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escape the MANSION: Dr. Ingrid's Infirmary

DATE | October 15, 2022 | 1pm - 9pm

LOCATION | Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center, 3507 Kaneville Rd, Geneva, IL

COST | Residents $10 | Nonresidents $15

DETAILS | Escape the Mansion is an escape room-style event that pits groups of 10 people against the clock to see if they can solve a series of challenges, clues, hidden passwords, and more before time runs out. For one night only, the second floor of the Stephen Persinger Recreation Center is transformed into the fictitious Madam Klara’s Mansion, an estate built in 1799 which as been rumored to be haunted and filled with dark magic. Participants will be given a tour of the mansion, featuring a newly discovered room of the building! Come explore the mansion’s intriguing infirmary, where Madame Klara’s personal doctor and surgeon, Dr. Ingrid, performed mysterious procedures and operations.


A Nightmare at west main

DATE | Fridays, October 14 and 21, 2022 | 7pm - 9pm

LOCATION | West Main Community And Bark Park, 40W101 Main St, Batavia, IL

COST | Advanced tickets can be purchased through Oct. 13 for $10 per ticket. Admission is $12 day-of.

DETAILS | The ghosts are coming out to play in the forest at West Main Community Park. Join us for a haunted hike through our spooky trails. Evil lurks in the forest, so enter if you dare! This event is not suitable for kids younger than 10 years old. Every person needs to be registered.


massacre haunted house 

DATE |  SEASON TBD (Generally evening hours Friday - Sunday and some Thursdays in October)

LOCATION | 299 Montgomery Road, Montgomery

COST | $29.99 per person | $39.99 Fast Pass Online | $39.99 Fast Pass Onsite

DETAILS | This custom built haunted house allows visitors to walk through in small groups of six to seven and is designed to give mature audiences the scare of their lives! Focusing on fear and fright, this haunted labyrinth dishes up over 60 rooms of pure terror where over 100 ghastly clad actors are waiting to scare and delight. Frightening mazes, eerie animatronics, and beyond is ready to fill your night with chills and thrills.


basement of the dead haunted house

DATE | Oct. 1-2, 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-31; Nov. 5, 2022 | 7pm - 10pm, some dates have extended hours

LOCATION | 42 W. New York Street, Aurora

COST | $29.99/person

DETAILS | Basement of the Dead Haunted Attraction in Aurora Illinois is not the biggest attraction in Illinois, but many consider it to be the best and even scariest.  Like most top haunts, the Basement of the Dead haunted house is run by a talented and passionate group of people who love the haunted house industry, and this group is actually family… a family who through hard work and faith in themselves turned their dream (or nightmare) into a reality.


evil intentions haunted house

DATE | Fridays - Sundays, September 30 - October 30, 2022| Additional Dates, October 20, 27, 31 | Fridays + Saturdays, 7:00p - 12:00a | All other days, 7:00p - 10:00p

LOCATION | 900 Grace Street, Elgin

COST | $35 - $50

DETAILS | Located in Elgin’s industrial section stands the abandoned home of Elgin Casket Company. This once proud building has been witness to a murder, grisly discoveries, cult activities, and unexplained occurrences, and a dark legacy has emerged from its sordid history.  Be terrorized at this multi-level 55,000 square foot paranormal hot spot. 


nightmare on Chicago Street

DATE | October 22, 2022 | 6pm - 11pm

LOCATION | Chicago Street, Elgin, IL

COST | $35

DETAILS | For 9 years, the Zombie Defense Initiative has given citizens an experience that they could find nowhere else. For the past 2 years, the safest zone was at home. This year, more than ever, we need to have a happening that will unite citizens looking for escape. ​ Some of the businesses might appear to be boarded up, vegetation may reclaim buildings, trash may be strewn everywhere, burning tires and barrels of toxic waste may litter the streets. Abandoned cars, buses and even airplanes have known to be damaged and overturned in the streets and on top of buildings. Do not fear! Your safety is our number one concern. Some steadfast businesses will be open for you to get food, beverages, shelter, and provisions. ​ We at the Zombie Defense Initiative will make sure that every citizen is entertained with three stages of live entertainment, bands, food, drinks, vendors, cage matches in the Thunderdome, live graffiti artists, a hookah lounge, costume contest, special guests like MeTV’s SVENGOOLIE and surprises around every corner. ​ To maintain some sort of economic health, we are asking for a nominal entrance fee to Nightmare on Chicago Street. Ages 17+


