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All 2009 Visitor Reviews Submitted by bullme109

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Event Reviewed: The Fear at Navy Pier (Chicago, Illinois)
Reviewed by: bullme109   (Event Visited: 10/09/09 @ 8:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/19/09
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Average
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Visibility/Location: Easy to see, right at Navy Pier.

Wait Entertainment: They had some pretty good flame jugglers and random actors outside by the line.

Length of Event: Seemed very short, maybe about 5 minutes. Seemed rushed.

Actor Performance: Pretty good, most the actors put some good energy in.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Good, it was pretty empty when we went so I don't know if that's an issue on a busy night.

Appropriate Ages: Any?

Props / Special FX: What they did have seemed pretty good, but it seemed like too much empty space, also, too well lit up. I expected more from all of the commercials, not to mention the 20 buck price tag. I've seen much more detailed houses for half the price. The second part of the house (the inflatable dragon) was totally empty with way too much space. The actors try to scare, but it's hard to do when you see them a mile away.

Costumes / Make-up: Pretty good, I feel like the actors needed more help with what they had to work with, especially in the inflatable section.

Summary: This was an ok house, just nothing special, especially when compared to cheaper alternatives with much more detailed scenes. The tour seemed rushed, it wasn't very dark, and it just didn't have a huge scare factor. It's worth checking out, just keep expectations in check.

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Event Reviewed: Realm of Terror Haunted House (Round Lake Beach, Illinois)
Reviewed by: bullme109   (Event Visited: 10/16/09 @ 8:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/19/09
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Pretty easy to spot, right by Kristof's.

Wait Entertainment: They had some actors scaring people throughout the line, and even a bar!

Length of Event: 15 minutes or so.

Actor Performance: Actors were all very good, very into their roles. Awesome makeup and costumes. Some did kind of block too much instead of just scaring and then letting you move on.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Mostly very good, seems to get clogged a bit at the end (maze).

Appropriate Ages: I'd say teen and up, there are some pretty graphic scenes.

Props / Special FX: Excellent, some of the best I've seen. After being dissapointed by a few downtown houses, this place totally made up for it with great sets and detail. Not to mention not costing 20-30 dollars. We paid 11 with a coupon. Makes you wonder what those hire priced houses spend that money on, because none of them were as detailed as this place. Loved the meat locker and electro room.

Costumes / Make-up: Excellent, everyone looked great.

Summary: Best house I've been to this year. Not to mention it's also the cheapest at 11 bucks with a 2 buck off coupon. The scenes were all very detailed, gory, and a site to take in. The actors were all great as well, and very into their roles. Some even threw in some pretty sick but great humor. I will be back next year and hope for more of the same!

 

 

 

 

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