6961 W. 156th place, Oak Forest, IL
Moe's Graveyard is another fabulous yard display located in the haunt-rich Oak Forest area. Not only is it a large and elaborate display, it presented a first for the tourers - it was the very first time in all of our years of haunting that we had to wait in a line to see the displays on the front porch.. There we so many people there on the night we went that one could easily confuse it for a pay haunt.
Overall, Moe's Graveyard ranks up there with some of the better yard displays we have seen. Although there are not a lot of animated props, the display makes good use of space, as it crams a lot of different types of displays into one area. From witches toiling over a boiling cauldron, to a giant spider on top of a headless victim, to a Dracula-esque butler serving a beating heart on a silver platter, Moe's Graveyard features a wide variety of different Halloween tropes. Add into the mix gargoyles, bats, skeleton, and tombstones, and you have a display that is very enjoyable to peruse, even if most of the props are static.
And what was so spectacular about the front porch that it had people waiting in line to see it? Well, put simply, it was one of the best live action scenes we have seen at any yard display. Upon making it to the porch, visitors are greeted by a blood spattered living room scene, somple with red-stained with couch and blood dripping from the living room walls. In the center of the room is a large figure with a skeletal mask, holding a giant knife, standing absolutely still. When you least expect it, the figure comes alive and moves close to the windows, giving visitors quite a shock.
As most of the displays at Moe's Graveyard are static, and given that the actor playing the skeletal assassin looked for all the world to be just another prop, the fact that he came alive was really a nice bonus for the entire display. It's easy to see why there is a line to see the living room portion of the display.
Overall, Moe's Graveyard is another great Oak Forest display, joining the ranks of Frankenstein's Wedding, Jason's Campsite Massacre, and Nightmare on Newport. It's fun for kids and adults as well, and deserves a place on anyone's list if they are planning on visiting haunts in the Oak Forest area.