8729 tulley avenue, oak lawn, il
Terror on Tulley is a newer haunt, first put on on 2010. It started out as a small display in the font yard and has now grown into a larger display that encompasses both the front and back yards as well as a selection of live actors on certain evenings.
The Tourers first visited the haunt during its first year of operation (2010), and found its eclectic mix of store bought props and homemade displays interesting enough to warrant a return in subsequent seasons. 2012's season turned out to be the biggest and most interesting so far.
As mentioned, Terror on Tulley features some interesting homemade props. The front yard contains a large fireplace cooking body parts, a Zippo lighter display case containing various gory items and creepy crawlies, and a handmade prop that looks like Chuckie pushing a lawnmower over a body.
The backyard contains a mixture of homemade and store bought figures, including various ghouls, a dead camper with a girl's head and formal dress (odd, but interesting), and a giant animated skull-headed figure with bodies inside his chest. In addition., there is a selection of roasting body parts accompanied by sound effects of food cooking (nice touch), and a giant eyeball on a TV that opens, closes, and generally follows visitors as they pass by. It's creepy and effective. Alongside the TV with the eye is a selection of eyeballs in a popcorn cup, just in case an eye watcher gets hungry.
In addition, 2012's event featured a series of live actors who followed visitors around the display. One was a clown-faced ghoul with a shovel, who continually banged it against the ground, another was a little girl figure cradling a baby doll, and finally there was a hockey masked sweatshirt-wearing figure who was not only creepy, but also a bit funny and sarcastic to visitors as well. All of the live actors were younger teens, but they all stayed in character and gave some added interest to the entire display.
Overall, it has been nice to see how Terror on Tulley has grown over the years, and we look forward to seeing what the future holds in store. For those considering a visit, it provides a good combination of the creepy and the comical, and has enough interesting things to see to make it a decent diversion. Go see it!
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