Haunted House Safety Tips

By WEEK Producer

October 27, 2011 Updated Oct 27, 2011 at 10:24 PM CDT

Pekin, Ill--Halloween is less than a week away.
As children and adults hurry to pick out costumes and make plans, haunted houses are preparing their last minute touches that will provide hours of entertainment.

The Dungeon of Darkness in Pekin has been providing screams for its guests for the past three years.

This year volunteers created a 23 room 20,000 square foot maze, featuring vampires, zombies and a butcher shop.

Proceeds from this year's haunted house will go towards the Children's Hospital of Peoria.

"The main reason we took over the haunt was to give back to the community and we felt the best way is to give to a local charity," said Volunteer Matt Ruder.

The Dungeon of Darkness is open on Friday and Saturday from seven until midnight. Tickets are $10.

While haunted houses promote fun, the Illinois Department of Labor wants to remind you to be safe.

You are reminded to read all signage before entering a haunted house, stay on the approved path, avoid loose-fitting clothing that could catch on props and pay attention to the location of exits.

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