MIDNIGHT TERROR HAUNTED HOUSE OPENS OCT. 2 AT BEATTY LUMBER SITE
Since he was 10 years old, Oak Lawn native Justin Cerniuk has yearned to create the ultimate spookhouse. Now, with the Oct. 2 opening of Midnight Terror Haunted House, Oak Lawn’s first ever commercial haunted attraction, Cerniuk is about to realize that dream — and give nightmares of the frightfully fun kind to the thousands of visitors expected to attend.
Cerniuk partnered with village officials to repurpose the long-abandoned Beatty Lumber yard property at 9531 S. 52nd Ave., host site of Midnight Terror, and create a win-win for everyone involved. Working diligently round the clock since August, Cerniuk and his team have converted the 4,000-square-foot Beatty warehouse into a creepy fear factory that will feature dozens of unique props, over 30 costumed actors, and 15 different rooms — including a crypt of the damned, haunted forest, and blackout barracks — that wind throughout the facility in unexpectedly frightening fashion.
Midnight Terror will provide patrons with memorable thrills they won’t get at any other paid horror-themed attraction. Everything inside is meant to overwhelm your senses, look disturbingly authentic and unfold unpredictably. From the custom-built animatronics and finely detailed props to the distinctive wall textures, eerie lighting design, and improvisational scare tactics of the actors, Cerniuk promises a Halloween thrill destination that’s a cut above the rest.
“We’ve even designed certain spaces to have distinctive scents, like the musty smell of the boiler room and the mildewed odor of the catacombs,” says Cerniuk, who personally designs and fabricates nearly every prop, façade and effect used in Midnight Terror. “And visitors are getting a great value. This is no quick stroll through and you’re done. The attraction lasts up to 15 minutes, and it doesn’t end when you exit the building. There are more scares waiting for you outside, too.”
Visit MidnightTerrorHauntedHouse.com for full details and information.
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To kick off the 2014 Halloween/haunted house season, HauntedHouseChicago.com has a pair of tickets to give away for Rob Zombie’s SOLD OUT Friday night kick off concert for his new Chicago haunted attraction Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare. For your chance to win, visit the HauntedHouseChicago.com Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/ChicagoHauntedHouses, LIKE it, then share the post about this contest that you’ll find there. That’s it!
A winner will be chosen at random and announced at 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 25th. Tickets will be delivered via Will Call at the Odeum Expo Center the night of the show. The concert starts at 7:00 pm. Additional details are available at the RZGAN Website.Leave a Comment Go to Post...
Friday, September 19th, 4pm-8pm
Saturday, September 20th, 12pm-4pm
Statesville Haunted Prison
17250 S. Weber Rd.
Crest Hill, IL 60441
Drive towards the back and park; walk in through the fire gate near the back building and head towards the door between the two haunted house facades.
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Applicants will audition in groups of 5; the majority of the audition is improv games.
Lombard, IL – September 17th, 2014 – Lombard will be kicking off their 44th year for their annual Haunted House on Friday, October 10th. The theme for this year is Jack and Jill…Kill Kill Kill…A Collection of Nursery Crimes. The thought process behind the theme for this year is to put a nightmarish twist on some very familiar nursery rhymes. Which rhymes will get the nightmarish twist? The only way to find out is to come check it out!
The location for 2014 is Yorktown Shopping Center, this marks the third year in a row Lombard calls Yorktown home for their Haunted House, however, the location within the shopping center has changed they will now be located at 20 Convenience Center which is the strip mall between McDonald’s and Target and across from JC Penny and Carson Pirie Scott. Construction is well underway for this year and there is still plenty of time to get involved as volunteers are needed frequently to help build, haunt, sell tickets, spread the word and tear down. The Haunted House is an important fundraiser as it brings in revenue to purchase food baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas as well as purchase presents for children at Christmas for families in need in the York Township area.
A few of the special events scheduled for this year are the FREE Kiddie Matinee and Woeful Wednesday. The Kiddie Matinee will be held on Saturday, October 25th from Noon to 3pm. Lights will be on and kids can trick-or-treat their way through the house. Although this event is free, a donation of a non-perishable food item will be greatly appreciated. Woeful Wednesday will be held on Wednesday, October 29th. This special event is named after the nursery rhyme Monday’s Child and is one night only. This night is not for the ordinary visitor, all of the actors will be roaming free throughout the house and the experience will be more intense than usual. Admission for Woeful Wednesday is $20 and the proceeds from this night will be split between the Haunted House and an Alzheimer’s Foundation that will be determined at a later date in the name of Marlyn Meyer, a former Village of Lombard Trustee, as well as former Lombard Man of the Year and Senior of the Year for Lombard who recently passed away. Also, there will be an ongoing coat and toy drive each night the Haunted House is open, everything donated will be given to families in need in the local community, feel free to drop anything off during hours of operation.
Jack and Jill…Kill Kill Kill…A Collection of Nursery Crimes will be open from October 10-12; 17-19; 24-26; Oct 31 and November 1-2. Hours for each night are 7pm-11pm. Admission is $10 for everyone 10 years of age and older and $5 for kids 9 years of age and younger. VIP tickets (skip the line) are $15 for everyone 10 and older and $7 for 9 and younger. For more information visit the Lombard Haunted House at www.haunted-house.com.Leave a Comment Go to Post...
Just a reminder that HauntedHouseChicago.com is COMPLETELY NEW for 2014 – rebuilt from the ground up in the spring of this year. That means that, if you haven’t created a NEW account and listed your haunted house, attraction or event IN 2014, you NEED TO DO THAT NOW! The 2013 listings DID NOT carry forward to the new site (it wasn’t possible to do, and anyway, this way we weed out the ones that are no longer in operation).
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