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Haunted Houses in Illinois for Halloween 2016

Funtober lists all the Halloween haunted houses in Illinois.  Find all the 2016 haunt attractions including haunted trails, haunted houses, haunted hayrides, scream parks, and more.  The 2016 Illinois haunted houses are fantastically frightening and larger than life.  Chicago is a big city with scary entertainment to match.  We list all the commercial and charity fun houses for October Halloween fun.

Funtober has several Illinois haunts on its list of  America’s Best Top 100 Haunted Houses in 2013 (with videos).  Where else but Illinois can you find so many zombies, devils, murderers, demons, vampires, and witches with so many haunted houses to stay in.

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Scary Illinois Haunted Houses

Chicago Haunted Houses 2015

One of the reasons that ghosts love haunting houses in Chicago is because they don’t have to make any scary noises. The Windy City takes care of that job on its own! There’s so many bodies buried in the Chicago area over the year that there’s an almost endless supply to haunt houses.  Funtober recommends you read Chicago’s Best Haunted Houses.

Dungeon of Doom Haunted House – 600 29th Street, Zion, IL 60099
Find ghouls, deranged clowns and two floors of fear at the Dungeons of Doom Haunted House.  A 40,000 square foot haunt with 80 actors everyday.  It takes about 30 minutes to go through the Dungeon of Doom and about another 20 minutes to go through the other two haunt attractions Buried Dead and Alive.  This haunt has been scary for over 15 years. Tickets are $25 for multiple attraction scares.  Some of the new scenes are Clown Crazy 8’s, DOD Massive Underworld, Tool Room Coop, Attic Fervor, Hades Boiler Room, Cabin of Carnage.  It takes between 30-50 minutes to go through the attractions at this ticket level.  There are several levels of vip and attraction ticket options.  Visit every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from September 26th plus some Sunday and other dates.  Doors open at 7:30 pm.

House of Torment – 8240 N. Austin Avenue, Morton Grove, IL 60053
House of Torment is the former Fear City with two amazing haunts.  Tickets are $25 for general admission to the fear attraction House of Torment.  This is a 40,000 square foot haunt through the all new Hollywood style indoor scenes.  Doors open at 7 pm.  Attractions open weekends beginning September 25th.  They also are open plenty of other nights and Sundays in October. Sounds like a whole lot of fun.

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare – at Odeum Expo, 1033 North Villa Ave., Villa Park, IL.
Rock legend and movie maker Rob Zombie brings his Great American Nightmare to Chicago.  Three terrific haunted houses all new for 2015 named The Devils Rejects, Captain Spauldings Clown School in 3D, and 31 Haunted House are all takeoffs from his wildly successful horror films.  You just have to love a guy that really gets into his work.  He brings a sick, disturbing, bloody, three-dimensional horror that includes a sick demented laughter to his projects.  Doors are open 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM on Friday and Saturday nights.  Thursday and Sunday hours are 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.  Tickets are $30 at the gate.  Save money and get your discounted $25 tickets online.  Read more about this attraction in our blog post “Rock Star Rob Zombie Opens Haunted Houses in Arizona This September“.

Disturbia Screams In The Park – 5501 Park Place, Rosemont, IL
Same great location as last year with new scenes for Screams In The Park at Disturbia.  It is the living embodiment of your fears and nightmares.  It is a one of a kind haunt.  Tickets are $25.  It opens Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights beginning October 2nd.  Doors open at 7 pm.

Statesville Haunted Prison – 17250 S. Weber Road, Crest Hill, Il 60441
One of the best haunted houses around, Statesville Haunted Prison and City of the Dead have a ticket price of $30 and are well worth the money.  The theme is prisoners have rioted and now you are face to face with 100 criminals too evil to die in 23 maximum security cells.  No one escapes Statesville.  Statesville is open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from October 1st to November 1st.  Doors open at 7 pm.  Crest Hill is approximately 36 miles from Chicago.  This is one of the most popular haunt attractions in the country.  Funtober names Statesville the #1 Haunted House in Illinois.

Asylum Xperiment Haunted Attraction – 1033 North Villa Avenue, Villa Park, IL 60181
Asylum Xperiment is a 45,000 sq. foot attraction located at the Odeum Expo Center.  Since the Odeum is being used by Rob Zombie this fall I do not believe Asylum Xperiment will be running this year as a separate event.

