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|Reviewed by: jashuh   (Event Visited: 10/02/09 @ 8:00 pm) |
Review Posted: 10/04/09
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Very Good|
Visibility/Location: Location is great, the old 100 year old school house, this building looks great everyday throughout the year - old large three story school house. They need to continue with what they have and forget the gypsy theme, back to old school stuff - stay with what works best!
Wait Entertainment: Good waiting people who work the crowds.. Not a large waiting line tonight, but creatures waiting inside.
Length of Event: The length of the event is good, the maze this year seemed weak, I thought last years was much longer and harder - maybe getting use to the maze, time to rework the thing!
Actor Performance: Actors all did their jobs good, no problems.. Somewhat weak on number of people working the event, however it was on a Friday night > high school football home games.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: No problems here, everything moved along great..
Appropriate Ages: 10+ Fun here for all ages and entertainment good.
Props / Special FX: Props and special effects work here.. The new props were ok but not worth the extra money charged to get in.
Costumes / Make-up: Custumes are average here, nothing really stand out.
Summary: This is one of the better haunted houses around central Illinois and worth a trip to Gilson. However the extra $2.00 now at $8.00 for admission is getting high for repeaters - last year I reviewed this event twice, however at $8.00 one trip here is enough! The extra $2.00 will keep repeaters off, they'll lose ground here with numbers!! The overall Haunted House is great - stick with School theme. Many triggered effects (by man triggered) were off timed and we actually passed by before the display was tripped off.. The new "shifter" room was good this year! Nice event.