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2012 Disturbia Torment of Fears Review


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Disturbia Torment of Fears
880 West Lake St.
Addison, IL 60101

Visited: 10/21/12

 

Reviewed By: The Wench     
Visibility/Location: Located inside the Golf Dome, with a fire truck and large trailer with a well lit sign outside.    
Wait Entertainment: One actor – who was a RIOT.  Dressed in drag (I THINK?  Cause he/she was just THAT GOOD), “it” tormented everyone in line, from insulting fashion choices, to remembering me a while after our initial encounter and calling me “Little Miss Enthusiastic” because I couldn’t stop laughing hysterically.   
Admission Price: $20
Parking: FREE
Length:

17 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: 2.975
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-High
Crowd Control: We were sent in with another couple, and didn’t run into anyone for the rest of the house.  There were areas where I think would could have, and the actors did an awesome job at splitting us up without making us feel “stopped”.

Summary:

Oh, Disturbia.  You wooed me, seduced me, and made me your bitch.  I’ll be first in line on opening night next year.  Guaranteed.

Just standing in line here, we could feel the “dome” difference – black plastic hung to take away from that awful, ugly white dome.  Besides the long legged heckler in line, at one point an actress crawled out from under the black plastic begging for help, and was then dragged violently and quickly back underneath by an unseen person.  Awesome!!

As we approached the ticket taker, she bantered with us while telling us the rules of the house – and then sent us into another “courtyard” style scene.  HUGE spiderwebs obscured our vision along the windy path, and we were assaulted from all angles by actors – running, jumping, crawling, great energy!  We entered a second holding area, and then were brought into the opening scene.

I REFUSE to give away much about this scene – all I can say is this.  The theme is one of a satanic church type deal – you are led in and you witness two girls chained up, looking possessed, while a third girl runs back and forth between you, and a “priest” character starts a chant, which the girls follow.  BEAUTIFUL!!  So in sync, I felt almost drunk, sensory overload with the extreme detail, the performance of all 4 actors almost as one, and then….. you’ll have to see for yourself, but BY FAR the most unique entrance to a haunt I’ve ever experienced.  I want to do it again.  I would pay another $20 just for that opening scene.

Throughout, I cannot stress enough how great the detail was.  But something that especially stood out for me was that the house had coverings/ceilings over top, and wooden floors.  MUCH better atmosphere to take away the reminders of the dome.

Another area I have to mention is the cage maze.  It is HUGE, and you actually enter it multiple times.  The actors here – my goodness, flipping from the top of the bars, in your face, crabwalking towards us, no holds barred.  By my count, and I TRIED, I only saw 3-4 actors here, and yet it felt like there were 10.  Great job here!

The clown scene was outstanding.  The chain of redneck scenes was hilariously entertaining.  And then just when I thought it couldn’t get any better…. The last scene… oh my… again, I won’t give this away, it was so beautifully executed it is scary. 

For the first time in years I felt a little tiny bit of real terror in this scene.  I wanted to stop and make my friend who was with me lead me through.  I had no idea which way to go, I couldn’t see the walls, I didn’t know how to get out, and I kept hearing a weird crunching noise from one side of me, then suddenly, from another….

And then hit with one of the most classic haunt scares of all time, and I about pissed my pants, because somehow the actor had managed to sneak up DIRECTLY behind me, and I would have taken off running, IF I COULD SEE THE EXIT, but after I regained my composure, I walked out of the house yelling HELL YES at the top of my lungs.

Overall, every room had just the right makeup, costume, and CRAZY, high energy actor(s).  WONDERFUL job!

Disturbia, I’ve never visited you before, and now I know why.  Because I’m now hooked and I want more.  Keep up the awesome work, guys, and I’ll be back next year like the junkie you’ve made me.      

To find out more about this event, visit:

http://www.disturbiatof.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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