18326 Grant Street, Lansing, IL
This haunt, along with Haunt 4 Life, Haunted Hell, Haunted Saloon, Village Cemetery, and Haunted Estates is part of a growing number of impressive yard displays in the Chicago Southland area. We at the Tourers certainly love it when new haunts and displays spring up, especially if they are near our home base.
We were curious to see what new improvements this haunt would have on offer this time around. The display has a very nicely done cemetery gate setup, complete with skull-faced entry gates and a hanging "Misdom Manor" sign at the top. Also on the gate are two lanterns whose light flicked along with the simulated thunder sound effects. We personally love this, as it adds a nice air of authenticity to the entire setup.
The display features numerous tombstones, most of them relating to a famous horror character. They run the gamut from Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees to Michael Myers and John Kramer of Saw fame, complete with a puzzle piece etched into the stone. This year's display also featured some nice animatronics, including a ghoul that pops out from behind a tombstone and spits at visitors, and a coffin with a not-quite-dead inhabitant who is trying to get out.
Full sized figures include a female ghoul suspended from a tree, a zombie like figure in the background, some really creepy hooded skeletons at each end of the cemetery fence, and a creepy caretaker guarding a chained coffin. While we didn't visit after dark due to our schedule, we could see that there colored lights on the ground, which would obviously add a lot to the overall display once the sun went down.
In short, we like Misdom Manor - it's creative, a bit tongue in cheeck, and also very visually appealing. We'll have to make a return trip to see the display when it's fully lit in darkness, and we recommend that you do as well.