Monday, October 28, 2013

October 28, 2013 - Into the Final Stretch

Wow, the season sure has flown by! We're into the last few days before Halloween, and we still have a lot of things to see. We've hit 88 haunts of varying types so far, and we should be over 100 by the time all is said and done. We'll keep you posted with all of our visits as well as all of our reviews, which will be coming over the next couple of weeks.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

October 26, 2013 - Another busy haunting weekend

We visited the western suburbs last night, covering Lombard, Aurora, St. Charles, Glendale Heights, Carol Stream and more. We have also posted some more reviews, for the following:

House of Nightmares - Alsip, IL
Haunted Cemetery Display - Hometown, IL
Village of Screamfield - Plainfield, IL
 KC Scaregrounds - St. Charles.

You can see all of our 2013 reviews and more at our web site, here

Monday, October 21, 2013

October 21, 2013 - Another Great Haunt Weekend!

Well, another weekend has come and gone, and we Horror Tourers managed to squeeze in another 25 haunts, bringing our 2013 total to 60 (so far). We covered everywhere from the south and southwest suburbs, to central Illinois, to the far western suburbs, to the O'Hare Airport area, to the north side of Chicago. We visited many fine haunts, including Screams in the Park in Rosemont, Gates of Delirium in Gilman, St. Pat's Haunted High School in Kankakee, Agony home haunt and Count Kuhadja's in Joliet, Winding Creek Haunted Woods in Plainfield, and Hair Razor and The Catacombs in Chicago.

Really, there are too many to list, but rest assured that we will have full reviews of all of them soon. Right now, you can check out the following new reviews, from both this
weekend and previous weekends:

Logan Scare Manor - Chicago,IL
Lost Souls Cemetery - Chicago, IL
Kenton Avenue Graveyard - Chicago, IL
Evil Intentions - Elgin, IL
Frightmare - Burbank, IL
Hambly Home Haunt - Plainfield, IL
Dark Summit - Summit, IL
Haunted Hell - Lansing, IL

Saturday, October 19, 2013

October 18, 2013 - Asylum Xperiment Haunted House in Villa Park

This year, we made our very first visit to Asylum Xperiment in Villa Park, a haunt that has three separate attractions within it. For various reasons, including price and time, we never made it to this haunt before, so we had no idea what to expect.

In short, it was fantastic, and left us wondering why we didn't manage it sooner. Lots to see, lots of detailed sets and actors, as well as an almost 30 minute walkthrough all added up to a great time.

Check out our video commentary here.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

October 15, 2013 - Basement of the Dead

Just posted our review of Basement of the Dead in Aurora - a great haunt high on theatrics! Basement of the Dead is one of two haunts located in the same place. The other is Shattered, a 3-D haunt experience. Both are worthwhile to visit. First up is Basement of the Dead, the more traditional of the two haunts. It is located in an actual basement, and visitors have to descend stairs to get into it. The first scene is one of large hooded figures lining the walls. It’s really hard to tell if they are real or not, which is the mark of a well-planned haunt experience.

Want more? Full review, click here.

Monday, October 14, 2013

October 14, 2013 - Another Haunting Weekend Down!

Another haunting weekend down - three more to go! We managed to hit 21haunts this weekend, including the following:

Frightmare Haunted House at Haunted Trails Family Entertainment ParkBurbank
Thanatophobialand - Lockport, IL
Lombard Jaycees Haunted House - Lombard, IL
Dark Summit Haunted House - Summit, IL
Frankfort Area Jaycees Haunted House - Frankfort, IL
Misdom Manor - Lansing, IL
DEAD Central Haunted Attraction - Crestwood, IL
House Of Nightmares - Alsip, IL
Nightmare at the Terrace Haunted House - Worth, IL
The Nephilim Fallen Angels - Burbank, IL

That doesn't take into account any of the great home haunts and yard displays, either, like Shurley House of the Dead in Orland, Spirits on Sproat in Oak Lawn, and many more.

Look for our full reviews, coming soon!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

October 13, 2013 - Psychosis

We Horror Tourers just posted our 2013 review for Psychosis Haunted House - in short, we loved it! Some great changes and improvements. Full review here:

Saturday, October 12, 2013

October 11, 2013 - The Nephilim Yard Disaply in Burbank, IL

We Horror Tourers made our first 2013 visit to The Nephilim Fallen Angels in Burbank, IL last night. It was better than last year, and we loved it last year! So much to see, great actors, lots of props. You NEED to see this home haunt. Lots of love and dedication there! Check out our full review here.

Friday, October 11, 2013

October 11 - 2nd full weekend of haunting!

Just finalized our haunt plans for tonight. On the agenda is a tour of the south suburbs, including stops at Nightmare at the Terrace Haunted House in Worth, DEAD Central Haunted Attraction in Crestwood, and possibly House Of Nightmares in Alsip. In between, we'll be visiting some great home haunts, like Midnight Terror Haunted House in Oak Lawn and maybe even Resurrection Graveyard Haunted House in Evergreen Park. Just too many others to list! We'll posts some pics as we go along.

Be sure to check out our Twitter feed at @horrortourers or our instagram at thehorrortourers. Stay tuned!

Monday, October 7, 2013

October 4-6, 2013 - First full haunting weekend

Had a great touring weekend! Visited CarnEvil in Hoffman Estates, Asylum Xperiment Haunted House in Villa Park, Eleventh Hour Haunted House in Melrose Park, Psychosis Haunted House in Elgin, Evil Intentions Haunted House in Elgin, Nightmare From North Street in Dundee, Canyon Trail Cemetery in Carol Stream, Souls Of The Forsaken in Plainfield, Millstone Manor in Rolling Meadows, Hambly Home Haunt in Plainfield, and The Massacre Haunted House in Naperville. Look for our reviews, coming soon!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October 1, 2013 - Fear Itself at Legend Park, Mishawaka, IN

2013 haunt season rolls on, and we bring you our review of Fear Itself, a "scream" park in Indiana featuring five haunts in one place, all for one low price.

The Fear Itself complex is consists primarily of one large, long building which houses four out of the five haunts (a sixth, "Rat Trap" was under construction when we arrived, and it appeared to be in a location separate to the main building). The closeness of all of the haunts saves a lot of time and makes it easy to get form haunt to haunt. The five haunts on offer when we visited were the Thirteenth Hour and Sinister Circus (both 3D experiences),
Rock Monkey Caves, Lost in the Woods (a haunted trail),
and the Cuckoo's Next (a psych hospital).

Find out what we thought by checking out our full review here