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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Spirits on Sproat October 2016 schedule now posted

Eager to learn exactly when Spirits on Sproat: The Gallery of the Dead is open for visitors this October? We've locked in our calendar and it's ready for viewing by clicking here.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

The spirits return on Oct. 1

Your favorite Halloween house is readying for a killer comeback. Mark down Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 on your calendar--that's the night Spirits on Sproat: The Gallery of the Dead comes back from the dead. This year, we will debut more new props than ever before and expand our dates of operation to a record 19 nights in October (weather permitting), most notably a string of 11 consecutive evenings when we'll be open (Oct. 21-31).

We now have over 50 famous monsters and horror icons from your favorite scary movies waiting to be discovered; joining our ranks for 2016 will be several newly made classic creeps as well as mini miscreants that gave you the willies as a wee little kid (hint-hint).

The Halloween season is right around the corner--can your nerves handle the fright? Make plans to visit Spirits on Sproat and find out! Check back to this site between now and October for more updates and our official schedule.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Spirits on Sproat's Svengoolie spotlighted by the real McCoy

Halloween may be long gone on the calendar, but it's still fresh on the mind of Svengoolie, TV's favorite horror host. He featured our Spirits on Sproat life-size Svengoolie figure on his program last evening during a Christmas season broadcast. Click the video below to view.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Thanks for a great Halloween

The living (and the undead) at Spirits on Sproat want to thank our fans for another fantastic Halloween season. More visitors came to our display in 2015 than in any previous year, which we greatly appreciate. Hard to believe another October has come and gone, but we're already getting excited about plans for 2016. Hope to see you again in 11 months!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

A picture is worth a thousand monsters

The official 2015 video of our Spirits on Sproat: The Gallery of the Dead is now live and ready for prime time. Click on the video below to watch...if you dare!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Spirits on Sproat named to the Horror Tourers Hall of Fame

The Horror Tourers, a group of dedicated and well-traveled reviewers who evaluate professional haunted attractions as well as home haunts, has just named Spirits on Sproat: The Gallery of Dead to its Hall of Fame for the 2015 season!

It's quite an honor for a non-professional yard display that started from humble beginnings with meager props back in 2004 and has grown into one of the south suburbs' favorite Halloween destinations.

Thanks to The Horror Tourers for their kind words and generous review, which are captured in a review video you can view by clicking here or on the video below.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Spirits on Sproat mentioned as one of the best south suburban haunts

The Chicago Tribune/Daily Southtown has just published a new article on south suburban home haunts that rise above the pack, and Spirits on Sproat is mentioned as one of the notables.

Click here to read the full story.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Spook spotlight: Evil Ash

The evil dead refuse to stay dead – thankfully for us – as evidenced by a new cable series based on the popular horror film franchise. The key character, of course, is Ash, who has a penchant for turning evil himself from time to time, as demonstrated in" Evil Dead 2." Here's the full scoop on Ash's demonic alter ego:

Afraid of: The Book of the Dead, cabins in the woods, Kris Jenner
Secret shame: His severed and possessed right hand constantly flips him the bird
Favorite films: Evil Dead 2, The Exorcist, The 3 Stooges Meet Hercules
Favorite book: A Farewell to Arms

Monday, October 12, 2015

Spook spotlight: Nosferatu

What you get when you cross the bloodsucking undead with Wienerschnitzel? Nosferatu, of course. This vampire with a solar sex panel can transform from a man to a bat and back again with the precision and efficiency of a fine German automobile. Want to know more? Consider:

Otherwise known as: The German Dracula, sauerkraut fangs, Old tall bald and gruesome
Inventor of: Goth, the Bauhaus movement, the Autobahn, German Expressionism, the Snuggie
Favorite pigout food: Authentic Oktoberfest blood sausage

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Spook spotlight: Annabelle

What is it about clowns and dolls that scare the bejeezus out of children (and lots of grown-ups, too)? To help explain the latter, consider this creepy counterfeit kid, better known as Annabelle. She's got nightmare written all over her. But, to lighten your dreams a little, here are a few fun facts about this demonic doll:

Known for: Being the creepy doll in “The Conjuring,” giving children nightmares, her off-again/on-again romance with Chucky
Favorite pastime: Turning Cabbage Patch Kids’ hair white from fright
Secret shame: Every time she loses a child beauty pageant her fussy stage mom takes away her cell phone privileges

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