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Midwest Haunters Convention 2019 Haunt Tours Announced!

  • Posted : January 13th, 2019
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Midwest Haunters Convention 2019 Haunt Tours

Join us in Chicagoland for the Midwest Haunters Convention this June! MHC is excited to announce the haunted houses that will be on the 2019 MHC Haunt Tours, June 6th & 7th (Thursday & Friday); final details and pricing will be announced soon, and the following attractions will be on the tour:

Thursday, June 6

D.E.A.D. Rising
Dead Rising Haunted House is an old school, in-your-face haunt. They build all of their own props and sets for a uniquely terrifying experience.

Midnight Terror Haunted House
Midnight Terror Haunted House is a company with 20 years experience in the haunted house & entertainment industries. Driven by passion, MTHH has discovered what it takes to create something completely original, using “old school” tactics with a balance of “new school” technology, and extreme focus on making Midnight Terror an “actor driven” show! Midnight Terror’s expansive playground progresses throughout 26,000 square feet, more rooms than they can count, and actors in every spot they can fit. Explore the twists, turns, and tight spaces of “Factory of Malum”, which leads into the theatrics and special effects of “Black Oak Grove”. To finish off the Night Fear, you’ll then have to tread through “Chainsaw Alley”, an ending you won’t see coming!

The Massacre
Work up your nerves and step into one of the scariest attractions in the Midwest, The Massacre Haunted House and Fear Freakshow 3D Haunted House. Newly renovated every year and ready to deliver the scares, The Massacre offers over 20,000+ sq. ft. of sheer nightmares for your enjoyment. This custom built haunted house allows visitors to walk through in small groups of six to seven and is designed to give mature audiences the scare of their lives! Focusing on fear and fright, this haunted labyrinth dishes up over 60 rooms of pure terror where over 100 ghastly clad actors are waiting to scare and delight. Frightening mazes, eerie animatronics and beyond are ready to fill your night with chills and thrills.

Basement of the Dead
In the late 1920’s, Walker Laundry opened at 42 West New York St. and became Aurora’s largest laundry Company. Around 1945 Imus Kilya was working there as maintenance engineer. His son Al came to work as his assistant in 1960. Heat for the building and steam for the presses was supplied by a coal fired boiler installed when the building was built. Al and Imus continually complained that it needed to be replaced, but management wouldn’t spend the money. In 1964 the boiler exploded maiming and scalding Al and Imus. They never returned to work and rumor was they had vowed to get even.

Under the streets and building were sewer lines and tunnels well known to Al and Imus. A year or so after the explosion people from the laundry started to disappear and body parts were found in the river near the drainage pipes. Al and Imus were suspected but never found. The laundry eventually closed and the basement was never used again. Businesses have come and gone but nobody stays. Basement Of The Dead is proof that Al & Imus still exist and have made this basement their home.. The mutilation and horror you will witness is so shocking, you’ll wish you never entered.


Basement of the Dead haunted house has been top rated by BuzzFeed, HauntedHouseChicago.com, Hauntworld.com, the Chicago Tribune & more!

Friday Night, June 7

HellsGate Haunted House
Hidden deep in the woods and across the cemetery, HellsGate is a multi-level mansion filled with secret passages, giant slides, undead abominations, really nervous groundskeepers and a darkness that the gate can no longer contain! This is not just a haunted house, it’s an adventure!

Since you were a kid, you’ve heard about the haunted house with the giant slide, the one hidden out in the woods, the one where you can win your money back, but you were never able to find it… until now! In 2016, Zombie Army Productions reopened the legendary HellsGate Haunted House.  This June, Zombie Army is thrilled to welcome Midwest Haunters Convention to be the first off-season tour at the Zombie Army’s flagship attraction.  With over 150 actors,  haunted forest, outdoor cemetery and over 30 rooms inside the mansion, HellsGate is an active experience that you should not miss! Also, we will have music, bonfires, drinks, snacks and shenanigans after the show! Come for the great show, stay to party with the Zombie Army!

The Midwest Haunters Convention will take place June 7-9 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel – celebrate Halloween in June! For more information and to register to attend, visit http://www.midwesthauntersconvention.com ! MHC 2019 is sponsored in part by HauntedHouseChicago.com.

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Massacre Haunted House transforms into a ‘Christmas Nightmare’

  • Posted : December 21st, 2018
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Instead of Christmas cheer, the crew over at Massacre Haunted house are spreading some holiday fear.  For the 6th year in a row Massacre will open for a special Christmas themed haunted house the weekend before Christmas.

The set designers have transformed the entire facility to resemble your sweetest holiday memories and makeup artists along with the special effects team have reworked your favorite Christmas characters into your worst nightmare

This bone chilling, Christmas experience will of course feature a Santa, however he’s not the right jolly old man most people picture. Visitors who loved getting scared during Halloween can get scared all over again this holiday season.

Walk through over 30,000 Square Feet of Christmas gone wrong, where a wicked Santa and all his demented helpers haunt the halls. Cackling elves emerge from the walls and Santa’s sinister “ho ho ho” rings through the air, chasing visions of sugar plums right out of visitor’s heads and replacing them with scenes of horror.

