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All Visitor Reviews
All 2007 Visitor Reviews Submitted by Blckwidow666

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Event Reviewed: Trail of Screams 2 (Stillman Valley, Illinois)
Reviewed by: Blckwidow666   (Event Visited: 10/14/07 @ 8:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/16/07
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: This event was hard to fine but once you saw the signs it wasn't too bad. There are a few roads you have to turn on to get to the camp entrance but you could definitely hear the screaming.

Wait Entertainment: There wasn't any wait entertainment and not a long line like the TOS I visited on Saturday in Rockford. It was quite creepy to hear the screams coming from the dark woods though. That really creeped our group out. We had one girl in our group that didn't want to go at all.

Length of Event: About 15-20 minutes

Actor Performance: The actor performance was excellent! As with their other event, all the actors stayed in character and displayed high energy levels throughout the whole trail.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: The groups were spaced well and we didn't run into any other groups throughout our walk. We were handed a flashlight and told to be on our way. It is much darker out at Trail of Screams 2 than at the location in Rockford which really added to the creepiness.

Appropriate Ages: I wouldn't recommend this event for children under 13 due to the actors intense performance.

Props / Special FX: Once again the scenes and rooms were full of detail, props, creepy music and special fx. From the black maze with the scary monster to the 3D area (I think that was our favorite) you were scared out of your pants. I hope that they continue to have this event out here because it is TOTALLY AWESOME!

Costumes / Make-up: The costumes and makeup were very realistic from what I could see. I really liked the clowns and all the bloody gore. All the actors were fully dressed which made them even more terrifying. The makeup was original and very effective.

Summary: Overall this event gets another two thumbs up! It seems like this year the Trail of Screams put alot of time and energy into their scenes, costumes and makeup. This is truly an event that I want to visit for years to come. If you want the crap scared out of you and check out the Trail of Screams 2 in Stillman Valley. Definitely a 
haunt worth every penny and TRULY set in a pitch black setting.

Event Reviewed: Trail of Screams (Rockford, Illinois)
Reviewed by: Blckwidow666   (Event Visited: 10/13/07 @ 8:45 pm)
Review Posted: 10/16/07
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: This event was very easy to fine. The entrance was well lit with a flashing sign and a huge sign on a telephone pole. The drive into the camp was very creepy as you traveled along a winding dark road.

Wait Entertainment: They had this tall creepy monster on stilts that was scaring the crap out of people. The costume was AWESOME! Michael Meyers was also roaming the long line creeping people out. They also had a concession booth with pizza, pop, etc and a gift shop with some spooky items.

Length of Event: About 25-30 minutes

Actor Performance: The Actors were GREAT! They all stayed in character from the doctor to the clowns to the actors in the old house. The makeup was VERY creative with alot of special fx and realistic costumes. The actor portrayed a true feeling of realism. You felt like you were really in a old hospital or a old manor.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: The groups were spaced quite well considering they didn't have the guides to lead you this year. Our group enjoyed the fact that we were handed a flashlight and we were on our own in the dark woods. We truly enjoyed that part.

Appropriate Ages: DEFINITELY 13 AND OLDER

Props / Special FX: This is another area that displayed tremendous detail and props. They had everything from 3D effects, sound, awesome props and unbelievable detail (especially in the bloody kitchen). Considering the long lines we didn't have alot of time to look at everything. We may have to go back for the lights on tour.

Costumes / Make-up: The makeup and costumes were very well done (i really liked the clowns and the patients in the hospital). Very realistic costumes in the scenes. Alot of actors along the trail were dressed in black so you couldn't see them at all. Our group thought that was very effective.

Summary: Overall I have to give this event two thumbs up!!!! We paid 15.00 for a ticket and we would have easily paid 30.00. I was well worth every $$$$$. Considering the LONG LONG line they had it seemed like things were handled very well. I hope the actors keep the energy level up the rest of the season - they did a AWESOME job. I definitely would recommended checking this haunt out if you haven't already- GOOD WORK TRAIL OF SCREAMS!

 

 

 

 

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