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All 2008 Visitor Reviews Submitted by mrpickler

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Event Reviewed: Psychosis Haunted House (Palatine, Illinois)
Reviewed by: mrpickler   (Event Visited: 10/19/08 @ 7:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/28/08
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Scare Factor: Low | Atmosphere: Fair
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Visibility/Location: Very POOR signage, no lighting, only red bulbs that went on when they opened(which was 45 mins late)

Wait Entertainment: Had one guy with chainsaw who did a decent job scaring mainly girls. He went to scare a girl with chainsaw, and caused her to fall down. he was nice enough to ask if she was ok.Otherwise, very loud, obnoxious heavy metal music playing.

Length of Event: Because they opened 45 mins. late, they kept us moving pretty fast through house. Maybe 10 mins?

Actor Performance: Very sparse throughout house, some played characters well. Others seemed to be new at what they were doing.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: To fast...I think I missed alot of the details that were attempted to create each scene.

Appropriate Ages: 13 yrs. up

Props / Special FX: I think some props were not working, such as car in "alley" scene.. I Thought it was going to light up,squeal tires, and come at us...it just sat there in dark..TV room with girl sliding sofa, we watched her and missed guy from under other couch pop up as we were already being shown the room exit..Some auto props did surprise us more than actors...

Costumes / Make-up: Make up was decent..Costumes ok..Shirts and pants with splatter... OOOooo Weee..

Summary: I know how hard the first year can be, but wow, More time and earlier planning needs to be done on this haunted house.Pick a better location or make the dead strip mall "POP" so it can be found with our eyes closed. Give us scary music not hard heavy metal screamers..LOUD volume does not mean good ..Open close to start time..45 mins late,not good...Teach the scarers whether paid or volunteers, to be into their roles for a good time and a good scare. For me to come back next year, I will probably wait towards end of month and read the reviews...Best of luck for next season...

Event Reviewed: The Hair Razor Maze (Chicago, Illinois)
Reviewed by: MrPickler   (Event Visited: 10/11/08 @ 7:45 pm)
Review Posted: 10/13/08
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: it was easy to find, there was signage along Devon Ave. and when you turned to park. They had a real spooky hearse parked at entrance that was a nice touch to add to the setting.

Wait Entertainment: There should have been music outside, but the line was moving fast so we really didn't mind.There was a clown joking with patrons making invisible animal balloons, only to see it later inside being "psycho"

Length of Event: we went through the house maze in approx. 12 mins. walking normal hoping to not miss anything.

Actor Performance: each scene that our group went into had scarers that played their parts very well, esp. "chuckie" and the "psycho clown" who we saw outside earlier being "funny".

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Our group was spaced well as we could hear other people inside maze but never saw anyone other than the scarers

Appropriate Ages: 10 yrs. and up to go through on their own..otherwise mom or dad need to tag-along.

Props / Special FX: they had a bit of everything from fog to strobes, to scary lighting and scary music for the different scenes and even real caskets in the funeral parlor.

Costumes / Make-up: The scarers looked the parts well...those that had masks were high quality and scary.Their costumes fit the parts they were playing in each scare.

Summary: I am going back next weekend with some more friends. this was well worth the $ 5.00 ticket. short wait times, extremely nice staff, and very easy to find.The food tent after you exit was very reasonable with pop & hotdogs & candy for that sugar rush.

 

 

 

 

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