Scream Scene 2018
Reviewed on: Friday, October 26, 2018
Taking up residence on the grounds of the Skokie Water Playground is Scream Scene. This attraction has been bringing many thrills and chills to its patrons in the area since 1997, courtesy of a partnership with the Skokie Park District. Supported by a number of youth and the community as a whole, it was great to see a number of people and sponsors that help make this event possible!
Unlike some of the haunted attractions in the area, this is not meant to be in your face with intensity. While it does have a number of great scares, it is designed to be family friendly that any age can enjoy. But, we would advise that you still make sure you are wearing a belt, or those pants could be scared right off you!
As we began our journey, we weaved our way through many different traditional haunted house scenes filled with actors waiting patiently in the dark. Actors varied attacks, and seemed to enjoy their job thoroughly! Some were very witty and playful with our group and anything that we threw their way, they were able to send it right back to us with a sassy return! We applaud these actors on a job well done!
For the second portion of the tour, we entered in their “storage” facility that was filled with props not used in this year’s attraction. Filed with their own team of monsters, this was not just a backstage tour, but another complete attraction! What a great surprise!
Some of our favorite scenes included the red and white curtain maze in the circus area, the scream/mask scene in the “backstage” tour, the dining room, the fridge, the psych ward, and the hospital scenes! (Make sure you ring the bell!) Each of these areas all had wonderful actors manning their grounds, and making sure to keep us running and smiling to the next room!
Monsters of Note: The ‘man’ of the month, Mr. Michael Myers
The Bottom Line: If you’re looking for a night filled with thrills and chills that the whole family can enjoy, make sure you head on over to Scream Scene for a great Halloween experience at a fantastic price!
– Official Haunted House Chicago Review Team Review