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All Visitor Reviews
All 2007 Visitor Reviews Submitted by eeek83256

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Event Reviewed: Trail of Screams (Rockford, Illinois)
Reviewed by: eeek83256   (Event Visited: 10/28/07 @ 8:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/30/07
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Since our group drove from Wisconsin we had a slight problem finding it but when we did there was a light at the camp entrance along with a flashing arrow sign which was visible from the road.

Wait Entertainment: There was this really creepy monster walking around the parking area and scared our group to death. They also had loud music playing at the front entrance. The first building really set the mood for the beginning of the trail.

Length of Event: About 30-35 minutes. After reading the last review I don't understand how this person waited in line for 4 hours when he arrived at 7:00. Our group didn't get there until 8 and we didn't even wait that long.

Actor Performance: The actors were EXCELLENT considering they are probably exhausted from a long season. We truly enjoyed every scene and they displayed alot of energy and a high scare level.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Once again, our wait wasn't that bad and if you plan on coming to an outdoor attraction at the end of October dress warm and be prepared to wait in the cold or stay home! It's not the middle of July. I have been to this event for the last couple of years and I really liked the fact that they didn't have any guides to take you through - it really added to the scare factor. Our group never ran into any other groups along the trail. They were quite busy for a Sunday night but we never WAITED FOR 4 HOURS????

Appropriate Ages: 13 & up like they say.

Props / Special FX: Their scenes were highly detailed from strobes to 3D to dead chickens hanging in the old house. I give them a A++++++!

Costumes / Make-up: KUDOS to whoever does their makeup and costumes...they were GREAT! I liked the clowns and the doctor -he was just downright creepy. The syringes on the crazy patient were a neat touch as well. GOOD JOB!

Summary: Once again, I must comment on the last review. I thought the event was very well put together and our group didn't have one problem with the wait line. I don't understand how this person can say this - I have been to many haunts and I think this one was very organized - especially how busy they were on a Sunday night. Oh well, I guess you can't please everyone. I can't wait to see what they come up with for 2008 - keep up the good work for the last couple of days!

Event Reviewed: Trail of Screams 2 (Stillman Valley, Illinois)
Reviewed by: eeek83256   (Event Visited: 10/29/07 @ 8:15 pm)
Review Posted: 10/30/07
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: This location was much harder to find than the one in Rockford. We mapquested it so it wasn't that bad. There are signs directing you to the camp.

Wait Entertainment: There wasn't any wait entertainment. They really weren't busy at all so our group got right in. The Trail of Screams 2 is really alot darker out here - I think that really added to the scare level.

Length of Event: About 20 minutes.

Actor Performance: I don't know where they got the actors here but every one of them scared the crap out of us. They seemed to have the perfect skills to work in a haunted attraction - THANKS GUYS! The Trail of Screams in Rockford did an excellent job but I think this one was a slight bit better. Very aggressive, in-your-face actors that didn't back down at all. The guy with the chainsaw at the end was AWESOME!!! The didn't overkill on chainsaws as alot of haunts do but I wish they would have had a few more in Rockford (since it was longer).

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: We were handed a flashlight and given the rules. I think our group was the only one on the trail which made it even worst...we were really scared to death.

Appropriate Ages: 13 and up

Props / Special FX: Once again their scenes were highly detailed (even though several of them were smaller). I loved the old morgue - very cool! They had a nice mix of detailed scenes, black hallways, outside scares, etc. and that really tied everything together nicely.

Costumes / Make-up: About the same at the one in Rockford - very detailed and complemented the scenes very well. They used alot of special effect makeup and not masks - which I am glad of.

Summary: Overall this event was great! I didn't attend this event last year but I am so glad we decided to come to check it out. We drove back from Wisconsin again because we enjoyed the Rockford event so much. Thanks for making our trip worthwhile and keep up the good work - we WILL be back next year!

 

 

 

 

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