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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Vote for our new tagline

We're looking for a new catchphrase here at Spirits on Sproat, and we need your help. We want this tagline to get people's attention and reinforce the fact that our Halloween display is one of a kind. The tagline will appear beneath our name ("Spirits on Sproat") on our website and in marketing materials. Take a second and vote for one of the 10 choices below. We appreciate it! (Only one vote per person please)

Which Spirits on Sproat tagline do you like best?

Chicagoland's favorite Halloween house
One monster of a Halloween house
Where the monsters meet every Halloween season
Meet your favorite monsters this Halloween season
Where the monsters come and play every Halloween
Your favorite Halloween house
The Halloween house where all your favorite monsters meet
Where the monsters come home every Halloween
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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Spirits on Sproat has a new website address

To make things easier for you to remember (and type), your favorite neighborhood home haunt has changed its website URL. Formerly, we were "" While we still absolutely love Halloween, we weren't in love with that lengthy web address.

So starting today, our site is officially It made sense to us, and hope it does to you, too.

You can still access our website using either web address.

That's all we have to report. Our monsters are still in winter hibernation and won't be showing their faces for another seven-and-a-half months. But at least this little bit of news whets the appetite for Halloween fun to come later in 2019!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

That's a wrap, says the mummy...

Thanks to all for another fantastic year at Spirits on Sproat: The Gallery of the Dead. We had (and scared) more visitors than any year prior, and we appreciate all our fans, young and old, for making it all worthwhile. Another October (and Halloween) has come and gone, but we'll be raring to go in 2019 with more new figures and frights. See you back in 11 months!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Only 5 nights left to experience Spirits on Sproat!

And then there were 5...there are only 5 nights remaining on the Spirits on Sproat calendar. Come see us any night between now and Oct. 31--if you dare!

Hours: Oct. 27 and 31: 7-11 p.m.; Oct. 28, 29, 30: 7-10 p.m.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Remember: Spirits on Sproat is open tonight

Just a reminder that Spirits on Sproat: The Gallery of the Dead is open tonight, Monday, Oct. 29, and will remain open every night through Halloween. If weeknights are more convenient for you, stop by any night this week. Hours are 7-10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 7-11 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Oct. 31.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Reminder: post your Spirits on Sproat video on Facebook and win prizes

It's not too late to enter the Spirits on Sproat 2018 Facebook Video Contest. Visit our haunt by Oct. 26, take a video of your visit, post it on our Facebook page, and you could win two VIP tickets to Midnight Terror Haunted House! Read the full details here.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Spirits on Sproat now open every night thru Halloween

Welcome to uninterrupted Halloween fun! Spirits on Sproat is now open every night through Halloween--from Oct. 19 through 31. Here's our detailed remaining schedule:
  • Oct. 19-20: open 7-11 p.m.
  • Oct. 21-25: open 7-10 p.m.
  • Oct. 26-27: open 7-11 p.m.
  • Oct. 28-30: open 7-10 p.m.
  • Oct. 31: open 7-11 p.m.
Put another way, we're open 7-11 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Halloween, and from 7-10 p.m. all other days. Come on out and experience all the terror-ific excitement before October ends!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Meet Pennywise (from the "It" movie)

What's that, you say? There are two Pennywise clowns at Spirits on Sproat? That's quite perceptive of you. Yes, you're seeing double, but that's not the alcohol talking--we really do have two different "It" clowns on display here. This one pictured is from the 2017 film (the other is from the 1990 TV miniseries). Bet you also didn't know these fun facts about our fiendish prankster:

  • Nicknames: Pound foolish, balloon goon, Wonder bread, Baldy McDonald
  • Voted in high school: No. 1 class clown
  • Secret shame: That’s his real nose 
  • Little-known fact: Banana peels instantly turn black before he slips on them

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Meet Maleficent

Next to the evil queen from Snow White and the wicked stepmother from Cinderella, there's no fairy tale female baddie quite as sinister as this soulless sister, famous for being the foil to Sleeping Beauty. Here's the 411 on Maleficent:

  • Nickname: Dragon breath
  • Favorite book: “Gardening With Thorns: Who Needs Flowers Anyway?”
  • Favorite song: “Spinning Wheel” by Blood Sweat and Tears
  • Pet peeve: Not being invited to birthday parties

Friday, October 12, 2018

Meet the Slender Man

Tall, dark and handsome this guy is not. Okay, well, he's got the tall part down. And most of his getup is on the black side. But when it comes to mugs, this dude's about as expressionless and nondescript as a Michael Myers mask worn backwards. Here's what else we know about this tall drink of water:
  • Also known as: Poker face, Funkyfingers, Freddy formalwear
  • Pet peeves: Subcompact cars and the tiny house movement
  • Secret wish: that there was a big and tall men’s shop on every corner
  • Dirty little secret: Drafted as the starting center for the Lakers but cut for complete lack of hustle

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