|The House of Shock is a Haunted Attraction located 5 minutes outside of New Orleans. Over the last 15 years, The House of Shock has become a local legend based on its intensity, extreme content and the dedication of its 300+ member strong volunteer workforce.
The House of Shock is known both nationally and internationally! MSN.com has rated The House of Shock as one of "The 10 Best Haunted Attractions in America"! The House of Shock has appeared in Rolling Stone, Maxim, and countless international music publications! Haunted Attraction Magazine, the recognized industry authority rates The House of Shock as one of the nation's "Top 13 Haunted Houses". We have been featured in a pictorial on Playboy Magazine's website and in 2005 we were awarded a spot on VH-1's "100 Most Metal Moments"! The House of Shock was also the location for the Halloween editions of VH-1's "Rock Show" and Fuse-TV's "Uranium"!
The House of Shock's beginnings were far more humble than the 20,000 sq/ft ferocious, in your face "Horror Show" that it is today. From a discussion about what horror meant as kids vs adulthood... Founding members/owners Philip Anselmo (notorious front-man for the band Pantera), Steve Joseph, Ross Karpelman and Jay Gracianette decided to build a haunted house as an alternative to the same old Halloween party. The House of Shock began in Jay's backyard in 1992. Over the next 15 years, The House of Shock has evolved into a massive attraction drawing horror enthusiasts from all over the world.
As the success of The House of Shock grew and Anselmo's career took off, Philip had less time to devote to the ever increasing demands that came with creating an event the size of The House of Shock. Philip now enjoys the role of part-time actor when his schedule permits.
Every year that we have been in operation, The House of Shock has grown in size, cast and popularity. In our monumental 15th season we are all new once again! Using the experience gained over our many years of existence, we have been reborn with far more elaborate scenes and a fresh look that surpasses anything we have had in the past.
We have an all new multi-media stage show complete with state-of-the-art lighting, video and sound. This production also boasts the largest theatrical pyrotechnics show ever! The entire stage explodes and erupts into an inferno of flame!
The House of Shock is also the home for live music! With our new Concert Series, "The House of Shock Live" stage features local and national bands playing nightly and unusual acts from around the world including The Reverend B. Dangerous Side Show and The Atone Pain Tribe Piercing and Suspension Troupe. Every Saturday night now features the best in tributes of bands such as Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, and AC/DC... And Halloween Night is a special party hosted by The Molly Ringwold's!
The House of Shock also has a full bar... So have a beer or a dose of Liquid Courage to help you make it through the night! Get a bite to eat at Hell's Kitchen or visit The House of Shock Store for some exclusive merchandise!
For all the success we have known as "The Rock-n-Roll Haunted House", it is our hard work that keeps the people coming back! The House of Shock has entertained over 375,000 people in our 14 seasons of haunting. Every year promises to be better than the last. Now in our 15th season, we are more "Shocking" than ever! The House of Shock is a fun and intense Halloween experience for everyone!