Ghosts roam the earth to complete unfinished tasks, such as making peace with a loved one or picking up the dry cleaning. Witness the errands of the undead with today's Groupon to Evil Intentions Haunted House in Elgin. The haunted house is open Thursday–Sunday from September 30 until October 31. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get haunted-house admission for two (a $30 value).
- For $42, you get haunted-house admission for six (a $90 value).
Situated in an abandoned coffin factory built in the 19th century, Evil Intentions Haunted House encompasses 20,000 square feet of thrills and terrors inspired by the nearby cemetery and mental institution. The multi-storied madhouse sends shivers down spines with a cast of creepy characters, adrenaline-pumping surprises, and ghostly apparitions playing pinochle. Once built for the likes of presidents, the factory's remaining caskets now conceal frights that send guests skittering through the house's winding paths. Thrill seekers can leave their vehicles in the free parking lot and collect themselves in the house's indoor waiting area before beginning an adventure as twisted and chilling as the abominable snowman's DNA.
Evil Intentions Haunted House
Evil Intentions Haunted House evokes the details of its site’s checkered past to conjure the stuff of nightmares. For more than a century, the area the haunted house now occupies has been plagued with creepy occurrences, from unsolved murders to mysterious disappearances and regular occult activity. Over the years, the expanse has been used as the premises of the former Elgin Casket Company, a stomping ground for escapees from a nearby mental institution, and a gathering place for the occult’s summer softball league.
Starting in 2005, the Evil Intentions Haunted House team slowly transformed this troubled spot into a haunted house that comes alive with shrieks once night falls. Visitors can leave their cars in the free parking lot and gather in the indoor waiting area before exploring 60,000 square feet of dusty halls and dark, fright-filled rooms. Costumed actors portraying demonic clowns, faceless butchers, and cleaver-wielding lunatics creep around corners and leap out of hidden alcoves, though there's always a chance passing patrons will encounter the actual ghosts who occupy the building. These intense frights combined with interactive storytelling and the venue's real-life paranormal history have earned the haunted house quite a few accolades: HauntedHouseChicago.com and HauntedIllinois.com rated Evil Intentions one of the top local haunts in 2013 and 2014.
900 Grace St.
Elgin, Illinois 60120Get Directions