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News Update

 - 09/24/13 -

Ghoulish Greetings From !

With only one week left until October, the staff of Haunted Illinois is really gearing up for the upcoming Halloween season! To help get you in the Halloween mood, we are providing you with all sorts of great Halloween and Haunted House updates!!!


Finding Halloween events near you couldn’t be easier. Our Halloween Event Directory’s useful sorting & search features will make finding Halloween events easier than ever before! You can sort the list of events by Event Name, City or Last Updated date, and you can also filter the list of events, searching by Region, Event Type, Dates of Operation & Zip Code. You can even use our integrated Google Maps feature to get door-to-door driving directions to all of the events!

The directory now has more than 165 events listed and in the next couple of weeks, the list will get much larger! Want to get your Halloween fix early? No problem! There are many events open the last weekend of September!!!

For more information about these attractions, visit our directory at:

The Haunted Illinois event directory lists more than just Haunted Houses. If it’s a Halloween-related event in Illinois, we want to promote it! If you run a Haunted House, Hayride, Haunted Trail, Home Haunt, Yard Display, Festival, Pumpkin Farm, Apple Orchard or other Halloween-related event, feel free to send us your information today for FREE!

Please be aware that the directory was reset to zero events this June, so if you haven’t sent us your information since then, you will need to do so, if you want to be included in the 2013 directory. Submit your event today! It’s FREE!!!

(Please check the directory before submitting your event, to make sure it isn’t already listed. Duplicate event submissions will be ignored. If you are already listed and would like changes made to your existing listing, send an email to


Asylum Xperiment Haunted House (Villa Park, Illinois)
 - Save 20% off General Admission and VIP Tickets!

CarnEvil Haunted House (Hoffman Estates, Illinois)
 - Buy one general admission ticket & get one FREE! Limited time offer!

Eleventh Hour Haunted House (Melrose Park, Illinois)
 - Save $36 off the box office price! You get 2 RIP tickets for one low price! Limited Time Offer!

Realm of Terror (Round Lake Beach, Illinois)
 - Save $10 Off General Admission!

Screams in the Park (Rosemont, Illinois)
 - Save $5 Off General Admission!

For more information about these amazing deals, visit our Special Deals page:

Check this page regularly throughout the Halloween season for the best haunted house discounts!


Buy tickets for some of your favorite Haunted Houses directly from, from the comfort of your own home!  Buy your tickets online and bypass the line at the ticket window…  Purchasing tickets for Haunted Houses couldn’t be any more convenient!

Right now you can buy tickets online, through Haunted Illinois, for the following popular haunted attractions:

Asylum Xperiment Haunted House (Villa Park, Illinois)
Basement of the Dead (Aurora, Illinois)
Eleventh Hour (Melrose Park, Illinois)
Screamatorium (Poplar Grove, Illinois)
Trail of Screams (Rockford, Illinois)

Avoid the long wait and annoying line at the ticket booth!  Buy tickets for these events now at the following link!  Just look for the ticketing icons in our directory:


Raven’s Grin Inn (Mount Carroll, Illinois)

The Raven’s Grin Inn is a haunted attraction that is open all year long! If you want to get your haunted house fix early, visit the Raven’s Grin in September, to beat the October rush! It is a blast and definitely one of the most unique attractions in existence!

This event has gained national acclaim, being featured on the television shows like "Wild Chicago", "HGTV Extreme Homes" and Comedy Central’s “Travel Sick”, as well as being featured in countless national publications, such as National Geographic World Magazine.

For more information about this event, visit:


This year, has identified six new haunted attractions in the state of Illinois!  Click on the links below for more information.

CarnEvil Haunted House (Hoffman Estates, Illinois)

Dark Harvest Haunted House (Plainfield, Illinois)

D.E.A.D. Central (Alsip, Illinois)

Haunted House of Macabre (Antioch, Illinois)

The Nightscape: An Evening Of Theatrical Terror (Chicago, Illinois)

Twisted Crypt Haunted House (Rockford, Illinois)

In addition to these new events, the following haunted houses will be returning from the grave, to scare the daylights out of you in 2013!

The Fear at Navy Pier (Chicago, Illinois)

Ashmore Estates (Ashmore, Illinois)  


The following haunted attractions have moved to a new location.  For more information, click on the links below. 

Eleventh Hour Haunted House (Melrose Park, Illinois)

Fables Studios (Morton Grove, Illinois)  


Unfortunately, we have to report that the following attractions will not be open in 2013. 

Dream Reapers Haunted House (Melrose Park, Illinois) – Closed Permanently

Haunted Mansion & Asylum 13 (Bolingbrook, Illinois)

Shotgun Manor (Sullivan, Illinois)

St. Matthews House of Mayhem (Hawthorn Woods, Illinois)


So far, we have compiled a list of Official Trick-or-Treating hours for many Illinois cities! For more information, and/or to submit your own community’s Trick-or-Treating hours, visit:


Let us know which Haunted House or Halloween Event is your favorite.  Soon you can cast a vote for the event that you like best.  Voting starts October 1st!


Make your voice heard!  With our Visitor Reviews, you will be able to tell everyone all about the Illinois Haunted Attractions you visit this season.  You can submit your own reviews, as well as read those written by others, at the following link, starting October 1st!

(Note: For obvious reasons, you may only write reviews for those 2013 attractions that have already opened for the season. As the season progresses and more attractions open for business, they will automatically be added to the list of events to review.)  


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More great news will be posted soon! I hope you have a great Halloween season!!!

Happy Haunting,

Adam Drendel
Webmaster of

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