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04/01/14 :: 10:50 AM

Chicago Zombie Prom 2014!

The 2014 Chicago Zombie Prom will once again take place at the Bottom Lounge on June 20th, 2014!

For full details & information:

To RSVP via Facebook: Chicago Zombie Prom 2014 Event Page

To get tickets: Zombie Prom Chicago Ticket Page

02/01/14 :: 09:37 PM

Fear City Chicago Haunted House Holding “Valentine’s Zombie Massacre Bash”

Fear City Chicago is holding an especially appropriate horror-filled Valentine’s Weekend event on Saturday February 15, 2014 from 7 pm to 12 midnight featuring music, dancing, cash bar and laser-tag zombie games.

What’s more romantic than killing zombies with the one you love?  For those wanting an exciting alternative to the mundane red roses and chocolates of the traditional Valentine’s Weekend events, the crew at Fear City Chicago Haunted House are swinging open their gates and hosting a special event featuring locally popular disc jockey (DJ Scarecro), refreshments and heart-stopping laser tag games.

Fear City Chicago Haunted House and Battle Royale Laser Tag are teaming up to offer a new experience for the adventurous this coming Valentine’s Day on Saturday, February 15 from 7pm to 12 midnight.  Open to those over 21, tickets can be purchased online at for just $18 per person (or $20 at the door).  Those wanting to have some fun can blast away their winter blues by playing laser tag in the halls of Chicagoland’s award-winning haunted house with a cast of creepy zombies.  In the lobby, the music of DJ Scarecro will keep people dancing and entertained.  A full cash bar will be available for those looking for another way to warm up their blood on a cold winter’s night.

Fear City Haunted House is conveniently located near Chicago’s northwest side at 8240 North Austin Avenue (between Oakton Street and Lincoln Avenue) in Morton Grove.  There is plenty of free parking and the venue is easily reachable by public transportation and is just minutes off the Eden’s Expressway Dempster Street West Exit.  The event will take place in the huge lobby of the haunted house with the laser tag games taking guests into the back alleys and hallways of Fear City, enjoyed by so many during Halloween.

Chuck Grendys said “There are so many people looking for an alternative way to celebrate Valentine’s Day that we had to put our creative juices to work and offer something new this February” and Jim Lichon added “People interested in haunted houses and attractions are crying out for this event so we had to listen.”

01/28/14 :: 11:00 PM

Valentine X at the Eleventh Hour Haunted House

February 14 & 15, 2014 • 7:30 pm
Tickets $22.00 

What was meant to be a romantic night has now become a tale of bloodied hearts and terrifying revenge that will keep you and your date or friends clenched in fear! Eleventh Hour Haunted House presents: Valentine X, a new, thrilling experience premiering Valentine's weekend in 2014. Experience the Bear Butcher and his gnarly blade seeking out his lustful and obsessive revenge in candlelit horror as he leaves nothing but an "X" carved into his victim's foreheads. Celebrate Valentine's weekend in a way like no other by getting scared at Eleventh Hour! 

Valentine X, a candlelit night of horror, opens at Eleventh Hour this February 14th & 15th, 2014 only from 7:30p-10:30p. VIP reservations are available.

01/10/14 :: 12:42 PM

New Year, New Website Coming and More...

Happy new year, haunt junkies! The wheels are already in motion to completely rebuild from the ground up for 2014, with a boatload of new features and improvements. More on that in the weeks to come - to stay up-to-date, be sure to follow us on our brand new accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Google+!

Featured Listings for 2014 are also now up for grabs - if you'd like to secure a spot for your attraction, email!

12/02/13 :: 09:33 AM

BLACKOUT Comes to Chicago

BLACKOUT, the most-talked-about extreme theater event in new york and los angeles over the past few years, is opening in chicago for a short run this december. the location is a secret and will be shared with ticket buyers 24 hours before their scheduled time. The first batch of tickets (for friday, december 13) are sold out. the next batch of tickets will go on sale soon.

a special off-season event designed specifically for this city, 'BLACKOUT: chicago' will be a condensed version of our larger shows with an extremely limited number of tickets available. reservations must be made in advance and all tickets are non-transferable.

