Category: Octoberween

Want your own behind the scenes tour of a haunted house?

Last week I posted about my behind the scenes experience at Asylum Xperiment. And now, the epic haunted house is opening its doors to all of you for a one of a kind behind the scenes experience. If you’re anything like me and dread the thought of being in a haunted house…this tour is for... Read more »

My Night Investigating Joliet's Haunted Scutt Mansion

To supplement digital video, investigators will often take a series of photos with flash in rapid succession of the same area of a room in an attempt to capture an unexplainable visual anomaly.
When things go bump in the night, more often than not you just ignore it. You chalk it up to the house settling, the cat moving around, or even your imagination. No, that random sound is not an evil clown in my closet waiting to jump out and gut me as I sleep! But what... Read more »

Happy Howl-o-ween: Dogs In Ridiculous Costumes

Alternate titles for this post include: – Why Dogs Bite People – Stupid Things People Do To Their Pets – Furry Friends: SHAMED. We’re only a few days away from Halloween…which means we’re on the verge of having all the Lincoln Park Trixies slut it up even more than usual as they wear nothing but... Read more »
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Countdown to Halloween: This Week's Awesome Haunts!

We’re a week away from Halloween! [Which by my calculations, it means it’s almost time to start decorating for Christmas–Hooray!! I kid, I kid…only slightly.]  But unless you’re living under a rock, you’re probably noticed that the city is coming alive with the undead. There are all sorts of Halloween festivities popping up in nearly... Read more »

A Hollywood Horror Show: Behind the Scenes at Asylum Xperiment

Creators Dave Link and Mike Skodacek are anxiously awaiting your arrival!
Earlier this week, I wrote about my behind the scenes experience at the Asylum Xperiment in Villa Park with a closeup of actor transformation in the makeup chair. Today, we continue that story as we move into the haunted house for a sneak peek at all the horror and terror that is awaiting your arrival.... Read more »

Two Days of Horror - The Horror Society Film Festival

Looking to submerge yourself in all things horror this weekend? Well, horror flick fanatics should look no further.  This Saturday and Sunday the Horror Society Film Festival is taking over the Portage Theater (4050 N. Milwaukee Ave.) for two days of indie flick screams and thrills that are sure you leave you shakin’ in your boots. Tickets... Read more »
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The Magic of Makeup: Behind the Scenes at Asylum Xperiment

In a very short amount of time, Danielle has been transformed into character perfect for a night of terror.
Every October, haunted houses pop up all over the Chicagoland area. And, if you’re anything like me, the most you see of the haunted houses is the inside of your eyelids because you’re walking through the place with your eyes tightly shut and your head buried deep in a friend’s shoulder.  And ya know…that’s a... Read more »

This Week's Fantastic Frights in Chicago

The two-week countdown to Halloween is officially underway. The rush to find the perfect costume has begun. And it’s becoming more and more challenging to find scary movies at your local Blockbuster. More and more Halloween activities are unfolding all throughout the city and we’re tracking some of the most awesome ones here…check out this week’s... Read more »

This Week's Creeptastic Events in Chicago

We’re less than three weeks until Halloween and slowly, but surely, our great city has been showing off its haunted side. Store fronts and decked out in cobwebs. City lights are colored purple and orange. And those Halloween pop-up stores are popping up all over the place. Seriously. I have four within walking distance of... Read more »
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Haunted History Chicago: Harpo Studios

Throughout the month of October, we’re recounting stories from some of Chicago’s most famous haunts. Mostly because I think paranormal stuff rooted in history is pretty awesome. Today, we’re taking a look at Harpo Studios. Yep, Oprah’s stomping grounds are rumored to be haunted! ————————————————————  On July 23rd, 1915, Chicago-based company, Western Electric Company, chartered... Read more »