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|Reviewed by: BGJones17   (Event Visited: 10/22/10 @ 9:30 pm) |
Review Posted: 10/22/10
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good|
Visibility/Location: It was kind of difficult for us to find, but that's only because we didn't know Lincoln very well. After we found the street it was on, it was really easy to find.
Wait Entertainment: A few people that appeared later in the haunted house made conversation with my group while we were waiting to get in. I really liked that, since it shows (to me) that they liked having us there.
Length of Event: Depends on how long it takes to get through the maze. For my group, it was probably about half an hour to 45 minutes overall.
Actor Performance: They did really good in this area. Lots of in-your-face scares. My personal favorite was the hillbilly-like person who said he needed an eyeball and then asked for one of mine. He stayed in character, like everybody else did, and even followed us partway into the next room.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: We were the only group in the haunted house when we visited, so we didn't run into anybody else.
Appropriate Ages: I would say probably thirteen and up.
Props / Special FX: That eight-foot animatronic character in the forest startled me the most. I seriously thought it was a prop that stayed still until it started shaking and made me jump.
Costumes / Make-up: They did well here. The zombies in the graveyard looked scary with the blood all over their faces.
Summary: This was my first time visiting Lincoln's haunted house, and I must say, I was impressed. On the way there, I didn't think it would be that good, but I was definitely proven wrong that night. The scares were on-cue, the effects were great and who would expect a chainsaw-weidling maniac outside a haunted house? When my friends and I were walking back to our car, a guy with a chainsaw popped out from a dark alley and started chasing us back to the car and farther. That scare was definitely the least expected out of all the scares we've encountered that night.
Overall, the house was quite scary, the actors were in character the whole time and they weren't kidding about the maze. My group got lost very easily. We probably wandered aimlessly in the maze alone for about twenty minutes. And when we left, all the actors said thanks for coming by, which I really appreciated, since no other haunted house I've been to has done that.
As I've probably said a million times before, I really enjoyed the Lincoln Jaycees Haunted House, and I would encourage others to go visit as well. The hour-long drive it took to get there from Bloomington was definitely worth it.