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Tour the Spooky Halloween Follow Up to the ‘Stranger Things’ Pop-Up

House of the Dead goes through November 4 in Logan Square

House of the Dead
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The Stranger Things pop-up that lasted from August through September was a smashing success for the team behind Emporium Arcade Bar. Now take a gander at the follow-up: a Halloween-themed space catering to horror film fans. This isn’t the first year Emporium has done House of the Dead, its annual Halloween pop-up. But this year they’ve got more resources to play with thanks to the public’s enthusiastic response to The Upside Down at 2367 N. Milwaukee Avenue. They even built a cabin inside the space.

They’ll served kegged cocktails for the holidays including a bourbon punch called “Pumpkinhead” and a tiki drink called “Candyman” (the movie was filmed right here in Chicago). There’s a large-format punch served in a skull-shaped vessel called “Camp Crystal Lake.” That’s a reference to Friday The 13th, not the suburb.

There’s not as much dance space compared to The Upside Down as the crew built a cabin inside the bar. Creepy cabins, of course, are a frequent setting for horror movies. There’s blood on the walls splattered inside this cabin and creepy vintage photographs.

Check out the photos of the space below. House of the Dead promises a spooky time seven days a week through the month.

House of the Dead pop-up, 2367 N. Milwaukee Avenue, open 5 p.m. daily through November 4.

The entrance has a new graveyard mural.
The entrance to the bar is creepy.
What is this witch up to?
Hello, there.
They built a cabin inside.
Barry Brecheisen
There’s not as much dance space compared to Stranger Things.
Barry Brecheisen
Lighting these candles will summon the kind of spirits customers can drink.
A view of the bar.
The Blackhawks’ Corey Crawford’s goalie mask is a little more modern compared to Freddy’s.
Many of the drinks have a horror movie theme.
The beer list.
They have kegged cocktails and a large-format drink, too.
This is the “Camp Crystal Lake,” a large-format punch.
Peek inside the cabin.
That couch looks like it once belonged to the Byers’s family.
The lamp lights up the blood stains.
This is a normal house, not a splatter house.
He once was a highly-regarded scientist until his thirst for the dark arts sent him astray.
The cabin doesn’t look like it was inhabited for decades.
Who were those children in these photos?
A view outside of the cabin.
A skeleton gateway.
The stage has been decorated.

Emporium Logan Square

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