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A visit to Old Joliet Haunted Prison with James the Boneless (Episode 785)

It’s that time of year! Car Con Carne hit the road to visit the The Old Joliet Haunted Prison (401 Woodruff Rd, Joliet, IL 60432). Sharing in the spooktacular with me were James Farber and Patrick McDermott of local band…

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B-Movie themes collide with Chicago in George Zak’s latest artwork (Episode 677)

Artist George Zak is back with new paintings to show off. See them in person at the Liar’s Club Spooky Day Kickoff on Thursday 10/28!

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Is Wolfden Brewing haunted? (Episode 674)

Is Wolfden Brewing haunted? There’s an awful lot of lore around the 170 year-old house to support that belief. Wolfden GM Kyle Brauch joined me to talk about the unexplained phenomena at Wolfden, as well as the brewery’s “Murder Den”…

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The Chicago International Film Festival ‘After Dark’ (Episode 670)

Pictured: “The Sadness,” part of the “After Dark” series at the Chicago International Film Festival

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Haunted house time! Let’s go to 13th Floor and the Old Joliet Haunted Prison! (Episode 669)

? Spooky season is here! ? Halloween season is my favorite time of the year, and haunted houses are a big part of it. Bryan Kopp, Senior General Manager of 13th Floor Chicago and the Old Joliet Haunted Prison, joined…

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It’s a haunted house in an abandoned casket factory: Evil Intentions (Episode 458)

Evil Intentions Haunted House is opening soon, with all sorts of safety restrictions in place. I talked with Haunt Lead Tim Stedman tonight about Evil Intentions, its certifiably creepy location in Elgin, and the comprehensive horror score he created for…

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Episode 280 – The Mizzerables are only here for the boos (recorded at 13th Floor Haunted House)

It’s spooky season on Car Con Carne, and this episode finds the podcast at 13th Floor Haunted House in Melrose Park. Joining me for the experience is the Mizzerables (Joe and Korey), whose most recent album, “whatever… this sucks,” is…

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Episode 279 – Deep in the bowels of Hellsgate haunted house with 88 Fingers Louie

This is what Halloween fun is all about!

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Video – Hellsgate Haunted House with 88 Fingers Louie

Dan and Nat from 88 Fingers Louie jump in the car after walking through the magnificent Hellsgate Haunted House in Lockport. Hellsgate mastermind John Laflamboy joins us to talk about the haunt’s history and vision. And keep watching until the…

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88 Fingers Louie visits Krampus haunted house before heading to Costa Rica (Episode 199)

Chicago punk heroes go to a holiday-themed haunted house and eat burrito bowls in a Mazda CX-9.