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Monday, August 23rd, 2010
5:13 pm
World Zombie Day at Dream Reapers Haunted House 10/10/2010

World Zombie Day at
Dream Reapers Haunted House
10/10/2010

Dream Reapers Haunted House is hosting World Zombie Day October 10, 2010 at 1945 Cornell in Melrose Park. They are setting the stakes to pull off the largest zombie gathering and setting a new record. Makeup Artists will be on hand to do a quick zombie makeover for only $10. There will be a last hand or stump on the Hearse contest to win a special Dream Reapers Prize pack of 2 VIP tickets, a $50 gift certificate, and Dream Reapers T-shirts showing you survived the 12 hour contest. Everyone dressed as a zombie will be able to purchase discounted Dream Reapers tickets for only $10. We hope to see you there in your zombie wear!

 

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010
11:48 am
HauntedIllinois.com’s 2010 Transworld Overview

Haunted Illinois’ review of the 2010 Transworld Haunt Show was just posted online. It is jam-packed with the most pictures/video ever included in any Haunted Illinois Overview! 

- 477 Pictures from the show floor, haunt tours and social events.
- 37 Video clips of vendor props.
- Overview of the Haunt Tours (Darkness, Fearfest and Necropolis)

http://www.hauntedillinois.com/2010transworldhauntshow.php


Wednesday, December 30th, 2009
1:18 pm
2010 Transworld Information
Just posted information about Transworld in St. Louis, including details about haunt tours and other related events...


Happy Haunting,

Adam Drendel
Webmaster of http://www.hauntedillinois.com
Sunday, December 27th, 2009
1:08 pm
2010 Haunt / Horror Events
I just updated HauntedIllinois.com's Industry Calendar with the 2010 dates/links for more than ten different Haunt / Horror conventions and events.

http://www.hauntedillinois.com/hauntindustrycalendar.php

If you know of any events that I don't have listed, please send me the details, so I can add it to the page.

Happy Haunting,

Adam Drendel
Webmaster of http://www.hauntedillinois.com

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009
10:24 pm
Travel Channel at Dream Reapers on Sept 26th
In honor of their tenth year in Haunting, admission to Dream Reapers Haunted House (Melrose Park, IL) is only $10 on Sept 25 & 26!! Not only that, but there is more exciting news!

The Travel Channel will be filming at Dream Reapers for one of their Halloween programs this Saturday (Sept 26) ! Come down and check out the haunted house and you might get yourself on the Travel Channel!

 

Monday, September 21st, 2009
11:41 am
Haunted Illinois Update: 09/21/09

Haunted Illinois Update - 09/21/09

Ghoulish Greetings From HauntedIllinois.com !

With only a few days left until October, we just wanted to let you know about some of the great things that are going on in the upcoming Halloween season!

HAUNTED ATTRACTION DIRECTORY

Haunted Illinois Haunted Attraction directory currently has about 200 events listed and in the next couple of weeks, we expect the list to get much larger!     

The directory’s useful sorting & searching features make finding Halloween events a snap!  You can sort the list of events by Event Name, City or Last Updated date, and you can search by Region, Event Type, Dates of Operation & Zip Code!  If you are looking for Halloween-related events, be sure to check out our directory:  

http://www.hauntedillinois.com/eventlisting.php

  Keep in mind that Haunted Illinois lists more than just Haunted Houses.  Any Halloween-related event, as long as it is in Illinois, is welcome in our directory.  If you run a Haunted House, Hayride, Haunted Trail, Home Haunt, Yard Display, Festival, Pumpkin Farm, Apple Orchard or other Halloween-related event, it can be listed!   

The best part is that listing on HauntedIllinois.com is FREE!!!  If you are hosting a Halloween-related event and haven’t already sent us your information this season, please submit your 2009 event info here: 

http://www.hauntedillinois.com/submitform2.php

(Please check the directory before submitting your event, to make sure it isn’t already listed.  Duplicate event submissions will not be posted.)  


DUNGEON OF DOOM HAUNTED HOUSE – NEW LOCATION         

The Top-Rated Dungeon of Doom Haunted House has moved to a new location for the 2009 season.  Be sure to check them out in Zion, Illinois!  For more information, visit their website:

http://www.dungeonofdoom.com


HAUNTED HOUSES OPEN SEPTEMBER 25 & 26!!! 

