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|Event Reviewed: Terror on the Square (Petersburg, Illinois)|
Reviewed by: tdougherty   (Event Visited: 10/24/09 @ 10:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/28/09
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|Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good|
Visibility/Location: Easy to find, right on the square in Petersburg.
Wait Entertainment: Who would have thought of a hydraulic coffin ride? Wow. There was no real entertainment other than that, but I prefer that. In past years, there has been a two headed "beast" that I thought was a little cheesey considering the rest of the haunt. I didn't miss that.
Length of Event: About 20 minutes.
Actor Performance: Incredible!!!! All these actors are on it from the time you are still in the "waiting room". It gets everyone in the right frame of mind for a guided tour of this funeral home.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Although you can definitely hear others' screams, the only ones you see are the actors.
Appropriate Ages: Hated to see little ones in this one. I even saw one in the coffin ride. Personally, I didn't think that was appropriate.
Props / Special FX: As far as I know, this is the only haunt in this area that uses illusions. I am not at all sure how the 'headless' ghost was done, but absolutely mystified everyone in our group. Jaws dropped open and all you heard was "wow"....shortly followed by more screams!!
Costumes / Make-up: Wow......make up was incredible!! There were some actors that I thought were props. Quite surprised when they started moving or talking!!
Summary: I enjoy this time of year, and love to get out to different haunts to visit. I have enjoyed quite a few in the area, and have to admit, this one was somewhat different. I wasn't expecting the true ghost-like quality, the amount of scares or even the shop at the end. It's nice to have one without the 'cheesiness' and make the visitor feel like they are really on a tour of a funeral home from years ago. At one point, there was a woman absolutely wailing. Very entertaining and definitely worth the wait in line! I think next year, I may get the pass to the front of the line, though. The line is certainly long and with as many people as are there, I was surprised that the HS wasn't selling hot chocolate or hot dogs. I would have enjoyed a hot cocoa.