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2011 Visitor Reviews of
217 Terror Haunted House (Roodhouse, Illinois)

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10 out of 21 people thought this review was helpful.
Reviewed by: emtguy65   (Event Visited: 10/21/11 @ 7:15 pm)
Review Posted: 10/23/11
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: This haunt was very easy to locate. As you come into town a flashing sign gives you information and you can see the erie lights of the haunt just off the main highway.

Wait Entertainment: There were no actors outside to give a scare. But this may have been because outside the haunt was wide open spaces. There was some erie music playing and the occasional sounds from within the haunt kept your interest!

Length of Event: It took about twenty minutes to get through.

Actor Performance: The actors were fantastic! The timing of the actors was perfect and they blended in with the scenes very well!

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: We were the second group to go through and as we entered another group was in line behind us. They held us for a couple of minutes at the entrance and the timing was perfect as we never ran into the group ahead of us nor did the group behind us catch up! Also, the timing kept the groups separated so you didnt hear what was happening in the next room ahead. Each room was a surprise!

Appropriate Ages: Ages ten and up! I believe the website for the haunt stated there is a friendly scare for little ones.

Props / Special FX: The props were very well done! Much effort went into the props and each room told a story of its own. The detail and the gore was awesome! The only negative was the Santa that was supposed to be scary. This actor did not do a good job selling the scene!

Costumes / Make-up: The costumes were all scene appropiate! Seemed to be more make up than masks, but the make up jobs were done very well!

Summary: If you want value for your dollar, then check out this haunt! The scare factor is more than worth the eight bucks to get in! The haunt is very easy to find and was well worth the drive! I have been in haunts where I wasnt sure what the theme was, but not here! This haunt kept the theme all the way to the end! I have been to several other haunts this year and this haunt by far was my favorite! Amazing detail in every scene,the timing of the actors and the way they followed you was very creepy! This haunt also offers a concession stand,but I cant give any info on that as we arrived and went right to the haunt.

9 out of 20 people thought this review was helpful.
Reviewed by: livindeadgrl   (Event Visited: 10/08/11 @ 10:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/26/11
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: easy to find, right off the main road, has a flashing light on the house.

Wait Entertainment: there weren't any actors outside, but they had some music playing

Length of Event: about 15-20 mins

Actor Performance: a little disappointed this year. the costumes and makeup was great, but it lacked with acting. most would just yell/scream at us.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: we didn't run into any other group and the group behind up caught up to us...guess we were going slow??

Appropriate Ages: i'd say 12+. this is usually a pretty high scare house with lots of gore!

Props / Special FX: AMAZING props!! this house does a fantastic job of making each room look great and fits with the theme. The movie/class room was awesome! i was glad to see there was not live animals being used this year tho LOL!

Costumes / Make-up: costumes and makeup were very good. all the costumes fit well with the theme and i don't remember seeing many masks. great job!

Summary: overall, it's a great house to go to! This is one of my yearly haunts I go to and although the acting was a little off when I went through, it was still a great experience. Nice changes this year! I liked how they changed things around with the layout so you don't have to go up and down the same staircase more than once. And the new vortex is a great addition at the end. You can tell a lot of work goes into this house and it pays off! it's a long drive to get out there, but it's well worth it!!

 

 

 

 

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