Dream Reapers (permanently closed for 2013)

13th Floor Haunted House Chicago – 1940 George Street, Melrose Park, IL
An all new world famous haunted house is back in Chicago for 2015.  It features the attractions The Rising and Dead End District.  Why aren’t there a 13th floor in buildings?  Tickets start at $24.99 – $29.99 depending on date.  The 13th Floor opens September 25th.  The attractions run from 7 pm to 12 pm on Friday and Saturday.  On some other nights it closes at 10 pm or 11 pm.  I expect this to be a great addition to Chicago area haunted houses.  They do a good job with their haunts in other states.

Psychosis Haunted House – 300 Lake Street, Elgin, IL 60120
Tickets for Psychosis Haunted House are $20 for this 20,000 square foot haunt.  Doors open at 7 pm.  Parking is free.  Psychosis opens October 1st and runs every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October.  An interactive haunt allows you to be kidnapped for a waiver and additional money.

Fear Haunted House at NavyPier – Chicago Illinois (Closed for 2015.)

Basement of the Dead – 42 West New York Street, Aurora, IL
The two haunt attractions here are Basement of the Dead and Shattered 3D.  Visit every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday nights in October beginning September 26th.  Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets are $18 for a single attraction ticket or get both haunts for the combo price of $25.  Parking nearby at Hollywood Casino is $4.  Warning the city will tow cars not properly parked.  This is a Funtober Favorite 100 and one of the top 100 most popular haunt attractions in the country.

Massacre Haunted House – 299 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, IL
Back again at the same location for 2015.  This is a 20,000 square foot attraction with 60 rooms of terror and more than 75 actors.  They open on September 26th for the season.  Tickets are $25 for the combo Massacre Haunted House and Fear City 3D.  The combo ticket for $25 includes both haunts.  Doors are open 7 pm until midnight on Friday and Saturday or 11 pm on all other nights.  A Funtober Favorite 100 this is one of the top 100 attractions in the country.

Six Flags Fright Fest – Gurnee, IL
Great America is one of the Six Flags theme parks located in Gurnee, Illinois about half way between Chicago and Milwaukee. Each October the park re-opens on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as the ultimate Halloween attraction Fright Fest.  Their 2015 season begins September 26th.  It has 5 haunted houses, mazes, shows, midway, food, and lots and lots of rides.  They have renamed some of their roller coasters with Halloween themes but others are just too great to change.  So if you are into thrills both the haunted houses and roller coasters will put a scare into you.  Spend the day, get there early, and bring lots of money.  Great America really makes the park a Halloween attractions and has lots of employee-actors dressed to surprise and scare you.  Take your entire family, friends, and that special date.  Good times will be had by all.   Recommended Reading:  5 Travel Tips Six Flags Fright Fest Illinois.

20th District Haunted House, Chicago Police
Souls of the Forsaken – 2205 Stonehaven Road, Plainfield, IL 60586

Chambers of Darkness, Custer Park IL (closed)

Frightmare Haunted House – 7759 S. Harlem Ave., Burbank, IL
Frightmare is located at Haunted Trails Family Entertainment Park.  This two story haunted house is a dark scary maze of the living dead.  Tickets are $12 for Frightmare or more for a combo price ticket for the entire Haunted Trails theme park with unlimited rides.  Frightmare opens at 6 pm.   Haunted Trails – It features great miniature golf, go cart racing, baseball batting cages, over 200 video game machines, and Charmin Charley’s Restaurant.  Their season begins on October 9th.

Haunt 31 (yard display) – 340 S. Annandale Dr., Lake on the Hills, IL
Haunt 31 is one of the largest yard haunts in Illinois.  Now with over 10,000 visitors each October it features gravedigger, dungeons, electric chairs, hangman, mud creature, and more.  It is open every day (weather permitting) from around October 11th through November 1st beginning nightly at dusk.  Entry tickets are free but donation are accepted.

Realm of Terror – 421 W Rollins Road, Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
This is the 13th year of fear for Realm of Terror.  If you are 21 or over this haunt has a bar serving beer, wine, bombs, shots, and mixed drinks.  Realm is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from October 2nd plus the 22nd and 29th.  Doors open at 7:00 pm.  Tickets are $25 online.

