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Basement of the Dead Haunted House

 
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  (25 reviews)
Scare Factor
Very Scary
Appropriate For
13 and older
Organization Type
Commercial / For Profit
Listing Categories
Haunted Houses, Escape Games
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Wheelchair Accessible, Indoor Event(s), Covered Wait Area, Touching Not Allowed, Parking Fees May Apply
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Basement of the Dead:

In the late 1920’s, Walker Laundry opened at 42 West New York St. and became Aurora’s largest laundry Company. Around 1945 Imus Kilya was working there as maintenance engineer. His son Al came to work as his assistant in 1960.

Heat for the building and steam for the presses was supplied by a coal fired boiler installed when the building was built. Al and Imus continually complained that it needed to be replaced, but management wouldn’t spend the money. In 1964 the boiler exploded maiming and scalding Al and Imus. They never returned to work and rumor was they had vowed to get even.

Under the streets and building were sewer lines and tunnels well known to Al and Imus. A year or so after the explosion people from the laundry started to disappear and body parts were found in the river near the drainage pipes. Al and Imus were suspected but never found. The laundry eventually closed and the basement was never used again. Businesses have come and gone but nobody stays. Basement Of The Dead is proof that Al & Imus still exist and have made this basement their home.. The mutilation and horror you will witness is so shocking, you'll wish you never entered.

Shattered, the smashing clown, lost all sense of being human the day his famous sledgehammer trick malfunctioned, killing his wife and partner. He knew it had to have been the roadies fault for setting up the trick incorrectly or the pressure he felt from the crowd to do one more stupid trick! The hate and pain devoured his soul. Evil was all that remained. He went through the crowd like a hammer goes through a skull. When his rampage was over, 30 audience members and 15 workers found their final resting places in a puddle of their own blood. That was the last night Shattered the smashing clown was ever seen.

Rumor has it that the clown took refuge down in the darkest depths of an old building at 42 W. New York St. The locals call the building the Basement of the Dead. The story goes on to say that Shattered spent his time in exile praying to demons and learning to spread his evil across dimensions. His vivid nightmares are now becoming part of his resurrected circus. The rumor also says that all the souls he took that night followed him down there. They are keeping the smashing clown company.
Now, the circus tent is reopened! Can you hear the pipe organ in the distance? Shattered the smashing clown is longing to make you scream again. The show must go on! Come see SHATTERED Circus, The World’s Best 3D Nightmare.”

SO COME WALK THE BASEMENT OF AL & IMUS KILYA. IF YOU’VE GOT THE GUTS! Email Haunt Owner
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Hours of Operation: Check Website for Times

Admission Costs: General Admission: $28
Admission to both top rated haunted attractions: Basement of the Dead and Shattered 3D

VIP Admission: $45
Ticket Includes Skip the General Admission Line to both Basement of the Dead and Shattered 3D

Ultimate Package: $99
Immediate Access (Skip all lines, go directly to the door) to both Basement of the Dead and Shattered 3D
PLUS: Admission to all side attractions, A Free T-shirt, Lanyard, Shot Glass, Wrist band, Coolie, & $5 off Concessions.

Payments Accepted: Cash

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  • Email Verified My favorite haunt

    This is one of my favorite haunt houses. The waiting area was like a party hub. Enjoyed the evening with a lot of photo ops and can also shake a leg with the zombies. Had time to visit all the haunts and entertainment kiosks and we tried out everything inside the house, including the laser tag. The staff was friendly and polite. The actors were thorough with how to scare people and were quite energetic. No regrets in repeating their horrible cruel act to how many ever people. It was an evening well spent.

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  • Awesome freaky

    I was always fascinated by haunted houses. That was the main reason why I and wife decided to visit Basement of the Dead. We had a great time there. Great props, animatronics, and professional actors who would make the life difficult for the visitors. The 3D haunt was awesome freaky. You got to walk a bit through the haunted house to get to the escape room. The puzzle was challenging, but not much of any story involved. Ticket prices were reasonable. Check it out if you love haunted houses.

