BYU-Idaho Radio · Where all your nightmares come true

Fall has arrived, and so has Planet Doom. 

Formerly known as Doctor Slaughter’s, Planet Doom in Idaho Falls was voted the #1 haunted attraction in Idaho, according to and 

Undead creature crawling toward camera

Admission is $15 and the proceeds go to the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E program in Bonneville Join School District #93 and outlying communities.  

Although there’s a wait once visitors arrive, the Planet Doom dance team performs several choreographed routines to make the wait feel even shorter.  

The attraction has a 20 to 35-minute walk-through, with inspiration taken from the Idaho National Laboratory.  

Given that we have this nuclear facility in the Arco desert just west of town, our theme is, ‘Hey, there was a nuclear accident in the Arco desert and it opened a portal to the void and in the void all your nightmares come true,’” said Brent Wilson, the general manager of Planet Doom.  

Monster nurse holding weapon with menacing expression

Next year, you can look forward to a whole new section of the haunt.  

“We have a really cool theme. We’re tearing down our zombie land and we’re changing the theme completely and it’s going to be awesome,” Wilson said.  

Tickets are available online at