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All 2006 Visitor Reviews Submitted by chitownlaila

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Event Reviewed: Statesville Haunted Prison & City of the Dead (Crest Hill, Illinois)
Reviewed by: chitownlaila   (Event Visited: 10/28/06 @ 7:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/29/06
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: The location of the place itself was good... it was easy to find because they had a big lit up pumpkin in the front & the parking was great & well organized. All the visual affects were great!!

Wait Entertainment: I had no clue that there would be actors going around & scaring you while you were in was great! lol...they were chasing people around and the props they were using were so scary. They psyched you out before you even got into the haunted house...I loved it!

Length of Event: We waited in line for the first haunted house for approximately an hour & a half, & we waited in line for the second haunted house for 30 minutes. The wait time wasn't that bad at all because they kept you entertained while you were waiting. I would suggest for anyone who wants to go an hour before they open and wait in line ahead of time...this will save you so much time...that's why we didn't wait so long- because we got there right before they opened.

Actor Performance: The actors were REALLLLLY good...they did such a good job & they never strayed away from their roles or character despite all the people around them & noise.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: I think it was a normal rate...there were times where we just had to stand still for a minute or two, but it didn't bother me because I was so scared ...there was always something happening.

Appropriate Ages: I think that anyone under 12 shouldn't be allowed into the place because the language they use & it's just toooo scary for someone under that age.

Props / Special FX: The props were good... the special affects were even better. I was shocked to see that there were so many lights and sounds...and when you go inside the house itself...there are times when you start to panick because the lights flash so fast & you think you're hallucinating but then an actor jumps out of nowhere & scares the daylight out of you lol... it was the best. There were a lot of parts inside were it was really small and tight & had you feeling claustorphobic, but that's what made it so scary & good...I did not expect was great.

Costumes / Make-up: The costumes were great...a lot of the actors were unusually large or tall...and that's what made them so intimidating...along with the makeup & made them look sooooooooo scary!

Summary: This was the 1st haunted house I've ever been to in my life & I'm 22 years old. I never wanted to go to any of them because I thought they would be lame, but my cousin convinced me to go to this one & I agreed. I had no clue it would be this scary. I definitely thought it was worth the money & time. This is an experience that I will never forget for the rest of my life! And I mean it. There were times where the crowd of perhaps over 500 people started cheering & clapping at how good of a job the actors were doing...the actors were unbelievable- they did an incredible job of scaring people & they were really involved ... there was never a dull moment- I REALLLLLLY recommend for anyone to go to this place...that is if you have the guts for it ;)





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