SEPT 30 – OCT 31

Ten years ago, a volunteer explored the depths of The Soap Factory’s basement and emerged with a fiendishly simple idea: hand people a poorly functioning flashlight, send them downstairs into the darkness, and commit every terrified visitor to one important rule: DON’T LET GO OF THE ROPE.

A decade later, this simple idea has transformed into an ever-evolving annual tradition. The Haunted Basement has grown into one of the most notorious Halloween attractions in the midwest. In addition, it has become a breeding ground for demented new talent ranging from visual artists and set designers to actors, dancers and all-around Creeps.

As the project has grown, one core directive has remained exactly the same since day one: to scare the living daylights out of every miserable soul who descends our entrance steps. This year, in the tenth iteration of the Haunted Basement, the themes of the basement will focus on a twisted view of real-life horrors with our mangled interpretation of a day in the life of a typical tortured soul.

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