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|Event Reviewed: Abyss Haunted House (Minooka, Illinois)|
Reviewed by: msSanitarium   (Event Visited: 10/22/09 @ 9:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/23/09
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good|
Visibility/Location: A brightly lit sign helped point the attraction out. It would probably have been fairly easy to find even if you weren't firmiliar with the area.
Wait Entertainment: Seeing as it was a storming Thursday night, there was no line and therfore no wait entertainment, although I'm sure they line some up for busier nights.
Length of Event: A good 15-20 minutes, it depends. We took our time.
Actor Performance: This was fairly enjoyable. Most of the actors seemed like they wanted to be there and were enjoying themselves, which always makes the acting more believeable and fun. Some of them could use a little more creativity, but still great energy! And you guys outside in the freezing rain and mud? Oh my gosh, congratulations, that is DEDICATION.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Again, doesn't really apply, we were the only patrons there.
Appropriate Ages: Depending on your child, a younger one might be able to handle this with perhaps a night or two sleeping in their parents bed. Nothing too inapporiate or brutal for 8+ to survive
Props / Special FX: Some really neat stuff here, I loved how all the scenes were furnished. The spinning portaits in the first room caught my eye, the crib in the Freddy Krugar room is one of the most inventive things ever, kudos to whoever thought of it, the hissing/spitting reptilian type anamotranic was nice, the wobbly floorboards were a fun touch
Costumes / Make-up: I happened upon a young man working as a clown who said he'd done the make-up, and I really wish I'd seen it in better light, but it looked amazing. Being that I do makeup myself it was really nice to see inventive, detailed makeup, and you guys definatly had some. Costumes were apporiate and grimy as well.
Summary: We went to a certain haunted house that cost twice as much as this one before coming to the Abyss, and I loved the Abyss much much more! With lots of imaginative touches and attention to detail, some scenes were just unbeatable. Even though it was a school night the Abyss was furnished with ample actors who gave off excelent energy. Some of my favorite parts were the crib, not to meantion the baby bassanet setup later on, clown who I may have imagined was climbing on the cealing but he was nice either way, this little blonde girl in their insane asylum, (I think her name was Rosie?), and the zombies in the yard at the end. Really enjoyed myself overall and will definatly come back.