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Creepyworld is America's Biggest Haunted Screampark now with 13 different haunted attractions in one location for one price. Creepyworld includes several haunted houses and a new high tech haunted ha... [Read more]

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Lemp Brewery Haunted House is the scariest real haunted house in America. Travel deep underground inside of real caves and caverns alone in pitch darkness. There is nothing that can prepare for such... [Read more]

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The Darkness 2018 celebrates it's 25th year of Fear! The Darkness is one of the biggest, longest, and scariest haunted attractions in the ENTIRE WORLD! For our 25th Year of Fear we'll pulled out... [Read more]

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Legend has it that....... 150 years ago the Heap Family purchased a Healthy plot of farm land. It has been told, that the previous owner was a peculiar eccentric old chap who grew several acres of cor... [Read more]

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Hidden deep in the woods, HellsGate is a multi-level mansion filled with secret passages, giant slides, ghastly secrets, undead abominations, really nervous groundskeepers and a darkness that the gate... [Read more]

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ILLINOIS #1 HAUNTED HOUSE The Massacre Haunted House & Freak Show 3D: 2 Horrifying Haunted Houses at 1 Location! Featuring OVER 20,000 Sq Feet, your nightmares will be brought to life!

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BASEMENT of the Dead in Aurora Illinois is a walk in the corridors of HELL. Unspeakable mutilitation and horror await you. Click this profile for information, photos, videos, directions and more. "... [Read more]

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Realm of Terror (2018 Best Haunted House) If you have been looking for the Craziest, Most Intense, Extreme Halloween Experience... You have found it. The Realm of Terror is the Highest-Ever rated Ha... [Read more]

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The Legendary Dungeon of Doom is located in Zion, Illinois dead smack in the middle between Chicago and Milwaukee. This haunted attraction is an in-your-face, maximum intensity haunt. The thrill begin... [Read more]

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The Dark Side Haunted House in Ixonia, Wisconsin brings the dark side to life. Be on the look out or your life could be the next to be taken. Click this profile for haunted house directions, photos, v... [Read more]

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Southern Illinios Haunted Houses have grown over the years to feature some really amazing haunted houses some of which have been featured on Travel Channel. Last year we visited the Southern Illinois haunted houses and the haunted houses in Southern Illinois where some of the scariest, and more unique we've seen and now Illinois Haunted Houses are some of the best in America now featuring more than 10 professional haunted attractions.  On Hauntworld.com you will find every type of haunted houses in Illinois from a haunted hayride, haunted house, Halloween Attractions, ghost tours, to paranormal ghost hunting.

 

Southern Illinois area is one of the most haunted places in America especially the Alton, Illinois area which features many haunted houses, ghost tours, and paranormal investigations.  Southern Illinois also includes haunted houses in the St. Louis area including The Darkness, Creepyworld, and Lemp Brewery Haunted House.

When visiting the Southern Illinois area you must stop into Alton, Illinois and take their historic ghost tours or paranormal investigations including the Lovejoy Monument Cemetery which claims to have a small girl roaming the cemetery at night or the ghost of Elijah Lovejoy walking around his headstone.  You can also visit the Lovejoy School which claims to have many reports of doors opening and closing and ghosts roaming the school as part of the school was built over a graveyard.

 

Another hot spot is the McPike Mansion known to be haunted and featured on MTV at one point... its an old mansion missing parts of the room and almost unsafe to enter but the mansion itself is very scary.  We've actually been there and heard things in the woods behind the mansion

 

A couple other hot spots to find real haunted houses and ghosts are the Mineral Springs Hotel which claims the Lavender-Lady who was killed by her husband upon learning of an affair.

In Edwardsville you can visit the Three Mile House or in Belleville Illinois there is the famous Lincoln Theater.

