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All 2008 Visitor Reviews Submitted by SirLars1971

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Event Reviewed: Boo Crew Haunted House (Rochester, Illinois)
Reviewed by: SirLars1971   (Event Visited: 10/19/08 @ 7:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/20/08
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Not too bad off of route 29 in Berry Il, had signage that was eye catching.

Wait Entertainment: They had a "television" story about a plane crash which set the mood for the house. They had a guy working the groups who acted like he was a few bricks shy of a load he did a great job.

Length of Event: 20-25 mins depends on how fast you walk or how scared you get.

Actor Performance: The actors did a great job and the story flowed real smooth

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Excellent did not run into any groups at all.

Appropriate Ages: 8 and up

Props / Special FX: Many animatronics and air cannons as well as real nice scenery and static props they get a 10 for decoration and acting

Costumes / Make-up: Great use of prosthetics, makeup, and masks.

Summary: This is one of my favs to visit and you won't be disapointed. The price is perfect and you do get your moneys worth. I think the location and the building they use is perfect and they always have a great storyline and actors to pull it off just right.

Event Reviewed: Decatur Jaycees Fear Factory (Decatur, Illinois)
Reviewed by: SirLars1971   (Event Visited: 10/19/08 @ 8:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/20/08
Overall Score:
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: Follow the signs and there you are easy to find right off of 121

Wait Entertainment: None but we didn't have to wait so tht might have something to do with it.

Length of Event: 20-25 mins depending on how fast or slow you move.

Actor Performance: Not bad some of the actors were early on the cue so it kind of killed the effect but there was some good points too.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Smooth as a new born baby's butt no problems at all

Appropriate Ages: 8 and up

Props / Special FX: They ahd alot of actors in your face not to much animatronics. Some rooms were nice but others just looked thrown together.

Costumes / Make-up: There was some real nice masks and makeup

Summary: I think this is a decent house but they need toput a little more effort into some of the rooms. They did have a thunderstorm soundtrack that you could feel in your chest which I really liked. It is a Jaycee Hountd House and they are community based and do a lot of differant charities so check them out.

Event Reviewed: The Scream (Decatur, Illinois)
Reviewed by: SirLars1971   (Event Visited: 10/19/08 @ 9:15 pm)
Review Posted: 10/20/08
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Scare Factor: Very Low | Atmosphere: Fair
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Visibility/Location: Great location right on a main street, They had amnysigns and the 2 old herses out front which told you your in the right place

Wait Entertainment: None

Length of Event: 25-30 Mins depending on your rate of travel

Actor Performance: Poor there was way to many kids as in 9, 10 , 11 year olds or even younger. It was not scary.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Did go smoothly.

Appropriate Ages: 5 and up

Props / Special FX: Nothing really special the crawling tunnel was more annoying than scarythey could have just done away with that. And the slide was just too small for a normal adult in my opinion. I did like the Kitchen scene though it was well done.

Costumes / Make-up: Not many masks and even the make up could have been better. Again like I said too amny little kids doing the "scares" they needed more adult workers.

Summary: I felt for the price it was a bit to high for what you got to see. I wouldn't really recommend it because there wasn't much to it. Too much hype not enough action. I know it to help the Decatur Celebration but they really need to put more effort and thought into this and then they could end up with a better haunt.

 

 

 

 

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