The premier haunted house in Georgia opens next weekend

Netherworld, the haunted house in Norcross, Ga., opens next weekend. Now in its 11th year, the upstairs show, "Leviathan," has been expanded and now fills the level that held two haunted houses.

"Leviathan" features Maximillian Colber, who has just been released after being trapped for 60 years. Colber creates monsters from dead bodies.

"Primal Fear" is in the "basement" beneath Netherworld. Guests can expect insects, mechanized death, claustrophobia, darkness and plenty of blood.

Netherworld is considered to be one of the best haunted houses in the United States. It features actors, special effects and, of course, monsters of all sizes and shapes. Netherworld is a founding member of the International Association of Haunted Attractions and the Haunted House Association.

It's open 7-11 p.m. Sept. 21-22 and Sept. 28-29. Then it's open 7-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 7 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday in October and 7 p.m.-midnight on Halloween night.

Netherworld is in the Georgia Antique & Design Center, 6624 Dawson Blvd. (on the I-85 access road just south of Exit 99) in Norcross.

Tickets are $18 for "Leviathan," $25 for "Leviathan" and "Primal Fear" and $50 for the SpeedPass (skip the line for both attractions).

404-608-2484 or www.fearworld.com