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|Reviewed by: Jashuh   (Event Visited: 10/30/11 @ 7:15 pm) |
Review Posted: 10/31/11
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|Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Good|
Visibility/Location: This is located in the heart of Pekin, yes and a resident area too... And we wouldn't have picked a better spot for the family plot, it's just perfect here - the neighborhood is turned into a haunted block and it's just great. Use your GPS and it's easy to find, no marked on streets but can could be a zoning issue - but if you look it can be found.
Wait Entertainment: The wait entertainment was great for a block event and one of the better shows we have seen at any event (shadow effects) it was great and more later. The two woman greeters (one woman and one large guy dressed) were just great and right on the mark, we loved it and I ever got my picture taken with them..
Length of Event: The event took maybe 8 minutes or less, but it worked for this event.
Actor Performance: All the actors done a very good job here, everyone stayed on character and even though the crowd was grouped together without much reload time - they pulled it off good.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: The flow was moving along good with multi-grouping here and yet everything when through good and we didn't have any problems here. These people do better with this than some large scale events, the event just moves along smoothly..
Appropriate Ages: This attraction works for all ages, this is a family plot and that's the perfect name - a family event here. There are some areas that have maybe a little haunt to them, but all ages will find the event good.
Props / Special FX: There are some standard props here, some advanced props, and some homemade props. Everything was very well layed out and looked great. Love the large fog machine which cranked out massive fog throughout the entire exterior of the event - mixed in with laser lights ! More below on details.
Costumes / Make-up: The costumes and make up was very good, no cheap masks here - everyone looked very good and pulled off the character without a glitch !
Summary: This is a family plot and is run better than some high cost events we attended this year, the price is FREE! Yes FREE and they do a great job with this attraction, it was a very enjoyable night even with some light rain falling. This event draws more and more crowds every year and there is a reason, it's just a great attraction and done by people who really enjoy what they are doing. I give this a higher rating because of the quality put into this and it's no charge to enter, these people do an excellent job and I have to say THANK YOU. This years scarecrow pumpkin prop (taller and larger than the home) stands over the event fully lighted with it's evil face glowing at you, very nice! Also; the next door dark house with a fully automated shadow attacks on a window was great - I have never seen this effect before in a haunted attraction and it looked great - the best effect I have seen in a long time. And as we exit the event, yes another window shadow effect on the owners front window also, it just keeps coming at you and grade A displays. The hurst in the driveway with a coffin in the rear and the horse skeleton driving an old style horse driven hurst just adds more to the event. Everything added together here, this was a great event and looking forward to next year.