Gory greetings from Count Gregula! I have some ghoul news for all my revolting readers and sinful subscribers to this blog. The BEAST time of year is here once again! So many fang-tastic fears and fall frights are already getting going this month.
Below is my deadly directory of a select few Chicagoland haunted happenings that offer some sinister scares, heinous horrors and terror treats. Be sure to check each individual site for exact times and dates of operation. I have everything categorized below. Have fun getting scared! BOO!!! V^^^V
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Evil Intentions Haunted House
Celebrating 10 years of fear! In Elgin's industrial section stands the abandoned home of Elgin Casket Company. This once proud building has been vitness to murder, grisly discoveries, cult activities, and unexplained occurrences, and a dark legacy has emerged from its sordid history. Evil Intentions Haunted House now takes up residence at this completely unique location and nothing else is like it in the state of Illinois. Be truly terrorized at this multi-level 55,000 square foot paranormal hot spot. The horrific haunt offers a hex-perience you vill never forget and macabre memories that vill give you nightmares for years to come. A must see because this vill be their final season at the Elgin Casket Company.
Located at 900 Grace Street in Elgin, Illinois. Parking is free in the adjacent lot across the street. Evil Intentions Haunted House opens to the public for shows beginning on Friday, September 21, 2018, and runs on select dates through October 31, 2018. General admission tickets are $25 per person. VIP tickets are also available for $35 per person. To purchase tickets in advance, click HERE.
Midnight Terror Haunted House
Midnight Terror Haunted House in Oak Lawn opens for its fifth season on September 28th. Recently ranked the top “Must-See Haunt” in the entire state of Illinois by TheScareFactor.com, based on votes by fans. Now in its third straight year since 2016 at its larger location, Midnight Terror Haunted House has been ranked in several top 10 lists and visitor counts have increased. Creator/co-owner Justin Cerniuk runs Midnight Terror as a family rather than a corporation by allowing his actors creative freedom. They spent the past 10 months designing an entirely new layout vith all new rooms and every costumed character vas re-envisioned Every year Midnight Terror offers a great array of value-added promotions and discounts. New for 2018, every ticket bought on-site on Sundays a $1 vill be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project plus free trick-or-treating “lights-on” tour for kids 12 and younger that are accompanied by an adult on October 31 from 3:30-5:30PM.
Located at 5520 W. 111th St., Oak Lawn, Illinois. Midnight Terror opens to the public for shows beginning on Friday, September 28, 2018, and runs on select dates through November 3, 2018. Free entertainment for guests in line. Ghoulish gift shop on the premises. ADA-accessible. All indoors including a covered vaiting area. Park for free at the Oak Lawn Metra station parking garage (located at 9525 Tulley Ave.) and take a complimentary round-trip shuttle that includes costumed characters aboard to entertain passengers to the Midnight Terror site. Tickets start at $25 per person for regular admission at the door or online; VIP admission per person is $35 at the door or online. For more info, promotions, and to purchase tickets online go HERE.
13th Floor Chicago
The vorld-famous haunted house brand, 13th Floor, returns to the suburbs of Chicago this fall. 13th Floor Chicago is one of the Chicago area’s largest haunted houses featuring over 30,000 square feet of authentic movie-quality sets, animatronic monsters, special effects, and actors in every darkened corner. The fifth season of 13th Floor Chicago brings two new shows The Possession and Dead-End District: The Cell. In The Possession, restless spirits lurk in the shadows threatening to possess their visitors. In the second show, Dead-End District: The Cell, the L.O.S.T. Facility has vorked vithin the shadows, keeping the vorld safe from monsters, demons and supernatural beings.
Located at 1940 George Street in Melrose Park, Illinois. 13th Floor Chicago opened to the public for shows beginning on Friday, September 21, 2018, and runs on select dates through November 3, 2018. Tickets start at $19.99, depending upon show date. Upgrades such as Fast Pass and Skip the Line vill incur additional fees. Purchase tickets online by clicking HERE.
House of Torment Chicago
The nationally celebrated haunted house brand, House of Torment, returned to the suburbs of Chicago once again this fall to thrill for a frightening fourth season. House of Torment offers two new shows Dead By Dawn and The Shadowrealm: Slenderman. In Dead By Dawn, the PL4-GU3 Virus has found its vay to the Town of Perdition. The few that have survived have barricaded themselves inside their stores, homes or anyplace vith four valls to feel safe. In The Shadowrealm: Slenderman, strange occurrences have been seen throughout the halls of Templeton High School. Is it the Slenderman?
