St. Matthew Lutheran Church's House of Mayhem (formerly named Haunted House) was rated in the top 10 by Haunted Illinois last year and has been in the top 10 voters' poll for a few years.
The house, in its 21st year, is completely rebuilt each year with new rooms and attractions.
This year's House of Mayhem takes visitors room by room through a very troubled home, each room with its own unique horrifying experience.
The adult house dates are 7-11 p.m. Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27. Tickets are $12 each (large group discounts are available).
The tickets are sequentially numbered for all shows in 2012, so after purchasing tickets, visitors may enjoy refreshments for purchase and listen to the entertainment provided inside the church/school building without having to wait in a long line.
After your number is called, you move to the entrance area of the house. Patrons who buy their tickets and then return later after their number has been called move directly to the entrance area of the house upon their return.
Tickets can be purchased and used on a subsequent night, or reserve ticket numbers by purchasing advance tickets through PayPal. Tickets are good for any 2012 show. For details, visit stmatts.net or email The Kiddie House for the youngsters is from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 13, 14, 20, 21 and 27. Tickets for the Kiddie House are $6 each. Flashlit guided tours are provided with no live actors. Large group discounts are available. Call (847) 612-7725.
St. Matthew Lutheran Church is between Rand and Quentin roads at 24500 N. Old McHenry Road, Hawthorn Woods.
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