Want to get scared silly? Head to one of these super scary Rockford area Haunted Houses this October.

Please note: These haunted houses may be too scary for kids under 13 years old. Use your discretion. If you’re looking for all ages family-fun, check out our Trunk or Treat list, Halloween library events, and Family-Friendly Halloween list.

Image credit: Twisted Crypt Facebook page

Twisted Crypt
5420 E. State St., Rockford, IL

Cost: $13 general admission
$18 speed pass (skip the line)

Open: All Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Halloween

Hours: Friday and Saturday 7 – 11:30 pm
Sunday 7 – 10 pm
Halloween 7 – 10:30 pm (Twisted Darkness Glow Stick Night)

Twisted Crypt Haunted House is a 10,000 square foot, indoor, haunted attraction with sights, sounds, smells, fog, strobe lights, and creatures lurking around every corner that bosts it’s Rockford’s #1 haunted house. Twisted Crypt boasts 12 show rooms with interactive characters and terror.

Twisted Crypt is recommended 13 years of age or older, but there are no age restrictions.  Credit card and cash accepted with no refunds. Children under the age of 13, parents must accompany child to purchase tickets.


Image credit: Fear Fest Facebook page

Fear Fest
6512 Manchester Rd., South Beloit, IL

Cost: $15 per person for haunted barn
$15 per person for haunted hayride
$15 per person for funhouse

Deals: Triple pass $40 per person gets you into all three haunts
$2 off Sundays only coupon

Open: October 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

Hours: Friday and Saturday 7 – 11 pm
Sunday 7 – 10 pm

Fear Fest 2019 boasts that it’s the largest and best haunted attraction with three haunts in one location. There is a haunted barn, hayride, and funhouse. There will also be Caswell Paranormal Investigators onsite on Saturday nights.


Image credit: Hoopers Haunted House Facebook page

Hoopers Haunted House
11576 N IL Rt. 2, Rockford, IL

Cost: $15 per person

Open: October 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31
November 1, 2

Hours: Friday and Saturday 7 pm – 12 am
Sunday – Thursday 7 – 10 pm

Hoopers Haunted House offers heart stopping horror one after the other, where creatures lurk behind you in total darkness, and a realistic graveyard with shadows that will make you cringe!


Image credit: Karnival of Karnage Facebook page

Karnival of Karnage
Boone County Fairgrounds, 8791 Illinois 76, Belvidere, IL

Cost: $15 per person
$20 for RIP Speed Pass (skip the line)

Open: September 27 – October 27

Hours: Fridays and Saturdays 7 pm – 12 am 
Sundays and some weekdays 7 – 10 pm

Karnival of Karnage is a huge haunted house at the Boone County Scaregrounds with everything indoors including the waiting area. There will be Kill a Klown paintball shooting happening this year.


Image credit: Forest of Freaks Facebook page

Forest of Freaks
5946 S. US Highway 51, Janesville, WI

Cost: $13 general admission
$18 speed pass (skip the line)

Open: October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 31
November 1

Hours: 7:30 – 11:30 pm

Forest of Freaks is an outdoor haunted house, Attractions include shoot a freak, clown house, hillbilly haven, haunted maze, werewolves den, witches hollow and more. $5 extra to shoot people with paintball guns.

Do you plan on going to any Haunted Houses this Halloween season?

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