The Haunted House season starts in September this year!  Be sure to check out the following Illinois haunted houses that are open the last weekend of September:

Dream Reapers Haunted House (Melrose Park, Illinois)
Dungeon of Doom (Zion, Illinois)
X-treme Hauntings (Fox Lake, Illinois)
Evil Intentions (Elgin, Illinois)
Halls of Madness & Insanity Woods (Paris, Illinois)
Nightmare Alley (Kansas, Illinois)
Raven’s Grin (Mount Carroll, Illinois)
Rich’s Nightmare Haunted House (Oakdale, Illinois)
Sweet Dreams (Alsip, Illinois)

To find out more about these attractions, including addresses, driving directions, contact info and more, visit:

http://www.hauntedillinois.com/eventlisting.php


HAUNTED ILLINOIS HAUNT DISCOUNTS! 

Dream Reapers Haunted House (Melrose Park, Illinois) 

Opening weekend discount! General admission is only $10 on September 25 & 26, 2009.  For more information, visit: http://www.hauntedillinois.com/2009dreamreapersdeal01.php

Eleventh Hour Haunted House (Elk Grove Village, Illinois) 

Special 2-for-1 deal when you buy RIP tickets!  This is a limited time offer!  For more information, visit: http://www.hauntedillinois.com/2009eleventhhourdeal01.php

Sweet Dreams Haunted House (Alsip, Illinois) 

Buy 2-for-1 VIP tickets!   For more information, visit: http://www.hauntedillinois.com/2009sweetdreamsdeal01.php

$2 off General Admission at 4 Chicagoland Attractions 

Using Haunted Illinois’ special coupon, you can get $2 off general admission at each of the following attractions:

Dream Reapers Haunted House (Melrose Park, Illinois)
Haunted Mansion/Asylum 13 (Bolingbrook, Illinois)
Realm of Terror (Round Lake Beach, Illinois)
X-treme Hauntings (Fox Lake, Illinois)

To print out this coupon, visit:  http://www.hauntedillinois.com/2009fourhauntdeal.php

(Note: One coupon per person.  Not valid with any other offer.)


ONLINE TICKETING FOR ILLINOIS HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS! 

Buy tickets for some of your favorite Haunted Houses directly from HauntedIllinois.com, from the comfort of your own home!  Buy your tickets online and bypass the line at the ticket window…  Purchasing tickets for Haunted Houses couldn’t be any more convenient!   Right now you can buy tickets online, through Haunted Illinois, for the following popular haunted attractions: 

Dream Reapers Haunted House (Melrose Park, Illinois)
Eleventh Hour (Elk Grove Village, Illinois)
Fear Asylum (Belvidere, Illinois)
Haunted Mansion/Asylum 13 (Bolingbrook, Illinois)
Screamatorium (South Beloit, Illinois)
Sweet Dreams Haunted House (Alsip, Illinois)
Trail of Screams (Stillman Valley, Illinois) 

Avoid the long wait and annoying line at the ticket booth!  Buy tickets for these events now at the following link! Just look for the ticket icons in our directory:

http://www.hauntedillinois.com/eventlisting.php


VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE HAUNTED HOUSE 

Let us know which Haunted House or Halloween Event is your favorite.  Starting October 1st, you will be able to cast a vote for the event that you like best, at the following link: 

http://www.hauntedillinois.com/favoritehauntedhouse.php


SUBMIT HAUNTED ATTRACTION REVIEWS 

Make your voice heard!  With our visitor reviews, you will be able to tell everyone all about the Illinois Haunted Attractions you visit this season.   Starting October 1st you will be able to submit reviews, as well as read reviews written by others, at the following link:  

http://www.hauntedillinois.com/hauntedhousereviews.php

(Note: Keep in mind that you may only write reviews for those 2009 attractions that have already opened for the season. As the season progresses and more attractions open for business, they will automatically be added to the list of events to review.) 


TRICK-OR-TREATING HOURS DATABASE - OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS 

With more and more communities observing alternate days/hours for Trick-or-Treating, keeping the information in our Trick-or-Treating database up-to-date is more important than ever.  Many communities have already submitted their 2009 Trick-or-Treating hours to our database!   To submit your community’s Trick-or-Treating information, visit the following link: 

http://www.hauntedillinois.com/trickortreatinghours.php

(Illinois cities only, please) 


HALLOWEEN INDUSTRY EVENT OVERVIEWS 

Throughout the past few years, the staff of HauntedIllinois.com has attended many off-season events related to the Halloween and Haunted House Industries.  In 2009 alone, we have done write-ups of the following events:

