All Visitor Reviews
All 2009 Visitor Reviews Submitted by kaptaink
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|Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good|
Visibility/Location: It's pretty easy to find. The building itself has a sign on it and part of washington street is blocked off. Parking will probably be your only problem.
Wait Entertainment: There is a lady selling glow sticks, and TV's showing the inside of the house where a car horn goes off and scares people. For a small donation you can scare people with the horn.
Length of Event: 20-25 minutes
Actor Performance: Excellent, everyone stayed in character. The executioner is a great character, slightly cartoony, but oddly scary. I did run into two workers walking around the house, and they said hi, but everyone else was in character and did not break it.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: In the maze we could hear the group in front of us, but they did a good job of keeping us from running into anyone. The pace seemed to get more frantic at some points, and made you want to walk faster or slower.
Appropriate Ages: 14+
Props / Special FX: A mix of store-bought and home-made. Lots of interesting effects, and the blood coming from the sink in the messy apartement scene was excellent. The Tv's in the introduction were awesome, and the elevator was the first one I had been on in a haunted house that felt like it was actually riding on one, and the scene changed when the doors open. The air in the walls was odd, but worked incredibly well.
Costumes / Make-up: A lot of store-bought masks, but all well done. The actors looked their parts well though.
Summary: Well worth the $8. They could easily have charged more and I would have still felt like I got my moneys worth. The flow through the house from silent and dark, to a lot of stimulation was excellent. I would gladly go again in a heartbeat. Very confusing layout, and you have no idea where you are in the building. The ending comes without notice and is great at making you run in terror from the chainsaw guy, made my pregnant wife run incredibly fast even.
|Scare Factor: Very Low | Atmosphere: Poor|
Visibility/Location: It was incredibly difficult to find. I did not see any signs for it on main roads, and it was not until hanna street did I see signs.
Wait Entertainment: When I went there was a lady wearing black clown make-up and an insane clown posse t-shirt, but did not interact with us, or say anything. Other than that, on the way in, I was told to watch out for this girl who was with my group.
Length of Event: 5-10 minutes
Actor Performance: Actors seemed committed, and did not break character.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Was led by a guide the entire time, pace seemed incredibly slow.
Appropriate Ages: 10+
Props / Special FX: Run of the mill fake blood, strobe lights, and a few props that looked store-bought.
Costumes / Make-up: Run of the mill face paint, and store-bought costumes. One girl was wearing normal street clothes. "Dead guy" in tennis shoes.
Summary: I did not think 10 dollars was a fair price. It was incredibly short, and most of the rooms were nothing more than some props on the floor and a strobe light flashing. The chainsaw guy did not make an attempt to chase us, and barely started it. There was an incredible amount of screaming and noise, and not much surprise involved, except for a hallway with two scares. The actors were all screaming to "help me" and "save me". I think there were four people who actually went in for the scare, a few which were in plain sight and did not have the surprise that they had intended. The end comes incredibly quickly, and without much warning or a "bang".
|Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Good|
Visibility/Location: Pretty easy to find, right off of eldorado across from Long John Silvers.
Wait Entertainment: Did not see any, but did not wait long either.
Length of Event: 20minutes
Actor Performance: Very good, all seemed committed to scaring and did not break character. The girls in the doll room did nothing to increase the scariness, but good overall.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Did not run into any other groups
Appropriate Ages: 14+
Props / Special FX: Awesome effects. The "spinning rooms" were confusing and disorienting, and made you feel that way through the rest of the house. Everything looked well put together. The strobe lights and chains with hellraiser was incredibly creepy.
Costumes / Make-up: Run of the mill store bought costumes and masks.
Summary: Was overall fun. There was a lot of room after room, and the actors came and surprised you from almost everywhere. The Chucky in the doll room was staring at us as we walked in which freaked me out. The abandoned warehouse added greatly to the atmosphere.