“BLACKOUT is beyond haunted. whatever you walk in there being afraid of — that’s what’s lurking in the house’s imagined dark recesses.”
- la times

“the extreme theater event of the year.”
- ny times

10/31/13 :: 11:06 PM

2013 Official Haunted House Chicago Top 13

As the clock strikes twelve, we find ourselves at the apex of yet another haunting season. But, before we bid farewell, it is finally time to present the 2013 Official Haunted House Chicago Top 13.

After traversing 2,226.20 miles this season, here is our list of the best around:

1. Amhurst Asylum in Valparaiso, IN
2. Statesville Haunted Prison & City of the Dead in Crest Hill, IL
3. Wisconsin Feargrounds in Waukesha, WI
4. Asylum Xperiment in Villa Park, IL
5. Realm of Terror Horror Experience in Round Lake Beach, IL
6. Abandoned Haunted House Complex in Mount Pleasant, WI
7. Basement of the Dead in Aurora, IL
8. Fear City in Morton Grove, IL
9. Fear Itself at Legend Park in Mishawaka, IN
10. Niles Haunted House Scream Park in Niles, MI
11. Evil Intentions in Elgin, IL
12. Spook Hollow w/MC Manor and MC Nightmare in Marquette Heights, IL
13. Massacre Haunted House in Naperville, IL

(All placed based on the total number of points earned according to the scale used by the Haunted House Chicago Review Team.)

Congratulations to all haunted attractions for an outstanding season of haunting!

Now, who's counting down the days until 2014?

10/31/13 :: 04:02 PM

2013 Jim Warfield Acting Award Winners

Each year, Haunted House Chicago awards the top actor/actress from that calendar year. The award is named after Jim Warfield of Raven's Grin Inn. For more on this award please click here:

This year, there were three actors and actresses that dazzled us with their show and whisked us away to wonderland. And for the first time in the history of this award, they all portray clown roles.

Haunted House Chicago would like to formally congratulate the recipients of the 2013 Jim Warfield Acting Award:

Nikki Singleton as "Starr"
From Fear Itself in Mishawaka, Indiana

Nick Weber as "T-Bag"
From Asylum Xperiment Haunted Attraction in Villa Park, Illinois

Billy Caraway as "Balzac"
From CarnEvil Haunted House in Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Please note: This award is not available to managing actors or owners, which on occasion have given some of the most incredible performances. Although we can't officially award this to them, we would like to give honorable mentions to:

Bella Highwire as "Daughter Anabelle" from Dark Harvest in Plainfield, Illinois
Riley Walsh as "Scarlett" from Amhurst Asylum in Valparaiso, Indiana

10/31/13 :: 01:06 PM

2013 New Haunted Attraction of the Year

Each year, Haunted House Chicago awards the best new haunted attraction from that year. For more on this award please click here:

Haunted House Chicago would like to formally congratulate the 2013 New Haunted Attraction of the Year:

CarnEvil Haunted House in Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Congratulations on an outstanding first season!

10/31/13 :: 11:27 AM

Happy Halloween

Hello Halloween, we have been waiting for you! Whether this night and season was about trick-or-treating, haunted housing, dressing in costume, carving pumpkins, or parties, we hope that it was everything that you hoped for and more!

Thank you for joining us this and every season. We hope you enjoyed our website as much as we enjoyed making it!

From all of us at Haunted House Chicago to all of you and yours, we wish you a very safe, haunted, and happy Halloween!

Stay tuned for our 2013 Award announcements including the Jim Warfield Acting Award, the New Haunted Attraction of the Year, and the Top 13!

10/14/13 :: 05:44 PM

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