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Event Reviewed: Ashmore Estates - Circus Sanitorium (Ashmore, Illinois)
Reviewed by: jjh1967   (Event Visited: 10/30/09 @ 11:15 pm)
Review Posted: 11/03/09
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Poor
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Visibility/Location: Good. It was right off the highway with a large lit sign.

Wait Entertainment: Very good. It wasn't very busy when I was there and I only had a 4 or 5 minute waite but had an entertaining ringmaster, a wild & crazy doctor and a freeky little ghoul with a whoopie cushion running around to entertain me.

Length of Event: At least half an hour, maybe a little more.

Actor Performance: Very good and lots of veriety. In some haunted hauses all of the actors have the same routine over and over again. The Circus Sanitorium actors had lots of veriaty in their performances.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: It was great when I was there but it was slow at the late time I arived (45 minutes before closeing).

Appropriate Ages: Use your own judgement. It a spookey place, a long haunt with good and aggressive actors.

Props / Special FX: Very good. I loved the sliding hallway, spinning curtin room & vortex. The Mad Scientist lady with the brains to show you and then the chain saw dude jumping out was really good.

Costumes / Make-up: Excellent make-up and costumes. A really professional job on the make up. It looked outstanding.

Summary: As you can tell I was pretty impressed. I loved how agressive and in your face the actors were. A better location couldn't be found - a suposedly real-life haunted insane asylum in the middle of the corn-fields. Great! I liked going downstairs, outside and upstairs. The actors used lots of distractions to really get you with a big scare. Also lots of walking aroung the creepy atmosphere looking for the next scary thing. I was very creeped out when I went to bed that night.





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