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Event Reviewed: Trail of Screams (Stillman Valley, Illinois)
Reviewed by: icthedead   (Event Visited: 10/11/08 @ 10:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/14/08
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: This event was a little difficult to find but we did mapquest it so we didn't have alot of problems. The drive into camp is kind of creepy and you can see the ticket booth which really lights up the parking area.

Wait Entertainment: There wasn't any wait entertainment which really didn't bother our group at all. The wait wasn't bad since we didn't arrive until 10 p.m. but I had heard that they were extremely busy earlier in the evening.

Length of Event: It took us about 20-25 minutes to get through the trail. They have no one to lead you and they give you a flashlight to find your way through. Alot of areas of the trail were roped off so you had a general idea where you were going when you came out of a scene.

Actor Performance: The actors were the BEST!!! They all stayed in character and alot of them were very aggressive and in-your-face. You just didn't know when or where someone was going to jump out at you. We liked the acting because it was a nice mix of in-your-face, creepy and totally psychotic.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Our group was very well spaced and we never ran into any other groups. The flow in and out of scenes and along the trail itself was very good.


Props / Special FX: All the scenes (except a few) which were meant to be very simple were extremely packed with props and ALOT of detail. I loved the first scene and the one following that. I can't say what they are, but believe me they were GREAT!!! The lighting along the trail was very, very effective and really added to the atmosphere. AND IT IS SO DARK OUT THERE YOU CAN'T SEE IN FRONT OF YOU!!! This is a great location to do a haunted trail.

Costumes / Make-up: Most of the makeup and costumes were simple and fit nicely into the scenes. They had some great makeup effects though!!!

Summary: We loved this attraction because it is an indoor/outdoor event. You have the opportunity to go into different buildings and then you get to be outside on the trail IN THE DARK! It was definitely worth the drive and the $$ we spent. We have attended this event before when it was at Camp Winnebago in Rockford and I must say that the atmosphere and the attraction as a whole was much better out here. If you like to be scared then this is definitely the one to check out!





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