effects to the carefully chosen slot machines in the lobby's casino, the site is "a stew of horror tropes mixed with an eye for decade-crossing design," according to CNN. The place, says EW.com, "may just be the kind of gruesome, bloody year-round destination horror fans have been salivating for."
Visitors emerging from their frightful tour stumble toward the outdoor, '60s-themed Baby Dolls Lounge overlooking The Strip. There, they can soothe their nerves with spooky cocktails, be entertained by go-go dancers dressed like zombies, and possibly catch a glimpse of celebrities such as Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber or Marilyn Manson. Hardcore gore enthusiasts even get married on the premises by a vampire or zombie minister, conveniently satisfying the "something borrowed" requirements with a plate of fresh brains.