The much anticipated Eli Roth’s Goretorium opened last Wednesday for a sneak preview. I was lucky — or unlucky — To get an invitation to “piss my pants” with a ticket to hell. I had to face my severe fear of horror if I wanted to get the rooftop bar. We all have to make sacrifices for the greater good of liquor.
The Goretorium is located across from The Cosmopolitan, so the easiest way to get there is to park there and walk to your doom across the bridge. Jerrica, Kerri, and I arrived to the entrance where a one-eyed ghoul stood freaking people out. Jerrica said, “He really only has one eye. I saw him reach his finger through his mouth and bring up through the hole.” I looked over to confirm this and saw a girl sticking her tongue in the empty socket for a picture with him. I have no words.
Once the rope was pulled back the tour of Delmont Casino & Hotel began. As we grabbed our tickets, Bloody Mary, a showgirl with only half a body, came out to greet us cracking jokes. We were guided up a dark staircase and my anxiety set in. The tours are conducted in small groups and it begins with a guide telling the story of the abandoned hotel. Then you are left on your own to walk through. Somehow we started at the back of the group but ended up as the first in line. There was no way I was going first so Jerrica and Kerri went ahead of me. It helped as a buffer because I could wait for someone to scream.
I don’t want to give away the tour – it’s an experience you’ll have to have for yourself. My overall impression was good, but our group went through way too fast. It was hard to slow down and take in everything in when people are freaking out. The decor is amazing, and some things you have to wonder “how in the hell did they do that?” The actors play their role to a “T.” I think it would be way more terrifying if they made you go by yourself. I would have had a heart attack.
The Goretorium will definitely draw a crowd. On opening night the line stretched from Planet Hollywood to MGM to get in. It’s about time Hell opened in Sin City. You can check out the gallery from the night on SPYONvegas.com.