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All 2008 Visitor Reviews Submitted by lonelyguy

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Event Reviewed: Fearfest 2008 (South Beloit, Illinois)
Reviewed by: lonelyguy   (Event Visited: 10/11/08 @ 9:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/14/08
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Can be seen from interstate, and easy access from IL251 from Rockford, IL and Beloit, WI.

Wait Entertainment: Since there are 3 DIFFERENT haunts in same location there was entertainament for 1 haunt that overflowed into the others, which made it exciting.

Length of Event: If all 3 events are visited, then total time spent can be as much as 2 hours, we spent about 1.5 hours mostly waiting in line.

Actor Performance: 1st the Haunted Barn, pretty good, but any lines said by actors were lost behind masks. 
2nd Haunted Hayride, very comfortable and mostly pleasant, OK for little kids, but WAAAY too many chainsaws there and some actors got way too close with them, close enough to hit patrons. 
3rd and last but not least the Screamatorium, VERY intense, actors popped out of darkness, throwing each other around and nearly tearing the walls down!! Actors were in your face screaming and banging on walls.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: again 3 different haunts 3 different run times, shortest was Barn, then Hayride, and actually took longer to walk through Screamatorium.

Appropriate Ages: Hayride under 10. 
Barn 8 to 13. 
Screamatorium 12 + only. 

Props / Special FX: The barn was ok, lots of eye candy, but the Screamatorium was best not alot of eye candy but the props and settings were immaculate. The hayride gets a mention simply because its creepy going for a ride into darkness with all sorts of screaming and scary things jumping out.

Costumes / Make-up: For the most part decent, the barn and Screamatorium seemed to care more by giving actors better(more detailed) costumes an make-up. Some Screamtorium actors had very good make-up.

Summary: For and EVENING of entertainment without having to drive to Chicago this was the place to go. Whats best is you can go to each haunt 3 days in a row!!! My friends and I went to the Screamatorium on Sat and Sun, we liked it that much.

 

 

 

 

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