You may be too old to trick-or-treat, but there’s still plenty of ways you can celebrate Halloween. For those who crave the terrifying thrill of adrenaline, haunted houses are a great way to have fun and have the bejeezus scared out of you. If you’re in Chicago for the Halloween season, consider checking out any of these haunted houses, but be warned: the terrors and fights inside these haunted houses are not for the faint of heart.
Enter STATESVILLE HAUNTED PRISON® at your own peril! When you do, the Warden the Demon of Darkness and his Zombies will quickly take control of you like everything else inside the ancient walls of pure evil! You will experience feelings that you have never felt before! Some call it scared, terrified, or horrified but You will never be the same again or should I say SANE again! Do you like clowns? You won’t if you survive and escape STATESVILLE! Only a select few escape the dangerous cells of STATESVILLE only to enter the CITY OF THE DEAD where the most evil of Statesville go for eternity. Will you be joining them?
The Chicago Parks District runs its own haunted house every year, The Chicago Haunted Sanitarium located at 2401 N. Lake Shore Drive. Visitors will be interested to know that the building this haunted house is set in actually used to be a real sanitarium that offered health services to sick children and infants. The history of this haunted house undoubtedly adds to its eerie, terrifying nature. Highlights of the sanitarium include a terrifying walk through an Egyptian tomb, and a science lab controlled by a deranged clown. For those too afraid to venture inside the haunted house, the Sanitarium also offers Halloween-themed snacks and screens some of the most popular films of the Halloween season.
Not far from Chicago in Elk Grove Village is the Eleventh Hour Haunted House, voted the No. 1 Halloween Event and Haunted House in Illinois by http://hauntedilliniois.com. Eleventh Hour offers four different haunted house experiences both indoors and outside. Once in the house, visitors can go from one to the other without having to stand in line all over again, so there is no break in the terror. Scary encounters with Creatures of the Corn, exploration of the Catacombs and a terrifying walk through a pitch-black labyrinth are highlights of Eleventh Hour. While waiting to enter the house, visitors can enjoy refreshments like hot chocolate and cider, or check out the pumpkin patch for a potential jack-o-lantern. With so many haunted houses within reach, Chicago is a great place to spend the Halloween season. If you find yourself in the area, and you’re feeling brave enough, take advantage of the many opportunities for fright and terror the city offers, if you dare.
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