To find the best haunted houses in Illinois including haunted attractions, hayrides, ghost tours, corn mazes and much more visit http://www.hauntworld.com/illinois_haunted_houses

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Southern Illinois / St. Louis area is famous for many things.  For example, the Arch, St. Louis Cardinal Baseball, Ted Drew’s Frozen Custard, Toasted Ravioli, the world-class St. Louis Zoo and more are all very iconic to St. Louis, but another thing St. Louis is famous for is haunted houses.  The St. Louis area has been a hotbed for haunted houses over the years and boasts many industry firsts, such as the first ever FRANCHISED haunted house, Silo-X.  St. Louis also once featured a haunted house under the historically haunted Lemp Brewery.  One of the most famous haunts, Thayre Ashton’s Mansion, was the first haunt to ever bus their patrons from a parking lot to the haunt itself deep in the woods.  At one point, St. Louis boasted over 20 haunted houses including one called Terror Visions, the first ever haunt that featured a real Hollywood FX artist as owner and designer.  Among all of these great and historic haunts, there is only ONE that has stood the test of time to outlast them all, The Darkness Haunted House.  The Darkness raised the bar so high no other haunt in town could compete and even elevated itself to become one of, if not the best haunted house in America!  


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The Darkness located in downtown St. Louis, Missouri began in 1994, one year after Silo-X opened its doors for the first time, and one year before Thayre Ashton’s Mansion would close forever!  When The Darkness opened for the first time, major haunts still populated the scene such as Terror Visions, Thayre Ashtons Mansion, Silo-X, Nightmares, House on Haunted Hill and several others.  However there is ONLY ONE of those haunt still standing today…The Darkness produced by Halloween Productions, Inc. (HPI).
 
At one point, Silo-X franchised over 10 haunts across America in cities like Chicago, Boston, Kansas City and more all by the same name.  But before long, Silo-X, along with many other haunts like Terror Visions, House on Haunted Hill and others, sold out of the business and/or closed their doors for good.   So why did The Darkness survive?  The owners of Halloween Productions Inc. started building haunted houses for major theme parks across America like Six Flags, Kennywood, Kings Island, Cedar Point and others.  The Darkness location was used as somewhat of a showcase for amusement park clients to see firsthand the high caliber of attraction that Halloween Productions can produce.  The Darkness had to be that showcase haunt for HPI’s clients, so no expense was spared in maintaining The Darkness as one of the best haunts with the best Hollywood-quality sets, scenes, and effects.  Once the owners started down the road to push the envelope of amazing set design, special FX, animations and more, they never looked back. Southern Illinois Haunted House

The owners of The Darkness not only built haunted houses for clients all over the world, but they were also the first haunted house company to ever offer air driven animation, selling hundreds of air driven (pneumatic) scares to haunts WORLD WIDE!  When Halloween Productions, Inc. wanted to create a new scare, a new prop or a new idea, they built it, installed it, and tested it inside The Darkness first.  The Darkness was not only the company’s crown jewel but also their testing ground for the FX and props they would build for their clients. Haunted House Southern Illinois

The Darkness name came from their original location inside the old Welsh Baby Carriage Factory (originally called ‘The Sunshine Factory’) because of the 400 plus boarded up windows built into its design.  In 1994 Larry Kirchner, owner of HPI, signed his first rental agreement for space inside the Welsh building to build his first owned haunted house.  During clean-up prior to initial build-out, Larry found documents from nearly 100 years prior calling the building ‘The Sunshine Factory’.  Larry found this ironic because the once known ‘Sunshine’ building now had very little to no light inside due to the boarded up windows… Sunshine 100 plus years ago = pure DARKNESS now.  So in 1994, The Darkness began scaring St. Louis, and the legend of this great haunt quickly spread throughout the region.  People now travel from other states AND other countries to visit this haunted attraction.  Since 1994, over 600,000 fright fans have screamed through The Darkness making it one of the top 10 most visited haunted attractions in America!

The Darkness features amazing set design, incredible special effects, live actors, and sophisticated animations, all spread out over 27,000 square feet of terror.  The Darkness is located next door to one of America’s oldest farmers markets, The St. Louis Historic SOULARD MARKET, located on the same street as Busch Stadium (Cardinals baseball) and the AB Brewery in downtown St. Louis, MO.  The Darkness is now a St. Louis staple and a major tourist attraction for the St. Louis market.  In 2008, nearly 10,000 people visited The Darkness from outside the St. Louis Metropolitan area, coming from as far away as California, Texas, and even England, France and Australia.  The Darkness has been featured on national television like The History Channel’s Modern Marvels show, Travel Channel’s “America’s Scariest Attractions’, The National Geographic Channel, The Today Show, Fox News Coast to Coast, and it has been featured on the front cover of the USA Today.   Why has so much attention been given to this one haunted house?  It’s really simple actually; the owners have taken an amusement concept of a haunted house and turned it into more than what you would ever expect a haunted house to be.  The owners don’t view The Darkness as a haunted house but rather a REAL LIVE HOLLYWOOD MOVIE that plays out right before your eyes where YOU are the scream queen, you are the STAR of the movie, and where you live and breathe every scream!Haunted Houses Southern Illinois
   
