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Event Reviewed: Shady Hollow Insane Asylum (Annawan, Illinois)
Reviewed by: emnem525   (Event Visited: 10/16/09 @ 8:15 pm)
Review Posted: 10/18/09
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: They are located right off Rt 78, but it was a little difficult to see where you were supposed to park. We passed by twice before we saw it.

Wait Entertainment: We got right in so there wasn't time to enjoy everyone dressed up. They did go out by the road to "flag down" potential visitors. Had GREAT costumes!

Length of Event: It went by quickly for us becuase we got right in, but it was worth it!

Actor Performance: They were amazing! They stayed in character from beginning to end. As soon as you walked up and were about to go in you were part of the story line that they were all playing....AMAZING!

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: We were there a little closer to closing time and it is a small town (plus they had a local football game) so it wasn't very busy when we were there. I would suspect if we went there on a Saturday there would be much more of a wait line. Because it was just us....there were no other distractions of other patrons.

Appropriate Ages: Probably 14 and above. The actors did get VERY close to us and stayed in character. It was very scary!

Props / Special FX: AWESOME!!! Every little "scene" were decked out and perfectly decorated. In the "round room" there were mattresses on the wall and the character that was in there matched them completely. I didn't see her at all and then all of a sudden she was there...and again with amazing acting she stayed in character.

Costumes / Make-up: Again....awesome! Every where you went someone popped out of a wall that you couldn't even tell was there. Very scary the man with the hook and then the chainsaw...I am proud to say that I am 25 and I wanted to cry I was so scared!

Summary: This was the very best haunted house that I have ever been too! The previous weekend my boyfrind and I went to a different one that was also $7 a person and were not wowed at all. While we were at the other haunted house a couple we met told us about Shady Hollow so we decided to go. They charge the exact same to get in and Shady Hollow was 100% better! We have been telling everyone we know that they need to go! Great Job guys!





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