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Event Reviewed: 17th Annual St. Matthew Haunted House (Hawthorn Woods, Illinois)
Reviewed by: tazgaz1   (Event Visited: 10/17/08 @ 9:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/22/08
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Easy to find, Sign with blue blinking light.

Wait Entertainment: There was Guitar Hero and no lines because of the numbered tickets. Time flew by.

Length of Event: It took me a good 40 minutes to find my way out.

Actor Performance: The actors did a fantastic job. They would not just get a cheap scare by jumping out at you. They would put on more of a short scene to add to the scare factor.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: I only ran into another group in the last room, but that is very understandable considering the difficulty of finding the last room's exit. I could not even find it. I would probably still be looking for it if I didn't follow the others who eventually did find it.

Appropriate Ages: Sign says 10+

Props / Special FX: There was one hallway with a very good prop. I don't want to give it away, but it was very fun to go through.

Costumes / Make-up: Make up was very good and it complimented the rooms the actors were in. I'm glad they brought back Jigsaw again.

Summary: I've been going to this haunted house for a good 5 years now and it keeps getting better and better. Not only is it scary with the actors, but the trick exits all over the p[lace add to the affect. St. Matthew is definitely known for the trick exits as wel las the scariness. My favorite room had to be the last room because it scared me the most, and I spent most of my time in there. Every room was well done though. Props to the whole St. Matthew crew in yet another job well done.





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