Haunted houses force guests to confront their greatest domestic fears including creepy cobwebs, poltergeists, and rooms filled with mattresses that have had their tags removed. Make a horror-filled house call with today's Groupon: for $25, you get two RIP fast passes to Realm of Terror in Round Lake Beach (up to a $50 value).
Rated the #1 Illinois Haunted House of 2010 by Haunted Illinois, Realm of Terror's spine-chilling scenes and terrifying tenants coax blood-curdling screams out of the heartiest of thrill-seekers. VIP “RIP” patrons skip straight to the head of the line to plunge directly into the haunt’s bone-chilling depths, or linger a moment longer to steady nerves with sips of soda or beer in the VIP seating area of the Haunt Bar. From there, guests make their way through the twisted scenes and hidden horrors that line the house's pathways, ducking, crawling, and distracting demons with an enchanting jazz-tap routine, all in an attempt to make it through the house unscathed by ghostly hands. Filled with loud noise, fog, and strobe lighting, the house oozes eeriness, leaving guests with a feeling of uneasiness akin to watching Vincent Price play Jenga. Realm of Terror boasts a completely covered waiting area to shield shriekers-to-be from rain, though visitors should anticipate possibly getting wet once inside the special-effects-filled fright fest.
Children ages 10–13 must be accompanied by an adult to enter the house, which is geared toward mature audience 16 and older.
The Realm of Terror Haunted House
Designed for mature audiences, Realm of Terror's maze winds past zombies hovering over hospital patients and masked madmen adorned in scarlet-stained clothes. A creative team of filmmakers, makeup artists, and set designers collaborates on the gory, over-the-top attraction, which uses actors, strobe lighting, startlingly loud noises, and whispered Danzig lyrics to spook guests as they duck, climb, and crawl through. While waiting in line to enter the critically lauded haunted house, guests can sip beverages from an onsite bar, which is stocked with soft drinks and alcohol for visitors of drinking age.