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|Reviewed by: MarcusAD79   (Event Visited: 10/13/13 @ 9:00 pm) |
Review Posted: 10/15/13
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: Low | Atmosphere: Average|
Visibility/Location: At the East end of Navy Pier, easy to find.
Wait Entertainment: There were 4-6 characters wondering the line. Lots of Marilyn Manson Music
Length of Event: Short - 15 mins top(more like 10)
Actor Performance: Decent. There was a good number of live actors. Some were very good at their parts, but many just relied on popup scare factor.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Sub-par. We were sent in as a group of seven(two sets of two with us that we did not know). The group that came in behind us quickly caught up with us.
At one point went down the wrong way as there was no clear path, and then saw the next group do the same - it did not seem like this was set up on purpose or that this was supposed to be a dead-end or maze area.
Appropriate Ages: 11 & up
Props / Special FX: The electric props were to in the open to be believable(especially the hound). The coffin room was either not properly staffed or just used ineffectively(nothing ever popped open). Nothing original.
Costumes / Make-up: Average - none of the makeup jobs seemed original or extraordinarily. Actually, the nurse with the popped out eyes was pretty cool now that I remember it.
Summary: I found this haunt to be disappointing mostly because I saw that it was voted #1 by HauntedHouseChicago.com, though I have now found out that was from 2008. The Haunt was not very creative and definitely not what I would have expected from a high scale production. There was little that was original and the recycled scenes were not executed ever well. At no point at the Haunt did I see the 'Captain & Ship' theme talked about on the website. We luckily went with a Groupon so our tickets were $10, anything more in my opinion is not worth it, definitely not the $20 regular admission.