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Halloween Guide: 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. 19, 7-10 p.m. for ages 12 and older

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

Information: http://www.hfparks.com

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

Scaring Frankfort for the past 16 years

When: Oct. 12-13, Oct. 19-20, Oct. 26-27, 7:30-11 p.m.

Admission: $10 for 6 and older

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

Haunted Hayrides and The Belly of the Beast Forest View Farms, 16717 Lockwood Ave., Tinley Park

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

When: Oct. 11-14, Oct. 18-21, Oct. 25-28, 6-7 p.m. features a less scary version for kids; a full-effects show starts at 7 p.m. until closing time.

Admission: $12.50 ($10 if you book a whole wagon, which seats 20).

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

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. 5 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, 6 p.m. to ??? on Halloween.

Admission: $10 (discount coupons on website)

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

Haunted Hayride 10801 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills

When: Oct. 12-13, 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 A Stalk in the Park 14800 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park

Scaring Orland Park since 1988.

When: Oct. 12-13, Oct. 19-20, Oct. 25-27, 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 eighth 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. 5-7, Oct. 12-14, Oct. 19-21, Oct. 25-31, 7-11 p.m.

Admission: $12 ($10 online)

Information: http://www.sweetdreamshauntedhouse.com

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 fourth 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. 12-14, Oct. 19-21, Oct. 26-28, 6-10 p.m.

Admission: $8 for 8 and older

A Lights on for Kids version will be Oct. 18, 4-6 p.m., and Oct. 27, 2-5 p.m. for $2.

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

Nightmare on 9th Street Haunted Car Wash Classic Car Wash, 1239 E. 9th St., Lockport

Ghouls and goblins wash your car, if you dare!

When: Oct. 5 through Oct. 31

Admission: Cost of wash includes Haunted Car Wash and candy for the kiddies

Zombie Safari Odyssey Fun Farm, Harlem and Oak Park avenues in Tinley Park

Hayride equipped with paintball guns is attacked by zombies that come out of the cornfield.

When: Oct. 5-7, Oct. 12-14, Oct. 19-21, Oct. 26-28, 7-11 p.m.

Admission: $15 (includes 75 paintballs). Coupons available online and at GroupOn and Living Social.

Information: www.odysseyfunfarm.com

Creepy Hallow Blood Shed Haunted House Fawn Landscaping, 24405 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort

Three different kinds of terror. There's the Blood Shed Haunted House, a Haunted Hayride and Woods and Zombie Hunt Payball Hayride.

When: Oct. 5-7, Oct. 12-14, Oct. 19-21, Oct. 26-31, 6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Oct. 31, 6-10 p.m. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday,

Admission: $18 for Blood Shed, $14 for Haunted Hayride, $14 for Zombie Hunt (includes 80 paintballs)

Information: http://creepyhallow.com/

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. 5-7, Oct. 12-14, Oct. 18-21, Oct. 25-28, Oct. 31, 7-10 p.m. Sundays and Thursdays,  7-11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Admission: $25 ($45 season pass)

Information: http://www.abysshaunts.com/

Statesville Haunted Prison and City of the DeadCrest 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: Oct. 4-7, Oct. 11-14, Oct. 18-21, Oct. 25-28, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Admission: $30, VIP $40, Groups (12 or more) $21. Discount coupons online.

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

Six Flags Fright Fest in Gurnee

When: Oct. 5-8, Oct. 12-14, Oct. 19-21, Oct. 25-28, 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: $61.99 for adults ($30.99 online), $41.99 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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