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9 of the scariest haunted houses in the suburbs

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  • Ghoulish creatures await visitors at Round Lake Beach's Realm of Terror.

    Ghoulish creatures await visitors at Round Lake Beach's Realm of Terror.
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Ready for a good scare?

Here are some of the bigger and better-known haunted houses open for business in the suburbs through Halloween. Dates and hours may change, and some are not suitable for children. So check before you go and have a frightful time! (A full list of Illinois haunted houses can be found at hauntedillinois.com.)

Aurora

Basement of the Dead/Shattered, 42 W. New York St. Open Thursday through Sunday now through Oct. 29, plus Monday, Oct. 30, Tuesday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 4. Hours vary. General admission tickets start at $25. Go to 42fear.com.

East Dundee

Warehouse X Haunted Attraction, 601 Dundee Ave. Open select days through Oct. 31. Tickets start at $25. For hours, dates and tickets, go to fablesfrightnights.com.

Elgin

Evil Intentions, 900 Grace St. Open at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday and select weekdays through Oct. 31. General admission tickets cost $25. Go to eihaunt.com.

Gurnee

Six Flags Fright Fest, 1 Great America Parkway. Open select days through Oct. 31. Hours vary. Tickets start at $49.99. Go to sixflags.com.

House of Torment returns to Morton Grove.
House of Torment returns to Morton Grove. - Courtesy of House of Torment
Morton Grove

House of Torment, 8240 N. Austin Ave. Open weekends and select weekdays now through Oct. 31, as well as Nov. 3-4, which are special blackout days. Hours vary. General admission tickets are $26.99. Go to houseoftormentchicago.com.

Melrose Park

The 13th Floor, 1940 George St. Open weekends and select weekdays now through Oct. 31, as well as Nov. 3-4, which are special blackout days. Hours vary. General admission ticket prices vary by day. Go to 13thfloorchicago.com.

Round Lake Beach

Realm of Terror, 421 W. Rollins Road. Open at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday (and select Sundays) through Oct. 29, as well as Nov. 3-4. General admission tickets cost $25. Go to realmofterror.com.

Dungeon of Doom in Zion is one of the suburbs' most well-known haunted houses, delivering 60 minutes of frights spread out over 42,000 square feet.
Dungeon of Doom in Zion is one of the suburbs' most well-known haunted houses, delivering 60 minutes of frights spread out over 42,000 square feet. - Courtesy of Paramount Public Relations
St. Charles

Insanity Haunted House, 3800 E. Main St. Open Friday through Sunday now through Oct. 29, plus Tuesday, Oct. 31. Tickets start at $17. Go to insanityhh.com.

Zion

Dungeon of Doom, 600 29th St. Open Friday through Sunday and select weekdays through Oct. 29, plus Tuesday, Oct. 31, and Nov. 3-4. Hours vary. Tickets start at $25. Go to dungeonofdoom.com.

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