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All 2008 Visitor Reviews Submitted by horrorgirl

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Event Reviewed: Murder Mansion (Forest Park, Illinois)
Reviewed by: horrorgirl   (Event Visited: 10/18/08 @ 8:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/22/08
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: The only thing that signified where the haunt was the big house in the park district. There was no one to direct parking, so it was basically find your own space. If there was some sort of sign outside of the building, it would have been easier to find the place

Wait Entertainment: There was no wait entertainment in front of the building, so that kinda made the wait boring. Although I did talk to the man in front of the door so that was kinda interesting. 
If there were maybe some characters in front, it would probably add to the haunt experience

Length of Event: It was about 5 minutes 
I waited much longer than actually going through the place 

Actor Performance: I thought that for the most part the acting wasnt all that bad. It looked like most of the actors were kids and they did pretty well. The two characters that I found most creepy was the nurse and receptionist. I could still hear the recptionist screaming at me not to ring her bell. The chainsaw maniac was a classic touch to the ending

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: I do have to say that I didnt see any other groups in front of me so that is a plus

Appropriate Ages: 13 and above

Props / Special FX: the props were ok and for special fx was ok 
the extent of the fx was the lights and fog 
if there were maybe some sort of animatronics in the place it couldve added that extra touch. Although for a haunt on a tight budget, they didnt do to bad

Costumes / Make-up: The makeup was really good. i could see that the makeup artists put a good effort and werent going for the same look for every actor, and trying to go for some variety. Costumes were decent. The ones that stood out for me was the receptionist and the guy on stilts. They both looked like they put some effort on their costumes

Summary: overall, I thought the place wasnt too bad. 
The only thing I fear for this haunt is that the variety of actors. If there were more adults as appose to kids, this place couldve actually been better. I also didnt care too much for the non costumed adults showing the way if someone got lost. It was a good idea, but if they had some sort of costume or makeup on, it would've added to the atmosphere as appose to taking me out of the haunt for a brief moment. 
The acting could use a little more work, with some more variety on the different scares and timing. With a little more work on the place, a little more effort on the costumes, and some more adult actors, Murder Mansion could be ranked at the top haunts of Chicago





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