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All 2005 Visitor Reviews Submitted by bholmblad

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Event Reviewed: 14th Annual St. Matthew Haunted House (Hawthorn Woods, Illinois)
Reviewed by: bholmblad   (Event Visited: 10/22/05 @ 7:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/25/05
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: easy to get to, plenty of free parking, with just a short walk to the doors.

Wait Entertainment: Indoor waiting was a big plus, since it was cold outside. DJ with karaoke was a great idea. I especially liked the fact that we did not have to wait in line the whole time. The tickets were numbered so we could go to the food court and get something to eat/drink while we were waiting for our numbers to be called.

Length of Event: it took about 20 minutes to go through once we got in the house. Other houses were too short.

Actor Performance: Excellent - timing of some of the actors really helped the scare factor. They knew just when to approach us or when to sneak up behind us.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: as mentioned earlier - we could sing karaoke if we wanted ot just hum along with the DJ. The numbered tickets allowed us to go to the food court to eat/drink instead of having to wait in line for a long time. We waited about 45 minutes only.

Appropriate Ages: The adult house is definitely not for kids under the age of 10.

Props / Special FX: Rooms showed a lot of detail -real appliances used in the kitchen, lazer hallway was cool, several black mazes and the star tunnel at the end was amazing.

Costumes / Make-up: Make up was great! Some were made up to blend in with the scenery which made for some intense moments in the rooms when we figured out there were people in there. Others had scary masks on - I especially liked the scary clowns. Creepy! Others were painted grimly/gory to match their respective areas.

Summary: This Haunted House was excellent. Overall attention to detail was obvious. Staff were helpful when we asked questions. I especially liked not having to wait in line all the time and we could wait indoors!





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