16409 George Drive, Oak Forest, IL
If we had to describe Frankenstein's Wedding in one word it would be "eclectic" - it's got a little bit of everything, from unique interpretations of famous movie monsters or even local legends like Resurrection Mary, to authentic recreations of medieval torture - most of it homemade. It's simply a fun and enjoyable yard display/home haunt that must be seen to be appreciated.
Frankenstein's Wedding is located in Oak Forest, home to some other interesting displays, such as Graveyard on Roy Street, Nightmare on Newport, and even Jason's Campsite Massacre, so it certainly makes for a nice evening out. You can take in a number of yard displays and home haunts all in one small area.
As the name implies, Frankenstein's Wedding features the wedding of the Frankenstein monster to the Bride of Frankenstein, and both of them take pride of place just inside the main entryway. Joining them are many other life-size figures, including Elvira, the aforementioned Resurrection Mary, a rather feminine looking vampire in a coffin on the porch, joined by Freddy Krueger, Mike Myers, and many more.
Also present are various medieval torture devices, such as the rack, the stocks, a thumbscrew press, and even a guillotine.
The owner makes them all himself, and even kindly provides literature that explains what they are. New for 2013 was a handmade wooden coffin that opened as people passed by. All of these things are surrounded by fake stone walls and a faux wrought iron fence, and complemented by various lights and sounds.
While the font portion might be enough for some displays, it's only half of Frankenstein's Wedding, as the entire garage and backyard feature a home haunt. Inside are multiple life-size figures, both animated and static, as well as some creative scenes in the backyard including a homemade Creature from the Black Lagoon in the pond, skeletal pirates in the cabana, and even an unfortunate victim at the bottom of the pool, complete with air bubbles rising to the surface.
In addition to all of this, on Halloween night itself, the haunt owner grills hot dogs for visitors, handing them out for free. It's a fun, creative atmosphere, and the owner's enthusiasm for the display really shines through. We highly recommend Frankenstein's Wedding for anyone who likes a little fun with their Halloween scares. One note, though -the display gets quite crowded, especially near and on Halloween night. We suggest coming early to avoid the lines. Enjoy!