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All 2008 Visitor Reviews Submitted by HHHunter

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Event Reviewed: Decatur Jaycees Fear Factory (Decatur, Illinois)
Reviewed by: HHHunter   (Event Visited: 10/17/08 @ 10:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/22/08
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: Easy to find, if you know the area.

Wait Entertainment: A couple of spooks roaming around. One guy really got a couple of the girls in the group.

Length of Event: 15 minutes.

Actor Performance: Good- all stayed in character.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Did not run into any groups. Flow was nice.

Appropriate Ages: 8 on up.

Props / Special FX: Good use of props and sound effects.

Costumes / Make-up: Mostly masks, but did a great job.

Summary: This house was fun. We visited 2 houses that weekend in Decatur and this was the better of the 2. The monsters really stayed in character which was nice for a change. Well worth the money to visit this house and the reviews told the truth unlike a couple of others that we have experienced. Nice job and keep up the good work.

Event Reviewed: The Scream (Decatur, Illinois)
Reviewed by: HHHunter   (Event Visited: 10/18/08 @ 9:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/21/08
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Scare Factor: Low | Atmosphere: Average
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Visibility/Location: Not too hard to find.

Wait Entertainment: None that I saw. We waited in line for about 20 minutes and then decided to upgrade to the speed pass. Don't bother.

Length of Event: 25 minutes, most of the time was spent waiting in bottlenecks in the house.

Actor Performance: Some were good. A lot of talking to each other and to the patrons.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: The worst patron flow I have ever seen. There were groups running into other groups. At one point I asked a monster to hold the group back for a bit so that our group and the two groups in front of us could have a chance to move one. But to no avail did that happen.

Appropriate Ages: 8 on up

Props / Special FX: Same in majority of the houses that just start out.

Costumes / Make-up: about half and half, nothing stood out.

Summary: The patron flow was what really ruined the house. The actors were just standing in the room when we went through. Apparently they had scared a group that was ahead of us and just really stood there because the scare was over. As I said before half the time in the house was waiting for the line to crawl through the tunnel and then waiting after the tunnel. At this point my group was ready to check out. As for the reviews? We came to the house becuse the reviews were so good. Don't trust them. I believe that the legitimate reviews are the ones that ranked it 5-8; but a 10? Just really unrealistic. If you travel to any haunted house you know that this is below average or just mediocre. Let the house be reviewed by patrons and not the workers. You might get their money this year but next year they will remember and tell others not to waste the drive or the money.





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