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2010 Visitor Reviews of
Hollis House of Pain (Mapleton, Illinois)

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7 out of 13 people thought this review was helpful.
Reviewed by: madmadison   (Event Visited: 10/23/10 @ 7:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/26/10
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: was very easy to find parking, you could see the haunted house because of the strobe lights, and there were signs along the road so you know where you are going

Wait Entertainment: the wait was about 10 minutes but it was expected.

Length of Event: it was a long maze within the building so it was about 20 minutes long

Actor Performance: the people inside did an awesome job and really freaked out my dad.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: there were no groups either behind or in front of us, they were very well spaced out.

Appropriate Ages: it would be appropriate for ages 10+

Summary: i think this was the best haunted house i have ever been to. it was really believe able and i had a great time. at the end there were free hot dogs and soda and chips. my favorite scene was where they had this clown room and there was even a little clown on a little trycicle!! it was kinda creepy but then again it is a haunted house. . . im not sure if they will have the same stuff next year but this year was really good. i also liked the children of the corn part because i had just watched that movie before i went, talk about bone chilling!!

8 out of 17 people thought this review was helpful.
Reviewed by: Jashuh   (Event Visited: 10/16/10 @ 7:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/17/10
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Fair
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Visibility/Location: This event was somewhat hard to find even with the signs the had posted, small print on white cards, hard to see at night. We noticed the flashing strobe and lighted faceplate of the event from down the hill, hidden up on the hill.

Wait Entertainment: Nothing here to speak of.. We didn't notice much waiting entertainment if any, but we had little wait.

Length of Event: Maybe 10 to 12 minutes.

Actor Performance: For the first year these guys done a fair job, too many young kids here.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Everything moved along good, but no real crowd test here.

Appropriate Ages: 8 years old should have no problem here, younger kids might enjoy - no in your face scare here.

Props / Special FX: For the first year we have standard props, nothing that stands out. Strobe lights, color lights, and basic sets.

Costumes / Make-up: Everything I noticed was masks, no make up to speak of. The costumes was standard, but this is the first run here.

Summary: This being the first year and with a limited budget the fire fighters done a fair job. I think they need a better location and a larger house, just wasn't that impressed here - the large lighted faceplate monster was nice. The event seemed a little costly to me $7.00 for a first run haunted house is high and the bang-for-the-buck just seemed weak here, maybe $5.00.. The kid games just weakened the scare factor here, coming out of a haunted house and in the backyard of kids toss-and-throw game just doesn't make it.. The have some good people here and a great idea, but this event needs some tweeking. Hope to see something next year with more punch behind it..

6 out of 16 people thought this review was helpful.
Reviewed by: mamadutchy   (Event Visited: 10/23/10 @ 8:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/24/10
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: wasn't hard to find. we just followed the signs

Wait Entertainment: had to wait about 20 mins. I feel this is normal

Length of Event: about 15 mins. in the haunted house, then we ate and then the hayrack ride

Actor Performance: most of the actors were great. I loved the clown room, Hannables room was cool,and the tunnel was fantastic.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: patron flow went very smooth never saw any other group and actors were ready in every room we entered

Appropriate Ages: no younger than 8 yrs. old

Props / Special FX: there was lots of good effects. it was lighted when it needed to be light and it was dark where it needed to be dark. What happens in the tunnel & elevator I was thrilled. Thanks for a fun time

Costumes / Make-up: they had masked and make up great costumes I was impressed

Summary: I know how hard it is to put a haunted house together There's lots of hard work and you need to be creative. For a small town, I think they did a great job. I just loved the tunnel it freaked me out.As far as picking my favorite actor I just can't. There were too many great ones. Yes, I got my $7.00 worth. Food,(hot dog,chips and a soda or coffee) haunted house & hayrack ride. I plan on going back next year & I'm going to tell everyone about the Hollis House of Pain. I would like to get all the people I know to go with me next year I had a GREAT TIME, THANKS

 

 

 

 

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