Screams In The Park
In 1895, Chicago Police unearthed horrific evidence of torture and multiple murders at the sprawling castle of H.H. Holmes. Masquerading under the guise of caring doctor and loving husband, Dr. Holmes was Americas first serial killer--who designed his home solely for the torture and disposal of human bodies. Welcome to SCREAMS in The Park at Rosemont. Have you ever imagined yourself dismembered? Just what is your capacity for fear? Maybe its time we find out! Let us take you on a journey of one disturbing nightmare after another...until we make you SCREAM! Join us this October, as the leaves fall and the sun sets, at Chicagolands newest Grand Haunted Halloween Attraction. Let our wickedly creative minds take over as we tell the story of H.H. Holmes unleashing his evil once again. Just remember--victims can run and victims can hide, but what if there is... nowhere else to go? Not recommend for children under age 13.
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Rosemont, IL 60018
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Ticket Price: General Admission: $15 VIP: $25
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Screams in the Park
Reviewed on: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Back for its second year of fear, Screams in the Park is located in Rosemont, IL, right off of Interstate-294. This year, it has found a new home in the basement of a parking garage. It is set right in the heart of the newly re-designed dining and entertainment section.
This attraction is based on the true story of H.H. Holmes, who was America's first documented serial killer that lived in Chicago, IL, in the late 1800's. He convinced people that he was just a normal, caring Doctor and loving husband. With his intentions being that of murder. He lured victims into his massive house that was composed of multiple secret passageways, where he tortured and disposed of human bodies.
This year, the use of the parking garage was absolutely perfect! By using the concrete overhangs as great coverage, it really made you feel like you were in the basement. Another route that Screams in the Park took this year was bringing in an acting troupe as their cast. In so doing this, it made the acting more intense and spot-on. The cast was perfectly timed, and definitely kept the acting going from the time we entered the room, until the moment we left.
Once again, every room you walk into is covered with wall-to-wall detail. The lighting design helps to create an even-creepier atmosphere as it is combined with the natural surrounding of the parking garage, concrete pillars, and piping overhead.
Screams in the Park definitely did a tremendous amount of work in the off-season. With a new location this year, they definitely stepped it up a notch. What really makes this attraction unique as it blends fact with fiction, taking the fear one step further! By harnessing the real facts behind the history, and adding in a dash of modern haunted house, this attraction really is a must-see!
Highlights we scream about: secret exits, the cemetery scene and the new location.
What to expect for 2013? We don't know if they are planning to make their home in the parking garage permanent for next year, but if they do, we can only imagine what they'll do!
Entertainment: 13 out of 20
Scare Factor & Fright: 5 out of 10
Acting: 4 out of 10
Sets & Room Detail: 9 out of 10
Costumes: 4 out of 5
Make Up: 4 out of 5
Sound: 4 out of 5
Lights: 5 out of 5
Props & Special Effects: 9 out of 10
Originality & Story Concept: 9 out of 10
Management & Owner Presentation: 4 out of 5
Website: 5 out of 5
Total: 75 points out of 100 points possible
- Official Haunted House Chicago Review Team Review