Enchanted Haunted Trails
This is really three full family entertainment and amusement centers in Illinois.
Burbank – 7759 S. Harlem Avenue, Burbank, IL 60459
Haunted Trails is open every day all year long.  They feature batting cages, go karts, miniature golf, rides, a game room, October Haunted House, birthday parties, and restaurants.  They are open 10 am to either 10 or 11 pm.
Joilet – 1423 N. Broadway, Joilet, IL
Haunted trails here is open every day all year long.  They have batting cages, miniature golf, rides, Laser Tag, go karts, a game room, restaurants, and feature parties.
Lombard – 1103 S Main Street, Lombard, IL
Enchanted Castle is also open everyday.  Featured attractions are go karts, Laser Tag, a game room, miniature golf, karaoke, krazy cars, restaurants, and parties.

Creepy Hollow Halloween Fun Park, 24405 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort, IL
This is a wonderful Halloween Fun Park based at the Dryden Farm.  Dryden Farm during the day has hayrides, a corn maze, pumpkins, a barrel ride, petting zoo, moon jump, food, games, and carnival rides.  Tickets are $12 for the daytime fun.  At night they feature Creepy Hollow haunted attraction on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from October 9th.  Tickets are $21 for Terror Trail including the Haunted Hayride Maze.  Tickets are $21 for the Zombie Hunt Paintball Ride.

Abyss Haunted House – Route 30, Aurora, IL
Abyss Haunted House is 20,000 sq. feet of terror.  The Bloody Zone Haunt, the Zombie Zone Paintball, and the Insane Lanes Go Karts are all available.  All three are part of the combo price.  Open at 7 pm the haunt is open each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October.  Dollinger Family Farm is a real haunted house located at the same address.

Hair Razor Haunted Scenes – 6725 W. Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL 60631
Tickets are $13 for Hair Razor.  It is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from October 9th

Haunts Against Hunger Haunted House – Calvary Church, 425 N. Orchard Rd., Park Forest, IL.
An annual haunted house for six years.  They collect food and distribute it through two local food banks.  Sounds like a wonderful cause and they put on a good show.  They are at the corner of Orchard Rd and Route 30/Lincoln Highway.  They are open from 7:00 pm until 9:30 pm.  Open October 30th and 31st, 2015.

The Catacombs – 6143 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL
Dates Open are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October beginning October 9th.  Tickets are $9 at the door.

Lake Hills Haunted House – 8640 Lake Hills Drive, St. John, IL
Expect to find 70-100 scare actors dressed as zombies, ghouls, ghosts and creatures of the night.  This popular haunted attraction is open from 7 pm until 11 pm.  Tickets are $15.  The attraction starts running on October 2nd and every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October.

Canyon Trail Cemetery – 371 Canyon Trail, Carol Stream, IL 60188
One of the best local yard haunts in Chicago.  Canyon Trail features a cemetery, graveyard, undead creatures, pumpkins, ghosts, and pumpkinhead animatronics.  Free entry to the public but you can donate canned food for a local charity if you wish to help.  It is open from October 3rd through the 31st.

Lombard Jaycees Haunted House – 6226 S. Cass Ave., Westmont, IL
Jaycees run this not for profit haunted houses from 7 pm until 11pm.  Tickets are $13.  It is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting October 9th.

Scarefest – Top haunted houses in St. Louis, Missouri.

Amenti Haunted House, 135 North Second Street, DeKalb, IL 60115 (Not opening in 2015.)
At the Egyptian Theatre, Amenti Haunted House is part theater and part haunt but all scary fun.  Doors open at 7 pm each Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.

Abandoned Haunted House Complex (in Wisconsin)

Rockford Haunted Houses

The Forest City was once well known for its elm trees. But they were wiped out by the Dutch Elm disease in the 1950s. The ghosts in the area, who once inhabited its forests, have now moved on to haunting houses.

Karnival of Karnage – Boone County Fair Grounds, 8791 Illinois 76, Belvidere, IL
Tickets are $15 at the Karnival of Karnage.  This year’s theme is Delirium.  Doors open at 7 pm every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from October 2nd.

Springfield Haunted Houses

The soldiers who died during the Civil War still haunt Springfield, the home of Abraham Lincoln. They can be found at a number of haunted houses in the area.

Boo Crew Haunted House, – 6500 Jett Road, Rochester, IL
Tickets are $12 for the Boo Crew Haunted House.  Doors are open from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm.   They are open every Friday and Saturday in October starting October 2nd.  Tickets include the haunted house and new Trail of Lost Souls.

