Spooky stuff in the neighborhood: Midnight Terror Haunted House in SW suburban Chicago

Brothers Justin and Dylan Cerniuk have been making their own Halloween decorations and displays since Justin, the elder, was 10.  Their testing ground was the Nottingham neighborhood where they grew up, a thin finger of Chicago east of 74th Street and Harlem Avenue caught between Bedford Park, Bridgeview and Burbank.  An uncle began taking them […]

The Dark: The Necessary Ambience of Halloween and Haunts

Atmosphere, ambience, whatever you term it – it’s essential to good eerie, haunting movies and haunted attractions. Take the movie “Interview With The Vampire.”  Set largely in New Orleans in the late 1700s-1800s and then in Europe from the mid-to-late 1800s, the film is haunting in the best sense of the word; everything about the […]