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|Event Reviewed: Downs Haunted House (Downs, Illinois)|
Reviewed by: FrankenBaird   (Event Visited: 10/30/09 @ 7:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/31/09
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good|
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!!