|Reviewed by: jashuh   (Event Visited: 10/24/08 @ 10:00 pm) |
Review Posted: 10/25/08
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Good|
Visibility/Location: Located in the same place every year, old building downtown. Location works here. Should have marker sign on major road outside Clinton.
Wait Entertainment: Leatherface moving around crowd with chainsaw, simple but it works.
Length of Event: 15 minutes average.
Actor Performance: Actors do a good job here, howver numbers are getting weaker every year. They needed twice the work force here.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Traffic flow is not guided here and people bottle up throughout the attraction. We had six times when we had to wait-out the slow moving traffic jams. Too bad because it takes away from the attraction - all triggered effects we off.
Appropriate Ages: 7+
Props / Special FX: Lots of props to keep you looking, every room was well done. No problems with the room looks, the detail was great. No actual special effects to speak of, scarecrow was manual triggered and off timed badly, the globe witch with rear mirror effect was weak, and the big closer chainsaw man was out to lunch.
Costumes / Make-up: No problem with make-up and the costumes, everything worked seamless here.
Summary: This attraction I look forward to every year and expect high results, however this year just didn't make it. The door man bragged about being ranked 2nd in the state, however this isn't close to a state rated top 10. Characters throughout the house did a good job, but the timing was off this year and the numbers were weak. Lots of attractions were not manned this year, so the flow of the haunted house was weak and lacking. The patron flow got bottled up several times which caused even more timing problems throughout the house. With this being one of my favorite attractions it was sad to see this type of performance this year. No high rating this year!