Auburn Haunted House – 217 N. 5th Street, Auburn, IL

Spider Hill at Three Sisters Park – 17189 N. Rt. 29, Chillicothe, IL 61523
Spider Hill has been around for 16 years.  Tickets are $10 which gets you into Massacre Mansion, $10 gets the The Trail of Terror, and $15 gets the Zombie Invasion Shooting Range.  Enjoy the free entertainment, bonfire, face painting, and a paintball target range.  Spider Hill is open from 7 pm to 11 pm every Friday and Saturday in October.

Auburn Haunted Theater – 110 S. 5th Street, Auburn, IL

Terror on the Square, 18450 N Fairgrounds Street, Petersburg, IL
Ghost illusions and intense scares create the fright at Terror on the Square.  It opens on October 2nd and runs every Friday and Saturday in October.  Doors open at 7 pm.  Tickets are $10.  All new outdoor location for 2015 at Menard County Fairgrounds.

Peoria Haunted Houses

Peoria was one of the most important stages in the Vaudeville circuit. Because of its demographics, it was believed that an act that did well in Peoria would do well throughout mainstream America. As a result, Peoria is home to the ghosts of more than one spirit that had their hopes dashed on the stage.

Spook Hollow & M.C. Manor, 613 LaSalle Blvd., Marquette Heights, IL 61554
Celebrating 36 years as perhaps the longest running outdoor haunted attraction in Illinois.  The attractions are M.C. Manor, M.C. Nightmare, and Spook Hollow.  Tickets are $25 for the charity haunt Spook Hollow put on by the local Men’s Club for over 35 years.  Spook Hollow is open Friday and Saturday starting October 9th.  Doors are open 7 pm to 11 pm.

Nightmare on Fairgrounds Road, Bureau County IL
Tickets are $10 for Nightmare on Fairgrounds Road attraction.  It runs Friday and Saturday from October 2nd plus the 18th and 25th.  The times are 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.  Nightmare features Haunted Barns, a nightly presentation by David Youngquist (paranormal author), Hayrack Ride, and their famous Mummies’ Eatery for some great food concessions.  Spend some time at the bonfire and enjoy some scary stories.

Bloomington Haunted Houses
The haunted houses in Bloomington, Illinois are filled with former residents of the area that are upset that have been called Bloomies all their lives.

Terror on Washington Street, 513 E. Washington St., Clinton, IL
Tickets are $10 for the Terror.  It is open Friday and Saturday nights starting October 9th.   It is open 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm on Friday and Saturday nights.  Friendly ghost tours dates are the 17th and 24th at 5 pm.

Lincoln Jaycees Haunted House, 325 S. Chicago St., Lincoln, IL  (closed)
The Lincoln Jaycees and Chamber of Commerce have been running haunted houses for many years.  They have decided to close.

Henry Street Horrors, Pontiac, IL 61674 (closed for 2015)
Horrors is held at the Livingston County 4-H Park.

Danville Haunted Houses

Environmentalists have haunted houses in Danville for years because, as an important coal mining area, open pit mining was first practiced here.

Halls of Madness, 7857 Illinois Highway 16, Paris IL 61944
This outdoor haunt with Sawyers Slaughter Farm and Insanity Woods opened last year.  Tickets are for Insanity Woods, the main attraction at Halls of Madness.  (We have not seen any 2015 updates on this attraction.)

Champaign Haunted Houses
You’ll find a mimosa in the hand of every ghost in this city as they celebrate another year of successfully scaring residents of the Champaign area on November 1st.

Gates of Delirium, Gilman, IL (Attraction is closed for 2014.) 

Monticello Railway Museum Ghost Train, Monticello IL  (Haunt train will not run in 2015.  Polar Express train is available.)

Moline Haunted Houses

Every few years, ghosts congregate in Moline to watch the flooding of its neighbor, Davenport Iowa. On these years, the haunted houses around Moline are especially scary!

Torment at Twelve Hundred, 5030 N. 1200th Avenue, Orion, IL
Torment will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night in October starting October 2nd.  Doors are open from 7:00 pm to 12:00 am or until 10:00 pm.  Torment has been running for over ten years.  Tickets are $15. 

Terror at Skellington Manor – 420 18th Street, Rock Island, IL
Terror has been haunting the Quad cities for 20 years.  Tickets are $15.  The attraction is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in October beginning October 2nd.  Doors open at 7 pm to 12:00 am on Friday and Saturday.  Doors close at 10:00 pm on Sunday nights.

