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Top Haunted Houses to Visit in the Chicago area

Courtesy of Midnight TerrorMidnight Terror is a haunted house near Chicago that guarantees scares.

Spooky season is in full swing, and haunted houses are a staple for anyone who enjoys a good scare.

The Phoenix features the following haunted houses for students who want to continue their Halloween festivities in the Chicago area. Each place is outside Chicago city limits but is no more than an hour’s drive from Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus.

13th Floor Haunted House (1940 George St.)

13th Floor Haunted House in Melrose Park features two attractions: “The Possession” and “Dead End District: The Cell.” “The Possession” brings visitors face-to-face with spirits and demented creatures, according to the attraction’s website. However, the scares don’t stop there; visitors can expect to encounter Mara, a terrifying nun, according to 13th Floor Haunted House’s website.

The other attraction, “Dead End District: The Cell” is a self-guided tour of a vault of monsters, demons and supernatural creatures, according to its website.

General admission starts at $19.99 and tickets are available online or at the door. Events run until Nov. 3.

House of Torment (8240 Austin Ave.)

House of Torment in Morton Grove is run by the 13th Floor Entertainment Group, which is affiliated with the 13th Floor Haunted House. House of Torment offers three attractions: “Survive the Night — Patient Zero,” “Dead by Dawn” and “The Shadowrealm Slenderman.”

“Survive the Night” takes place after a fictional plague wipes out most of the city, according to House of Torment’s website. “Dead by Dawn” also has a plague premise which forces  visitors  to navigate through the aftermath, according to the website.

A mysterious figure, known as Slender Man is at the center of the third attraction, “The Shadowrealm Slenderman,” according to its website. 

Slender Man is a fictional character that originated as an online myth, according to The Washington Post.

General admission starts at $19.99 and tickets are available online or at the door. Events run until Nov. 3.

Midnight Terror Haunted House (5520 W. 111th St.)

This haunted house in Oak Lawn spans more than 20,000 feet with actors planted throughout, according to its website. The haunted house relies on traditional scare tactics and modern technology to drive the experience, according to its website.

Midnight Terror’s expansive space includes more than 60 rooms and more than 100 actors ready to scare, according to a press release.

Visitors can go through areas with names including “Factory of Malum,” “Black Oak Grove” and “Chainsaw Alley,” according to its website.

Tickets start at $10 and are available online. Events run through Nov. 3. Midnight Terror will also have a holiday event in December, according to the release.

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