|Reviewed by: rosehill   (Event Visited: 10/18/08 @ 8:00 pm) |
Review Posted: 10/21/08
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: Very Low | Atmosphere: Fair|
Visibility/Location: OK. The House is on a busy street, but is tucked back into the inside corner of a strip mall. Not well lit.
Wait Entertainment: Miniscule. There were two or three lobby haunters, but they really didn't do anything except walk around. The lobby was painted plain black. No interesting images. No video to watch. No food or souviners to purchase. Pretty boring line.
Length of Event: 15-20 minutes
Actor Performance: Sub-par. Some rooms were over populated with actors, some rooms were under populated. Either way, most actors did very little to scare the patrons. Some screamed loudly, that was about it.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: The JCs spaced each group out at the door. My group contained 2 people and they had us go in alone. However, once we got in we bunched up with the groups ahead and behind us very quickly.
Appropriate Ages: All
Props / Special FX: Poor
Costumes / Make-up: A few good lobby costumes, but the inside actors didn't have anything on that you couldn't buy at Wal-Mart.
Summary: JC houses seem to be falling behind. This isn't their fault, as commercial haunts have bigger budgets. I gave the Lombard JCs the benefit of the doubt, but - once again - I wasn't impressed.