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All 2009 Visitor Reviews Submitted by darkmoon

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8 out of 17 people thought this review was helpful.
Event Reviewed: Ashmore Estates - Circus Sanitorium (Ashmore, Illinois)
Reviewed by: darkmoon   (Event Visited: 10/10/09 @ 9:45 pm)
Review Posted: 10/14/09
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: The building isnt the easiest to see from a distance but when you get right up on it and see the signs its easy it used to be an old county home or poor farm i think

Wait Entertainment: Very good they had several different characters in the line area at about all times so i felt entertained properly

Length of Event: maybe about 35 min

Actor Performance: good a couple of clowns could have done better but the two girls in the room with a big needle were awesome and the trapeeze girl was on and the doll girl was the most freaky.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: good flow you will see other groups in the maze but thats deliberate as it is like a staging area where they keep you lost until they are ready to let you see the rest of the rooms

Appropriate Ages: all

Props / Special FX: top notch props moving rooms and hallways even and they designed a decontamination chamber with a guy spraying you with air or something in the fog.

Costumes / Make-up: The costumes deserve a good mention because in a lot of haunts you will see the female performers wearing dresses over their jeans but here they were all braving the weather and wearing the gowns and dresses without jeans

Summary: this is a really great haunt and it is in a real haunted building which also adds to the atmosphere they do take breaks for the performers but still have good line entertainment but the actors always do a really good job

11 out of 29 people thought this review was helpful.
Event Reviewed: Haunted Hide A Way (Georgetown, Illinois)
Reviewed by: darkmoon   (Event Visited: 10/11/09 @ 8:45 pm)
Review Posted: 10/14/09
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: It is easily visible but is a little tricky to find even with the signs

Wait Entertainment: There was no line entertainment full time

Length of Event: about 20 min but i was told there is a video they normally show that was temporarily down.

Actor Performance: The miners didnt impress me any, There is a monster in a cage thats a good scare, The crazy girl is good and the girls in the door area were pretty creepy. But the best overall were this clown with a very sadistic laugh and The witchdoctor was so convincing i thought he was real.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Flow is not that smooth the girls in front were sending groups in too quick and we ran into one group in front of us and one behind us that the crazy girl stalled to let us get ahead.

Appropriate Ages: I would say about 14+

Props / Special FX: Pretty cool special effects and props there are laser effects and the lighting was only a little off i.e. black lights where they are not needed etc.

Costumes / Make-up: As far as the make-up goes they have a make-up guy that has worked on movies and tv so nothing more needs said about that and the costumes were mostly store bought with the exception of the scarecrow and the witchdoctor and the miners (they had on real dirty work clothes so it looked good the witchdoctor the scarecrow and the hostel guys costumes were proffesional

Summary: This is overall a really great upcoming haunt as its only in its second or third professional season, The scenery like the mine entrance and theming are proffesionally built and the rooms are all decorated with real props so its not a amatuer set-up and the actors are all good and were generally on the mark and they even have one actor that has been on film before that i recognized and spoke to after i went through there is also food and a haunted hayride that has a few clever scares and a really dark and creepy looking area that it follows with no light available so its super dark and creepy. If you like a haunt that not only looks good but will scare you real bad you need to try this haunt

 

 

 

 

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