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Event Reviewed: Dream Reapers Haunted House (Melrose Park, Illinois)
Reviewed by: HellsNo   (Event Visited: 10/03/09 @ 8:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/09/09
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: The location of this establishment isn't hard to find at all! Especially if you're coming from the Chicagoland area.

Wait Entertainment: They had various haunt actors outside entertaining us. They all had witty humor and various comments to spit back at the people who questioned them. Their costumes were so detailed as well. Actually, one of my favorites had to be the transvestite hooker. Even though his costume wasn't elaborate at all, he had an amazing act and really made us laugh.

Length of Event: About 15 minutes from the waiting room til reaching the gift shop. If only it could have been longer!!

Actor Performance: The actors in the house were actually very well trained. Most of which had dialogue, which really isn't upheld often in haunted houses. Compiling both Theatrical and Startle scares, the actor performance was outstanding. One room heavy in dialogue was a strobe room with mirrors in it. Another good one was what seemed to be a church, outside of it a preacher professing our own damnation. Very chilling.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Flow through was perfect. Never bumped into another group once.

Appropriate Ages: I do not recommend anyone under 12 coming to this haunt. These people know what they are doing, and 95% of the creatures in this place are out to get you, they're relentless and will even go after the kids!!

Props / Special FX: The scenery and props were amazing! The swamp scene was so elaborate. As soon as I stepped into that room, I knew where I was. The smell was rancid, and it smelled exactly like a swamp would! The butchered women's bodies in the slaughterhouse part of the house were so realistic. I felt like I was seriously looking at decomposing bodies.

Costumes / Make-up: Makeup was outstanding. The detail was amazing. Considering the fact I mainly go to haunts to look at the aesthetics of the place, less for the true scare, I was highly impressed. The makeup designs were so creative, and flawlessly executed.

Summary: Considering I haven't been to Dream Reapers in two years, there has been some drastic and impressive improvements. This haunt was very impressive and I will definitely be attending again this year. Way to go Dream Reapers, you honestly have outdone yourself this year!





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