|Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good|
Visibility/Location: Easy to find at RT 120 & Rt 45 in Grayslake at the fairgrounds. Signs visible from Rt 120. More than enough parking space.
Wait Entertainment: Live actors haunted you and entertained throughout our wait. Excellent costumes and makeup.
When waiting inside the building there were movies and displays abound. Never bored.
Length of Event: It took a good 30 minutes to go through the event and we never felt rushed so we were able to see the excellent displays, animatronics and the timing was on cue to startle the bejeezus out of us..
Actor Performance: All the actors were excellent and seemed to well understand why we were there...to have a good time and get a thrill. They delivered.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Timimg was on cue. our group never ran into another until we were supposed to. VERY well run.
Appropriate Ages: 12 up depending on the temperment of your kid. I had a 12 YO with me and she is calling all her friends about it today with great enthusiasm. (hint: if you show fear like the 12 YO did, the actors pick up on it like a pack of hungry wolves.)
Props / Special FX: Awesome talented artwork and F/X. Yes, there is a spinning vortex tunnel, one of the better ones I've seen. The F/X artist painted it in 3/D and it was quite dizzying! Unsurpassed at any of the other houses we've visited this year.
Costumes / Make-up: Cosumes were excellent and very realistic. A few masks with appropriate costuming but they fit in well and were hard to tell from makeup.
Summary: FUN as h--e--double-hockey-sticks (censored) !! I don't think it fair to tell about the details as it spoils some of the fun..but this house is AWESOME!!! I have been to several HH's every year for the last several years and this one improves every year without fail.
If I were only able to visit one haunted house during Halloween this would be it.