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All 2005 Visitor Reviews Submitted by dropzone

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Event Reviewed: Statesville Haunted Prision (Crest Hill, Illinois)
Reviewed by: dropzone   (Event Visited: 10/21/05 @ 7:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/22/05
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: Very easy to find, right off Weber Rd @ Rt 30. You can't miss it.

Wait Entertainment: Some music from Metallica, Marilyn Manson, Ozzy was okay. There were a few TV's showing clips from scenes inside the attraction, but the TV's were small and high up and didn't really show much or add to the scare factor. A few characters were lurking through the waiting line to scare people as they waited.

Length of Event: It seemed like a LONG time... Which was nice. I'd have to guess about 15-20 minutes for the Haunted Prison, and 10-15 for the City of the Dead.

Actor Performance: It was good. Most of the characters treat you like crap (because you're in PRISON) which adds a little to the tension factor. I felt like I was on one of those Jenny Jones Boot Camp shows, just make sure you understand that ITS PART OF THE EXPERIENCE. People around me were complaining about the rudeness of the staff. Inside the attraction, actors stayed in character and there were some GREAT characters!

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Very good flow. They do the best to separate groups by individual parties, even though it may not seem like they're going to at first. Throughout the attraction, there are points where the actors will hold you in a room to continue to space out the groups. I think we only caught up to the group in front of us a few times.

Appropriate Ages: Not for young children.

Props / Special FX: Fantastic decorations!!! Some very well designed rooms and some things I've never seen before! I don't want to give too much away.

Costumes / Make-up: These were typical white face with bloody eyes, etc... although there were a few VERY good surprises. (If you have a fear of clowns, you should probably stay home).

Summary: I really enjoyed the Haunted Prison. The City of the Dead was the equivalent of your local park district haunted house for the most part, however. I really dont scare in these things, but the people I was with said it was pretty scary. I have one big suggestion, BUY THE $5 SPEED PASS!!! Let me say that again, BUY THE $5 SPEED PASS!!! We got there at about 7:30, there was almost no line for the attraction and there was NOBODY in the Speed Pass line, so we thought "eh... why spend ANOTHER $5??" Yeah, big mistake. for every one group of people they send from the general admission line, they send 2 groups from the Speed Pass line! And while waiting, you have to sit there and watch all these Speed Pass people get to go into the haunted house while you're sitting in a chain-link cage, being reminded of what an idiot you were for not buying the Speed Pass, but that now it's too late for you!! So they do include some torture in the attraction, I swear it's done on purpose. Had we bought the Speed Pass, the wait would have been about 10 minutes... i turned into an hour and a half of watching everyone that got to the place after us, go in before us. Overall, a very good haunted house, with some really great scenes. It was worth the drive and the $25.





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