Chicago Haunt Builders provides a map of members' homes open to the public, including homes in Huntley, Algonquin and Lake in the Hills.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Holiday Habits, a haunt in Huntley at 10716 Wheatlands Way, opens this weekend. Owner Joe Buedel is a member of Chicago Haunt Builders, which has members throughout the area and the region. Chicago Haunt Builders provides a map on its website so you can visit members' homes. Some are scary, some are gory, some are creepy. All will give you a good scare.
Joe Buedel has been getting his haunt, at 10716 Wheatlands Way, ready for Halloween for months. The grand opening is Oct. 6.
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- Gloria Casas
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Joe Buedel loves scaring people. He gets a kick out of turning his Huntley home into an extreme haunted house every Halloween, building his own props and coming up with new ideas to scare the crowds that gather in his neighborhood every year. Last year, Holiday Habits _ the name of his “haunt” _ drew 4,000 people to view the countless skeletons, tombstones and creepy scenes at his house. He started years ago with a single Halloween decoration _ a creepy butler prop who became known as “Grampa James” _ when he bought his first home. The prop now sits in the basement of his Huntley home, which is his workshop. Buedel is a member of the Chicago Haunt Builders, a group of homeowners who decorate their homes and work on ideas throughout the …