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2008 Visitor Reviews of
Woods of Terror (Crete, Illinois)

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Reviewed by: elvis63   (Event Visited: 10/17/08 @ 10:45 pm)
Review Posted: 10/25/08
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: The location is easy to miss if you don't look for it. Basically, it is a dirt road with a sign and a fire at the end of it. The road does not look like you can drive on it, but it is the entrance.

Wait Entertainment: No entertainment, but the drive to the entrance is about 1/4 mile on winding dirt roads in the woods, so it's entertaining itself.

Length of Event: about 30 minutes or more, depending on how quickly you walk. The trail is huge.

Actor Performance: Very good - not many actors, but the ones that were there took advantage of the wide expanse of woods to appear in the shadows, just out of sight, so you never knew if you were seeing things or if someone was really in the woods coming towards you

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Very good - my friend and i were alone the entire time, which added to the creepiness of the event.

Appropriate Ages: 10+

Props / Special FX: Not too many scenes. The event relied on the sounds of nature and the emptiness of the woods for atmosphere, which worked very well. There were some scenes, though, including zombies, the Ring, and Friday the 13th.

Costumes / Make-up: When actors were encountered they were well dressed and made up, and they stayed in character the entire time.

Summary: Overall, if you're looking for shocks and scares this might not be for you, but if you enjoy a creepy feeling, this place does it better than any I've seen. This is a "take your time" haunt, and the length of the trail and the eeriness of being alone in the woods make for an interesting experience.  
 

Reviewed by: beautblueyes   (Event Visited: 10/10/08 @ 8:15 pm)
Review Posted: 10/16/08
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Scare Factor: Very Low | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: There was one very small sign out front with a flaming barrel, and seeing as how they did not have an exact address, it was difficult to locate.

Wait Entertainment: Zero. There was a large tent and we were greeted by a nice girl how gave us wristbands and collected our money.

Length of Event: 1/2 a mile walk-depends on your walking speed

Actor Performance: Young kids, many of whom were about 30 seconds late on scaring our group

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: We were one of about 10 cars in the parking area, so we sped through

Appropriate Ages: 10 and up

Props / Special FX: Where props were set up, there were no actors, but the trail itself was creepy b/c you're literally in the middle of the woods

Costumes / Make-up: ehh... one female inparticular did a fantastic job, but she was the only one...

Summary: $15 was too over-priced for my liking. Their location is fantastic and even driving down to where the tent is will completely creep you out. It's so dark out there that the staff has you where numbers and glow sticks so the actors can see you. I do give them some credit-it must be crazy sitting in those woods all by yourself in the dead of night. Too bad they were scaring themselves more than those of us who paid to be scared and weren't. Maybe next year it'll come together for them.

 

 

 

 

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