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Haunted Houses Abound in October

Haunted Houses are plentiful in the Southland this time of year. Here's a roundup of places where things go bump in the night and the screams you hear are probably your own.

Spirits of the Oaks Haunted Trail Irons Oaks in Olympia Fields

It’s the time of year when the darkness lengthens and the Spirits of the Oaks become restless. Are you brave enough to walk amongst them? Visit our haunted trail that is sure to scare even the bravest soul.

When: Oct. 14-15, from 7-10 p.m. for ages 12 and older

Admission:  $7 ($5 in groups of 5 or more)

Information: http://www.hfparks.com

Doorway to Doom Pick-Ups Bar, 21000 Torrence Ave., Lynwood

The Doorway to Doom began as a simple yard haunt in a quiet little town south of Chicago. Paul and Mark created some scares that had haunt fans flocking in from all over. Soon, the Haunt grew and  the Doorway threatened to consume the sleepy little suburb. A new site was found, all the graves dug up and moved. The Mausoleum holding the Doorway was taken down, stone by stone and reassembled. Working past midnight, the construction crew entered the Doorway, a loud rumbling was felt, and the crew was gone. No evidence of what had happened to the work crew was ever found, except for a hard hat, found embedded in solid stone! Unknown to the proprietors, the site that was chosen has strange forces at work. It is said, that a vortex opens up beyond the Doorway and those unlucky enough to be in the Mausoleum when this happens are swept away to a world of unspeakable terrors! Can you make it through the Doorway and back again?

When: Oct. 14-16, Oct. 21-23, Oct. 26-31, from 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, 8 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 6-0 p.m. on Halloween night.

Admission: $13

Information: http://www.doorwaytodoom.com/

Frankfort Area Jaycees Haunted House Harlem Crossings Shopping Center, 198th Street and Harlem Avenue, Frankfort

Scaring Frankfort for the past 15 years

When: Oct. 1-2, Oct. 7-8, Oct. 14-15, Oct. 21-22, Oct. 28-31, from 7-10:30 p.m.

Admission: $8 for 6 and older

Information: http://www.frankfort-area-jaycees.org/

Haunted Hayrides Forest View Farms, 16717 Lockwood Ave., Tinley Park

A Halloween ride through haunted forest preserve takes about 20-30 minutes.

When: Oct. 8-9, Oct. 14-16, Oct. 20-23, Oct. 27-29, from 6-7 p.m. a less scary version for kids, from 7 p.m. to close a full effects show.

Admission: $10 ($9 if you book a whole wagon, which seats 20).

Information: 708-560-0306 or online at www.fvfarms.com

Haunted Hollow at Toyota Park in Bridgeview

Haunted Hollow returns to Bridgeview’s Toyota Park with a new fright fest called Carn-Evil Midway.

When: Oct. 14-16, Oct. 21, Oct. 23 and Oct. 28-31, from 7-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 7-10 p.m. on Sunday and Halloween.

Admission: $10 for ages 7 and older. RIP passes are an additional $5.

Information: www.bridgeviewhauntedhouse.com, www.twitter.com/bridgeviewhaunt or www.facebook.com/Bridgeviews.Haunted.Hollow.

Frightmare Haunted House at Haunted Trails 7759 S. Harlem Ave., Burbank

A two-story haunted house and scary maze featuring scenes from famous horror films.

When: Daily from Oct. 7 to Halloween, 6-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6-11 p.m. Fridays, 3-11 p.m. Saturdays, 3-10 p.m. Sundays, 3-10 p.m. on Columbus Day, 1 p.m. to ?? on Oct. 30 and 5 p.m. to ???, on Halloween.

Admission: $10 (discount coupons on website) but only 99 cents on 20th anniversary days Oct. 10-13 and Oct. 17-20. 6-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday,

Information: http://www.frightmarehauntedhouse.com/

Haunted Hayride 10801 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills

When: Oct. 14-15 from 7-9:30 p.m.

Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for ages 10 and younger

Information: http://paloshillsholidayevents.homestead.com/Halloween-hayride.html

Orland Park Lions Club Haunted Woods Presents Forest of Fears 14800 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park

Scaring Orland Park since 1988.

When: Oct. 14-15, Oct. 21-22, Oct. 27-29, from 7-11 p.m.

Admission: $10 for ages 6 and older ($2 discount with donation for food pantry)

Information: http://orlandparklionsclub.com/

Sweet Dreams Haunted House 11901 S. Cicero Ave. Alsip, inside the Funtime Square

In its seventh year of operation, Sweet Dreams Haunted House is located inside Funtime Square in Alsip, which has the largest haunted cemetery count, according to Haunted Places of Illinois.

When: Oct.  12, Oct. 7-9, Oct. 14-16, Oct. 21-23, Oct. 26-31, from 7-10 p.m.  Sunday through Thursday, 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.

Admission: $10

Information: http://www.sweetdreamshauntedhouse.com

3rd Annual Nightmare at the Terrace Haunted House 11500 Beloit Ave., Worth

The Worth Park District will once again be turning the Terrace Centre into a place full of scares, thrills and chills for the 3rd annual "Nightmare at the Terrace" Haunted House. If you dare, take your chances and walk through a 700-foot path and 15-room maze.

When: Oct. 14-15, Oct. 21-23, Oct. 27-30, from 6-10 p.m.

Admission: $8 for 8 and older

A Lights on for Kids version will be Oct. 20 from 4-6 p.m. and Oct. 29 from 2-5 p.m. for $2.

Information: 708-448-7080 or online at http://www.worthparkdistrict.org

Abyss Haunted House Presented by Dollinger Farms, 7502 E. Hansel Road, Channahon

A darkness, long forgotten, has been unleashed deep within the bowels of the earth, beneath the old McClindon place in unsuspecting Channahon. An unspeakable portal to horror so deep and black, it is known only as … ABYSS.

When: Oct. 1, Oct. 7-8, Oct. 14-16, Oct. 20-23, Oct. 27-30, from 7-10 p.m. Sundays and Thursdays,  7-11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Admission: $17

Information: 815-467-6788 or online at http://www.abysshaunts.com/

Statesville Haunted Prison and City of the Dead Crest Hill

Enter Statesville Haunted Prison at your own peril. When you do, the Warden the Demon of Darkness and his Zombies will quickly take control of you like everything else inside the ancient walls of pure evil! You will experience feelings that you have never felt before! Some call it scared, terrified, or horrified but you will never be the same again or should I say sane again. Do you like clowns? You won’t if you survive and escape Statesville! Only a select few escape the dangerous cells only to enter the City of the Dead where the most evil of Statesville go for eternity. Will you be joining them?

When: Sept. 30, Oct. 1-2, Oct. 6-9, Oct. 13-16, Oct. 20-23, Oct. 25-31, Nov. 4-5, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Admission: $30, VIP $40

Information: http://www.statesville.org/

Haunted Mansion and Asylum 13 Ditka’s Sports Dome, 730 N. Bolingbrook Dr. in Bolingbrook

When: Sept. 30, Oct. 1-2, Oct. 7-9, Oct. 14-16, Oct. 20-23, Oct. 26-31, 6-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Admission: $20

Information: www.ditkasportsdome.com/haunted

Six Flags Fright Fest in Gurnee

When: Oct. 1-2, Oct. 7-10, Oct. 14-16, Oct. 21-23, Oct. 28-30, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays, 5-11 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Columbus Day

Admission: $59.99 for adults, $39.99 for children under 48-inches, free for children 2 and younger. Additional fee required for some haunted attractions.

Information: http://frightfest.sixflags.com

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