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Haunted Illinois Update - 09/21/09

Ghoulish Greetings From !

With only a few days left until October, we just wanted to let you know about some of the great things that are going on in the upcoming Halloween season!


Haunted Illinois Haunted Attraction directory currently has about 200 events listed and in the next couple of weeks, we expect the list to get much larger!     

The directory’s useful sorting & searching features make finding Halloween events a snap!  You can sort the list of events by Event Name, City or Last Updated date, and you can search by Region, Event Type, Dates of Operation & Zip Code!  If you are looking for Halloween-related events, be sure to check out our directory:

  Keep in mind that Haunted Illinois lists more than just Haunted Houses.  Any Halloween-related event, as long as it is in Illinois, is welcome in our directory.  If you run a Haunted House, Hayride, Haunted Trail, Home Haunt, Yard Display, Festival, Pumpkin Farm, Apple Orchard or other Halloween-related event, it can be listed!   

The best part is that listing on is FREE!!!  If you are hosting a Halloween-related event and haven’t already sent us your information this season, please submit your 2009 event info here:

(Please check the directory before submitting your event, to make sure it isn’t already listed.  Duplicate event submissions will not be posted.)  


The Top-Rated Dungeon of Doom Haunted House has moved to a new location for the 2009 season.  Be sure to check them out in Zion, Illinois!  For more information, visit their website:


The Haunted House season starts in September this year!  Be sure to check out the following Illinois haunted houses that are open the last weekend of September:

Dream Reapers Haunted House (Melrose Park, Illinois)
Dungeon of Doom (Zion, Illinois)
X-treme Hauntings (Fox Lake, Illinois)
Evil Intentions (Elgin, Illinois)
Halls of Madness & Insanity Woods (Paris, Illinois)
Nightmare Alley (Kansas, Illinois)
Raven’s Grin (Mount Carroll, Illinois)
Rich’s Nightmare Haunted House (Oakdale, Illinois)
Sweet Dreams (Alsip, Illinois)

To find out more about these attractions, including addresses, driving directions, contact info and more, visit:


Dream Reapers Haunted House (Melrose Park, Illinois) 

Opening weekend discount! General admission is only $10 on September 25 & 26, 2009.  For more information, visit:

Eleventh Hour Haunted House (Elk Grove Village, Illinois) 

Special 2-for-1 deal when you buy RIP tickets!  This is a limited time offer!  For more information, visit:

Sweet Dreams Haunted House (Alsip, Illinois) 

Buy 2-for-1 VIP tickets!   For more information, visit:

$2 off General Admission at 4 Chicagoland Attractions 

Using Haunted Illinois’ special coupon, you can get $2 off general admission at each of the following attractions:

Dream Reapers Haunted House (Melrose Park, Illinois)
Haunted Mansion/Asylum 13 (Bolingbrook, Illinois)
Realm of Terror (Round Lake Beach, Illinois)
X-treme Hauntings (Fox Lake, Illinois)

To print out this coupon, visit:

(Note: One coupon per person.  Not valid with any other offer.)


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: 

Dream Reapers Haunted House (Melrose Park, Illinois)
Eleventh Hour (Elk Grove Village, Illinois)
Fear Asylum (Belvidere, Illinois)
Haunted Mansion/Asylum 13 (Bolingbrook, Illinois)
Screamatorium (South Beloit, Illinois)
Sweet Dreams Haunted House (Alsip, Illinois)
Trail of Screams (Stillman Valley, 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 ticket icons in our directory:


Let us know which Haunted House or Halloween Event is your favorite.  Starting October 1st, you will be able to cast a vote for the event that you like best, at the following link:


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.   Starting October 1st you will be able to submit reviews, as well as read reviews written by others, at the following link:

(Note: Keep in mind that you may only write reviews for those 2009 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.) 


With more and more communities observing alternate days/hours for Trick-or-Treating, keeping the information in our Trick-or-Treating database up-to-date is more important than ever.  Many communities have already submitted their 2009 Trick-or-Treating hours to our database!   To submit your community’s Trick-or-Treating information, visit the following link:

(Illinois cities only, please) 


Throughout the past few years, the staff of has attended many off-season events related to the Halloween and Haunted House Industries.  In 2009 alone, we have done write-ups of the following events:

- Very Bloody Valentine (Chicago, Illinois)
- Fangoria Horror Convention (Chicago, Illinois)
- Transworld Haunt Show (St. Louis, Missouri)
- Chicago Zombie Pub Crawl (Chicago, Illinois)
- Zombie Army Prom (Chicago, Illinois)
- Terror on the Fox Tour (Green Bay, Wisconsin)
- Midwest Haunters Convention (Columbus, Ohio)
- Chicago Zombie March (Chicago, Illinois)
- East Coast Haunt Club (Nashua, New Hampshire)
- Donny Dirk's Zombie Den (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

To read Haunted Illinois’ summaries of these events, along with others we have attended in previous years, visit the following page:

Haunted Illinois also took a trip and recently posted an overview of our experience in Salem, Massachusetts, home of the infamous Witch Trials of 1692.  To see the review, along with more than 200 pictures, visit:

I hope you have a great Halloween season!!!  

Happy Haunting,  

Adam Drendel
Webmaster of





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