Last month, Knott’s revealed that the Gauntlet scare zone (located in Camp Snoopy) would be laid to rest this year and would be replaced by a steam punk–themed scare zone for 2010. They released a couple of early sketches of the costumes on Twitter. Today, Knott’s announced the name of the new scare zone: NECROPOLIS!

They describe the scare zone as “Necropolis: the city of the dead where the fuel for their hideous machines is your very blood.” Dun dun dun! We’re scared. Well, not yet. We’re still not sure if steam punk can actually be scary. But we’re excited to be getting some Haunt news this early in the year, and we know that if anyone can make it scary, it’s Universal! Err…I mean Knott’s!