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HauntedHouseChicago.com's Top Haunted Houses

As voted/rated by the HauntedHouseChicago.com Review Team.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the fact that certain haunted houses simply couldn't resist the urge to try to cheat and stuff the ballot box in their own favor (yes, we know who you are), HHC did away with the People's Choice Vote during the 2011 season. The idea was to let the public vote for their favorites; what we saw was haunted houses paying people to do a technical end-run around our system. Rather than see this feature abused to mislead our site users, HauntedHouseChicago.com had to kill the feature.

You can still use the Skull Rating feature and write reviews for the haunted houses listed on this site, but from now on, only the HHC Official Review Team will be rating the top haunted houses each year.


The HHC Official Review Team visits roughly 50 haunted houses each season and compares them all to each other, then the members of the team deliberate and debate their top choices, finally agreeing on the Top 13 for the season. This makes for far more informed reviews and ratings. The Review Team is headed by Kris Zahrobsky, who founded HauntedHouseChicago.com over 10 years ago and has been reviewing haunted houses here for over a decade. With a love of all things haunted, a knowledge of the history of haunted houses in Chicagoland and his yearly trek to see as many haunted houses as he can, Kris knows Chicago haunted houses!

2012 Official Haunted House Chicago Top 13

  1. Statesville Haunted Prison & City of the Dead in Crest Hill, IL
  2. Realm of Terror Horror Experience in Round Lake Beach, IL
  3. Amhurst Asylum in Valparaiso, IN
  4. Basement of the Dead in Aurora, IL
  5. Wisconsin Feargrounds in Waukesha, WI
  6. Asylum Xperiment in Villa Park, IL
  7. Fear City & Hades in Morton Grove, IL
  8. Fear Itself at Legend Park in Mishawaka, IN
  9. Abyss Haunted House in Channahon, IL
  10. Dream Reapers Haunted House in Melrose Park, IL
  11. Reapers Realm in Hammond, IN
  12. Spook Hollow & MC Manor in Marquette Heights, IL
  13. The Haunted Infirmary at Bartonville Insane Asylum in Bartonville, IL (tied)
    Niles Haunted House Scream Park in Niles, MI (tied)
    Abandoned Haunted House Complex in Mount Pleasant, WI (tied)

2011 HauntedHouseChicago.com Official Top 13

  1. Statesville Haunted Prison & City of the Dead in Crest Hill, IL
  2. Wisconsin Feargrounds in Waukesha, WI
  3. Realm of Terror Horror Experience in Round Lake Beach, IL
  4. Basement of the Dead in Aurora, IL
  5. Amhurst Asylum Haunted Attraction in Valparaiso, IN
  6. Asylum Xperiment in Villa Park, IL
  7. Niles Haunted House Scream Park in Niles, MI
  8. Lake Hills Haunted House in St. John, IN
  9. Fear Itself at Legend Park in Mishawaka, IN
  10. Spook Hollow & MC Manor in Marquette Heights, IL
  11. The Haunted Infirmary at Bartonville Insane Asylum in Bartonville, IL
  12. Dream Reapers Haunted House in Melrose Park, IL
  13. Fear City in Morton Grove, IL

2010 HauntedHouseChicago.com Official Top 13

  1. Statesville Haunted Prison & City of the Dead in Crest Hill, IL
  2. Realm of Terror Horror Experience in Round Lake Beach, IL
  3. Wisconsin Feargrounds in Waukesha, WI
  4. Fear Itself at Legend Skream Park in Mishawaka, IN
  5. Nightmares: Basement of the Dead in Aurora, IL
  6. The Fear Haunted House at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL
  7. Dream Reapers Haunted House in Melrose Park, IL
  8. Niles Haunted House Scream Park in Niles, MI
  9. Dark Side Haunted Adventure in Ixonia, WI
  10. Spook Hollow & MC Manor in Marquette Heights, IL
  11. Amhurst Asylum Haunted Attraction in Valparaiso, IN
  12. Spider Hill in Chillicothe, IL
  13. Asylum Xperiment in Villa Park, IL

2009 HauntedHouseChicago.com Official Top 10

  1. Realm of Terror Round Lake Beach, IL
  2. Statesville Haunted Prison Crest Hill, IL
  3. Dream Reapers Melrose Park, IL
  4. Dungeon of Doom Zion, IL
  5. Fear Itself Mishawaka, IN
  6. Nightmares: Basement of the Dead Aurora, IL
  7. Wisconsin Feargrounds Waukesha, WI
  8. Dark Side Ixonia, WI
  9. Reapers Realm Hammond, IN
  10. Niles Scream Park Niles, MI

2008 HauntedHouseChicago.com Official Top 10

  1. Nightmares: Basement of the Dead
  2. Statesville Haunted Prison/City of the Dead
  3. Dungeon of Doom
  4. Dream Reapers
  5. Raven's Grin Inn
  6. Reapers Realm
  7. The Fear at Navy Pier
  8. Eleventh Hour/Evil Intentions
  9. Realm of Terror
  10. Dragon's Dome

People's Choice Votes 2007

  1. Statesville Haunted Prison and City of the Dead
  2. Halls of Horror Shock-O-Rama Horrorshow
  3. Dream Reapers
  4. (Tied) Realm of Terror Haunted House
    (Tied) Nightmares: Basement Of The Dead
  5. (Tied) St. Pascal's Haunted House
    (Tied) Lombard Jaycees Haunted House
  6. Creatures Crypt
  7. (Tied) X-treme Haunting's Haunted House
    (Tied) Eleventh Hour
  8. (Tied) Dungeon of Doom
    (Tied) 2000 Feet of Terror
  9. (Tied) Brookfield Jaycees Haunted House
    (Tied) Dragon's Dome Haunted House
  10. Reapers Realm Haunted Attractions

People's Choice Votes 2006

  1. Statesville Haunted Prison and City of the Dead
  2. Halls of Horror (Crown Point, IN)
  3. Dream Reapers
  4. Nightmares: Basement Of The Dead
  5. Dragon's Dome Haunted House
  6. Brookfield Jaycees Haunted House
  7. Darkness
  8. Reaper's Realm
  9. Twisted House of Horrors
  10. Realm of Terror Haunted House
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