What’s in! What’s out! What’s haunted! A visit to the Midwest Haunters Convention.

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Chicago Tribune

I don’t know if there’s anybody who still needs to hear this, but: It’s a bloodbath out there, people. Covens of faceless trolls snap at our heels. Charming vampires feed on our vulnerabilities. Living in the 21st century has become a horror show. Every day is a fresh hell. But that doesn’t mean you have to be unfashionable. Last weekend in Rosemont, Illinois, about 140 days before Halloween, I attended the Midwest Haunters Convention, a long-running trade show for haunted-attraction professionals: mask sculptors, fake-blood distributors, creepy-contact-lens salespersons, would-be zombies look…

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