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|Event Reviewed: Mayfield Cemetery (Alsip, Illinois)|
Reviewed by: maholmes1104   (Event Visited: 10/28/09 @ 6:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/29/09
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Very Good|
Visibility/Location: There's no signage from main roads so you have to know where you're going
Wait Entertainment: No waiting. This is someone's house that is decorated so you just walk up.
Length of Event: It's as long as you want it to be. The longer you hang around the more the ghouls follow you.
Actor Performance: Clowns always scare me even as an adult. The jester was kind of creepy. Best of all is the Time Warp enactment, what a riot
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Plenty of room for people to walk around and see the props and for the ghouls to follow you around
Appropriate Ages: Pretty much any age. It's as tame as you want it for a small kid. Or if you're older, the ghouls pay SPECIAL attention to you :-)
Props / Special FX: The lady inside the outhouse thing was creepy, bloody hands on the window and her head bobbing around. The talking skeletons telling jokes are a riot. There's a lot of care taken in the props here.
Costumes / Make-up: There were 4 costumed ghouls when we were there tonight. I guess you could say 6 if you add in the Time Warp couple.
Summary: This is a neighborhood home where the homeowners go all out to decorate and provide entertainment for the sheer fun of it. What a cool thing to do. I took my 2 adult sons and my 12 yr old daughter and made it a family event. All ages love it! Even a 40 something yr old can be scare of a clown. One note, the cost is free but there's a donation box. I was generous tonight because I'm sure it takes a lot of time and energy to run all this, and never once do they ask for any kind of donation, it's all up to the viewer.