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All 2008 Visitor Reviews Submitted by MakeupMatt

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Event Reviewed: Abyss Haunted House (Minooka, Illinois)
Reviewed by: MakeupMatt   (Event Visited: 10/23/08 @ 9:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/27/08
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Average
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Visibility/Location: Fairly easy to find despite one of the street lights being out.

Wait Entertainment: This is something that I always look forward to and sadly I was a bit disappointed. There was one guy and he was more of a roamer than an entertainer. Not much dialog and lots of staring.

Length of Event: (Time reflects the occasional stop to look at the detail) ... 11 minutes.

Actor Performance: Most were on cue with their scares so great job there. Most...

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Flow inside was orderly and uninterrupted.

Appropriate Ages: 8+

Props / Special FX: They did a great job with their lighting. It really helped some of the rooms. I loved the bloody bedroom scene but...

Costumes / Make-up: ... I'm not so hip on using copyrighted characters in haunts and there were a few of them here. Freddy, Jason... more masks than makeup which made some of the actors dialog muffled and difficult to understand. What makeup I did see was scene appropriate and deserves mention.

Summary: Its time for a reality check. I don't work at this haunt so I don't feel obligated to give it the highest rating possible. The scenes were solid given the build time and the actors were committed to their characters. Lots of enthusiastic actors and a good little haunt to visit with the kiddies. I hope they like dark hallways.

Event Reviewed: Dream Reapers Haunted House (Melrose Park, Illinois)
Reviewed by: MakeupMatt   (Event Visited: 10/18/08 @ 9:15 pm)
Review Posted: 10/20/08
Overall Score:
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: There is an illuminated sign on North Ave guiding you to the two wacky inflatable flailing arm flailing tube men.

Wait Entertainment: Always makes the line wait go by faster when you have lots of line entertainment. Trolls and Orcs, wheelchairs and scooters, hillbillys and Mad Hatters... and one over exposed bathroom attendant.

Length of Event: 17 minutes not including the rules film.

Actor Performance: Failed to see a single actor break character. Lots of energy! You can tell that the people at Dream Reapers love what they do.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Good flow, well spaced groups.

Appropriate Ages: PG13 comes to mind with a few exceptions.

Props / Special FX: Dream Reapers always shines when it comes to props and scene detail. Always a highlight!

Costumes / Make-up: Try to find a haunt with better costumes and makeup. It won't be easy...

Summary: Ok... I loved the haunt but, 5'1", 16 year old girls aren't scary no matter what they're dressed up as. Clowns in a haunt should be sinister and evil... not looking to take you out for ice cream, and I would like to see more tight spaces. Other than that, stellar job... again!





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