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Basement of the Dead Haunted House

 
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  (16 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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  • 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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    Posted November 2017

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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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  • Scary actors

    Astonished! Great maze and very interactive rooms. Love the 3D room and it was my first time. Scary actors and well-behaved staffs. Keep up the good work guys!!

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    Posted October 2017

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  • Email Verified Amazing experience

    A full stack of inveterate actors underpinned by special effects and animatronics was delivered on me last weekend. Amazing experience, I think a new horror one. The maze was portrayed similar to horror movies and darkness was damn cool with steep stairs and costumes of ghosts did the rest. All in all, a wonderful experience of non-stop attacks!

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  • Highly Recommended

    I think a lot of effort has been put into the design of the sets. Queue actors were really creepy. The 3D haunt was mind-blowing.. the chroma depth painting in the walls as well as the floors were amazing to say the least. There were plenty of hidden scares at every corner of the house. Maze trail was very frightening as well as confusing in places. Character Joe and the ice-cream clown were very spooky. Overall, I and my GF had a great time there. I will recommend this house to everyone.

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    Posted October 2017

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  • Email Verified Full of terror

    Got there and stuck in the queue for an hour. But, there were actors who were entertaining us and length of stay inside the house was also pushing the queue to wait longer. We spent an hour inside the house, full of terror, attacks by actors and scary sounds. We screamed a hell lot. Kudos to Basement of the Dead Haunted House.

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    Posted October 2017

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  • Email Verified Spooky scariness

    True to its name. Unique maze with spooky scariness all the time brings the best Halloween experience. All the actors did the perfect job and screaming was a kind of normal for me. Great work team!

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    Posted October 2017

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  • Electrifying ambience

    Loved it. Great actors and nice staffs. Ample space for parking and electrifying ambience. All attractions were scary and frightening. Kudos to actors.

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    Posted October 2017

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  • Email Verified Totally sucks

    Totally sucks! Visited with my family expecting a great fun and scary night. But we were sent in with a group of some disrespectful teenagers and they ruined the whole experience.

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    Posted October 2017

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  • Worst

    The scariest part was the 2 hour line to get in. The buildup was more fun than the house itself. Never going again.

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    Posted October 2017

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  • Email Verified Need to improve

    I am rating them three stars. The whole set up was great…the special effects and costumes were good. But they haven’t given enough training for the actors. There were several missed opportunities to scare people.

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    Posted October 2017

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  • There is a reason they are #1 in world!

    Basement of the Dead actors/sets are top of the line! they get better and better every year!

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    Length of Event: 11-20 minutes
    Time Visited: 5PM - 9PM
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    Posted September 2016

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  • Awesome Experience!

    The Chicago Tribune and Hauntworld were right in ranking Basement/Shattered #1 in 2013. Not for the faint of heart and it was the scariest haunted house I have been to.

    Posted September 2014

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    2 out of 3 found this review helpful

  • 3d haunted house and basement of the dead!!!

    This place is awesome, safe, and very scary. Plus did I mention you can do it in 3D!!! WORTH EVERY PENNY. short lines, snacks and drinks, never before seen effects. Highly recommended.

    Posted October 2012

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    3 out of 4 found this review helpful

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