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2017 Visitor Reviews of
Shock House (Rock Island, Illinois)

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14 out of 23 people thought this review was helpful.
Reviewed by: vonfaknam   (Event Visited: Before Oct. 1st @ 9:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/04/17
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Scare Factor: Low | Atmosphere: Average
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Visibility/Location: there was a brightly lit sign, otherwise I probably would have missed it.

Wait Entertainment: Very little wait being early in the season. Big open waiting area with actors roaming through. However it was too dark to make out who they were costumed as, so was not very interesting.

Length of Event: 5-10 min max

Actor Performance: not very exciting. Except for the one guy at the very end of the attraction. He was amazing.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: lots of darkness and fumbling around, but adequate time between groups, we did not run into the group ahead of us.

Appropriate Ages: 12 and up

Props / Special FX: cliched haunted house props/special effects. save for the 3d rooms, that was interesting.

Summary: This was a typical haunted house. Other than some interesting 3D painted walls and great acting by one of the actors I found nothing that stands out in this attraction. Most of it is fumbling through pitch black halls to find the next room, which I have encountered in many haunted houses lately and I am not sure what purpose it serves. All of the actors did a fine job, stayed in character and interacted appropriately. I'm trying to avoid spoilers, but there is one actor who stole the show, and without him I would have given this attraction a lower score, as nothing else stands out as being different or interesting. He did an amazing job and really was creepy and knew exactly how to walk up to that line of going too far without crossing it. This attraction needs to build on that and maybe innovate a little if they are going to charge the same amount as other more complete (in my opinion) attractions in the area.

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4 out of 9 people thought this review was helpful.
Reviewed by: Jashuh   (Event Visited: 10/28/17 @ 9:45 pm)
Review Posted: 10/29/17
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: Using GPS brings you right to it, some markings and itís like a civic center type of environment so itís large .

Wait Entertainment: Some light in line entertainment, and various other activities to occupy your line waiting time. We used the speed pass option which really saves time waiting - itís a large draw event.

Length of Event: Maybe 20 minutes ..

Actor Performance: The actors all gave 100% tonight, we noticed no weak links ..

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: The flow was flawless, however it appears that the speed pass option might have prevented some bottleneck issues .. some were complaining about running into other groups throughout the event ..

Appropriate Ages: I would say at least 10 years old, thereís some heavy to light in your face scares here .

Props / Special FX: The props and special effects have improved every year and this year theyíve hit there stride with a great balance. Thereís also some improved CGI effects over last year.

Costumes / Make-up: The costumes and makeup was spot on, everything was exceptional well done.

Summary: This haunted house event is gradually working itself up as a premier event, not a fan of commercial building haunted houses but this group is slowly convincing me that itís achievable! After you get through the waiting line youíre submerged in a first rate haunted house with a great balance of actors, animatronics, and good old fashion props - things continue to pop throughout the event. The weak link tonight was the closing scene and as I recall that was an issue several years ago when we attended, Iíd like to see an extended exit from this rather than a quick chopping block exit . Overall a great experience!

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