Saturday, August 30, 2014

Fear on Fiona Yard Display 2013 - Mokena, IL

A perennial favorite of the Horror Tourers, Fear on Fiona is one of those displays that is almost too much to take in. It's also one of those displays that gives lie to the whole "it's just a yard display" mentality that some have - in other words, if it's not a professional haunted house it's not worth it. Well, Fear on Fiona is worth it. It offers lots of props and lots of creativity and, unlike a professional haunt, it's free!

Full review here.

Evil on Everest Yard Display - Lombard, IL

Evil on Everest was another new visit for the Horror Tourers in 2013. Much like Millstone Manor in Rolling Meadows, this one has a bit of a Disney/Haunted Mansion vibe going on, which makes it interesting on a different level.
The majority of the display consists of various elaborate tombstones,
done in the style of a turn of the century Victorian cemetery. The biggest portion of the display is the large cemetery entrance gate, complete with imposing stone pillars and metal gate with chains and padlocks.

A giant sign on the front of the gate proclaims that the cemetery is "closed to the living", 

Full Review here.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Fables Studios Haunted House - Morton Grove, IL

Fables Studios is an unusual haunted house in Morton Grove, IL. It's unique in the sense that it is a haunted house that provides some scares but also attempts to sell an entire story. While many haunted houses have a theme, Fables Studios sets itself up as a type of traveling  freakshow from the turn of the century, complete with circus tents, carnival barkers, gypsy fortune tellers, and many of the classic traveling show tropes.

Check out the full review here.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

One Month until our First Official visit of 2014!

My how time flies! It seems like only yesterday that we finished up our 2013 Horror Touring with our visit to The Realm of Terror Haunted House in Round Lake Beach, and now we're only one month away from opening night at Niles Haunted House Scream Park in Niles, Michigan. We'll be counting down the days with some new reviews and other surprises, so stay tuned!