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All Visitor Reviews
All 2005 Visitor Reviews Submitted by supergroup02

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Event Reviewed: Mack Manor Haunted House (Fox River Grove, Illinois)
Reviewed by: supergroup02   (Event Visited: 10/15/05 @ 9:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/24/05
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: If you follow the signs you won't have a problem finding the place.

Wait Entertainment: INSANE! A ton of pneumatic air hoses that will blast you while waiting in line. Also, a cool graveyard with cool hedstones to read. Also there were several monsters antagonizing the people that looked like they were scared.

Length of Event: 15 and 1/2 minutes

Actor Performance: Very High. They had 3 actors especially at the end that made most of the people in my group start to cry! The didn't break any rules but got as legally close as possible to you. They all looked as though they were paid actors although I heard later that it is completely run by volunters! For people voluntering, that was completely unexpected becuase I've been to 10+ haunted houses and have never in my life been that scared in a haunt.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Very Good. Especially hard to control becuase of a maze in the begining. I never saw another group and all the monsters were reset before I entered the room.

Appropriate Ages: Yes. If you have little kids they have non-scary hours which is the same thing with extra lighting and no monsters.

Props / Special FX: AMAZING!! Especially the pneumatical devices and pop-outs that they had, the waterfall room was particularly awesome.

Costumes / Make-up: So-so. I've seen beter costumes in other haunts.

Summary: I'VE NEVER HAD TO CRAW; BEFORE!!! It was amazing that you had to crawl through a porton of this haunt! It was genius! Also, all the rooms related to a theme centered around pirates so you knew what the room was supposed to represent. It was a hardcore haunt. If you have little kids, don't bring them during the scary hours becasue they'll be scared for life! It was deffinetly worth $7! I'm going to be going to this haunt every year. Good Job guys!

Event Reviewed: Dream Reapers Haunted House (Melrose Park, Illinois)
Reviewed by: supergroup02   (Event Visited: 10/23/05 @ 7:15 pm)
Review Posted: 10/24/05
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Scare Factor: Very Low | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: It was a little hard to find, but the building it was in was very big and very cool.

Wait Entertainment: None. I was dissapointed becuase on their video it showed a bunch of monsters in the line.

Length of Event: Exactley 10 minutes not encluding the wait.

Actor Performance: Extremely Poor. For paid actors they were terrible. The didn't pop out. They just walked stagardley towards you and made a few satanic remarks but overall wasn't remotley scarey.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: You never ran into the people infront of you which was very good, but I didn't like how you were forced to go in big groups.

Appropriate Ages: Yes. It wasn't too violent.

Props / Special FX: EXCELLENT!!! The rooms all had excelent potential just had poor acting quality. They had a lot of big $$ equipment!

Costumes / Make-up: INSANE!! They had tons of good costumes and awesome props.

Summary: Dream Reapers really disapointed me. I had my hopes up becuase of all the things I had read about them. They hands down had the coolest haunt of all time nut they also had hands down the worst acting of all time. I've seen beter acting at haunts that were free. Speaking of price, the enterence fee was $15! I think they shouldn't pay the actors as much and bring that price down becuase they are deffinetly getting paid way too much. Also, I didn't like the changing of themes. With as much money as they put into that, they should of centered it around a theme. Give it a background. That would have made it a whole lot better. I think that if they first, fired all the actors and got good ones, then get a good theme, it would be worth the $15 and it would deffinetly have the rights as the #1 haunted house. All in all, Dream Reapers dissapointed me.

 

 

 

 

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