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All 2005 Visitor Reviews Submitted by Jskellington

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Event Reviewed: Dungeon of Doom (Grayslake, Illinois)
Reviewed by: Jskellington   (Event Visited: 10/07/05 @ 8:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/08/05
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: If I hadn't used mapquest it would of been a lot harder to find. There were some signs on the road but they weren't that noticeable. It is on a fair grounds.

Wait Entertainment: There were a lot of people inside while waiting in line who cracked a couple of jokes to ease the tension. There was also a lot of very cool decorations and props in line. The entrance to the actual douse was SO COOL it was a giant skull and you had to walk through it's mouth

Length of Event: 15-20 minutes

Actor Performance: All of the actors were really into it. The scary thing about this one was that if they saw that you weren't really scared they still came after you, so that caught me off guard. All of the people were really nice accept for one lady who handed us our 3-D glasses and she didn't give one to my friend, and when my friend told her that she didn't get one then she was like, "well you should of gotten one when I was handing them out to everyone else!" and she wasn't trying to be in character or anything. Then the lady at the starting of the "buried alive" part asked for everyone's 3-D glasses and since my friend didn't get one she jokingly (or at least I though she was) said "well you have to go back and get it then!" and my frien was like "no thank you" quivering at the thought. So then when we actually got into the buried alive room the lady was like, "NOW WHICH ONE OF YOU GUYS TOLD ME 'I don't think so' WHEN I ASKED FOR YOUR YOU TO GO GET YOUR GLASSES?" She then pointed out my friend and told her that she had to lay on the floor. She then told everyone else in the room to sit on the floor and "PREPARE TO BE BURIED ALIVE!" The two lady's kind of spoiled the experience for me, but it was still fun. Every other actor was really nice and creative though.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: The line wasn't that long at all. There was also a lot of good entertainment while waiting, so that made it seem even quicker. They had it all planned out very well so that our group didn't run into any others, accept for at the buried alive part, but that was expected. I would say our group of 6 people got in and out of there (form the beginning of the line to when we walked out of the house) in about and hour

Appropriate Ages: DO NOT BRING YOUR KIDS TO THIS!! I would say 13 and up unless you've got a really brave kid. But most of all DO NOT GO TO THIS IF YOU ARE CLAUSTROPHOBIC!!

Props / Special FX: The Props were EXCELLENT! The whole atmosphere in line was really exciting and nerve racking at the same time. They had some really creepy music paying that set the mood. There were also a lot of cool signs like, "Pay to get in - Pray to get out!" and one big one that said "We are going to BURY YOU ALIVE!" The "buried alive" part was by far the highlight of the whole house. My friend who has been to this said that when it's busy they put a lot of people in the room at one time, standing up. But since it wasn't that busy they made us sit on the floor! This scared the h--e--double-hockey-sticks (censored) out of me.

Costumes / Make-up: All of the actor's costumes and makeup was very elaborate. The clowns were especially good. There was also a REALLY tall gug with a mask on outside who was fun to watch.

Summary: This haunted house was by far the best I have been to. My friend who goes to about 5 haunted houses every october said that that this one is the scariest she's ever been to, which proved itself to be very true. The porps and rooms were so well decorated and thought out. All of the major scares were so creative and fun. By far "buried alive" was the most thrilling part. I LOVED this haunted house and can't wait until next year.





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