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All 2006 Visitor Reviews Submitted by phoxxz

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Event Reviewed: Dream Reapers Haunted House (Melrose Park, Illinois)
Reviewed by: phoxxz   (Event Visited: 10/14/06 @ 8:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/16/06
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: It was very easy to see. My friends and I dont know the Melrose area very well and we were looking where to turn and the flashing lights and air tube displays helped greatly.

Wait Entertainment: Pretty awesome, It was better than most because they werent like freaking you out that badly, they were nicer and like funnier than anything. This one clown guy was pretty perverse but it was hilarious.

Length of Event: I think it was too short, We were in and out of there within like 15 minutes. I dont know whether or not it was the fact we were going fast or not but it felt short to me.

Actor Performance: Pretty good, They were really in character, especially the clowns in the clown section and the kids that jumped around in the halls. Some of the chainsaw people got a little too close and I think hit my friend in the leg. Overall they were believeable but not all that scary.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: We bumped into some other people while inside, other than that it was fine.

Appropriate Ages: They said it was 16 and up but I saw like a 5 year old believe it or not. I say 10 and up.

Props / Special FX: The artwork on the walls in the waiting room was outstanding. It was so intricate and insane to look at. The scenes inside the house were realistic and eye catching. I loved the moving tube making you feel like you were dizzy. It was great painting and details were really great. There werent alot of special effects though, most of it was people which kind of drew from the excitement.

Costumes / Make-up: Really great, this one corpse bride girl was so well done, I didnt know she was real! The makeup on the people was very well done. I was impressed with this aspect. One problem was not enough people were dressed up. There were alot of people in plain clothes so it was like "Where are all the scary dudes?" Alot of the characters got OUT of character and like were "ha ha" funny with some. It really detracted.

Summary: I dont think I was all that impressed. Its just my opinion but, Not enough was mechanical and unpredictable. After a while I knew at least 2-3 people would be in each section and wasn't scared. My friend who normally is scared so bad at these things, was the first one in line and like not affected at all. The cost fit the product. People were rushing us through each scene so I didnt get a chance to really take in the view. The fact they couldnt touch us was a little dull. At another one they would grab our shoulders and stuff like that. Overall, the hype was like it was going to be some astounding pee-your-pants type of thing really wasnt.





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