|Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good|
Visibility/Location: We had no problem finding this attraction. The light up flashing sign made it very visible from the road.
Wait Entertainment: There was a mob of people in line being entertained by a 10' tall creepy monster with long claws and a creey mask. Michael Meyers also appeared on several occassions. "Halloween" was playing on a big screen tv which also added to the atmosphere - very creepy
Length of Event: About 25 minutes if you stay at a good pace.
Actor Performance: EXCELLENT! The actor performance was flawless. Every actor in every scene displayed solid scares from beginning to end. I think our group screamed around every corner. They utilized every dark path with good hiding spaces and good scares. The actors were very intense - especially in the strobe light scene - that was unbelievable.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: We didn't really run into any other group but we heard many screams coming from the trail. We were told to take a flashlight from...(I don't want to give alot away) and be on our way. The old manor and the coffin scene really set the mood for the entire attraction.
Appropriate Ages: NOT FOR ANYONE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE.
Props / Special FX: Unbelievable! Our group was amazed at the detail in EVERY scene. The use of props and lighting and even the music tied the entire event together - flawlessly! I liked the fact that between scenes you got to experience total darkness and silence just walking in the woods- really creepy.
Costumes / Make-up: The costumes were very good and the makeup was excellent! Our group was totally freaked out in the clownhouse with all the blacklight and 3D effects - the clowns were flawless and I really loved the entrance and the exit -very creative. The strobe light scene was probably our favorite which displayed very intense acting. The ending scene was very creepy with the famous Leatherface and a few more surprises. Good job!
Summary: This is my second time attending this event (my first was last year) and I can't even compare the two. This year the TOS really stepped up to the plate and proved that they can scare the living crap out of you. I would highly recommend attending this event this halloween season if you are in the area (or not). I have been to several in the Chicago area and nothing tops this event so far! For $10 bucks you WILL GET THE SCARE OF YOUR LIFE! Just a word of warning: if you plan to go on a Saturday night get there early. I am planning on checking out TOS2 in Stillman Valley as well!