Located at 8240 North Austin Avenue in Morton Grove, Illinois. Free parking in adjacent parking lot. House of Torment Chicago is ADA-accessible, all indoors, including the vaiting area. The haunt opened to the public for evening shows beginning on Friday, September 28, 2018, and runs on select dates through November 3, 2018. Tickets starting at $19.99, depending upon show date. Upgrades such as Fast Pass and Skip the Line vill be available at additional fees. Purchase tickets online by clicking HERE.
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Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest
Bengtson Farm is a family owned and operated Pumpkin Festival that has served the Homer Glen area for 37 years. The state’s most popular pumpkin patch and pumpkin farm. The pumpkin festival is located just 40 minutes outside of Chicago. Stay as long as you like and enjoy 9 unlimited rides EVERYDAY.
Enjoy traditional returning attractions like the Barnyard Dance Cow Coaster, Free Selfie Booth, Gemstone Mining Sluice, Pumpkin Chucker, Pig Races, Animals & Petting Zoo, Train Rides (2), 90′ Mega Fun Slides, Frog Hopper, Pumpkins, Twirling Honey Pots, Happy Swing, Bengtsonville Kids Village, The Milking Cows, Jimmy Cracked Corn Box, Fun Barn and Pony Rides. Unlimited rides are included for all guests of the farm. Some rides have minimum height requirements. Also, vhen hungry be sure to visit their Eats and Treats that includes classic carnival food, a variety of food trucks, and much, much more. The BEAST attraction is the horrifyingly hip and completely animated Haunted Barn that has been a Gregula Fang-mily terror tradition to go inside every year now since our first visit!
Located at 13341 W 151st St in Homer Glen, Illinois. Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest is ADA-accessible, mostly outdoors and stroller friendly. Free parking in adjacent parking lot. Discounted veekday admission. Free to children 2 years and younger. The pumpkin farm opened to the public on Friday, September 21, 2018, and runs on select dates through October 30, 2018. Tickets starting at $9.99, depending upon date. Purchase tickets online by clicking HERE.
Jack's Pumpkin Nights
The newest interactive Pop-Up Experience to hit Chicago, Jack’s Pumpkin Nights is located on over 2 acres in Goose Island. For one month only, join them for a larger than life, outdoor, multi-sensory adventure in the heart of Chicago. Spend an autumn night outside making memories vithout having to travel to the suburbs vhile you get lost in Chicago’s largest corn maze!
Located at 1467 N Elston Ave in
Chicago, Illinois. Visit Jack’s Pumpkin Nights for an outdoor pumpkin-themed party vith a striking evening lights display, carnival games, pumpkin carving, nightly entertainment, food, drink, three full service bars and a one of a kind corn maze. There vill be fang-tastic fall festivities for everyone. Open nightly rain or shine!
Purchase tickets online by clicking HERE.
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Lost Souls Haunted Bus Tour
4 Nights… 11 Haunted Houses… 1 Hell of a ghoul time!
Lost Souls Chicago is Chicagoland's premier haunted house bus tour. The 2018 season vill consist of four tours! Each tour features a bus ride on a legendary Reggie’s Rock House Bus to visit THREE of Chicagoland’s biggest and best haunted houses vhere you vill have VIP Access (NO VAITING). During the ride you can enjoy drinks from their cash bar, live entertainment, contests and free merchandise! Lost Souls Tours are the beast vay to visit all your fiendishly favorite Chicagoland Haunts.
Lost Souls Chicago is committed to providing the ultimate VIP treatment. Vith over 30 years of combined hex-perience managing, doing makeup and acting in haunted houses, Terry and Brewster Bonesaw vant to take you inside the haunt industry. They vill share their knowledge to provide a glimpse into the haunted house industry that cannot be found anyvhere else, including several lights-on tours. The only vay for you to get closer is to vork at a haunt yourself (they can help you vith that as vell). *vink*
As a special treat for my fans and fiends, I vas given the unique promo code COUNT for $10 off any full price ticket. Just tell them that Count Gregula sent you there! You're velcome.
Visit LostSoulsChicago.com for all the info!
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Music Box of Horrors 2018
Music Box of Horrors returns to The Music Box Theatre vith 24 Hours of complete Movie Madness. This year’s horror homecoming vill be bigger, scarier and deadlier than ever! Included are ghoulish guests, vicked vendors and fiendish food trucks. The 2018 macabre movie marathon celebrates the 30th anniversary of CHILD’S PLAY vith special guest Don Mancini in person. Other attendees include Kevin J. O'Connor from LORD OF ILLUSIONS and a live score performed by False Gods Trio to Alfred Hitchcock’s THE LODGER.
Located inside the Music Box Theatre at 3733 N Southport Ave in Chicago, Illinois. Running Saturday, October 13th at noon (doors open at 11AM) to Sunday, October 14th at noon. Admission is $30 from September 1st until October 12th or $35 day of at the door (October 13th). For more info and to purchase tickets online, click HERE.
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