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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
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good|
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.