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2011 Evil Intentions Review


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Evil Intentions Haunted House
900 Grace Street
Elgin, IL 60120

Visited: 10/02/11 

Reviewed By: The Webmaster     
Visibility/Location: Evil Intentions Haunted House was fairly easy to find, but it didn't stand out as much as it could have. There was a large haunted house sign on the corner of Grace Street and Bluff City Blvd, and red lights could be seen shining through the windows of the building; however, the outside of the building could have been illuminated a little better to help make the event more visible.        
Wait Entertainment: I arrived early in the season when there wasn't much of a line, but there were still a few characters walking up and down the queue line area, interacting with the patrons. They were also projecting scary video clips on the walls of the waiting room.
Admission Price: $15
Parking: FREE
Length:

11 Minutes * 
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= Since people move through haunted attractions at different rates, your time will vary. Note: The time shown here represents the actual time spent moving forward through the attraction. Time spent waiting in queue lines, staging areas, intro scenes, rules rooms and when traffic jams cause patrons to come to a halt, has been subtracted.  

LPR: 1.833
LPR stands for Length/Price Ratio. It represents perceived value of an event, by comparing length vs price of admission. Higher numbers represent more value per dollar. Actual quality and/or entertainment value of an event are not factors in this calculation. Click Here to see how this event compares to others visited this year by the staff of HauntedIllinois.com.
Scare Factor: Medium
Crowd Control: I never ran into any other groups while I was inside the haunted house; however, there weren't a lot of people in line, so it is hard to judge how they would handle a large group of people.     

Summary:

The introduction scene really helped to set the mood for the rest of the attraction. The tour began with customers watching a scene through a small window in a door, near the attraction's entrance.  Evil clowns and other characters were seen attacking a group of people, with gruesome results. Just about the time the carnage was over, something surprising happened that made everybody jump. From there, patrons entered a coffin shaped hallway and continued on through the rest of the attraction, which consisted of several simple scenes of varying themes.  While there wasn't an overabundance of detailed scenes, the Evil Intentions crew did a fine job of utilizing the creepy natural ambience of the building, to create a spooky atmosphere.  The attraction was held inside of an old brick factory building, which is a great backdrop for haunted attraction.

Some of the more memorable scenes in the haunted house were the morgue, the funeral, and the medical lab.  In the morgue scene, morgue drawers lined one of the walls and three metal tables filled the center of the scene, each with decomposing bodies and skeletons laying on them. As patrons walked through the room, a creepy girl in a wheelchair informed us of our impending doom. The funeral scene featured a woman in a black shroud, who was sitting next to the casket.  The medical lab had assorted test equipment with flashing lights, stacked on shelves.  There were also white lab coats hanging along the wall.  

One large section of the attraction featured a maze of tall standing pallets, with strobe lights shining through the cracks.  As patrons made their way through this section of the house, they were stalked by several actors.  Heavy metal music could be heard playing in the background, for added effect.  One of the improvements they made this season was the addition of some visual effects. In one room, there was a projection of bloody hand prints on the wall, as well as bloody hand writing that appeared from nowhere.

Overall, they seem to be fairly well staffed on the night that I attended. Most of the actors had very similar characters, wearing black trench coats and masks. Most of the actors had high-energy performances and their scares were properly timed, however, the overall impact of their attacks was diminished because the masks they were wearing distorted and muffled their growls and made any words they uttered completely unintelligible.  

The Evil Intentions crew did a nice job this year.  I really enjoyed the new visual projection effects as well as the overall creepiness of the brick factory building the event was held in.  This haunted house was a lot of fun, but considering the admission price, I wish the tour had lasted longer.     

To find out more about this event, visit:

http://evilscarecrew.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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