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All 2008 Visitor Reviews Submitted by OldScreamer

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Event Reviewed: Boo Crew Haunted House (Rochester, Illinois)
Reviewed by: OldScreamer   (Event Visited: 10/19/08 @ 6:45 pm)
Review Posted: 10/20/08
Overall Score:
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Same location as last year so fairly easy to find

Wait Entertainment: The guys working the crowd were awesome! The never broke from character and really did a great job.

Length of Event: 15-20 minutes depending on how fast (or in our case, slow. We were too busy taking in all the fantastic decor) you move

Actor Performance: Top notch. The Boo Crew has some of the best when it comes to getting into character and they never waver away from that. Great Job!

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: good, very well spaced.

Appropriate Ages: 8+

Props / Special FX: Very good. One of the main reasons I love going to the Boo Crew. Alot of time and energy goes into their props and such.

Costumes / Make-up: Very nice! A good mix of make up and masks. The masks they were using weren't low quality either. You could tell they are very high end.

Summary: The Boo Crew has become a staple in our yearly haunt tour. They are always on top on our list. Everything is very top notch and detail oriented. The actors really do a great job as well. This is a must see haunt and for the price, you cannot go wrong! Bravo again Boo Crew!

Event Reviewed: The Scream (Decatur, Illinois)
Reviewed by: OldScreamer   (Event Visited: 10/19/08 @ 9:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/20/08
Overall Score:
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Scare Factor: Low | Atmosphere: Average
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Visibility/Location: Very easy to fin on Eldorado

Wait Entertainment: None

Length of Event: 15 minutes

Actor Performance: I cannot really critque this area due to the fact I was at the tail of our group and didn't get to really see any of the performances. They need to wait until more of the group is in the rooms before jumping out. Well, at least the guy in the front got to see. I can say the gorilla was good. He did a good job with it.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: good

Appropriate Ages: 5+

Props / Special FX: The only thing that sttod out for me was the kitchen scene. It was done very well. Other than that, everything was ok.

Costumes / Make-up: Alot of the glow in the dark hockey masks. Again, I was in the back and most had retreated to their hiding spots before I got to them.

Summary: I have been to better. I have also been to worse. There were WAY too many kids working this event. KIDS ARE NOT SCARY!! I can understand volunteers are hard to find but I would rather see a well decorated room with no actors than a well decorated room with a 3 ft kid annoying me the entire time. I will give them credit though, the kids were the only ones that stayed out for the entire group. Guys, you have the possibility of being a great haunt. Take the time to scare (or attempt to scare) all the people in the group. They paid also. Maybe cut your group sizes down. Please, do us all a favor and quit misleading people by reviewing your own haunt. Most of the legitmate reviews are saying the same thing. Worthy of a good job but a 10? C'mon.

 

 

 

 

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