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|Reviewed by: ghosthunter   (Event Visited: 10/02/09 @ 8:30 pm) |
Review Posted: 10/03/09
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|Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Good|
Visibility/Location: Have traveled to the Dungeon of Darkness for the last couple of years. Did not know that the Haunted House had moved this year so we thought it was not open. We happend to see a sign for it on the west side of town and found it.
Wait Entertainment: We waited for about 1.5 hours. I believe there was an actor break in there to add to the wait time. There was actors in the line scaring the guest. Honorable mention was the guy that looked and talked like someone from "The Hills have Eyes" dressed for his wedding. He was both scary and funny. Well, and clowns? They are always freaky. Queue lines was an added improvment this year, have seen this before at haunted attractions, use them guys, it can add to the creepiness of the venue.
Length of Event: 12-15 minutes.
Actor Performance: Actors all seemed to stay in character and were always on cue. Actors not only scared the front people but also got the middle and back. Nice way to use the crowd.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Flow was very good. Did not see another group inside the house. These guys have the flow down to an artform. Nice job!!
Appropriate Ages: 10 and up, some areas might be too creepy for little ones.
Props / Special FX: Every room had a great theme with actoras to match. Static props used with the rooms were great. Highlights: Was amazed with the size of the cemetery area, use it to your advantage! The house scene was another great area. Props and scenes used was a great way to creep up the new building. Nice use of strobe lights and other lighting used in the house.
Costumes / Make-up: Great use of make up and masks. Only area that I would focus on is actors that have their skin and hands showing. Orange hair clown was great but with gloves and neck make-up would have added to your freakishness. Living statue was amazing. Like something you would have scene in New Orleans and Chicago.
Summary: Honorable mention has to go to the story teller in the first room. She did an amazing job getting patrons ready for their experience. Rooms and props were all done with a thought process of what to do in the house. Dinner time room- watch the screaming directly in peoples ears- good job but not scary after trying to get you hearing back. Overall, I love the new building, and the scares have grown over the last few years. The guys here are on mark for having moving up the ladder in the top haunted houses. Keep up the good work and will be back next year to see what's next.