Asylum of Mad Dreams – 19425 Rt 84 N, Cordova, IL 61242
Asylum tickets available.  Doors open from 7:00 pm until 11:30 pm on Friday and Saturday nights.  It starts running October 2nd.  Also open on the 22nd and 29th.  The attractions are Lunatic Asylum, 3D Chaos, Hellbilly Woods, Sinister Circus, and the Asylum Bus.

Decatur Haunted Houses

The Soybean Capital of the World, Decatur ghosts frequently haunt houses complaining about diarrhea and indigestion due to the over consumption of soy in their past lives.

The Scream Haunted Adventure – 602 N. Mercer Street, Decatur, IL 62523
The Scream Haunted House tickets are $12.  Take the Scream and Haunted Warehouse Tour ticket with VIP for $25.  The attraction is open Friday and Saturday nights starting on October 2nd.  Doors open at 7:00 pm.

More Haunted Houses in Illinois

Quad Cities Haunted Woods – Colona, IL
The Haunted Woods runs Friday and Saturday nights in October.  This is one of the Halloween events at the Hillcrest event center in October.  Doors are open from 7:00 pm until 12:00 am.

Night Terror of Effingham – 51 Village Square Mall, Effingham, IL
Night Terror is located inside the Village Square Mall.  Tickets are $12.  It opens Friday and Saturday nights from October 2nd through 31st.  Doors open 7-7:30 pm.  They have a special afternoon on October 18th with a Mini-Monster Matinee for $6 with spooky tales, and monster themed games for kids.

Pekin Haunt – 14444 Towerline Road, Pekin, IL
This event is located at the Pekin Paintball Park.  Tickets to the haunted corn maze are $15.  Get a $25 combo package.  Hunt the zombies from the battle wagon.  It is open on Friday and Saturday from October 2nd.  Doors are open from 7:00 pm.

Sandwich Sportsman Club Haunted House – 1011 Hartman Trail, Sandwich, IL
Tickets are $8.  Doors are open from 7 pm until 11 pm  This is an annual event put on by Parris Lake Productions.  Open October 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, and 30th.

Scream Scene – 4701 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60076
Scream Scene opens on October 9th and runs Friday and Saturday nights plus the 29th.  Tickets are $10.  They run from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm.  It is located at the Skokie Water Playground but expect to find chainsaw maniacs, and insane clown maze, and terrifying scenes.  They have been running this attraction since 1997. 

Shady Hollow Insane Asylum – Annawan, IL (Permanently closed.)

Sonny Acres Haunted House – 29W310 North Avenue, West Chicago, IL
Sonny Acres Farms runs a wonderful year around farm attraction.  During its Fall Festival it operates a Haunted Hayride beginning at 7 pm.  The hayride lasts approximately 20 minutes.  It runs Friday and Saturday nights in October starting on October 2nd.  Tickets go on sale at 5 pm.  During the day they have pony rides, a kiddie koral, a petting zoo, dizzy zone, a haunted barn, wagon rides, and lots of other fun and food around the farm.  

St. Patrick’s Haunted High – 366 East Hickory St., Kankakee, IL
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children under age 13.  This is the 13th annual Haunted High School.  Open Friday and Saturday nights starting October 16th.

Mazon Dungeon of Terror – 416 Grady Street, Joilet, IL
Dungeon of Terror is both a maze and haunted house attraction.  It is not for the faint of heart and definitely not for small children.  Doors open at 7:00 pm and close Friday and Saturday at 10:00 pm or Sunday at 9:00 pm.  Admission tickets are $10.  This year (2015) is their final year.

Fables Studios  at Evil Intensions- 900 Grace St., Elgin, IL
Back again at Evil Intensions is Project Chaos.  They run Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights starting September 25th plus some added special nights in October.

Haunted Mansion & Asylum – Bollingbrook, IL (permanently closed)

Bushnell Haunted House – 20320 N 1700th Rd., Bushnell, IL
Open October 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th and 31st pr every Friday and Saturday nights.  Host by local Boy Scout Troops at the Pigg Farm.

Chittyville School Haunted House – 401 Chittyville Road, Herrin, IL
Tickets are $15. for Chittyville School or $10 for The Lair.  A combo ticket is $20.  They are open Friday and Saturday from October 2nd plus three Sundays.  Doors are open from 7:00 pm until 12:00 am.  Stop by for a scare and stay for a bit(e)!