Haunted Corn Maze at Jonamac Orchard

DATE | Fridays - Saturdays from September 30 - October 29, 2022 from 6:30p to 10:30p

LOCATION | Jonamac Orchard | 19412 Shabbona Road, Malta

COST | $17 per person (ages 13+)

DETAILS | This season we have to limit the number of guests at one time so you will need to pre-purchase your tickets in advance to be guaranteed entry. A very limited number of walk-up tickets will be available for purchase at the gate each hour at a first come first serve basis. Once our maximum hourly capacity is reached, no other walk-up purchases will be permitted. Recommended for Ages 13 and Up This year, the entire maze will be haunted! Flashlights will not be allowed in the Haunted Corn Maze, only glowsticks or pen lights.


Haunted forest at kuipers family farm

DATE | Fall Season runs August 27 - October 30, 2022 | Monday - Saturday 9AM-6PM, Sunday 10AM-6PM

LOCATION | Kuipers Family Farm | 1N318 Watson Road, Maple Park

COST | Included with general admission

DETAILS | As part of a full day getting a glimpse into life on a farm complete with hayrides, apple cider, and pumpkin picking, stroll through the Haunted Forest at the Kuipers Family Farm. It will raise the hairs on your neck and a giggle in your throat. This mildly scary and fully fun Haunted Forest is suitable for kids all ages.

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sonny acres Haunted Barn + Trail

DATE | September 30 - October 30, 2022 | 7pm - 10pm

LOCATION | Sonny Acres Farm | 29W310 North Avenue, West Chicago, IL

COST | $20 - $30

DETAILS | Our Haunted Barn is a creepy maze with twists and turns and creepy characters (live actors) around every corner. The scene is set in an old abandoned barn themed “The Curse of The Scarecrow”; he’s on the loose inside the barn and out for revenge! The Scarecrow is joined by many of his sinister cohorts and they just can’t wait to meet you! The Haunted Barn is great for kids over 12 & up and any adult who loves a good scare!

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resurrection trail

DATE | October 27, 28, 29, 2022 | 7pm - 10pm

LOCATION | Reed-Keppler Park, 129 W National St, West Chicago, IL

COST | $10

DETAILS | Enter if you dare! The haunted trail of West Chicago returns for another weekend full of scare! The trail opens at 7:00pm. Last tickets sold at 9:30pm. Event is outdoors and subject to weather-related conditions

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Sonny Acres Haunted Barn + Trail

DATE | Starts September 30, 2022

LOCATION | 29W310 North Ave, West Chicago, IL 60185


DETAILS | The haunted experiences feature a fantastic all new haunted barn and haunted trail spectacular – OPENING SEPTEMBER 30th days & times vary – see website home page for details.

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DATE | Fridays + Saturdays ONLY, September 30 - October 29, 2022, from 7:00p - 10:00p

LOCATION | 199 E. Woods Drive, Lockport, IL

COST | $15 per ticket

DETAILS | Are you one of the brave souls to seek out the underground of Dellwood Park? We dare you to attempt the Curse of the Bayou. Do you carry the still beating heart for which the Voodoo Priestess yearns? The Curse of the Bayou is not recommended for young children.Parental guidance is suggested. This is an outdoor, walking attraction with an uneven trail, tight corners, low ceilings, strobe lighting, fog and loud noises. Food and drinks are available for purchase. This is an outdoor haunt and will close if there is severe weather.


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