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Hone Your Fright Skills at Chicago Frights!

HAUNTCON (31) Open to the general public, Chicago Frights is a celebration of all things haunted and Halloween. A gathering of  like minded people, of every age and level of experience, who love Haunted Houses, Halloween, SF Makeup and scaring people, Chicago Frights is  a fun-filled four days and nights of; Off Season Haunt Tours of local fright events, Haunter Education, a Dealer Room for all your haunting needs at wholesale prices, Friday night's Monster Costume Party, Sunday's Last Ride Car Show, Haunter networking and so much more! BUY TICKETS NOW!


GSW_2016_07_30_IMG_0001Chicago Frights 2016 was a fantastic weekend of haunter camaraderie, networking and just plain fun. From the movie premier of the Kitty Zombie Adventures and memorable Karaoke on Friday night, to the 50 hours of education and Costume Party, to the feeding frenzy of the Haunted Garage Sale Sunday Evening, haunters from as far away as Colorado and Florida joined together to share and learn, buy and sell, meet and greet with like minded aficionados of the scare arts.

Thank you Joe Jensen, Scott Swenson, John LaFlamboy,  the rest of our amazing educators, who once again provided an outstanding series of sessions for every level of haunt enthusiast. One highlight of the show was the Keynote by John Grzywacz who electrified the attendees with “Arcs and Sparks” display. Followed by the Costume Party, a rocking affair that lasted till the dead hours of the morning and then and moved to the infamous Chicago Frights hospitality suite. The biggest day for the dealer room was Sunday as haunters finalized their buying decisions, and the Hearse Rally and Garage Sale that drew large crowds.

A special thanks to our dealers, attendees and volunteers who helped made Chicago Frights 2016 possible. Remember to put to use the techniques, tips and tricks you learned and I am sure you will have a great Halloween season!

CLICK HERE to see the 2016 Costume Party Photos!

Chicago Frights is Here!

Chicago Frights is upon us! We can’t wait to see everyone this weekend! 4X6A4943Join us today for a full day of education and workshops, the Zombie March, and the spooky Costume Ball tonight!

Chicago Frights 2016 Hands-On Workshop Schedule

There is still time to sign up for this year’s Hands-On Haunted Workshops!

Hands-On Workshops (Materials Fee Required)

Hands-On Workshop (Materials Fee Required)- Saturday 11:30am-1:00pm
Easy “No Latex Mess” Skull Corpsification Workshop
By Dr. William Ramsay

Skeletons are a staple of haunting, but when you buy them they are stripped of flesh and ready for the anatomy class, not the creepy rotted remains of a long dead victim. Changing clean white bone into a rotting body is known in the industry as “Corpsification,” and is a crucial technique for any haunted house props maker.
In this hands-on workshop, 42-year Haunt veteran Bill Ramsay/Dr. TerrorEyes will instruct attendees in an inexpensive way to transform the average white resin skull into a rotting corpse head — without the mess of latex, contact cement or paper mache. Attendees will be provided with a skull, tools, materials and instruction on Corpsification. When completed, attendees will take home their creation.
Materials Fee is required for this class and seating is limited. Class is sponsored in part by Skeletons and More. To add to the fun, course attendees are also eligible for several door prize drawings throughout the workshop. This “Make-n-Take” course teaches you how to create a quick corpsed effect on sturdy, plastic, cast resin skull. Unlike messy latex adhesive, this quick and simple technique utilizes few inexpensive and easy to acquire components.
Course attendees will also be eligible for several door prizes offered by the kind doctor and his sponsors.

Hands-On Workshop (Materials Fee Required)- Saturday 2:00pm-3:30pm
Intro To Basic Haunt Makeup Hands On Tutorial
By Brent Skowronek of Brents Effects

Hands-On Workshop (Materials Fee Required) 2 – Saturday 2:00pm-3:30pm
Bring a model with you for this this hands on makeup workshop. Brent Skowronek will instruct the class with the step by step procedure of basic haunt makeup. He will guide you through a hands on tutorial of how to create an quick and easy “dead look” for your haunt actors using just your basic makeups and face paints.
This session is fantastic for beginner makeup artists or anyone interested in learning some new makeup techniques, especially the new comers in this industry. Attendees will receive a beginner makeup kit provided by Evil Fire Lizard.
Education Registration (Full Weekend or Sunday Only) for Chicago Frights is required to take this class. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot now. Materials Fee Required.

Hands-On Workshop (Materials Fee Required)- Sunday 10:30pm-12:00pm
Spooky Witch’s Poison Bottle
By Dr. William Ramsay

Are you looking for a simple, yet awesome prop for your Witch’s Kitchen/Apothecary? During this fun Make-n-Take course, Dr. TerrorEyes (Dr. Bill Ramsay) will show you how to create a detailed and aged bottle of “witch’s poison” — a basic necessity of ANY witch’s kitchen – by using simple crafting tricks. Let the kind Doctor provide you with assistance in creating your own masterpiece in less than an hour. His 42 years of Haunt experience may provide the perfect inspiration you need! Plus, course attendees are eligible for the several door prize drawings throughout the Doctor’s course.

Hands-On Workshop (Materials Fee Required)- Monday 2:00pm-3:30pm
Prop Destressing: Killer Hockey Mask Workshop
By Scott Morrow Fearless Ghost Hunter

This hands on workshop covers taking a brand new hockey mask and turning it into a featured piece of wardrobe any machete wielding serial killer would be proud of. Attendees will painting their masks to make it look like it just escaped from a grave or the bottom of a lake. This workshop will show attendees how to distress the mask with claw marks or scratches, how to age the mask for that warn lived in look. The techniques presented in this workshop can be used on a variety of other projects around the haunt, or to create an army of spooky masked creatures to roam your event. Materials Fee Required, Seating is Limited.





Chicago Frights is in Two Days!

chicago-frights-687Chicago Frights descends upon Chicago this Friday for a weekend jammed full of Halloween fun, and all the ghouls are screaming in excitement! Between all the education, workshops, zombie march, hearse show, costume party, and so much more, it’ll be a weekend you won’t want to miss! See Full Show Schedule.

Massacre Escape Rooms & Tactical Laser Tag Now Open During Chicago Frights

MAssacreWe’ve had one more off-site attraction open for Chicago Frights weekend! Massacre Escape Rooms & Tactical Laser Tag will now be open for guests to experience. For Chicago Fright guests, use code CF2016 for $10 off.

In recent months, a deranged serial killer who identifies himself as ‘Helter Skelter’ committed four ghastly murders around the United States. His greatest pleasure is kidnapping people and seeing them play the game of life or death. Today, more victims have been kidnapped, and are currently being held in a closet in his makeshift lair. Luckily, the victims are easy to locate thanks to cell phone GPS technology, and a group of brave individuals has arrived at the lair to attempt a rescue. Always one step ahead, Helter Skelter set a trap just inside his front door, and now the rescuers are also trapped in the lair. In 60 minutes, Helter Skelter will return to commit his fifth gruesome crime. You must uncover clues, decipher riddles, discover the keys and Escape the room!

Created by the masterminds behind Illinois #1 Haunted House (2014 & 2015 by, these over the top scenic decor rooms are a must see. Not just a basic room inside of a building these escape rooms are contained within full exterior facades that make the experience start before even entering the rooms. Also within the same building is iCombat Montgomery Tactical Laser Tag. Double up your time and play some tactical laser tag with your staff as well! Finish off the day or night with Poor Boys Pub for a refreshing cocktail and burger.

Massacre Escape Rooms & Tactical Laser Tag299 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, IL 60538. 

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