Ghosts often haunt old houses because they’re attached to something inside, such as a cuddly pet, a favorite coffee mug, or a metaphysical Velcro wall. Meet stuck spirits with today's Groupon to Psychosis Haunted House in Elgin. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get two general-admission tickets (up to a $32 value).
- For $28, you get four general-admission tickets (up to a $64 value).
- For $49, you get four VIP tickets (up to a $100 value).
- For $65, you get 10 general-admission tickets (up to a $160 value).
Psychosis Haunted House makes spines tingle with more than 20,000 square feet of scream-worthy spectacles, landing on the Huffington Post’s Top 10 Haunted Houses list for the Chicago area in 2010. Ghouls tiptoe down dark hallways, startling guests with moans and snickering as they give them bunny ears. VIP ticketholders get to skip the line and do-si-do with zombified staff, who staggers each group to amplify the suspense. For an extra $10, Psychosis will kidnap visitors and hide them inside the mansion for their friends to rescue. Though the standard haunting is designed for guests ages 13 and older, Psychosis hosts low-gore matinees for little ones and grownups who are afraid of the dark.
A haunted house with a heart, Psychosis collects canned food for cats, dogs, and hungry vampire bats. A portion of its proceeds benefits The Buddy Foundation, a charity that helps homeless and couch-surfing pets.
Psychosis Haunted House offers discounted admission for students and members of the military. Though female guests receive $8 admission on Thursdays if they donate canned pet food, today’s Groupon does not require a donation and is the best deal available.
Psychosis Haunted House
Each fall, terror descends upon downtown Elgin when Psychosis Haunted House opens its grounds to thrill-seeking visitors. Chosen as one of the Top 10 Haunted Houses in Illinois by USA Today, the 20,000-square-foot haunted house stations its actors at unexpected intervals, building suspense and fear so that each monster elicits a scream. For an extra fee, guests can choose to be "kidnapped" and hustled inside, where they wait hidden among the shadows until their friends or the pizza delivery guy finally finds them.