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All 2009 Visitor Reviews Submitted by HauntChaser

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Event Reviewed: Dungeon of Doom Haunted House (Zion, Illinois)
Reviewed by: hauntchaser   (Event Visited: 10/16/09 @ 8:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/21/09
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Once you get through the subdivision and into the industrial district.

Wait Entertainment: Wait entertainment was real good.

Length of Event: 50 - 60

Actor Performance: The actors in the haunt were very active.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Flow in this house was excellent. With the multiple entrances to the different houses they moved groups through different houses at various times to split the crowds up. Great Idea

Appropriate Ages: No 14+

Props / Special FX: Props and special were excellent especially the door at the mental hospital.

Costumes / Make-up: Costumes and makeup wer awesome the use of prosthetic foam face pieces was great

Summary: If you are looking for a truely excellent haunt to visit this is the one. From the minute you pull up and see the building this resides in you get an erie feeling. The building is an old brick 2 story creepy thing with smoke stacks. I was told they have 40k square feet to play with for future enhancements and hopefullly with a great season or 2 they can make this happen. I even liked the buried alive event. Very creative.

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Event Reviewed: Dream Reapers Haunted House (Melrose Park, Illinois)
Reviewed by: HauntChaser   (Event Visited: 10/16/09 @ 11:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/20/09
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Scare Factor: Low | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Dream Reapers is Alaways easily seen from North Ave they do a great job of pinpointing thier location.

Wait Entertainment: Wait entertainmentwas better than usual. I like the bomb scare that takes place and the characters that walk through the lines.

Length of Event: We were told that they added new rooms, well from what I can tell they made a good attempt at creating 2 mazes, but took away from a themed room or 2.

Actor Performance: One of my greatest criticisms is that Dream Reapers does a decent job at creating GREAT scenes in the rooms that they have, but then they fail you and place some kids in costumes in there and their timing of trying to frighten anyone is rhythmic. Tip to the actors is to make it random I know itís tough but there is plenty of room to hide.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Patron flow within the haunt is great. They do a really good job at moving people through without making them feel rushed. I enjoy looking takin my time in the rooms to notice the finer details.

Appropriate Ages: No I would say 14+

Props / Special FX: Props are great, but again this is thier business when the house is closed.

Costumes / Make-up: Costume and makeup are well done. No complaints here.

Summary: Overall if you want a detail oriented haunt this is it but donít really expect to get frightened they are way too many kids and they are very routine and inexperience in thier scare tactics. It is a fair haunt but better haunts are out there that will actually boast a scare or two.

 

 

 

 

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