8007 Massasoit Avenue, Burbank IL
One of the many new haunts the Tourers visited this year was the Haunted Garage in Burbank. We just so happened to be in the area on the weekend that it was operating, so we decided to stop in. It proved to be a fun and enjoyable experience.
As we arrived, we were greeted by "Dead Riding Hood," a wonderfully creepy live actress dressed as a zombie Red Riding Hood, complete with wolf's head in her basket. Also getting us were a couple of creepy children, including one who told me, with a big smile on her face, that I was going to die soon. That was amusing and unnerving at the same time. Finally, there was a zombie girl who would be our guide through the backyard portion of the haunt. All of the actors were very into what they were doing, and the little girl playing the zombie really had the shuffling zombie walk down pat, too!
The haunt itself consisted of a backyard walkthrough followed by a walkthrough of the garage. During the walkthrough there were several interesting scenes, including a moving Reagan from The Exorcist, complete with spinning head, a nice surprise pop out by a live actor, and a strage but interesting live actor sitting at a table playing some kind of game. All in all, the scenes where interesting, but not necessarily scary. Additionally, the entire time we walked through the yard we could odd music and a strange, deep, demonic voice talking to us and warning us away.
When we entered the garage we found out that the voice belonged to Michael Myers, who was not only an actor in the haunt but also our DJ for the evening! We always love to see Michael Myers in any haunt, and seeing him holding a microphone and talking crazy talk was hilarious! The haunt rating went up by at least a chainsaw just for that!
The rest of the garage was also entertaining, with a funny scene involving two live actors, one of whom popped out from under a table to laugh maniacally at us, and a room filled with neon light leading to DJ Michael Myers at the end - what more could we ask for?
All in all, the haunt was a lot of fun. We found ourselves laughing a lot at the antics of the live actors and enjoying the creativity oft he haunt at the same time. Everyone involved really seemed like they were having a good time trying to scare us, and we certainly had a good time watching them try to do it!
If you're looking for something different that will give you something to talk about, check out the Haunted Garage. It was certainly a good mix of the funny and the bizarre, and it had DJ Michael Myers for crying out loud! How many haunts can say that?