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Event Reviewed: Fear Factory (Rantoul, Illinois)
Reviewed by: Saferwaters   (Event Visited: 10/18/08 @ 8:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/20/08
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: It was actually quite easy to find...then again it also really helped that they had flashing blue lights around the sign so the whole FEAR FACTORY was quite visible. Also at the time it was very easy to find a place to park.

Wait Entertainment: Hahaha don't get me started on that. Through out the entire night someone dressed up as Billy (puppet off of SAW) was riding around on a little bike. How cool is that? Anyways he followed you around and he wouldn't say anything to me and my group of friends. He would just be there and then you turn around to talk to your friends and then you turn back around and he was closer. He kept doing that which really freaked my friends out. It did freak me out but I laughed through most of it. Then there was a tall guy standing out there which was pretty scary. All in all they got us pumped up for the inside of the haunted house.

Length of Event: it was about 20-25 minutes.

Actor Performance: This would definitely be a hard one to choose. All of the actors were great. There were people which I assume were on stilts, there was a freakin' ceiling crawler which was pretty rad, the clowns were absolutely wonderful (I'm terrified of clowns so the whole fact that one ran up the slide to get me was great...though I almost wet myself and didn't want to go down), the first room was amazing (how they got the prop in there is beyond me but it was really good. Definite props to the actor in there), the second room I thought would be boring since it was just this big room with no one in it...boy was I wrong...I nearly messed my pants up when the real scare happened, there was this one room where a guy with a cage on his head was coming after us and getting in the groups face which was neat. I could go on about every single room but then I would have to write a book about the haunted house and I'm sure people wouldn't want to read that lol. All in all every single room was great and I got the crap scared out of me.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: We were guided through most of it...but I must say the guides did a pretty good job in not running into other groups. Sure we waited for forever in the haunted house before we started moving but it helped with the whole creepy effect. Plus I think that they were trying to distance themselves with the other groups and also I think they were waiting for our eyes to adjust which was nice.

Appropriate Ages: I personally think that this haunted house should be for 12+

Props / Special FX: the props and special effects were wonderful. There were things from sparks to air guns to acual axes and so on. But really it wasn't the props and special FX that really got me interested while walking was more like the actors. Sure some of the actors are young, but they can scream and scare and that's all that really matters.

Costumes / Make-up: the make-up was great (props to whoever put the make-up on the actors). I like the fact that it was mstly make-up instead of masks. Sure there was some actors that wore masks, but the things that scared me the most were the ones that didn't. There's a room where this girl is kind of hanging on the ceiling and when I looked up I could tell that she wasn't wearing a mask and just with all the make-up it was really creepy. I would also give tons of props to the toxic room kids...You could tell from their screams that they were young jr. high kids but when they pop out of no where and scare wouldn't really care...that's how good those little kids were :D.

Summary: all in all if you want the crap scared out of you, I would totally go to the Fear Factory. I went to a few haunted houses that night and The Fear Factory blew them out of the freakin' water. They were not kidding when they said " Be prepared to slide your way into a hellish nightmare of psychotic clowns, a haunted forest, and sinister surprises around every cob webbed corner!" The Fear Factory is just that good and everyone should at least go once this year. Heck I'm going again on Halloween night with a big group of friends.





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