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All 2009 Visitor Reviews Submitted by hollyhocks

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Event Reviewed: Abyss Haunted House (Minooka, Illinois)
Reviewed by: hollyhocks   (Event Visited: 10/29/09 @ 7:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/30/09
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Lit sign directing you to free parking lot, parking lot was not lit, but actors escorted us to and from our car, telling us they wanted us to get home safely

Wait Entertainment: Wait was not long at all, but actors did follow us from the moment we arrived in the parking lot until we entered the haunted house

Length of Event: 20-25 minutes

Actor Performance: A+, the guys outside did an excellent job considering it was raining, inside everyone did a really good job of being scary and not breaking character, even the kids

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: never ran into another group, if you get turned around, the actors do a good job of helping you find your way while still scaring you

Appropriate Ages: 12+

Props / Special FX: Really nicely thought out, tons of things in every lit room for you to look at and to scare you

Costumes / Make-up: big variety of characters, for the most part, done up pretty well

Summary: Considering the price ($15), I wasn't expecting much, especially since recent "big name" haunted houses that I've been to charged around $30, but I was very pleasantly surprised. This is one of the best haunted houses that I've been to and beat out the aforementioned ones by a mile. From the minute we pulled into the parking lot, actors were following us, which was cool for safety since the lot is not lit, and also adds to the atmosphere. What I really liked about the Abyss is they didn't overkill it with the anamatronics. They had just the right amount of special effects and tons of actors hiding in corners waiting, which I always find scarier. Unlike other places that have every single room lit up with a scene for you to look at, the Abyss had lots of completely dark winding hallways for you to find your way through which hightens the fear effect because you just know something is going to be around that next corner. Also it wasn't just a plain walk-through, there were places you had to duck down to get into the next room, there was a spinning hallway, and the worst, if your claustrophobic, was the inflated walls that you have to squeeze through. All the actors, even the children, knew exactly when to pop out and seemed really excited about getting us scared. It took my group about 20 minutes to walk through, and that was without having to wait in line outside, or in, and after we had finished, an actor walked us to our car and directed us out of the lot, which was really cool. By far one of the best haunted houses I've been to in years and worth every penny. I'm shocked that they are not charging more for such an awesome scare!

 

 

 

 

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