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  • Email Verified Spooky and long haunt

    I and 8 of my family members visited the Basement. We had a great scary time there. Nice props and animatronics. The actors did a great job scaring the crap out of most of us. My nieces were screaming throughout. The haunted house was spooky and long. It was also pretty dark in places. The 3D haunt was good, but more actors would have made it still better. Escape room was exciting for the kids. We managed to find out way out just in time. We also got to meet the owner of the haunt. Overall, a haunt worth checking out.

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    Posted January 2019

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  • Email Verified Most terrifying experience

    The haunted house had lots of good bone chilling scares that made us scream. Each haunt had a very strong story line and it ran through the entire house with actors complimenting it well. It was hard to judge from where you get the next scare. Escape room was not that easy. We put our heads together to solve the puzzles and get the clues. Definitely the most terrifying experience…it shivered my nerves out!!

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    Posted November 2018

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  • Loved the scares

    I went here last night with a group of friends and had an awesome time with the monsters in the haunted house. The entertainment was full on and it started right from the waiting area. There are tons of actors and they fill up the entire haunt from the waiting area to the inside. With characters like serpent and chainsaw, there was enough of entertainment that made us forget the boring task of waiting in the line. The haunts were great and engaging. The actors were interactive as well as funny. Like in a horror movie. We loved it and will continue to visit.

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    Posted November 2018

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  • Email Verified Mind numbing scares

    It was a great experience to say the least. One of the best haunted houses I visited of late. It had all.. Enthusiastic actors hell bent on scaring you, great animatronics (rather plenty of them), and sets laid out with great attention to detail. Everything was realistic down to the minute details. The 3D clown experience was terrifying. The haunted houses had a great deal of mind numbing scares. I would recommend this place to all.

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  • Email Verified Exceptionally wonderful

    We went with a VIP pass and waited in line for just 30 minutes. The place was great and the 3D haunt was exceptionally wonderful. The zombie carnival was outstanding, there were enough zombies in various costumes and the actors were in the character throughout the carnival. There was free parking facility and the atmosphere evoked curiosity. There are large tents with actors putting up an amazing show. Looking forward to have wonderful time again.

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  • Frightening experience

    The haunted houses were well designed, had multiple scares and professional actors. The 3D experience was frightening. Queues were a bit long for my comfort. I was near the front end of our group. So got to enjoy the scares in its full intensity. Escape room puzzle was a bit difficult. Props and animatronics were impressive.

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  • Greatest Haunted House Ever

    This haunt is worth every Penny. Totally AWESOME!!!!

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  • Super Scary

    Super Scary. I had a blast with my friends at this place. It all started with a strong strength to fight against the fear, but the actors did a phenomenal task. Impressed by their costumes and equipment’s they were holding. We all got spooked and one of my best buddies never left me and help up my t-shirt till the end. Queues were long, so grab a fast pass ticket to skip the line. We had the general admission tickets. Overall, a lifetime experience and we’ll definitely come back.

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    Posted November 2017

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  • Email Verified Startling Scares

    We drove almost 3 ½ hours to the Basement of Dead Haunted House, expecting a very good scare. The visit was beyond our expectations. The outdoor venue was absolutely beautiful. They had 2 different houses to walk through and both of them had startling scares and props. One among the houses was in 3D, which was a different experience for us. The serpent creature was a frightening character. The attention to detail in the sets was impressive. Staff were helpful. We had a great time at the Basement.

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  • Email Verified Terrifying haunt

    Full of horror and terrifying stuffs to be explored. Skilled actors and friendly staffs. Enjoyed the DJ, while standing in the queue for half an hour. Atmosphere was thrilling. I’m surely visiting again.

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    Posted October 2017

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  • Great Experience

    Scary to the hilt. Usually I don’t get scared in haunted houses. But this one was different. The DJ played for the visitors waiting in the line...it helped kill boredom. The Zombie hunt was fun. We also did the Trauma Escape room and after much brain scratching, we made it out just in time. My favourite was the clowns. The ticket rates were reasonable. Check this place out if love good scares.

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    Posted October 2017

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