The owners work on this attraction year round with no expense spared to push The Darkness to greater FRIGHTS year after year!  When we visited The Darkness and stepped foot inside the interactive queue room, we thought we had entered the set for the next Indiana Jones movie.  Simply stated, it’s that awesome.  The downstairs of the Darkness is like an ancient temple with giant monsters, savages, waterfalls, deadly traps, falling heads, and set design that will amaze you.  If you survive, you make your way to part two of this haunted adventure, an old haunted mansion, located upstairs on the second floor of the building.  When you think of a haunted mansion, all of your preconceived notions of what you’d expect and more are bottled up inside this second floor of terror inside The Darkness.  You start off entering a creepy swamp house that rotates on all four pivots, then into a very realistic graveyard with ghosts haunting from every direction, and finally through a very elaborate mansion façade.  Inside the mansion, you have a creepy mirror maze, kids’ room, kitchen, freezer, boiler room, wine cellar, and the most realistic haunted greenhouse filled with giant oversized plant monsters.
 
After running through two floors of FRIGHT, you might think that’s enough, but NO the tour isn’t over.  The owners of The Darkness built a new section of the building, spending almost a million dollars to add an additional 17,000 sq ft of additional SCREAMS.  Through this addition, you walk directly into the ALL NEW Terror Visions in 3D.  If you have NEVER seen a 3D haunted house, take our advice and tour this one.  You put on a pair of chromo depth 3D glasses and the world of Terror Visions comes to life.  Included are crazed clowns, an ice cream truck killer, and much more.  Terror Visions is GHOULY one of the most unique attractions we’ve ever toured, worth the price of admission all by itself.  

Lastly, when you exit Terror Visions you end up in a Monster Museum filled with real Hollywood movie props from Saw, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Creature from the Black Lagoon and much more.  The Darkness Monster Museum also features a gift store filled with Darkness merchandise much like Universal Studios has at the exit of a multimillion dollar ride.

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It’s really hard to say who has the best haunted house, haunted Screampark, haunted hayride, etc., because when an attraction is on the level of The ALL NEW Darkness, it’s a matter of personal taste.  Are you looking for a haunted house in the woods, in an old creepy hospital, inside an abandon prison?  Are you looking for a gory haunt, a realistic haunt, a family style haunt?  Whatever it is you are looking for, there are clearly different levels or styles of each event that owners decide to produce.  Some events are highly marketed, money making ventures where the focus isn’t on the event itself.  With these haunts, there’s usually tons of marketing hype, but by the next year the haunt is GONE without a trace.  The Darkness is definitely NOT one of those haunted houses.  As you walk through the attraction from one room to the next, you can tell a great deal of money, time, creativity and passion has been placed into producing The Darkness.  Is The Darkness the best haunted attraction in America?  HauntWorld has reviewed a lot of haunted houses, toured many haunts of all different shapes, sizes, styles, and themes, and most great haunts like The Darkness are unique and offer each scream seeker something different.  Are you afraid of spiders, snakes, heights, or merely your own shadow?   There’s different strokes for different folks, and we can say without hesitation that The Darkness will rank as one of the best haunted houses you’ll ever see.  It may not be your personal favorite but clearly it’s one of the coolest, top notch ATTRACTIONS ever!
 
The Darkness has survived where so many other haunts have failed and has continued for over 15 screaming years!  Once again, The Darkness ranks as one of our TOP 13 haunts in America!? For more information about The Darkness visit their website at www.Scarefest.com. 

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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DARKNESS go to www.Scarefest.com

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NOTE:  St. Louis is part of Southern Illinois area. St. Louis borders the second biggest Illinois population base in the entire state of Illinois.  The Darkness is the biggest haunted attraction and most well known in the entire Southern Illinois area.  

 

 

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