8103 S. Newland Avenue, burbank, il
Hell's Corner is a combination yard display and home haunt in Burbank, Illinois. The Tourers have been coming here since 2010, and it always is an enjoyable experience. 2012 was the best year for the yard display in our opinion. Although we did not get to tour the haunted house portion (as weather conditions had it closed down), the yard portion still impressed us.
The main focus of the display was a cemetery like fence complete with large faux stone entry gate that surrounded the front yard. Eerie lighting and smoke effects highlighted some of the life size figures on display, including some ET-like aliens (unusual in and of itself), skeletal ghouls, demon babies, and even vomiting creatures.
Additionally, the windows were filled with various figures, the most interesting of which seemed to be Chucky and two other dolls in the top left window, all of which were alternately lit and darkened by rotating spotlights, giving the impression of movement.
The haunted house portion itself is in a large wooden structure outside of the garage. Although the haunt is only about 2 minutes long, and mainly consists of entering on one side, going down a corridor, turning a corner, walking down another corridor, and then exiting out the other side, it still manages to include a decent number of props, both animated and static, all concealed in various cubbyholes.
Some of the props included a life size Leatherface, two pop-up ghouls in barrels, and a real coffin, complete with departed occupant. Also, on certain nights, live actors add to the haunt, guiding visitors into the haunt itself and scaring them once they were in there.
Overall, Hell's Corner is well worth a visit, especially if the haunt is running. It shows how well a haunt can be done, even it it's not done by professionals. It's a testament to the dedication some home haunters have to the season and to entertaining visitors. You owe it to yourself to check it out. The kids might like the yard display, and older ones might enjoy the haunt, too.
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