- Very Bloody Valentine (Chicago, Illinois)
- Fangoria Horror Convention (Chicago, Illinois)
- Transworld Haunt Show (St. Louis, Missouri)
- Chicago Zombie Pub Crawl (Chicago, Illinois)
- Zombie Army Prom (Chicago, Illinois)
- Terror on the Fox Tour (Green Bay, Wisconsin)
- Midwest Haunters Convention (Columbus, Ohio)
- Chicago Zombie March (Chicago, Illinois)
- East Coast Haunt Club (Nashua, New Hampshire)
- Donny Dirk's Zombie Den (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

To read Haunted Illinois’ summaries of these events, along with others we have attended in previous years, visit the following page:  

http://www.hauntedillinois.com/industryevents.php

Haunted Illinois also took a trip and recently posted an overview of our experience in Salem, Massachusetts, home of the infamous Witch Trials of 1692.  To see the review, along with more than 200 pictures, visit:

http://www.hauntedillinois.com/salemwitchtrials.php


I hope you have a great Halloween season!!!  

Happy Haunting,  

Adam Drendel
Webmaster of
http://www.hauntedillinois.com

 

 

Sunday, August 30th, 2009
12:44 pm
HauntedIllinois.com's Visit to Salem, Massachusetts
HauntedIllinois.com just posted a review of their visit to Salem, Massachusetts... home of the infamous Witch Trials of 1692.

Happy Haunting,

Adam Drendel
Webmaster of http://www.hauntedillinois.com
Thursday, August 27th, 2009
5:12 pm
HauntedIllinois.com Update 8/27/09
Ghoulish Greetings From HauntedIllinois.com !

With only about a month until October, the Haunting season is nearly upon us! The following is an update, listing some of the great things that HauntedIllinois.com has to offer you this season!

HAUNTED ATTRACTION DIRECTORY

As September approaches, we wanted to update you on haunted attractions in your area. Over the past month, Haunted Illinois’ event directory has grown substantially; there are now more than 100 events listed! In the next few weeks, we expect the list to get much larger!

With all of its useful searching/sorting features, our event directory will make it ultra-easy for you to find your favorite Illinois Haunted Attractions! You may sort the entire event list by the name of the event, city, region or the date the listings were last updated.
Or if you prefer, you can use one of our handy searching features to filter the list of activities, to make it even easier to find the events you are looking for. You can search the directory by Region, Event Type, Dates of Operation of the events or any combination of those criteria. You can also type in your zip code to find events near you!
If you are looking for Haunted Houses, Hayrides, Haunted Trails, Yard Displays, Home Haunts, Fall Festivals or other Halloween-related events, you will find them all in our directory. For more details about these events, visit:

Keep in mind that Haunted Illinois lists more than just Haunted Houses. Any Halloween-related event, as long as it is in Illinois, is welcome in our directory. If you run a Haunted House, Hayride, Haunted Trail, Home Haunt, Yard Display, Festival, Pumpkin Farm, Apple Orchard or other Halloween-related event, it can be listed in our directory!

The best part is that listing on HauntedIllinois.com is FREE!!! If you are hosting a Halloween-related event and haven’t already sent us your information this season, please submit your 2009 event info here:

http://www.hauntedillinois.com/submitform2.php

(ILLINOIS EVENTS ONLY. Please check the directory before submitting your event, to make sure it isn’t already listed. Duplicate event submissions will not be posted online.)
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VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE HAUNTED HOUSE

Let us know which Haunted House or Halloween Event is your favorite. Starting October 1st, you will be able to cast a vote for the event that you like best, at the following link:

http://www.hauntedillinois.com/favoritehauntedhouse.php

________________________________________
SUBMIT HAUNTED ATTRACTION REVIEWS

Make your voice heard! With our visitor reviews, you will be able to tell everyone all about the Illinois Haunted Attractions you visit this season. Starting October 1st you will be able to submit reviews, as well as read reviews written by others, at the following link:

(Note: Keep in mind that you may only write reviews for those 2009 attractions that have already opened for the season. As the season progresses and more attractions open for business, they will automatically be added to the list of events to review.)
________________________________________

TRICK-OR-TREATING HOURS DATABASE - OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

With more and more communities observing alternate days/hours for Trick-or-Treating, keeping the information in our Trick-or-Treating database up-to-date is more important than ever. A number of communities have already submitted their 2009 Trick-or-Treating hours to our database! To submit your community’s Trick-or-Treating information, visit the following link:

(Illinois cities only, please)

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HAUNTED ILLINOIS EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS!
Eleventh Hour Haunted House (Elk Grove Village, Illinois)

Special 2-for-1 deal when you buy RIP tickets for the Eleventh Hour in Elk Grove Village, Illinois! This is a limited time offer! To get this discount, tickets must be purchased online before October 1st. For more information on how you can get this phenomenal discount, visit:

Other Discounts...

