It’s haunted house week at Chicago Quirk! I’ve personally visited six different haunted houses, and every post this week will be dedicated to reviewing a different Chicagoland haunt….the best and the worst.
Disturbia Torment of Fears wasn’t on my original list of haunted house I had planned to visit. It was just by chance that I ended up going here with my family after Yom Kippur ended. (Like all good Jews.) I’m really glad we went because this turned out to be a pretty great haunted house.
I love when haunted houses are easy to find. Just drive down Lake Street and look for the giant golf dome.
Generic haunted house…in a golf dome.
The sets were on-par with the better haunted houses, but what I really liked was how interesting they were. When you walk in you’re surrounded by dense spiderwebs with laser lights all around you that gave it an extremely creepy vibe. At one point we even went through a strange rainforesty scene. Disturbia really switched it up so you weren’t just walking through a cemetary the whole time.
Fantastic actors, costumes and make-up, but the thing that really stood out was the character’s commitment. There’s a cage maze in the middle of the haunted house (it was actually JUST like the one at Haunted Mansion and Asylum 13) with these weird Gollum-looking guys crawling around inside snarling at you. They were SCARY and very intense! And I thought there was half a dozen of them, but there was really only two!
There was this weird gauzy net maze at the very beginning that my whole group got completely lost in. We must have been going around in circles for about five minutes until one of the scary creatures in the maze finally yelled at us to go right. I couldn’t stop laughing! I also really liked the fishing line hanging from the ceiling throughout the various rooms. It brushes against the top of your head, giving you that creepy crawly feeling.
Would I Go Back?
Definitely! In fact, I’ve already recommended it to a friend who lives in the area.
They have the BEST food vendors out front. It’s really just stuff like hot dogs, popcorn and drinks, but they have fun carts which made me want to buy stuff event though I wasn’t hungry.
I couldn’t find any. Sorry!
Disturbia Torment of Fear is open Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. and all other days from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. Next week the haunted house will be open Wednesday through Sunday, and the week after that it will be open Tuesday through Sunday. It will also be open on Halloween. General admission is $18. Skip the line with a VIP ticket for $35.
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