Saturday, November 2, 2019

Wrapping up a monster season

Thanks to everyone who came out and visited Spirits on Sproat this year. We battled cold temps, snow, rain and wind, but we managed to remain open every date of our 2019 calendar.

Enjoy the offseason and the upcoming holidays, but make your plans to return to our haunt next fall. Michael Myers will be waiting for you!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Plan your Spirits on Sproat final visit around the weather

The weather forecast is calling for a lot of rain, snow, and cold temperatures between Wednesday and Thursday. We hope that won't keep you from visiting our haunt over its final 4 days. The good news is that Spirits on Sproat will remain open as scheduled Oct. 29 through Nov. 1, no matter the weather.

If you have concerns about not being able to visit on a night of inclement weather, try coming out Tuesday night (tonight) and/or Friday night (our last open night), when the forecast calls for dry conditions.

Hope to see you one last time at Spirits on Sproat this season!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Spirits on Sproat 2019 official video

Carl Batzel getting a congratulatory handshake from Michael Myers
Check out the official Spirits on Sproat 2019 video below, shot, edited and uploaded by visitor/fan Carl Batzel, who won this year's SOS Facebook Video Award!

And make your plans to come out and visit Spirits on Sproat before Halloween season is over; remember, we're open every night through Nov. 1 (7-10 p.m. Oct. 27-30, 7-11 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1).

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Reminder: Post your Spirits on Sproat video before Sunday

Last call: If you want to win 2 Midnight Terror Haunted House tickets, you'll need to post to our Facebook page any video you took of your 2019 visit to Midnight Terror by Saturday night, Oct. 26.

The winner will be chosen and contacted by Oct. 27. Full details on what you need to do can be found here.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Spirits on Sproat now open every night through Nov. 1

Beginning tonight, Spirits on Sproat will be open every night through November 1. That adds up to 14 nights of Halloween fun left!

Here are our hours for the remainder of our schedule:
  • Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26, and 31, and Nov 1 (Friday, Saturdays and Halloween): 7-11 p.m.
  • Oct. 20, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, and 30 (Sundays and weeknights): 7-10 p.m.
  • Reminder: Yes, this year we ARE open Friday, Nov. 1 (7-11 p.m.) for a one-time-only encore date.

Meet Samara

Some girls are born TV stars. Others are just simply born out of the TV--literally. That pretty much sizes up Samara, the antidote to our short-attention-span viewing society. Don't touch that dial; stick around to learn more about this small screen scream queen:
  • Famous for: Emerging from a TV screen in “The Ring”; being the fastest-eliminated contestant on “The Bachelor”
  • Pet peeve: Hearing dumb bystanders say “wow—I don’t even need 3-D glasses anymore!”
  • Sick of hearing her mom say: “If you sit too close to the people, you’ll ruin your eyesight.”

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Meet Fluffy the Crate Monster

What's better than a Jack-in-the-box? How about a monster-in-the-box with daggers for teeth and deadly claws waiting to pull you into his cozy little wooden confines? Introducing Fluffy, the unforgettable apelike werewolf-thing from the movie "Creepshow." Here's what we know about this nightmarish beast:

  • Aliases: the Creepshow critter, beast in a box, the hateful freight
  • Favorite song: Pop Goes the Weasel
  • Dirty little secret: Suffers from severe claustrophobia
  • Little-known fact: He qualifies for Amazon Prime 2-day shipping

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Enter the Spirits on Sproat 2019 Facebook video contest and win Midnight Terror tickets

Here's another great reason to visit Spirits on Sproat: you can win two VIP admission tickets to Midnight Terror Haunted House in Oak Lawn--a $70 value and a great opportunity to experience Chicagoland's best commercial haunted attraction without having to wait in a long line!

Here's what you need to do:
  1. Take video during your 2019 visit to Spirits on Sproat. 
  2. Post it to our Facebook page (at fb.com/spiritsonsproat) by October 26. (We'd also love for you to share photos taken during your visit, so post those, too.) 
  3. Like us on Facebook.
  4. Share your posted video on your own Facebook timeline. Make sure the post is public.
We'll judge the best video and award the winner the two tickets. The winner can pick up from Michael Myers himself (the one walking around at Spirits on Sproat) between October 27 and Halloween night.

A few tips on taking and submitting videos:
  • We prefer horizontal video over vertical video (it fills up and looks better on the screen)
  • We especially love footage of our live scarers (like Michael Myers and Jason) creeping up and scaring people.
  • Please aim for a reasonable video length; not too short (at least 30 seconds) or too long (not longer than 3 minutes) please.
  • Do not post video recorded in past years. Only post fresh video recorded between Oct. 1 and Oct. 26, 2019, please.
  • We will contact the chosen winner privately via Facebook on October 27-28, 2019, to arrange pickup of the tickets. Prepare to show a valid ID when you pick up the tickets.
Good luck, and happy Halloween season!

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Meet Slimer

He's been called the green ghost. But everyone else knows him as Slimer, the hungry ectoplasmic entity from "Ghostbusters." Here's the breakdown on this boo buddy:

  • Secret shame: Was the first entity successfully captured by the Ghostbusters 
  • Suffers from: Nocturnal ectoplasm emissions
  • Sick of his mother telling him: Clean that plate, young man
  • Pet peeve: Being called a giant snot rocket

Friday, October 11, 2019

Meet Babyface

No, it's not the famous R&B singer. It's the chubby-cheeked homicidal maniac from the "Happy Death Day" movies, and he (or is it she?) is dying to give you the late birthday gift you've been dying for--your very own slit throat! Want to learn more about this very human monster? Read on...
  • Also known as: Gerber baby food’s new mascot
  • Little-known fact: Can fling a soiled diaper with deadly accuracy
  • Turn-ons: Spankings, baby talk, and public breastfeeding 
  • Secret shame: Can buy a Bowie knife at Walmart but gets carded at every liquor store

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Meet Sam

They say big things come in small packages. That's certainly true of Sam, the wee wonder who enjoys suckers (and making suckers out of anyone who breaks the rules of Halloween). A quick look at the confidential file on this little monster reveals some interesting facts:
  • Known as: Samhain, the tiny terror featured in the film “Trick ’r Treat”
  • Claim to fame: Devours Halloween candy in record time despite wearing a bag on his head
  • Often mistaken for: An escaped convict midget (it must be the orange jumpsuit)
  • Weapon of choice: A needle and thread, which comes in handy when his head splits open