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All Visitor Reviews
All 2005 Visitor Reviews Submitted by boggen1

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Event Reviewed: Gilson Haunted School (Gilson, Illinois)
Reviewed by: boggen1   (Event Visited: 10/31/05 @ 7:00 pm)
Review Posted: 11/01/05
Overall Score:
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: easy to find. signs posted even for the back roads.

Wait Entertainment: decent enterianment.

Length of Event: 30 plus minutes pending on the maze at the end.

Actor Performance: they had there rolls down. and never crept from them. making it a more realistic feal to it all.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: very nice flow through entire attaction that kept changing and not same old trick around the corner.

Props / Special FX: 3D glasses were a plus and would make it worth while for a return trip just to see the artwork. 
 
more usage of what was there and what they had to work with and less cut and slap together wood. giving the overall surroundings a better feal and mood setting.  
 
the props seemed like they belonged were they were and not in some building that you had to think was suppose to be.

Costumes / Make-up: no direct movie relation that i can think of. all unquie costumes and thought out well.

Summary: overall, out of the 3 went through this year. this was the best.  
 
it wasn't ok, this corner someone going to jump out at me again, and again and again feal at end. but more of a fullfillment that they have aged and got all the wrinkles out of there haunted school.

Event Reviewed: Torment At Twelve Hundred (Orion, Illinois)
Reviewed by: boggen1   (Event Visited: 10/31/05 @ 8:00 pm)
Review Posted: 11/01/05
Overall Score:
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: easy to find. directions on internet took you right there. a couple signs would of help to leave last minute question is this the correct turn to take or not.

Wait Entertainment: virtually no wait time. with the some little wait time that was there could be more potential in years to come.

Length of Event: 30 minutes plus. pending on what type of shape you are in. due to length of walking.

Actor Performance: it kinda felt you were in a play or playing the actors in the movies of some horror film.  
 
the actors fit in and played there rolls with the theme well as far as the story line goes.  
 
the outside walking could be filled with a few more ghoals or something.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: the crew were on top of things. each having little bells and radios that fit into the over all theme with out making it feel like a security team watching it all and keep things on track.

Appropriate Ages: more of a family theme the gore that is shown for the littlest of ones is either high enough or hidden enough so the kids don't have direct line of sight but keep the kids intrested in sight of what is able to be seen at there height without seeing the extra gore.

Props / Special FX: overall everything fit well. the props they had someone spent the time making them and put some extra time into them all.

Costumes / Make-up: from the the little movie at begining to end the story that was unfolded made it believable.

Summary: overall, it is more story / movie based. and you are going through it as it is happening.  
 
everything is well layed out and thought out it seems, but just needs abit more outside to help push a more scary setting.

Event Reviewed: Peoria Jaycees Haunted House (Peoria, Illinois)
Reviewed by: boggen1   (Event Visited: 10/30/05 @ 7:00 pm)
Review Posted: 11/01/05
Overall Score:
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: easy to find. could have used a couple extra signs inside for parking etc...

Wait Entertainment: one of the best that i have seen this year for wait entertainment.

Length of Event: 30 minutes

Actor Performance: for what they didn't have they made up with amount of actors. you really had to look to find the actors blended into the walls. and by then they were already on you.  
 
all of the actors were highly motivated. and played there parts well.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: to big of a group and lost portion of the scare impact and effects. half of the effects / events went for front folks only with little to be had at end of the group. 
 

Props / Special FX: for slapped together wood placed in a building. with no big outside setting beyound the wait time ghouls. they did a good job with the props and special effects.

Costumes / Make-up: time went into creating the costumes to make them blend into the surroundings to hide the actors.

Summary: overall. more umph was put into how many times you could be scared. than a story / theme.  
 
it was more hollywood style with cutscenes from varying movies. 
 
for being in a big city, it would fit my expectations.

 

 

 

 

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