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All 2008 Visitor Reviews Submitted by Mothermole

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Event Reviewed: 17th Annual St. Matthew Haunted House (Hawthorn Woods, Illinois)
Reviewed by: Mothermole   (Event Visited: 10/25/08 @ 7:15 pm)
Review Posted: 10/26/08
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: While not located on a busy intersection - if you know what/where you are looking for you will find this place.

Wait Entertainment: We were one of the first to enter and there was entertainment but we went in quite quickly.

Length of Event: 25 minutes!

Actor Performance: The actors were very, very good. I went into the attraction with a child and the actors backed off once they saw I had a kid. They were still scary but not to the point they would be with teenagers or adults which I appreciated!

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: We did eventually catch up to the group in front of us (in the last minutes) which I was surprised because we were one of the first to go in but otherwise not an issue.

Appropriate Ages: I would not recommend the night haunt for kids of all ages with the exception of children who are not very affected by this type of entertainment. We went through the haunt with two older kids who were hanging onto me more than my own son. It's all in the perspective of the parent and child relationship. I made the whole scary idea into something funny and the actors quickly adjusted for my goofiness and my younger son.

Props / Special FX: The main reason I love this haunt and I have been to the top five each year and this is my personal favorite is because anyone can scream and put together bloody scenes and have made up actors but this haunt is tricky with mazes and alternative ways to go and you end up getting trapped with actors coming towards you slowly and it is quite exciting. The amount of detail and thrills in this haunt are fantastic. You will jump and scream and laugh and be perplexed trying to figure out how to get out of a room which makes it so much fun!

Costumes / Make-up: Excellent!

Summary: Because of the variety of things going on in this haunt I highly recommend it. The feeling of being lost or "stuck" and finding "secret" ways to get out is way too much fun!





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