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All 2008 Visitor Reviews Submitted by ravenblue2

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Event Reviewed: Fearfest 2008 (South Beloit, Illinois)
Reviewed by: ravenblue2   (Event Visited: 10/11/08 @ 9:45 pm)
Review Posted: 10/14/08
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Very easy to find. This event is located right off of I90 on Manchester road. There were several signs along the way and the entrance was very visible from the road.

Wait Entertainment: As our group was waiting to purchase tickets someone dressed as Michal Meyers chased people through the parking lot with a chainsaw. People were running all over the place.

Length of Event: We attended two of the events at this location. The haunted barn was about 8 minutes and the Screamatorium was about 20 minutes.

Actor Performance: The haunted barn was fairly decent except most (if not all) of the actors wore masks. It made it very diffcult to hear what they were saying and some of them didn't really scare us. The actors in the Screamatorium were very intense and aggressive and didn't back down for nothing. They even scared a hugh guy that was in our group! All the actors in this haunt demonstrated a strong performance level. The little girl in the Nursery and the clown really scared our group. It was a nice switch to see a creepy scare followed by a strong aggressive in-your-face scare. very nice transition.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Patron flow for both attractions was very good. At the time we arrived there wasn't too much of a wait.

Appropriate Ages: I would say the haunted barn is for 8 and up and the Screamatorium is definitely for 14 and up.

Props / Special FX: Both attractions had tremendous detail and portrayed it in a different way. The barn had alot of eye-candy and alot of dark areas so we couldn't tell if there was detail or not. Some of the scenes were done very nicely. 
The Screamatorium was more of a dungeon feeling with alot of dark rooms and just an overall creepy feeling. It made you feel cold and tingly. The detail and props they had were out of this world! The music and lighting even added to the creepiness more.

Costumes / Make-up: The barn had some good costumes (especially the clowns) and some were fairly simple. The Screamatorium actors were dressed in simple attire that went with the scene they were in. GREAT MAKEUP JOB ON THE ACTORS. The guy in the last scene was very effective with all the blood and gore.

Summary: This was a great event that offered something for the little ones as well as something for the weak at heart. I promise you will leave the Screamatorium with your heart pounding. Fearfest is one event you have to check out this Halloween!





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