Ranked as one of the Top 13 Haunted attractions in the United States, The Dream Reaper’s Haunted House has been entertaining Midwest horror nearly a decade. Unfortunately this past Halloween (on the 30th of October) someone broke into their main office and stole the contents of their safe. This would include their final deposit which included funds for next year. Rather than hang their heads low and fold, they decided to use the Holiday Season as an opportunity to safe the day! Below is an account from The Count & Countess Gregula (and in case you miss their not so subtle links on the photo collages they submitted can visit their site HERE) are going to give us their description of last weekend’s festivities. Don’t fret if you missed out, you can catch it again this weekend too! Dave Fuentes~
From Count Gregula:
Need some Halloween Mayhem in the midst of your Christmas celebrations? Well look no further than our good ol friends at Dream Reapers Haunted House in Melrose Park, IL to give you a scare unlike no other! Dream Reapers decided to open up their doors for the first time in December to present an all-new Christmas themed haunt called “Nightmares before X-Mas” that is sure to scare the Fa-La-La-La-La’s out of you! The spirited shows began December 9th and 10th and continue for a couple more festive nights of frights on December 16 and 17th, 2011.
You will run into evil elves, frozen zombies, a not-so-little drummer boy and there are even pictures to be taken with Satana Claus! There are sights and smells of Christmas galore as you walk through the sparkly lighted madness, the scent of peppermint, spruce, gingerbread and death permeate your very senses.
The reason for this holiday madness is that Dream Reapers was actually a victim of a burglary the day before Halloween. They are having this special themed haunt as a fund-raiser to recoup their losses so they will be able to operate for the 2012 season. What better way to help out a Chicago Halloween institution than by stopping by Dream Reapers for a little Christmas fear…I mean cheer, bwahahahaha!!!!
(Tickets are $20 at the door, hours are from 7 pm – 11 pm Friday December 16 and Saturday December 17)
Reviewed by Count & Countess Gregula!