Haunted houses in the suburbs during the 1960s and 70s were certainly tame by today's standards.

Join us as we visit spook houses decorated for families and teens.

Victorian homes often served as a setting for costumed ghouls, witches, vampires and monsters who scared visitors making their way through darkened rooms.

Many of the haunted houses in our gallery were presented by park districts and service organizations such as the Jaycees, which were decorated and staffed by teen volunteers.

A ghoul rises from a coffin in a Mount Prospect spook house in 1971. Daily Herald file photo, 1971
A beast scares patrons of a Schaumburg spook house during 1973. Daily Herald file photo, 1973
Children attend a costume party and haunted house in Elk Grove during 1973. Daily Herald file photo, 1973
A hunchback and a witch provide scares at a spook house in the Northwest suburbs during 1972. Daily Herald file photo, 1972
A family attends a costume party and haunted house in Elk Grove during 1973. Daily Herald file photo, 1973
Daily Herald file photo, 1974A beastly monster tends to a "severed head" at a haunted house in Wheeling during 1974.
Frankenstein's monster stands outside the Buffalo Grove Jaycee's haunted house in 1973. Daily Herald file photo, 1973
Frankenstein's monster stands outside the Buffalo Grove Jaycee's haunted house in 1973. Daily Herald file photo, 1973
View of the Campus Life haunted house in Arlington Heights during 1969. Daily Herald file photo, 1969
A ghoul looks up from a coffin at a Hoffman Estates spook house in 1971. Daily Herald file photo, 1971
A volunteer decorates a Mount Prospect spook house in 1971. Daily Herald file photo, 1971
A monster is dispatched with a shovel at a spook house in the Northwest suburbs during 1972. Daily Herald file photo, 1972
Children visit a spook house in the Northwest suburbs during 1972. Daily Herald file photo, 1972
Living room of a Schaumburg spook house during 1973. Daily Herald file photo, 1973
Graveyard scene at a Schaumburg spook house during 1973. Daily Herald file photo, 1973
A hillbilly ghoul scares kids at a Schaumburg spook house during 1973. Daily Herald file photo, 1973
Adult patrons navigate a Schaumburg spook house during 1973. Daily Herald file photo, 1973
Children laugh as monsters attempt to scare them at a Schaumburg spook house during 1973. Daily Herald file photo, 1973
Children dare to approach a haunted house in Wheeling during 1974. Daily Herald file photo, 1974
Monsters pose for a Buffalo Grove Jaycees horror house promo in 1977. Daily Herald file photo, 1977
Volunteers decorate a Mount Prospect haunted house in 1971. Daily Herald file photo, 1971