September 18, 2023

A surefire sign Halloween season is upon us

How does a commercial haunted attraction stand out among the creepy crowd of other paid Halloween events? By focusing on the human elements that make its inhuman presentation so shockingly effective, that's how.

At a time when competitors are cutting jobs and turning to mass-produced props to save money, Midnight Terror Haunted House in Oak Lawn is relying on a tried-and-true approach to satisfying its customers: Hiring more staff and putting greater personalization into its scare tactics.

In fact, Chicagoland’s favorite Halloween destination will feature over 100 costumed actors in 2023, breaking last year’s record. Plus, there will be plenty more new custom animatronics, props, masks, and costumes—all unique and created on-site by a talented squad of artists whose sole task year-round is to invent and perfect the numerous creatures and characters that populate Midnight Terror.

Learn more about how this fright favorite in Chicagoland's south suburbs continues to conjure up big crowds by reading my latest article on the haunt, available here.