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All 2009 Visitor Reviews Submitted by sexydeadguy

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Event Reviewed: Psychosis Haunted House (Palatine, Illinois)
Reviewed by: sexydeadguy   (Event Visited: Before Oct. 1st @ 9:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/16/09
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Scare Factor: Very Low | Atmosphere: Poor
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Visibility/Location: I'm not from the area so I had some issues locating the haunt.

Wait Entertainment: There was wait entertainment?

Length of Event: About 8 minutes. There wasn't a huge crowd on the night I walked through so I was able to take my time.

Actor Performance: "Just say, AHHHHHHHHH!" Most of the actors looked bored or confused rather than scary. They seemed to lack the passion that makes other haunts I've been to great.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Like I said, there wasn't much of a crowd. I didn't even see another group.

Appropriate Ages: 9+

Props / Special FX: Having visited Psychosis last year, I was looking for MORE props in the house this year. I was sadly disappointed. I guess those cars got repoed.

Costumes / Make-up: Pretty uniform throughout the haunt. There were two or three standout characters but for the most part, they all looked the same. I think I even spotted a new pair of Jordans.

Summary: Being relatively strong their rookie season, I expected great improvements for their Sophmore year. Not the case. Weak actors, bare walls and a severe lack of props and scenery made this season a disappointing Psychosis experience for me. Hopefully they will put more effort into next years haunt. I love haunted houses and will visit Psychosis again... but not this year.

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Event Reviewed: Dream Reapers Haunted House (Melrose Park, Illinois)
Reviewed by: sexydeadguy   (Event Visited: 10/10/09 @ 10:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/16/09
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Easy to find. Visible from North Ave. Bright lights and two "wacky wild flailing arm inflatable tube men" make it a sinch to stop.

Wait Entertainment: There were several actors lurking outside working the line. The leaping stilted demon was absolutely SICK! Awesome costumes. There was a creepy dude with his face wrapped in barb wire and the bloody wheelchair guy was back from previous years. He's going to get run over one of these days... I hope I'm there to see it.

Length of Event: 14 min

Actor Performance: A definate improvement from last year. Kudos to whomever is responsible for that. Actors were enthusiastic, submursed in their rolls and worked thier rooms well. Great Job!

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Flow was good. I never ran into another group.

Appropriate Ages: There are some pretty graphic scenes, i.e. the butcher shop and the alley, but I think 15+ would be appropriate.

Props / Special FX: Outstanding! This is, in my opinion, one of the best haunts I've been to and I've been to haunts all over the country. Rank these guys right up there with Netherworld and The Darkness. Every scene was stuffed with eyecandy... lots to see. Plenty of animated and still props alike.

Costumes / Make-up: Again, outstanding! Every costume and makeup job was scene appropriate and executed with perfection! You can tell that their costume/makeup people love what they do.

Summary: Once again, Dream Reapers has left me reeling for more. This is their best house in years. Although I did miss the hilbilly house, their new scenes deliver the goods. No skimping on effort or talent here, these guys have earned their vanity. Great Haunt!





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