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2016 Visitor Reviews of
Fright Night (Forest City, Illinois)

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Reviewed by: Cryptkeeper   (Event Visited: 10/01/16 @ 9:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/03/16
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Needs more signs. However this is a small town and easy to locate.

Wait Entertainment: The Butcher and JoJo are staples to this haunt. More line walkers will be needed as the crowds increase.

Length of Event: Time moving through all the attractions takes about 30 to 40 minutes. However can easily enjoy food, fire and the museum.

Actor Performance: Stayed in character even with heckling from someone in the group trying to get them to break out. A couple sections stand out more but overall good experience. Believable in the characters that are horror staples.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: I did not run into other groups. We had four in ours. Didn't even hear others.

Appropriate Ages: I think anyone above 10 is good if they are mature.

Props / Special FX: Props have definitely been bumped up. More attention to detail noted. Really enjoyed the vortex!

Costumes / Make-up: Don't want spoiler but really liked the new stuff going on here. Would like to see the make-up improve not so much black and white.

Summary: I have been going to this in your face haunt for years. This year they have improved by rebuilding every section. You can tell that more detail to sections are happening. There are a couple weak areas in the trail. But for 5 dollars per section, this is worth it. I will be back again next year. Great time.

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Reviewed by: Jashuh   (Event Visited: 10/22/16 @ 7:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/24/16
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: Located in the middle of nowhere, .same place it's been for years now, using GPS will make it easy ..

Wait Entertainment: Some butcher walking the crowds swings the big blade, several other stranglers moving around the lines - not a heavy crowd tonight ..

Length of Event: I would say between the four events the actual scare time through the event was around 30 total minutes..

Actor Performance: Everyone tonight done a fantastic job, there was no weak links here... the clown area was probably overall the best experience..

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Everything flowed ok, but as stated above we had somewhat a light crowd tonight and this event has been pulled outside now - the house days are gone, those were the bottleneck days of the past !

Appropriate Ages: I would recommend this for 8 years, there are some light in your face scares here but everything manageable!

Props / Special FX: Standard props here, nothing high tech or CGI, no automation props, they keep everything standard here... It somewhat works, but it's definitely time to up the game here !

Costumes / Make-up: The costumes and makeup are usually very well done and this year was no exception, everything we noticed here was very good .. These are not the high priced costumes but they do a good job .

Summary: Fright Night in its early days use to be a Central Illinois staple, however even with years taking there toll here - it's still solid . This is listed as a four event attraction, however the trails could be combined into one and the clown area and slaughter house also - but they break it apart for more attractions ...  
With the fire codes shuttering the old church and skinner house for good, now the event has moved strictly outside - somewhat disappointing .. The hayride was also bit the bullet this year, it's gone and now a so called shuttle bus (nothing scary) takes you to the exterior of the skinner house for your walk around .. The events are somewhat entertaining and the various monsters do make everything scary to some extent, however the high impact scares are gone !  
It's makes an interesting night and the guys do a good job with what they have available, but the ordinances and restrictions have almost killed off the fright night experience!

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