|Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good|
Visibility/Location: Once you get on kishwaukee road there are signs to follow to the campground. There was a hugh flashing sign directing you into the camp entrance. If you are from the area (or not) it is pretty easy to find if you follow the signs.
Wait Entertainment: On the night that we came there was a HUGE crowd that kept us entertained. we heard ALOT of screaming from the woods so we were getting pretty creeped out. At one point a girl in our group didn't even want to go in. They had a snack stand and a gift shop.
Length of Event: 20-25 minutes.
Actor Performance: All the actors proved that they could scare the crap out of you. They literally had our entire group screaming at the top of their lungs. Even by the time we entered after waiting in line for almost 3 hours the actors didn't seem to lose any energy at all or break character.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: We only ran into one group which we thought was pretty good considering the massive amount of people waiting in line.
Appropriate Ages: I think it is definitely not for children under 13 or may even 14.
Props / Special FX: The props and detail were unbelievable in the scenes and the fact that they were in the woods was even more creepy. I have been through this event for the last couple of years and I will honestly say that they never let you down. Each scene had its own unique scare and fit into the woods very nicely.
Costumes / Make-up: Excellent! All the actors (from what I could see after running out of the scenes) were dressed in realistic costumes and very effective makeup. I especially liked their opening scene (which Im not going to give away) and the manical clowns in the funhouse.
Summary: It was nice to see huge crowds and that the trail of screams has a good following after moving from there rockford location. Like I said I have attended this haunt for the last couple of years and I think this year it KICKED a@@ (censored) They did an awesome job with great actors, detailed scenes and old-school SCARES!!! If you don't go to this haunt you have issues and I give them THREE THUMBS UP!