The Scariest Haunted Houses in Illinois for 2022

scariest haunted houses in illinois for 2022

Are you looking for the scariest haunted houses in Illinois to visit for the 2022 Halloween haunt season?

You’ve come to the right place!

On this page, you will find the scariest haunted houses in Illinois for 2022. These haunts were selected from our list of national haunt rankings based on those that received a “Scare Factor” score of 8.0 or higher in the past 3 years. Our review teams look at how scary the haunt was, how well they provided scares to the entire group, how predictable the scares were, how many types of scares were received, and how strong the finale was to determine these scores. You can click on the haunt’s name to learn more about that attraction. You can also click the “Read the Full Review Here!” link to see exactly what makes each of these the scariest haunted houses in Illinois!

10: Spook Hollow

613 LaSalle Blvd, Marquette Heights, IL
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From Our 2021 Review:

Scare Factor Rating: 8.27/10

Be afraid, be very afraid. Guests should not take this slogan lightly. You will be immersed in the terrors that this town has gone through with the natural darkness of the forest, loud sounds, and beautifully detailed rooms. Though we have been here before, it is always a surprise not knowing what. . .

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9: Disturbia Haunted Attraction

1213 Butterfield Road, Ste D, Downers Grove, IL
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From Our 2021 Review:

Scare Factor Rating: 8.36/10

Considering the revamp that this location has been transitioned to over the past few years, it has become much better than our first visit before BotD had a helping hand in it. Disturbia did leave us feeling satisfied and had us scared a number of times between scenes and actors alike. There is a. . .

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8: Necrosis Haunted House

1315 Enterprise Drive, Rantoul, IL
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From Our 2021 Review:

Scare Factor Rating: 8.8/10

Since our last visit, we have noticed a few changes and they have been for the better. Going through the haunt, it is clear the actors were well trained to interact and use their space as much as possible. With a combination of jump scares, distractions, and props used at the right times, it is. . .

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7: Realm of Terror Haunted House

421 West Rollins Road, Round Lake Beach, IL
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From Our 2021 Review:

Scare Factor Rating: 9.03/10

In terms of scary, RoT does a great job at providing plenty of different types of scares throughout. Again, this haunt is rather tight in areas on purpose, so claustrophobia can be triggered fairly easily. Of course, none of the cast helps the situation with such an actor-driven show. Actors tend to. . .

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6: Basement of the Dead

42 West New York Street, Aurora, IL
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From Our 2021 Review:

Scare Factor Rating: 9.03/10

We’ve always enjoyed BotD as it is a very intense attraction. When we visited we were shown a new prop outside, and it is a gory bloody mess and it is such a good indicator of what’s to come on the inside. The main attraction does a great job at actually providing scares for everyone in the group no. . .

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5: Midnight Terror Haunted House

5520 West 111th Street, Oak Lawn, IL
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From Our 2021 Review:

Scare Factor Rating: 9.04/10

MT over anything, is an actor-driven haunt when it comes to the Scare Factor. These actors know the rooms they are assigned to like the back of their hands. There are plenty of great jump scares throughout but also some great malicious dialogue from key players that can also leave one chilled to the. . .

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4: HellsGate Haunted House

3101 Canal Street, Lockport, IL
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From Our 2021 Review:

Scare Factor Rating: 9.07/10

As far as scary goes, HG has plenty of great moments including fear and uncertainties. When on the trail, there is one particular actor who seems to be a contortionist of sorts. When we first spot them it’s in the far distance on the main trail and it’s almost hard to make out what exactly we are. . .

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3: Baldwin Asylum Haunted Attraction

2040 Lon Drive, Rantoul, IL
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From Our 2021 Review:

Scare Factor Rating: 9.08/10

When it comes down to it, BAHA does a great job of providing a variety of scares throughout. One thing I would like to revisit is the actor we acknowledged in the cast section and what exactly took place when we met. *Spoiler* This was a serious moment of disbelief when it happened but set the scene. . .

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2: Evil Intentions Haunted House

900 Grace Street, Elgin, IL
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From Our 2021 Review:

Scare Factor Rating: 9.4/10

SOMEONE SOILED THEMSELVES. I met my quota for mentioning that. I almost want that to be the end of this category, but I will continue’ EI is a heavy actor-driven attraction that does not quit. Everything about this attraction is super tense and difficult to handle at times. What is great about this. . .

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1: The Massacre Haunted House

299 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, IL
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From Our 2021 Review:

Scare Factor Rating: 9.46/10

Depending on what your specific fear might be, we are sure MHH can hit whatever it is. I did manage to get a bit of a panic attack while walking through, and we have been coming here for years! This shows that no matter how well you think you know a haunted house, MHH can change things around for. . .

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We hope you enjoyed our list of the scariest haunted attractions in Illinois to visit for 2022!
Remember, only haunts that we’ve reviewed in the past 3 years (to date) that received a “Scare Factor” score of 8.0 or higher were considered for this list. If you’re looking for an entire list of all haunted houses in Illinois that we’ve ever reviewed, please visit our HAUNT REVIEWS page. If you’re looking for an entire list of all haunted houses in Illinois, please visit our HAUNT DIRECTORY page. If you enjoy watching haunted house walkthrough videos, check out our YOUTUBE CHANNEL. We hope to see you at a haunt someday, but until then, Happy Haunting!