Get Haunted: Best Haunted House Experiences in Chicago 2019

Pick your thrills wisely.

October 2, 2019
Haunted House in Chicago

Nothing says Halloween like getting the bejesus scared out of you at a haunted house.

I mean, there's people who wait all year for their favorite haunted house to open its doors and give them the scare of a lifetime... until next year, of course. 

Even if you aren't a fan of haunted houses, there's scientific evidence backing up the claim that a little fear is actually good for you. 

The physical state of fear gives us a "high" as our "fight or flight respons" kicks in. 

According to the Washington Post, "as our hearts speed up and we breathe more rapidly, our muscles get more blood with more oxygen in it, which is what we need to fight the danger or flee from it as fast as we can. A hormone called epinephrine (which you probably know as adrenaline) is released to trigger these superpowers, and it can wind your body up so tightly for action that it makes you shake in your boots."

Okay, fine, so it doesn't say it's healthy for you, but a good haunted house will not only make you feel alive, it'll make you grateful to have made it out alive. 

Here are some of our favorite haunted house locations in Chicago. 

This list will have you visiting a new haunted house every weekend leading up to the 31st!

So grab the crew, go get your scare on, and don't forget to let us know which one is your favorites!


2019 Chicagoland Haunted House Guide

13th Floor Haunted House Chicago
1940 George St., Melrose Park
"Chicago's legendary haunted house" is recommended for those over the age of 12. Price: $19.99-$37.35 general admission, $10 extra for "fast pass" access with 1/3 the wait time, $20 extra for "skip the line" tickets. 

HellsGate Haunted House
3101 Canal St., Lockport
Hidden deep in the woods (yep, I'm already scared) HellsGate Haunted House was named the scariest haunted house in Illinois by HauntWorld. This multi-level mansion filled with secret passages, giant slides, ghastly secrets, undead abominations, really nervous groundskeepers, and a darkness that the gate can no longer contain. It's an interactive adventure, and if you find the key, your admission is free. Price: $30 general admission, $45 VIP (little to no wait), $65 instant entry, $99 Hell Pass (makes you and your friend the haunt's personal target for the entire tour, plus a T-shirt and photo op), $150 all acess pass. 

Basement of the Dead Haunted House
42 W. New York St., Aurora
Rated "very scary" with a suggested age of 13 and up, this is where you'll meet Shattered, the homicidal clown, and the terrifying denizens of the Basement of the Dead. There are also 2 side attractions this year (tickets sold separately): Zombie Carnival and "Stabbin Cabin," a five-minute escape room experience. Price: $28 general admission, $45 "front of line" VIP access.

Statesville Haunted Prison
17250 S. Weber Rd., Lockport
Statesville is a "haunted' prision gone wild, "the prisoners have rioted, the guards have fled, a darkness has seized control of this maximum security prison and our warden has opened the gates for visitors." Statesville has a side attraction as well, "City of the Dead". Price: $30 General admission to Statesville and City of the Dead, $45 VIP to the haunted houses.

Midnight Terror Haunted House
5520 W. 111th St., Oak Lawn
Midnight Terror has twists, turns, and tight spaces within their four rooms. First, the "Factory of Malum," which leads into the "Black Oak Grove," the "Night of Fear," and if you haven't bailed...lastly "Chainsaw Alley." General admission is $25; VIP tickets (skip the admission line and get in faster) are $35. Admission to the 10-minute Money Back Escape Room is $10 per person.

Undead Acres
3450 W. Crete Monee Road, Monee
This is probably the only place you're allowed to touch the staff...because it's a Halloween/haunted house/paint ball place!  Zombie Paintball Safari ($22) a Haunted Terror Trail ($15), Corn Cannons ($1 per shot) and a Paintball Shooting Gallery ($5) to practice your skills. Combo savings packages are also available. 

House of Torment
8240 N. Austin Ave., Morton Grove
Described as a "multi-layered psychological thriller," this place has 3 different attractions: "Survive the Night - Patient Zero" will have you fighting to escape a plague-devastated city; "Dead by Dawn," where plague survivors have "barricaded themselves inside their stores, homes or anywhere with four walls to feel safe," and "The Shadowrealm: Slenderman." Price: $$19.99-$33.99 general admission, plus skip the line and fast pass options.

The Massacre Haunted House
99 Montgomery Road, Montgomery
Been there before? Well they renovate every nothing is EVER the same! (Insert creepy laugh here). The Massacre offers over 20,000+ sq. ft. of sheer nightmares for your enjoyment. You can even go through with a group of six to seven friends. MHH also has two haunted houses under one roof: Massacre and Freak Show 3D. Prices: $25 general admission; fast pass is $35 online and $40 on site.

Zombie Safari at Odyssey Fun Farm
18900 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park
If you go to this website, these seems the more kid or scared-like-me-adult friendly. This hayride safari will take zombie hunters through a pitch-black cornfield. Each hayrack is equipped with 20 zombie-slaying paintball guns to fight off ghouls that attack from all sides. In other words, shoot the zombies from a hay wagon - I'm sold! Friday and Saturday only. Price: $22 per person, paintball refills $5 for 100.

Realm of Terror Haunted House
421 Rollins Road, Round Lake Beach
Now in its 16th year and ppen in all weather conditions, Realm of Terror is described as the "craziest, most intense, extreme Halloween experience." Prices: $25 general admission, $35 "skip the line" tickets and $45 VIP tickets include front of line access and a drink ticket for the Haunt Bar.

Evil Intentions
900 Grace Street, Elgin
Let me start by saying - their description already has me terrified!! Located at the abandoned Elgin Casket Company, "this once proud building has been witness to murder, grisly discoveries, cult activities, and unexplained occurrences, and a dark legacy has emerged from its sordid history." Prices: $25 general admission, $35 VIP fast pass.

Dungeon Of Doom
600 29th St, Zion
The "legendary" haunt is celebrating 20 years of fear and rated "very scary." Dungeon of Doom is "the place where nightmares loom," and "many brave souls have entered looking for scares, only to exit a shell of the person they once were." This is another place that if you've been there before - they change it up every year so it's bound to give you NEW scares! This place always has great deals!