Christmas Nightmare is Friday December 21st and Saturday December 22nd from 7pm to 10pm.

Massacre Haunted House
299 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, IL 60538

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Christmas Fear, Chicago’s Interactive Christmas Haunted House.

  • Posted : December 11th, 2018
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Christmas Fear | An Interactive Christmas Haunted House

The best way to spread Christmas Fear is screaming loud for all to hear!

Witness disgruntled elves wreak havoc on Midnight Terror Haunted House! You only have this weekend to be a part of the revenge on Santa! Visitors will experience the frightful festivities that’s been unleashed upon Santa’s Workshop of Fear by Santa’s helpers, along with The Silent Night Maze, and an Interactive Snowball Fight. Our Factory is completely re-themed with a new layout, festive props, and unusual Christmas characters.

Traverse through 26,000 square feet of ho-ho-horror riddled with rabid reindeers, Mrs. Claus herself, and the vile Ice King. The elves will challenge your agility and bravery when you enter the Interactive Snowball Fight, so find some snowballs and join the game! Stumble into Chainsaw Alley and our merry maniacs will escort you through a bloody winter wonderland. Spend the evening with the North Pole rejects for a unique experience this holiday season!

Christmas Spirit is lost. Can fear make it right?

$10 Limited Pre-Sale Tickets | Online Only

Midnight Terror Haunted House – December 14th, 15th, & 16th 7pm-10pm

Heated & Indoors | Re-Themed | Interactive
5520 W. 111th Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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Lost Souls Chicago Holiday Bus Tour

  • Posted : December 8th, 2018
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Looking for the perfect holiday present for that special boil or ghoul? Haunted House Chicago is proud to be sponsoring a special “X-Mas” edition of the Lost Souls Haunted Bus Tour!

Lost Souls Chicago is Chicagoland’s premier haunted house bus tour, providing VIP access to the biggest haunted attractions in the area, and all without the hassle! Just board the bus, crack a cold beer, win some free swag, and party with friends while experiencing the best that our industry has to offer!

We were VERY excited to sponsor a Lost Souls adventure this past October, and were even more honored to be asked to party with them for this special holiday edition!

Patrons will start this year’s journey from “The OuttaSpace” in Berwyn, Illinois, and board the Lost Souls bus. First on deck will be Massacre Haunted House’s production of “Christmas Nightmare” in Montgomery, Illinois. Second on the tour will be Basement of the Dead’s production of “A Very Scary Axe-Mas” in Aurora, Illinois. Finally, Lost Soulians will return to “The Outta Space” in Berwyn, Illinois, for a special after-party from Haunted House Chicago with some free drinks, apps, desserts, live music, and fellowship with haunters and haunt fans from around the Midwest!

(There’s even going to be a special appearance by Kyle Vest from the TV show, “SkinWars!”)

This event is 18 and over, and you must be 21 with legal ID to drink alcohol.

Work at a haunted attraction and want to attend? Email: lostsoulschicago@gmail.com for a special discount code.

For more information and to get your tickets, please go to: http://www.lostsoulschicago.com/lost-souls-xmas.html. We can’t wait to see you there!

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Haunted Holidays

  • Posted : November 28th, 2018
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Haunted Holidays

While Halloween may live 365-days a year in our hearts and heads, most muggles are preparing for holiday celebrations. Luckily, you don’t have to wait until next Halloween to get your scream on! Whether you look for St. Nick or Krampus this season, we are here to help shed some darkness on the millions of imported twinkle lights. Here’s a listing of all the attractions within 100-miles of Chicago that are producing special holiday haunting experiences. So, grab the egg nog, complete another viewing of Christmas Vacation, and get the sleigh ready for some holiday haunted houses!

(Listed in alphabetical order)

13th Floor Chicago presents: “Krampus: A Haunted Christmas, Chapter 2: Jack Frost”
Melrose Park, Illinois
Friday, December 7th, and Saturday, December 8th

Basement of the Dead presents: “A Very Scary Axe-Mas”
Aurora, Illinois
Friday, December 21st, and Saturday, December 22nd

Haunted Hills Hospital presents: “The Haunting of Ebenezer”
Lake Station, Indiana
Saturday, December 8th, and Saturday, December 15th

Massacre Haunted House presents: “Christmas Nightmare”
Montgomery, Illinois
Saturday, December 15th, Friday, December 21st, and Saturday, December 22nd

Midnight Terror Haunted House presents: “Christmas Fear”
Oak Lawn, Illinois
Friday, December 14th, Saturday, December 15th, and Sunday, December 16th

Raven’s Grin Inn
Mt. Carroll, Illinois
Open Year-Round, Except Wednesdays

Find the HHC team at the events above for some free swag, or even some free tickets to Midwest Haunters Convention next June in Schaumburg, Illinois! http://www.midwesthauntersconvention.com/

And from all of us at Haunted House Chicago, may you have a frightfully fun holiday season!

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