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All 2008 Visitor Reviews Submitted by treesaw726

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Event Reviewed: Dungeon of Doom & Labyrinth of Doom (Grayslake, Illinois)
Reviewed by: treesaw726   (Event Visited: 10/25/08 @ 9:45 pm)
Review Posted: 10/31/08
Overall Score:
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: I have been going here for the past 6 years, so I know exactly how to get there. If this is your first time, you may have difficulties finding the place. If you actually look though, it's kind of hard to miss.

Wait Entertainment: It was good, I do wish they would get new costumes though. It has been the same costumes year after year, and they do need to change. It's kind of getting old. Also, we waited a little over 4 hours to get into this haunt, so if you don't want to wait, get there early. I felt it was worth the wait though.

Length of Event: 20 minutes

Actor Performance: Good as usual. They really want to make sure you do get scared which I really love. Every year I go, I am always screaming. I really liked the change in the rooms this year as well. It was time for it.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: good, we didn't run into another group.

Appropriate Ages: 14+ they use vulgar language, but if you're a parent that doesn't mind that, then bring your kids but not under 12.

Props / Special FX: I really liked the phone booth in the first room. It was nice that my friend was chosen to pick up the phone. I also thought the maze was a great idea! I had a lot of fun going through it and the actors scared me a lot. They always make sure the props are realistic and appropriate for the scenary.

Costumes / Make-up: Great as usual! You can tell they really put a lot of time and effort into their makeup. It's get realistic and when they come behind you and you turn around, be prepared to scream and run.

Summary: This will always be one of my favorite haunted houses. It's a lot of fun and you can tell the actors love scaring people. In all honesty though, I really think DOD should get rid of burried alive. Jamming A LOT of people into a very small room isn't a lot of fun. I always skip burried alive and just wait for my friends at the end. I think they should get rid of it and extend the haunted house. Also, the lab room with the guy in the electric chair is old. That lab use to be in the beginning of the haunted house, then it use to be the exorcist, and now the lab is at the end. I don't really care for it. Obviously I love coming to this haunted house every year, but they really need to invest in some change. Get new costumes (not makeup because it's always great), and take out the necessary areas in the haunted house to add more rooms. They would have a lot of space if they took the lab and burried alive out. Overall though, I would definitely recommend this haunt to anyone!

Event Reviewed: Nightmares Basement of the Dead (Aurora, Illinois)
Reviewed by: treesaw726   (Event Visited: 10/30/08 @ 9:45 pm)
Review Posted: 10/31/08
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: I tried going to this haunted house last weekend and got lost. By the time we found it, it was too late to go. Obviously this time around we had no problem finding it. It's literally right next to the casino. They do have a parking lot to the casino which you have to pay for, but I was lucky enough to get a spot right by the haunt, at a meter.

Wait Entertainment: There were actors, but they couldn't really scare us because there was no line. We just waited about 2 minutes to get let in.

Length of Event: about 15-20 minutes

Actor Performance: I really enjoyed the actors. This was my first time here, and definitely was jumping and screaming. They all stayed in character

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: It was good. I went with just one other friend so ended up getting stuck with other people who were a little annoying, but there's not much you can do about that! Our group however, did not run into another group.

Appropriate Ages: 12+

Props / Special FX: The props were awesome!! I loved looking in the bloody bathtubs looking at "bloody bodys who have been cut up" Also, they pop air at you at random places which scared the crap out of me in addition to the actors. I really liked the basement effect as well. It even smelled like a musky basement which made the name of this haunt very appropriate. Also, I loved the fact that it was one of the darkest haunted houses ever!

Costumes / Make-up: AWESOME! My eyes were closed sometimes because I was getting scared, but the actors that I did look at had very realistic makeup.

Summary: This was my first time at this haunt and I had a blast! I also liked the mummys hanging from the ceiling and the effort from the actors. I will definitely be returning, maybe even tomorrow for Halloween. I would recommend this haunt to anyone. I drove a little over an hour to get here, and it was definitely worth it. I do wish there were more of a wait so I was able to experience the "line entertainment" but it was nice to get in and out. I am really excited to know that I have found another Haunted House that I really enjoy!





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