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All 2009 Visitor Reviews Submitted by sircrazy1971

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Event Reviewed: Boo Crew Haunted House (Rochester, Illinois)
Reviewed by: sircrazy1971   (Event Visited: 10/25/09 @ 9:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/26/09
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Great Location very visible from the Highway. It is in the same building from last year which is perfect for this haunt.

Wait Entertainment: My group and I had a behind the scenes pass so we did not have to wait too long but the main entrance had B Movie trailers playing with excellent sound quality and there were people in costume roaming the patrons coming and going getting great scares. I really like the guy who's character is that of someone who is a few bricks shy of a full load (this is not an insult it is his characters persona). The other creatures are well go check it out for yourself trust me you won't be disapointed.

Length of Event: This depends on how long the line is and how fast you walk. For my group it took us about 30 mins inside the attraction because I like to see the props and decorations and appreciate the time and effort that goes into this Haunt.

Actor Performance: This area is top shelf dead on perfect. No one broke character at all they kept going and really made use of the "invasion of the personal bubble moves." They do not disapoint.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Smooth. My group didn't run into any other groups thru the whole attraction we did run ionto some of our group at the end but I won't tell you why you need to go check it out.

Appropriate Ages: This area is a judgement call but with what they have going on I would say 12 and up and then it's again a question of how much can the person stand being scared.

Props / Special FX: This is to sum it up neatly "SO FREAKING AWESOME." This haunt has some top nothch things going on but to find out more your gonna have to go and see it for yourself.

Costumes / Make-up: In reply to this please scroll back to the props question cause they are gonna be the same. You go Masks, Latex Facial Prosthetics, make-up it is really good quality.

Summary: I am a Lincoln Jaycee and a fellow haunter, I don't get scared at haunts. I gave this the ratings of 10 based soley from a haunters perspective. John and all of the performers always give 100 percent and this is a haunt that of you miss it then your going to have missed something special. I tip my hat to all of those that make this happen. I wil;l make it a point to visit this haunt every year to see what they come up with because just when you think there is no way to top last years they come out swinging and bring it home. Great job to all of you at the Boo Crew Haunt. I also want to say I am not affiliated with the Boo Crew this review is from a fellow haunters who works in a differant haunt perspective.

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Event Reviewed: Owaneco Scare (Owaneco, Illinois)
Reviewed by: sircrazy1971   (Event Visited: 10/25/09 @ 7:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/26/09
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: A bit tricky to find from Route 29 make sure to look for signage the says "SCARE" and follow the arrows. The building is in what I think is the community center and it is well lit and easy to find. As for overall location it is a great place and has ample parking.

Wait Entertainment: There was no wait entertainment but that does not really detract from the haunt. They do have some nice scenery set up and have done a great job setting the atmosphere. They have picnick tables and chairsa so you don't have to stand of you don't want to. I was impressed with things hangiong from the light fixtures real nice atrwork.

Length of Event: Inline about 10 mins thru the event about 30 mins. The time thru will vary for you. I like to look at the props, scenery, and makeup that is used since being a fellow haunter from a differant town I like to see the work people put into their haunts and they did and excellent job.

Actor Performance: The actors were spot on and stayed in character. I really liked the way they all worked our group going through.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Smooth. Never ran into any other groups and it really gave me time to enjoy the atmosphere they created.

Appropriate Ages: This is a Judgement call as to how much a person can take. In my personal opinion I would say 12 and up, but again it is your choice.

Props / Special FX: They did not have alot of fancy animatronics but they really made up for it with the decorations and again the actors. I really liked what they did.

Costumes / Make-up: The costumes and makeup was excellent. There was some real time and effort put into the looks of the characters and I think they pulled it off well.

Summary: I am a fellow haunter and I work my own haunt which I have been doing for 10 years so my scores and ratings are coming from a professional observation. I do not know how long this haunt has been going on but I really hope they keep it going. They have some real good ideas and the fact this is a project to help support the Fire Dept makes it even more important. I will visit this haunt again next year and want to say if you want a great scare go to Owaneco and bring a canned good for 1 dollar off admission. I am not affiliated with this Haunt in any way, shape, or form, and my opinion is one from a fellow haunters professional standpoint.





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