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2013 Visitor Reviews of
Madness on Midland (Joliet, Illinois)

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7 out of 12 people thought this review was helpful.
Reviewed by: fuzzball   (Event Visited: 10/18/13 @ 8:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/22/13
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Scare Factor: Low | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: Well illuminated and can be seen from the street

Wait Entertainment: None

Length of Event: Endless? Better viewed at night.

Actor Performance: None

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Steady

Appropriate Ages: All

Props / Special FX: Fog machine, strobes, van with tow truck type light, and a couple animatronics.

Costumes / Make-up: None

Summary: We arrived at this yard display at about 8:30. It is well illuminated and can be seen from the street. It is just a little bit south of Jewel. First the good points. The display is surrounded by an iron fence and gate very similar to the fence you would find around an old Chicago cemetery. There is a sign on the gate that says 'Insane asylum'. The creatures are spread out on a very large area of the property. Some of the creatures have an authentic lifelike appearance. Jason from Friday the 13th, is near the gate. He is an animatronic wielding a large knife. Next to him is a witch stirring a pot. She is hooked up to an intercom system and occasionally talks. There is a graveyard display with a scary 'ghoul' type girl standing behind a gravestone. It is hard to read some of the graves but there is a grave marked "RIP 'coach'" in Red blood. There is are heads and hands coming out of the graves. There is a headless guy standing on a bike, a truck with a tow truck light that has apparently run over someone. Its hard to make out who he hit because the victim is wearing all black. Pinhead stands in a tree near what appears to be an abandon garden. A clown stands in the front door. There are numerous other characters and ghosts, including a ghoulish creature sitting on the peak of the house. We spent nearly 15 minutes walking the sidewalk. The things in my opinion that take away from this event is some of the characters are hard to see from the street. Though it is well illuminated, some areas are lacking on light. Some of the characters are far back away from the fence area. Parking is unclear because the street it is on is a very busy street. We did not see any parking or no parking signs. Be cautious to keep small children on the sidewalk because the street is very busy. In closing what this yard display lacks in quantity it makes up in 'uniqueness'. Some of the props are homemade, yet some of them have a lifelike appearance. Some of the display is a 'throwback' to what Halloween use to be, before companies started to mass produce props. You can tell the owner of this display puts a lot of time, effort and caring into creating this. It is a good place for a small group of family or friends to spend sometime.

7 out of 14 people thought this review was helpful.
Reviewed by: DamSamMan   (Event Visited: 10/15/13 @ 8:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/18/13
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Scare Factor: Low | Atmosphere: Average
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Visibility/Location: The Yard Display is very visible from the street. It is lit up with strobes, ground lights and a truck with a light bar.

Wait Entertainment: No wait time, it is a yard display that you can walk along the fence line and view.

Length of Event: I guess all the time

Actor Performance: No live actors that I seen.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: There were several cars parked in the street with family members viewing the display.

Appropriate Ages: Any

Props / Special FX: Some appear to be home made, some look to be purchased through Halloween supply shops.

Costumes / Make-up: No live actors

Summary: This is a nice yard display. It has clowns, coffins, graves, monsters, wolves, flashing lights and witches. I was very impressed at the realistic effect some of the monster had. I kept waiting for them to jump at me. It looks like they put a lot of work into setting up this display. There doesn't appear to be any live actors. I would say it is an above average yard display with realistic monsters and a good flow of traffic viewing it. It wasn't what I expected but I would say it is worth a visit.

2 out of 6 people thought this review was helpful.
Reviewed by: inspector13   (Event Visited: 10/26/13 @ 10:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/27/13
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: we used a gps and found it with no complaints. well lit up and very hard to miss.

Wait Entertainment: doesn't apply here

Length of Event: we were there for ten minutes

Actor Performance: i was surprised that there were live actors at a yard display. one person was dressed up with a faceless mask and hoodie. he remained motionless until we walked past the gates. another was wearing a glow in the dark hockey mask, also remaining motionless until we walked by.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: doesn't apply here

Appropriate Ages: for most except small children

Props / Special FX: talking witch and jason animatornic

Costumes / Make-up: two actors in masks

Summary: we arrived here thinking this was just a yard display. we were surprised by how well lit the display was. there was a graveyard, living dead zombies. animatronic jason and witch. the display is in a locked gated yard. you are able to view the display from the sidewalk. as we approached the gates a faceless actor who had remained motionless and we thought was just another prop scared us. after talking to him he told us he was the owner and he sometimes mixes in with the display to scare people. we walked further down the sidewalk in front of the fence that surrounds the display and a another actor in a hockey mask jumped to life. scared us all. this is a gem of a display that unless you park and get out and walk, you miss the beauty of it!

 

 

 

 

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