12/02/13 :: 09:33 AM
BLACKOUT Comes to Chicago
10/31/13 :: 11:06 PM
2013 Official Haunted House Chicago Top 13As 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 WinnersEach 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: http://www.hauntedhousechicago.com/warfieldaward/.
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 YearEach year, Haunted House Chicago awards the best new haunted attraction from that year. For more on this award please click here: http://www.hauntedhousechicago.com/bestnewhaunt/.
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 HalloweenHello 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
Did You Visit a Haunted House Last Weekend? Review It!If you visited a Chicagoland haunted house this weekend, consider rating and reviewing it here on HauntedHouseChicago.com - every attraction's listing has a Rate & Review feature built in. Let your fellow Chicagoans know where your favorite haunted house is and why!
10/13/13 :: 01:25 AM
Statesville Haunted Prison on the Travel Channel's "Halloween Craziest" TONIGHT at 9:00 p.m.!
10/10/13 :: 04:56 PM
THE FEAR Returns to Navy Pier TONIGHT!
Open RIGHT NOW, The Fear will feature both an aggressive adult-themed haunted house at night and a low scare, lights on attraction during the day. Don't miss the return of The Fear Haunted House and see why it was rated one of Haunted Attraction Magazine's 25 Must See Haunts for 2009 and voted Chicago's #1 haunted house by HauntedHouseChicago.com in 2008!
10/07/13 :: 01:43 PM
National Haunted House Day - Make It Happen NOW!
Take Action Now!The growth in popularity of Haunted Houses has inspired us as producers, vendors, and fans of haunted houses to campaign for a national day in recognition of our industry.
Sign this petition and share it with EVERYONE YOU KNOW and ask them to do the same. Creating an account to sign takes seconds. We need 100,000 signatures on this petition by 10/22/13.
Other ways you can support the creation and adoption of National Haunted House Day:
- Register your involvement in this initiative by filling out this contact form
- Send this letter to your congressman / congresswoman and add in YOUR information. You can download an editable word document of the letter here
- If you are a haunted house producer or vendor donate a portion of your sales on the second Friday in October to a local charity or community foundation such as the Don’t Be a Monster Anti - Bullying Campaign or another of your choice. Then tell people about it by sending out this press release detailing your actions and support of National Haunted House Day. (instructions are included in the release). You can download an editable word document of the press release here.
More About the InitiativeHaunted Houses and the industry around them have impacted popular culture in a permanent way. In recent history, over the past few decades at least, Haunted Houses have been slowly and methodically extending the celebration of Halloween and Horror well beyond a single night in October. Attending haunted houses has become a staple “to do” for millions of people across the country during September and October.
We are artists, business owners, community leaders, charitable leaders, and passionate fans of our industry. In our initiative to establish this officially observed day we are united by a common vision and our love of the haunted house industry. We ask you to join us in standing up together and requesting that members of congress adopt legislation to enact a proposition to make National Haunted House Day an officially observed day on the second Friday in October.
We further insist that haunted houses and vendors across the country support this initiative by contributing to charitable causes on National Haunted House Day by donating a portion of their proceeds on the second Friday in October to a charitable program such as the Don’t Be A Monster Anti - Bullying Campaign or another of their choice.
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FOR COMPLETE INFO PLEASE VISIT WWW.NATIONALHAUNTEDHOUSEDAY.ORG
09/23/13 :: 04:53 PM
TWICE the TERROR Haunt Pass!
For full details and to buy tickets, visit TWICEtheTERROR.com!