Written and Media by Kelsey Neier. It's that thrilling, yet horrifying, time of the year again, Halloween. During this time of the year, people tend to get into the mood for Halloween by watching scary movies, playing pranks on each other and searching for places that will bring great fear upon them. Many people enjoy going on haunted hayrides, haunted trails and seeking out just about any place that will give them a thrill. If you do your research carefully, you can find some creepy places around Illinois.
This time of year, there is a lot of excitement about telling ghost stories, dressing up as monsters, and watching scary movies. A lot of it is innocent fun and entertainment, especially for kids. But what it represents is something a lot more real: there is evil in the world, some of which we cannot see.
I’ve never understood haunted houses. Why would anyone intentionally put themselves in a frightening situation? I may never know, but I’ve been told that nothing brings friends together quite like being so scared you pee your pants. Thankfully this time of year provides lots of opportunities for experiencing some of St. Louis’ best haunted attractions, which have gained nationwide attention for their excellent creepiness. Scarefest includes three separate haunted attractions worth a visit.