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All 2009 Visitor Reviews Submitted by you_boo

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Event Reviewed: Fear Factory Haunted House (Rantoul, Illinois)
Reviewed by: you_boo   (Event Visited: 10/24/09 @ 8:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/31/09
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: Easy to find. Their was a big sign

Wait Entertainment: There was a girl doing palm readings, but she wasn't in line. She was next to the ticket counter. In the actual line there was a old scary movie playing. The line late-out was great, put you in the mood.

Length of Event: 20-25min

Actor Performance: Kids did good. The screaming and yelling got a little old though. We could hear them before we entered the room.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Good, didn't see any other groups. Had to stop once in awhile, but it just let us enjoy the awesome decorations between rooms.

Appropriate Ages: 13+

Props / Special FX: The rooms were designed very well. Had a great amount of detail. The hallways between rooms had just as much detail. The "hell" room was pretty cool. Well done with the special FXs.

Costumes / Make-up: Not many masks, most actors had actual makeup on. Kids didn't have much make-up.

Summary: This is the second time I have visited this haunt. They changed it up from two years ago(when I went the first time) and I liked it better this time. The ending really gets you. I really enjoyed the last 10min of the haunt. I think that overall the detail was amazing and you could tell that they put in a lot of effort, it is evident in every room and the hall ways. The only thing is that the overall haunt was a little too "bright". There was only one time when it was pitch dark. Great job overall and like I said I love the ending!

6 out of 16 people thought this review was helpful.
Event Reviewed: Shotgun Manor 2009:Emalee's Knightmare (Sullivan, Illinois)
Reviewed by: you_boo   (Event Visited: 10/30/09 @ 9:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/31/09
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: We had a GPS, so it made it easier. I felt like I noticed the pizza place next to it more then I noticed the ticket booth. Maybe one more sign somewhere on the square pointing in the right direction?

Wait Entertainment: There wasn't any, when we got there. We saw Binky and the baby for like 5 min and then didn't see anyone else the rest of the time we stood. The alley way was a nice touch, but I wish there would have been some music or something else.

Length of Event: each door took maybe 10 min

Actor Performance: The actors did very good. However, we went through it twice (both doors) and we heard the same things. It makes sense, they didn't know we were the same group

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: The group behind us caught up with us the first time through.

Appropriate Ages: 10+

Props / Special FX: The use of black lights and neon paint was good. Also the strobes were good, they caught you off guard in the slanted room.

Costumes / Make-up: Mostly painted make-up. There were some masks. However, the paint was pretty basic.

Summary: This is the first time I attended this haunt. I believe that the first time you go through is a lot scarier then the second time because by the second time around you know what to expect. I really think they did an exactly job, good scares at the right time. ***spoiler alert*** You go through the same haunt half way through before you reach the doors. Basically, the the last 5 min are different haunts. Overall, worth going for a good scare especially if you are scared of the dark....which I am.





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