Haunted Illinois is currently working on a number of other special offers and we’ll be posting them soon!
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I hope you have a great Halloween season!!!
Happy Haunting,

Adam Drendel
Webmaster of http://www.hauntedillinois.com/
info@hauntedillinois.com

Monday, August 24th, 2009
8:09 pm
Donny Dirk's Zombie Den
Last weekend Haunted Illinois had the opportunity to visit Donny Dirk's Zombie Den in Minneapolis, MN. To see the write-up and picture gallery, go to the following url:

Happy Haunting,

Adam Drendel
Webmaster of http://www.hauntedillinois.com
Thursday, August 20th, 2009
7:36 pm
Plague Day at the Bristol Renaissance Faire
Haunted Illinois just posted 3 video clips and more than 75 pictures that were taken at “Plague Day”, at the Bristol Renaissance Faire. You can see them at the following URL:

Happy Haunting,

Adam Drendel
Webmaster of http://www.hauntedillinois.com
Monday, August 17th, 2009
7:19 pm
East Coast Haunt Club
Haunted Illinois has just posted a review of the East Coast Haunt Club's "New England Haunter's Gathering", including more than 100 pictures! To find out more, visit the following URL:

Happy Haunting,

Adam Drendel
Webmaster of http://www.hauntedillinois.com
Saturday, August 15th, 2009
11:03 am
Submit Your Illinois Halloween Event for FREE
Ghoulish Greetings from HauntedIllinois.com !

Well, Halloween is only 77 days away. Only one more month and many events will already be opening up for the Halloween season! Our directory is starting to fill up nicely. There are already 89 attractions listed! For more information about these Halloween events, visit the following link:

http://www.hauntedillinois.com/eventlisting.php

Not sure if you can list your event with us? Well, keep in mind that Haunted Illinois lists more than just Haunted Houses. If you run a Haunted House, Hayride, Haunted Trail, Home Haunt, Yard Display, Halloween Festival, Pumpkin Farm, Apple Orchard or other Halloween-related event in Illinois, it is welcome our directory!

The best part is that listing on HauntedIllinois.com is FREE!!! If you haven’t already done so this season, please submit your 2009 Halloween event information here:

http://www.hauntedillinois.com/submitform2.php
(Illinois events only, please.)

We look forward to promoting your event! I hope you have a great Halloween season!!!

Happy Haunting,

Adam Drendel
Webmaster – http://www.hauntedillinois.com
info@hauntedillinois.com

Saturday, July 25th, 2009
10:11 am
Illinois Trick-or-Treating Hours
Haunted Illinois Trick-or-Treating hours database has just been reset for the 2009 Halloween season. You can add your Illinois community's 2009 Trick-or-Treating hours at the following link:

http://www.hauntedillinois.com/trickortreatinghours.php
(ILLINOIS towns, cities & villages, only)

Happy Haunting,

Adam Drendel
Webmaster of http://www.hauntedillinois.com



Current Mood: busy

Friday, July 10th, 2009
1:06 pm
Submit Your Halloween Event for FREE to HauntedIllinois.com

Ghoulish Greetings from HauntedIllinois.com !
 
HAUNTED ATTRACTION DIRECTORY
 
We just wanted to send you a quick reminder that Halloween is rapidly approaching and now is the time to start promoting your Halloween-related event!  Why advertise this early?  Two words… web traffic.  In the past month, Haunted Illinois’ traffic has significantly increased, and it will continue to grow as Halloween gets closer.  Think of Haunted Illinois as an online billboard.  The longer you have your event listed, the more people will see it.  People are starting to gear up for Halloween, looking online for information about events like yours. 
 
Also keep in mind that in the July – October timeframe, our event directory is the most visited page on the entire website.  Let our prominent web presence work for you!  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get your name out there and let people know about your worthwhile Halloween-related attraction.  
 
We recently reset our event database & removed all the old listings.  Why is that important, you ask?  It means if you listed with us in the past, you will need to resubmit your event information for 2009, if you want to be included in the directory this season.  To view more information about the events already in our directory, visit the following link:
 
http://www.hauntedillinois.com/eventlisting.php 
 

The purpose of this email is to invite you to list your event with us again this season. Our Halloween Event Directory is starting to fill up and we want to make sure that you get in on the ground floor.  Keep in mind that Haunted Illinois lists more than just Haunted Houses.  If you run a Haunted House, Hayride, Haunted Trail, Home Haunt, Yard Display, Halloween Festival, Pumpkin Farm, Apple Orchard or other Halloween-related event, it is welcome our directory! 
 