Fear Fest – 6512 Manchester Road, South Beloit, IL 61080
Fear Fest features a haunted barn and haunted hayride.  Tickets are $12 for the Haunted Barn and $12 for the Haunted Hayride.  Doors are open Friday and Saturday from 7 pm until 11 pm.  Doors close at 10 pm on Sunday.  Their weekend season starts October 2nd.
Fright Night – 106 W. Market Street., Forest City, IL
Fright night has four separate haunt attractions.  The tickets are $10 each or a $20 combo ticket package for all 4 attractions.  The attractions are the Church, Skinner House, The Trail, and Crazy Cage.  Attraction opens every Friday and Saturday starting September 25th.

Halloween Fest – 48W508 Hinckley Road, Big Rock, IL  (Cancelled for 2015)

Giffords Halls of Terror – Clifton, IL
We have not seen any updated 2015 information.

Jonamac Haunted Corn Maze – 19412 Shabbona Road, Malta, IL
The Jonamac Orchard holds its Haunted Corn Maze starting on October 2nd and every Friday and Saturday night through the 31st.  It is open from dark until 10:30 pm.  Tickets are $13.  Their 10 acre cornfield has over 3 miles of winding paths and Halloween decorations.

Haunted Forest Walk – 2600 Center Drive, Woodridge, IL
The hayrides depart from the Community Center.  Parking is available at the Public Library or Village Hall.  Tickets are $8.  Attraction is open on October 23rd and 24th from 6:30pm to 9:30 pm plus an additional time of 1 pm to 3 pm on Saturday.

Haunted Haven – Corner of Route 40 and Grennan Road, Rock Falls, IL
The theme this year is Dead Wrong and they have all the demented clowns and creatures you might expect.  The attraction is open Friday and Saturday nights starting October 2nd.  Doors are open at 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm.  Admission is $12.

Funtober also has information on separate pages about corn mazes, pumpkin patches, ghost tours, and home haunts.

Home Haunts (New List of Home Haunted Houses for Halloween 2014).

Arlington Heights – Drury Lane Cemetery 619 N. Drury Ln., Arlington Hgts.
Algonquin – Halloween Town 1821 Hartley Drive, Algonquin
Evergreen Park – Resurrection Graveyeard Haunted House
Huntley – Holiday Habits 10716 Wheatlands Way, Huntley
Lake in the Hills – Haunt 31 at 340 S. Annandale Drive, Lake in the Hills
Maple Park – The House at 316 at 316 W. DeKalb Drive, Maple Park
Maryville – Distant Screams 805 Woodland Dr., Maryville
Plainfield – Haunted Plainfield 14431 General Drive, Plainfield

Park Forest – Shabbona Cemetery Haunted Yard at 127 Shabbona Drive, Park Forest, IL.  Event opens nightly October 11-31, 2014.

Sullivan – Sheer Terror 29 Lakeside Villa, Sullivan

Additional Haunted Attractions
The proximity of St. Louis haunted houses to some Illinois residents is the perfect example of why a haunted house in one of the following states may be close to you than any of the Illinois haunted houses.

Haunted Houses in Indiana
Haunted Houses in Iowa
Haunted Houses in Kentucky
Haunted Houses in Missouri
Haunted Houses in Wisconsin

Find other fall fun things to do in Illinois in October:

Oktoberfest in Illinois
Illinois Festivals
Illinois Corn Mazes
Illinois Ghost Tours
Illinois Pumpkin Patches

Haunted Houses in Illinois

Halloween Haunted Houses

Help Me Out
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  1. Rockford Screamfest (not sure if still open), Machesney Park, IL (No longer open)
    Psychosis Haunted House – best I’ve been to (Elgin)
    Trail of Screams – bad
    Karnival of Karnage – Belvidere fairgrounds – poor, no scare factor
    Screamatorium – moved to Poplar Grove from S. Beloit – Horrible (at Verde Garden center)

  2. Rockford Screamfest has been closed for over 7 years. It was a sad day for all when we closed down.

    In Rockford there are a few more Haunted Houses in the area other than Karnival of Carnage, like Hopper Haunted House as well as Twisted Crypt who just had there first season. As far as I know more would like to open but some long forgotten Haunts left a bad taste in the fire chief’s mouth due to them trying to get around code. So it is harder for an attraction to open up in the Rockford Area.

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