Regularly ranked as one of the top haunted houses in Illinois by Halloween connoisseurs, Basement of the Dead has been providing seasonal scares since 2000. Explore the dark, sinister confines to encounter demented doctors and nurses, creepy dolls and a cult. Admission also includes entry to Shattered 3D, a circus-themed space lit by blacklights and filled with mesmerizing art and creepy clowns. If you want to avoid jump scares, visit during the Night of Isolation Wednesdays October 11-25, when you can explore the scenes without the actors, using only the illumination from a glowstick. For an extra spooky experience, go November 3-4 when the lights are all out but the performers are still there. Sept 22–Nov 4
Spooky season has arrived, and the best way to get in some proper frights is to visit one of Chicagoland's best haunted houses. Halloween in Chicago brings more than a dozen immersive attractions to surrounding towns around Illinois, where actors and set designers work hard to make you scream by forcing you to face your fear of clowns, hospitals, snakes and other creatures that go bump in the night. Running throughout the season along with plenty of other Halloween events and parties, some of these haunted houses offer a full night of fun with bars, food trucks and escape rooms. Stick to the pumpkin patches if you’re squeamish, but if you’re up for a good scare, buy a ticket to one of the best haunted houses near Chicago.
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