Haunted houses are the only places where you can see a skeleton without first tugging it out of someone's body while that person is sleeping. Jump out of your skin with this Groupon.
$40 for Two Asylum Xperiment Haunted House Vip Tickets ($80 value)
Voted the #1 haunted house in Illinois by HauntedIllinois.com, VIP visitors frolic past the general admission lines into more than 40 rooms filled with more than 100 actors, special effects, graphic cinematic sets, and 40 animatronics. An onsite snack bar proffers beer and food, and an indoor waiting area keeps out chills (there is limited waiting with a VIP ticket).
Asylum Xperiment Haunted House
Dave Link boasts an extensive background in the sculpture and design industry—he's sculpted toys for Mattel and Hasbro, and worked with gaming-industry giants such as Sega and IGT. Mike Skodacek has spent more than 10 years designing and founding haunted houses, when not acting as a ghoul in full makeup or custom-building his own demolition-derby cars. These two artists have combined their visions into the 45,000-square-foot multilevel Asylum Xperiment Haunted House, blending Dave's affinity for intricate, movie-quality sets and Mike's unique brand of psychological horror that plays on real fears and phobias that could actually happen.
Their indoor haunted attraction spans 40 rooms and three haunts brimming with 40 animatronic monstrosities, realistic props, and film-style sets—where more than 100 actors present gory and spooky vignettes. Many of these sets pay tribute to classic Hollywood horror films, forming a show that culminates in a surprise ending and features a montage of the monsters trying on clothes.
In The House, adventurers navigate rooms and a graveyard crawling with zombies and ghouls. In Blackout, they feel their way through the black halls of a winding maze, body hairs standing up as they wonder whose hot breath just kissed their necks. The Armageddon attraction throws visitors into a post-apocalyptic cityscape replete with streets on fire, ruined buildings, and zombies disobeying traffic signals.