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Area haunted houses deliver fright and fun

October 11, 2013

Fright High
If you are looking for a fright close to Monmouth this is the way to go. Fright High is advertised as “one of Illinois’s only actually haunted attractions.” This indoor attraction has a waiting area and food available.
Oct. 11-12 7-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 7 p.m.-midnight; Sunday 7-9 p.m. Located: 608 N. Austin Avenue, Abingdon (309-462-5688, frighthigh.com) 32 minutes from MC. Admission is $7.

Torment at Twelve Hundred
What happens when an insane doctor is able to raise the dead? Find out at Torment at Twelve Hundred. Explore his laboratory, with a running story line throughout the park that is developed a little bit each year. This year visitors explore the reason crops are growing back and the mysterious barn in the woods.

Sundays and Halloween 7-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 7 p.m.-midnight. Located: 5030 N. 1200th Ave. Orion (309-945-5237, tormenttwelve.com) 50 minutes from MC. Tickets are $15.

Spook Hollow & MC Manor
This volunteer-run haunting takes you through the woods of Independence Park or deep into a haunted manor with dead and decaying bodies at every corner. After being open for 30 years, they are doing spooky right.
Friday and Saturday 7-10 p.m. Located: 613 La Salle Blvd. Marquette Heights (309-573-3531, spook-hollow.com) One hour, nine minutes from MC. $20 total admission for all three events.

Spider Hill- Three Sisters Park
Offering several frightening options, Spider Hill has the Mansion of Terror, which has made quite a few upgrades, featuring the use of all 8,000 square feet of the property. The Trail of Tears is a path of terrifying consequences and is home to the Haunted Circus of Terror. During the Zombie Invasion customers can shoot zombies and other monsters with tracer paintballs.

Friday and Saturday at 7– 11 p.m. Located: 17189 Illinois 29 Chillicothe 61523 (309-274-8837, threesisterspark.com/departments/index) One hour, 14 minutes from MC. Massacre Mansion- $10; Trail of Terror-$10; Zombie Invasion-$15; All three-$30.

Statesville Haunted Prison & City of the Dead
If you’re looking for a true scare, Statesville is the place to visit. Set up inside the old penitentiary, this house is filled with spooks and thrills. Who knows what haunted spirit still lies within the cells of the prison? Listed in the Top 25 Haunted Houses in America, this place truly delivers.

Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday 7-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday 7-11 p.m. through Nov. 2 Located: 17250 S. Weber Road Crest Hill (877-722-7332, statesvillehauntedprison.com) Two hours, 51 minutes from MC. Tickets are $30.

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