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|Event Reviewed: Dungeon of Darkness (Pekin, Illinois)|
Reviewed by: spook_walker   (Event Visited: 10/03/09 @ 8:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/04/09
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good|
Visibility/Location: The location was a vast improvement from last year. It is in a well known location near Walmart with ample parking.
Wait Entertainment: The actors up front were great! Very entertaining. The freaky piggish guys was both scary and funny. Did I mention clowns? Yep, freaky clowns. Added touch of a video projected on the wall was different. Appeared to have a story line behind it. Might have been better had there been sound for it. There was plenty going on up front to keep visitors entertained while they waited.
Length of Event: 15 minutes or so. Depends on the maze at the end.
Actor Performance: Everyone did a great job with staying in character! Seems like they all had thought out their performance before hand and knew exactly what to do. Cues seemed to be spot on and actors used them well. Most actors seemed very animated. Those that needed to be still or act dead did a great job. There wasn't any movement that I saw come from them.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Never ran into any other group. Great job with spacing everyone out.
Appropriate Ages: 8+
Props / Special FX: Amazing sound, lighting, strobe and props. Details for Static props were considered just as much as the actors and lighting. All the details made the whole environment complete.
Costumes / Make-up: Makeup was great this year! A lot more makeup than masks. Looked very professional and detailed for most. The few masks that were used, were fitting for the room/location. Great Job!
Summary: Overall this was a great haunted house and I recommend it to all. Although there is a wait upfront, which is expected, there was great entertainment to keep everyone preoccupied. A few call outs to the actors... Lady in first room did a great job setting up the rest of the haunt. Props to the TV girl and Bathroom guy. CREEPY!! Body part room... we had no idea how to get out of the room. Both actors stayed in character until we finally figured out the exit (with chain girl's help; all while in character) seemed like an eternity to me since I was scared to death. Great improvement from last year. They seem to keep outdoing themselves from year to year. All in all, if you are looking to be entertained and want your socks scared off this is the place to go!