Posts in category "Halloween"

Your guide to a truly spooky Halloween

Your guide to a truly spooky Halloween
Happy Halloween! This is your last chance to scare the crap out of yourself before you’re forcefully immersed in holiday cheer. Fortunately, you have Chicago Quirk to help you make the most out of your Halloween night. The Northalsted Halloween Parade is a Chicago classic. Miss Foozie hosts the annual celebration that steps off from Halsted... Read more »

Guess what? There are thousands of bodies under Lincoln Park.

Guess what? There are thousands of bodies under Lincoln Park.
Lincoln Park is one of my favorite places in the city. (The actual park, not the Trixie-filled bars.) There are so many beautiful places to explore. Unfortunately, I seem to have stumbled upon something that is not so beautiful: there are thousands of dead bodies in the park. Since Halloween is just a few days... Read more »

The best scares and screams this Halloween weekend

The best scares and screams this Halloween weekend
I have a confession to make: I’m actually hitting the bars tomorrow night. My dumb ass is going out with my younger sisters, in a costume. I’ll be the one in a Cookie Monster onesie surrounded by slutty Batgirls. But booze isn’t the only thing I’ll be taking advantage of. Here are some Halloween classics... Read more »
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The best haunted house in Chicagoland: Screams in the Park AND Fear City

The best haunted house in Chicagoland: Screams in the Park AND Fear City
It’s the second annual haunted house week at Chicago Quirk! I’ve visited five different haunted houses this season, and every post this week will be dedicated to reviewing a different 2012 Chicagoland haunt….the best and the worst. I’ve been struggling with this for over a week, and I just can’t decide which haunted house is better,... Read more »

13 Terrors on the Lake: The best park district haunted house EVER

13 Terrors on the Lake: The best park district haunted house EVER
It’s the second annual haunted house week at Chicago Quirk! I’ve visited five different haunted houses this season, and every post this week will be dedicated to reviewing a different 2012 Chicagoland haunt….the best and the worst. For the longest time I just assumed that since 13 Terrors was through the Chicago Park District it would... Read more »

Eleventh Hour: You can skip this haunted house

Eleventh Hour: You can skip this haunted house
It’s the second annual haunted house week at Chicago Quirk! I’ve visited five different haunted houses this season, and every post this week will be dedicated to reviewing a different 2012 Chicagoland haunt….the best and the worst. Have you ever been bored walking through a haunted house? Well, I was when I went through Eleventh Hour. I... Read more »
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Dream Reapers: Fun and Scary Without the Two Hour Wait

Dream Reapers: Fun and Scary Without the Two Hour Wait
It’s the second annual haunted house week at Chicago Quirk! I’ve visited five different haunted houses this season, and every post this week will be dedicated to reviewing a different 2012 Chicagoland haunt….the best and the worst. My first haunted house review: Dream Reapers in Melrose Park. I’m a fan of Dream Reapers. There’s such a... Read more »

Gourd yourself on pumpkins this weekend

Gourd yourself on pumpkins this weekend
Happy Sweetest Day! Just kidding, it’s a stupid, made-up holiday. Forget trying to find some fake romantic dinner, and enjoy these fun weekend activities. The Chicago History Museum’s Project Sunday is showing the Silence of the Lambs at Sheffield’s Beer Garden on Sunday at 7 p.m. It fills up fast so get there early so you can... Read more »

Chicago Pumpkin Patches

Chicago Pumpkin Patches
Time to start thinking about pumpkin carving! While driving 45 minutes to a local pumpkin farm can be somewhat entertaining, it’s easier to head to your local park for some pseudo-suburban fun. The Chicago Park District is kicking off its pumpkin patches this weekend, letting Halloween revelers pick their personal favorite from a field of... Read more »
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Want to find ghosts? Check out Archer Avenue.

Want to find ghosts? Check out Archer Avenue.
We’re continuing our Halloween-themed ‘Did You Know, Chicago?’ features with stories of Chicago’s most famous ghost stories. You may have already heard about Archer’s Avenue’s Resurrection Mary, she’s pretty famous, but did you know there are even more spooks along the way? Not only does Archer Avenue boast Chicago’s most famous ghost; it’s home to the... Read more »