ILI haunted house

Halloween is just around the corner – and thrill seekers couldn’t be more excited. Below is a list of the ten must-visit haunted houses across Illinois that are not for the faint of heart. Be prepared for creepy, eerie and ghoulish experiences when visiting one of these haunted attractions this season!

  • Bartonville - Aura Haunted HouseAura Haunted House has been operating for four decades providing its visitors with a chilling horror experience. The haunted house is part of the old Bartonville Hospital Complex and is claimed to be truly haunted.
  • Bloomington - Mind Trap Haunted Attraction Mind Trap Haunted Attraction is celebrating 10 years of frights. The haunted house also has a rapid escape room and a zombie paint ball experience.
  • Creal Springs - Hile Farms Haunting in Little Egypt Hile Farms Haunting in Little Egypt is an outdoor experience that includes a walkthrough the haunted woods and a tractor ride to the entrance of the trails. This will be their third year open.
  • Effingham-Night Terrors of EffinghamNight Terrors of Effingham is central Illinois’ newest haunted attraction. This year they will present their main attraction Carn-evil along with other spooky sights.
  • Lockport - Hells Gate Haunted House Hells Gate Haunted House is the No. 1 rated haunted house in the Chicagoland area. This season the cast from Statesville Prison will be featured alongside the house staff of Hells Gate for the ultimate experience.
  • Montgomery - Massacre Haunted HouseMassacre Haunted House is the largest haunted house in Illinois. With over 35,000 sq. ft. of fear, it is one of the highest rated houses in Illinois and features dozens of areas for photo-ops and almost 100 actors.
  • Orion - Torment at Twelve HundredTorment at Twelve Hundred has been a top rated haunted house in Illinois for multiple years. Celebrating 20 years of making nightmares, they are prepared to reach the depths of our minds.
  • Rantoul - Necrosis Haunted House Necrosis Haunted House has been a top rated attraction since its opening in 2018. This year will be their best show yet with live actors, professional sound and more for their fifth season.
  • Roodhouse - 217 Terror haunted house217 Terror Haunted House features four haunted houses in one location and an escape room. This season visit Molly’s Play House, the Vampires of the Nest and more.
  • Round Lake Beach - Realm of Terror Haunted HouseRealm of Terror Haunted House is the No. 1 rated haunted house in Illinois. It has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald, the Huffington Post and more. It is the only haunted house in Illinois to have an onsite bar.

Happy haunting!