Halloween isn’t just another holiday for children. The ever-growing emergence of haunted houses and ghost tours has turned the holiday into one that older kids and adults can love as well. There’s always the question of where to go, thanks to the ever-increasing number of haunted houses, but if you’re in the Chicago area, there are quite a few popular choices. Read on for some of the area’s favorites!
In Elk Grove Village, a short drive west from the city, you’ll find Eleventh Hour Haunted House. This location offers up four different haunted attractions, the most popular being the manor house. You’ll find stage-quality props and theatrical actors throughout Eleventh Hour.
Statesville Haunted Prison in Crest Hill has been frightening people since it opened in 1996. A replica of the old prison, this locations offers up prison cells full of insane inmates, along with gore and special effects from over 40 actors makes this one a fan favorite around Halloween.
One of Chicago’s newest and immensely popular haunts is Asylum Xperiment in Villa Park. Dave Link who is an expert when it comes to special effects created this site. He’s combined animatronics with separately themed rooms that depict a myriad of horror scenes. Admission is a bit high, but it’s definitely worth it if you’re a horror fan. You even get a little extra—Blackout, a darkened maze filled with surprises.
Dream Reapers, another fan favorite, is located in Melrose Park a short distance from the city. The 22 rooms at this location combine with over 40 theatrical actors and over 40 different animatronics to offer a truly terrifying experience. Along with a simulated experience of being buried alive, this locations matches unique sounds to every experience it offers.