The best part is that listing on HauntedIllinois.com is FREE!!!  If you haven’t already done so this season, please submit your 2009 Halloween event information here:
 
http://www.hauntedillinois.com/submitform2.php

(Illinois events only, please.)
 
The staff of HauntedIllinois.com is looking forward to promoting your event, giving it the online visibility it deserves!  In addition to listing your event with us, please feel free to forward this message to anyone else who may be running a Halloween-related attraction in Illinois this season. 
 
 
Happy Haunting,
 
Adam Drendel
Webmaster – http://www.hauntedillinois.com
info@hauntedillinois.com
 

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
8:40 pm
HauntedIllinois.com's 2009 MHC Review

HauntedIllinois.com’s review of the Midwest Haunters Convention has just been posted online. In the show wrap-up, you’ll find about 400 pictures and reviews of the following:

- The Pre-Convention Haunt Tour.

- Midsummer Monster Bash

- IAHA Masquerade Party

- The Contests: Ms Scary Midwest, Scariest Character and Monster Make-up Wars

- Vendors on the show floor. Most of the vendor pictures are labeled with the company name and a hyperlink to their website, so you can find out more about the products and services they offer the Haunted House Industry. 

To check out our MHC review, visit the following link:

http://www.hauntedillinois.com/2009midwesthauntersconvention.php


Happy Haunting,

Adam Drendel
Webmaster of http://www.hauntedillinois.com

 

Sunday, June 14th, 2009
3:02 pm
Second Annual Chicago Zombie March

Haunted Illinois recently attended the Second Annual Zombie March in Chicago. Follow the link below to see the picture gallery that was just uploaded...

http://www.hauntedillinois.com/2009chicagozombiemarch.php

Happy Haunting,

Adam Drendel
Webmaster of http://www.hauntedillinois.com

 

Saturday, May 9th, 2009
8:37 am
Freek Energy Drink
Did you hear? The Freek Energy Drink company went out of business!

http://www.freekenergy.com/

 

Friday, May 1st, 2009
12:24 pm
Chicago Zombie Event Pictures Posted Online !

On Saturday, April 25, two great zombie-related events were held in the Chicagoland area: Chicago's 2nd Annual Zombie Pub Crawl and the First Annual Zombie Army Prom. Haunted Illinois was fortunate enough to attend both of these events. To see more than 120 pictures that were taken at these zombie gatherings, visit the links below:

http://www.hauntedillinois.com/2009zombiepubcrawl.php

http://www.hauntedillinois.com/2009zombiearmyprom.php

Happy Haunting,

Adam Drendel
Webmaster of http://www.hauntedillinois.com

 

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009
9:39 pm
Zombie Events in Chicago this Saturday 4/25!
Ghoulish Greetings, everyone!

This Saturday, April 25, 2009, there will be not one, but TWO major zombie-themed events in Chicago!

From 2:00 - 8:00 pm Andersonville will play host to the Second Annual Chicago Zombie Pub Crawl! Full information and details can be found here: http://www.chicagozombiepubcrawl.com

Then, from 8:00 pm - 2:00 am, the zombie revelry moves south to The Orphanage for the First Annual Zombie Army Prom! The Prom will be a fund-raiser for the next Zombie Army Productions feature film, and will feature music, dancing, beer & wine, fingers (er, finger foods), King & Queen Zombie Costume Contest, Zombie Dance-Off, the Zombie Army Wheel of Pain and more! For more information, go to: http://www.zombiearmyproductions.com/events.html

Happy Haunting,

Adam Drendel
Webmaster of http://www.hauntedillinois.com

 

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
1:13 pm
HauntedIllinois.com's 2009 Transworld Overview Posted!

HauntedIllinois.com’s Official 2009 Transworld Overview has just been posted online.  To date, this is the most comprehensive review of any haunt-related event that we’ve ever posted online!

In the overview, you will find:

- Haunted Illinois list / descriptions of some of the great props that were on the show floor this year.
- More than 350 pictures taken on the show floor and related show gatherings.
- More than 20 video clips taken on the show floor
- Review of the Haunter Dinner at Jake’s Steaks
- Review of the Columbia Haunt Tour
- Review of the Darkness Haunted House
- And more! 

To check out the Transworld Overview, visit the following URL:

http://www.hauntedillinois.com/2009transworldhauntshow.php

Happy Haunting,

Adam Drendel
Webmaster of http://www.hauntedillinois.com

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