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It’s Not Just Halloween – It’s Halloweekend!

  • Posted : October 29th, 2014
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Halloweekend
Many haunted houses are open through the weekend this year – the spooky fun doesn’t have to stop at midnight on Halloween night! Saturday or Sunday night, find a haunted house near you and go get that last good SCARE of the season! Spread the word and let’s make #Halloweekend a THING!

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HauntedHouseChicago.com Official Reviews

  • Posted : October 24th, 2014
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Visit a Chicago Haunted House

The Official HauntedHouseChicago.com Review Team has been posting their 2014 haunted house reviews – so far you can see their reviews for:

…with more to follow soon! If you see them out this weekend at a haunted house, say hello!

And, of course, you are welcome and encouraged to leave your own rating/review on the haunted houses you’ve visited – registration is quick, free and easy – click HERE! Remember, the new 2014 HauntedHouseChicago.com is 100% mobile friendly – try it on your phone or tablet!

The website owners here at HauntedHouseChicago.com would like to take a moment to acknowledge our amazing Review Team. Led by HHC site founder Kris Zahrobsky, they live and breathe Chicago haunted houses from late September through early November, visiting and reviewing dozens of attractions every year.  You can find more info about the HHC Review Team and the history of HauntedHouseChicago.com HERE and HERE.

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New All Access Ticket at Statesville Haunted Prison

  • Posted : October 23rd, 2014
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All Access Ticket to Statesville Haunted Prison

The Statesville Haunted Prison ALL ACCESS TICKET- ONLY AVAILABLE TO FIRST 100 PEOPLE!
$100 gets you:

  • VIP admission to Statesville Haunted Prison® and City of the Dead (ONE VIP Ticket)
  • Backstage Tour
  • Statesville Haunted Prison T-SHIRT
  • Photo with your favorite Statesville character
  • Excellent Beer (must be 21 or older) thanks to Revolution Brewing

This event will take place on November 1, 2014 ONLY. Tickets and info HERE.

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We Want Your Reviews! Tell Us About Your Chicago Haunted House Experiences!

  • Posted : October 21st, 2014
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Rate and Review Chicago Haunted Houses
Whether you had a great experience, a bad one or a just-plain-weird one, our site visitors want to know what you have to say about the Chicago haunted house(s) you’ve visited. Posting your rating and review is free and easy – just log in (if you don’t have an account, you can use your Twitter, Facebook or Google ID!) and let the world know what you have to say!

Following are some tips on how to write a successful review:

  1. Please be as descriptive as possible when entering your review. Reviews that consist of little more than comments such as “great”, “horrible”, “fun”, “we go every year”, etc. don’t really give our site users any meaningful info; they’ll be looking to your reviews for information and guidance about Chicago’s haunted attractions, so when writing your review, think about what you’d want to know about the haunt you’re reviewing.
  2. Understand the difference between a review and an opinion. An opinion is how you feel about something; a review is an opinion that you can back up with examples, anecdotes and/or facts. We favor reviews over opinions while acknowledging that it can be hard to tell the difference. Loved a haunted house and want to tell the world? Great! But if all you can manage is “It was awesome – everybody should check it out!”, well, that’s not a review. That’s your opinion, and without giving your opinion any kind of context, it’s kind of useless to anybody that doesn’t know you (like the users of this website) – tell us why it was awesome. Why should everybody check it out?
  3. Be specific about what you like and don’t like. This gives our readers a frame of reference for what you think is scary, and is more likely to help somebody make an informed decision about what haunted house(s) to visit.
  4. Be careful using absolutes like “the scariest” or “the best” or “the worst”. Unless you’ve been to every haunted house in the area, you can’t know that. “The scariest I’ve been to” or “the best experience I’ve had” are more reasonable, again providing context for what you’re saying.
  5. Don’t end your review with something like “save your money and go to [insert haunt name here]” or “[insert haunt name here] was way better!”. If you want to put in a good word for a haunted house, write a positive review for it; don’t try to make your favorite haunt look better by ripping on its competition. Such comments will be stripped out of a review if possible; otherwise, the review will simply be rejected.
  6. Submitting a negative review? Consider also writing a positive one for a haunted house you liked. We get 5 negative reviews for every 1 positive, which makes it hard to provide a clear and balanced view of the haunted houses out there.
  7. Be respectful of the people you’re writing about. Many haunted attractions are created to benefit charities, while others are simply people who love Halloween and haunting, and in both cases the actors and staff may very well be unpaid volunteers who are giving up their time to entertain you. As such, reviews which insult or belittle attraction staff will be rejected. Don’t Be A Monster!
  8. Angered by a review you read? Think it’s unfair? Rather than emailing us and chewing us out over a review we didn’t write, consider writing your own review and setting the record straight!
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Halloween Happenings Around Town

  • Posted : October 11th, 2014
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Stages, Screens, and Screams

While it may be early in the season, if you have any energy left on the off days, here are some fun ways to try and enhance your Halloween season!

MOVIES

If you haven’t had a chance to check out “Annabelle” yet, there is still plenty of time as it hit theatres this past October 2nd. “Dracula Untold” flys onto the big stage (& IMAX) on October 9th. And rounding out the month, a movie about the timeless game, “Ouija,” starts moving on its own October 24th.

 

TV
Make sure you set your DVR for some of the much-anticipated horror-themed TV shows of the seasons. Notably: American Horror Story: Freak Show, The Walking Dead, Sleepy Hollow, Supernatural, Teen Wolf, and newcomer, The Strain.


STAGE
Make sure you bring your broomstick and catch “Evil Dead: The Musical” at the Broadway Playhouse before October 12th.

Then, there is the always popular, “Nights of the Stripping Dead” at the Admiral Theatre, hosted October 29-31.


MUSIC
While we are missing Gwar on the scene, there are still a few that will attempt to fill the void. Tiesto comes to the Mid on October 11th. Chromeo stops at the Riv on the 17th, and the Rave on the 18th. Quite possibly the highlight of the month, Skrillex, spins at Navy Pier on the 18th. Iggy Azalea pops in the Rave on the 19th. Machine Head returns to the Rave on the 21st, followed by Flyleaf on the 22nd. For a little lighter, check out Bastille at the Aragon on the 21st. Rounding out the month, check out ICP and Mushroom Head at the Rave on the 27th.

PARTY
While everyone has to attend at least one Halloween shindig, Madison’s infamous, “Freakfest” will be hosted Saturday, November 1st. This is a must-see!

 

HAWKS
The Blackhawks play their season opener on Thursday, October 9th. The home opener will be Saturday, October 11th. Go Hawks!

 

Regardless of where you scream at, keep checking Haunted House Chicago all season long for everything to make your holiday season the best yet!

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