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All 2009 Visitor Reviews Submitted by FrankenBaird

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9 out of 14 people thought this review was helpful.
Event Reviewed: Clinton's Terror on Washington Street (Clinton, Illinois)
Reviewed by: FrankenBaird   (Event Visited: 10/30/09 @ 9:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/31/09
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: This is the 3rd time we've been to Clinton HH, so we knew how to find it.

Wait Entertainment: Good job overall.. they had a few gouls working the line and their staff was very friendly towards our group.

Length of Event: Approx. 10-12 min.

Actor Performance: They had a comb. of small teen actors and adults, but overall they did a great job.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Very good! We never ran into another group.

Appropriate Ages: 8+

Props / Special FX: Very Nice!! We've always been impressed by the new things Clinton adds every year to make their haunt different from the previous year! The first room was a great way to set the tone for a great experience overall!

Costumes / Make-up: Mostly masked charactars, but a few good make-up ones!

Summary: We've been to this Haunt in 2 previous years, and have never been disappointed! There is a lot of energy in the effort put forth by the actors in this place, and it really makes a difference! Well worth the money, and we will keep coming back!

14 out of 24 people thought this review was helpful.
Event Reviewed: Downs Haunted House (Downs, Illinois)
Reviewed by: FrankenBaird   (Event Visited: 10/30/09 @ 7:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/31/09
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: This Haunt is located in a small town, so it was a little hard to find, but once we got there we had no trouble.

Wait Entertainment: Great! After purchasing your tickets, they have many Halloween activities set up as well as a Hayrack ride that brings you through a real cemetary and delivers you to the Haunt.

Length of Event: Haunted House length was around 5min., but the Hayrack ride to, and from, the HH added another 20min.

Actor Performance: Great! They had a lot of HS teen actors, plus a few adults, but.. all in all, they really had great enthusiam!

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Very good. We never ran into another group, however my one critism of this haunt, was that our group was too large. We were at the back of our group and we had a couple of rooms where the scares occured before we even entered the room and missed the action.

Appropriate Ages: This was an overall very "family friendly" event!

Props / Special FX: Amazingly good for such a small event! They had a nice mix of great scenes, lighting fx, and really nice artwork throughout the HH.

Costumes / Make-up: Nice mix btw masked and make-up charactars.

Summary: Hands down the best HH we went to this evening, of the 3 we visited, due to the amazingly low price of $1!! It's hard to believe that they make any money off of this.. but if they continue to put on this event we will be back next year! 
Kudos to the staff of "Downs HH" for a great Halloween experience for the whole family!!

4 out of 7 people thought this review was helpful.
Event Reviewed: Mutantville of horror (Bloomington, Illinois)
Reviewed by: FrankenBaird   (Event Visited: 10/30/09 @ 7:15 pm)
Review Posted: 10/31/09
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Scare Factor: Low | Atmosphere: Poor
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Visibility/Location: Terrible! They had an unlit, small sign, on busy road that simply said "Haunted House". We passed it 3 times before we found it.

Wait Entertainment: None what-so-ever.

Length of Event: 5min. max.

Actor Performance: Extremely low.. mainly Walmart masked actors, yelling "roarrhhr"!

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Didn't run into any other groups, b/c there was no line.

Appropriate Ages: 6+

Props / Special FX: Basically none.. they had no spfx lighting, no artwork at all.. in fact most of their plywood walls were bare.. not even painted black!

Costumes / Make-up: It's hard to tell, b/c their lighting was so bad.. It was so dimmly lit.. that we couldn't see any actors in make-up or costume.

Summary: Simply put, the price of this HH was just over the top! It was obvious from the start, that the owners of this HH, were just looking to "cash-in" on the Halloween experience!  
 
I'm honestly never one to express negative reviews.. on a honest effort to put forth for a decent attraction.. but there is nothing here that leads me to believe that this HH was only about making money for it's owners!! 
 
Honestly, the far fewer dollars we spent on other local HH's on the same night, was money much better spent!!

 

 

 

 

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