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All 2006 Visitor Reviews Submitted by OCTOBER13

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Event Reviewed: Raven's Grin Inn (Mount Carroll, Illinois)
Reviewed by: OCTOBER13   (Event Visited: 10/08/06 @ 7:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/24/06
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Mapquest will get you there. It's proximity to a creepy junkyard and a cemetary make it ideal.

Wait Entertainment: Lot's of interesting things to look at. Food vendors on site.

Length of Event: About an hour. It really depends how busy they are. If you go during the "off" season you can usually get some personal one on one contact with Jim.

Actor Performance: Very much into their roles. Enjoy freakin' you out as much as you allow them. Sometimes more than you like!

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Depends on the number of people. I've been when it's really busy and when it was just my wife and I. When it was busy the size of the group seemed a little large.

Appropriate Ages: It's adaptable to all ages. If it's an older crowd they will cater to it. Younger people in the crowd also get catered to.

Props / Special FX: A work of ART!! Literally.

Costumes / Make-up: Good enough though they're not really needed. The house speaks for itself.

Summary: This is a must see for anyone in a 100 mile radius. The first time my wife and I went I was sceptical but we were up for a road trip in the new car and had found the website for this year round haunted house. We're both kind of creepy (we were married on Friday, October 13, 2000) and appreciate the strange and morbid. 
 
We drove about three hours to get there and the place was dead (mind you it was September). Their wasn't a soul in sight so we rang the buzzer on the Taxi (yeah, I said it right) and we're greeted by this mad scientists calling himself "Jim". He had us wait for our tour because a boy scout troup was due in a few minutes. So we hung around some of the local shops and cooled our heels at a restaraunt and went back at around 7:30 going on 8pm. We were the only ones there. Let me tell you, I'm a big guy and like I said kind of morbid, but this guy was freakin' me out. 
 
As I entered each room I was scanning for exits. There were no actors or fancy make-up; just me, my wife and this creepy guy Jim. It took me awhile to get used to him. 
 
You know how when you find yourself in a potentially bad situation you start to go through your head about what you'll do when the inevitable happens? Yeah, I was there. 
 
By the way, there's enough trapdoors in this place to make a lab rat crazy trying to find the cheese. You'll walk 50 feet down a tunnel having left Jim in the previous room and he'll pop up in front of you. 
 
Seriously, check this place out. I highly recomend it in the off season because like all haunted attractions they get too busy this time of year. If you don't go for the scare at least go and check out the art. Jim's a 3-D artist. Everything he built himself and none of it is like anything you'll ever see again. 
 
OCTOBER13

 

 

 

 

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