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2014 Fear Factory And Psychosis Review
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|Fear Factory And Psychosis
1728 E Grove Ave
Rantoul, IL 61866
I knew the general area of the haunt; but used GPS to make sure that the address led right to the haunt. Near the entrance of the strip mall there was a sign advertising the events. The 2 haunts are side by side and there is black lights lighting the neon green lettering of “Fear Factory” and “Psychosis” in the windows.
There is a large parking lot out front with plenty of parking.
As I walked up to the building, I could see some costume character at the corner of the building. Entering the event, the line was roped off and there were a few decorations around. Actually there was no wait at all to enter the event.
For each event my group was in the queue line for less than a minute.
Fear Factory: $12.00
I actually bought tickets online and paid $28.00 which included admission into each event, a speed pass, and a t-shirt. They offered the same pricing at the door. Purchasing tickets at the door will save a couple of dollars with the processing fee.
Fear Factory: 11.5 Minutes
Psychosis: 16 Minutes
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 stands for Length/Price Ratio. It represents perceived value of an event, by
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.
to see how this event compares to others
visited this year by the staff of HauntedIllinois.com.
Fear Factory: Medium
Fear Factory: For the most part of this haunt the flow was great. We could hear another group behind us that were coming up fast though. Midway through the haunt there is a twisty dark maze that the group behind us did catch up to us. We stepped aside to let that group go ahead, like I said they were moving very fast through the house.
Psychosis: The flow of this haunt was excellent. We never heard or ran into another group.
After the ticket taker marked our bracelets we were let in a dark room with 2 couches and told to sit. In front of us was a girl in a skeleton outfit with a large green wig that glowed under the black lights. Here a short list of rules was given and the she just stood there quiet and stared at us. A door appeared out of nowhere and I also have to say the first time I have ever seen this done. A nice touch for an opening scene.
After a few twists and turns in the house you came upon a detailed funeral scene. Several chairs were set up for seating that you had to walk around and you could make out a coffin ahead. A young girl dressed in red and black continually screamed something about her mother as she was grabbing you through the scene. Then another small child came out of nowhere screaming also as you walked past the coffin. I do tend to find children creepy in haunts; but this room made me want to escape the screaming.
One scene that stood out was the graveyard scene. The ground in this area had a great spongy effect. The Gravedigger followed you through the scene asking you to “please stay”! His character was spot on through the entire scene making it a little unnerving. With the fog and items hanging from the ceiling, this scene created a closed in feeling.
Of course you can’t forget the clowns. A dimly lit room with muted colors on the walls. Masked clowns jumping up and down off of boxes to give you the affect that this as their house. There use of the room and cutting people off were creative enough to cause my group to walk a little faster. The clowns did a great job of making it uneasy and really all you wanted to do was get out of that room.
As you left the haunt you end up in the back of the building. As you walked down the stairs you saw a guy with make up on his face carrying a chainsaw. He started it up and came at you for a short distance before what seemed to me like giving up and slowly walking back to his place.
As the ticket taker was marking your armband she asked do you know about Psychosis. After saying no, she said well you have to find your own way out. This had my group intrigued.
After entering the haunt you were met with the first scare, something sort of a hillbilly, growling and taunting you until you came into a dining room scene. The “mother” of the house asked you to sit at the dining room table and told you more about the house. Be prepared to find doors or ways out of rooms and no door is out in the open. She explained that her son that taunted the group around the table was harmless as he would bend down to get in your face. Dressed in black she said that her children were waiting.
She asked us to continue on and yes you had to find the door. You continually searched the room and she was right entrances and exits are not as they seem.
The first stand out scene was walking into the kitchen where a large man was sitting eating at around table. A detailed kitchen with the appliance and countertops stocked with what was on the menu. As you walked around the table, the man got up and walked toward you making you want to walk faster to find the way out.
Another scene that was on the top of my list contained a living room and another small room that was a bathroom. The actor had sort of a hillbilly serial killer feel. He just walked around the room following you as you search for the way out. You had 2 rooms to search. The actor was a great character that grunted and kept trying to lead you in the wrong direction. After finding the way out you found yourself in a closet with a tall guy wanting you out of his room now.
More twists and turns until you came up a white room that was basically an asylum. Your first character was a maniacal actor jumping on a couch through the bars. He had the craziest laugh; taunting you walk in farther and then the rest of the crazies came out. One girl seems to be dragged back and forth through the wall as she tried to grab your feet.
You walked into a dimly lit scene that was nothing but chain link fence walls and floors. You would see through the fence but doorways were hidden and who knew chain link fence was hard to walk making you watch your step. At the end you crawled up a steep embankment and out a cupboard.
The last scene you came to a door that led you outside and you stepped into an old bus. On the bus was one teenage girl and one masked character stalked you outside the bus. Periodically he would slide open the windows from the outside. Once outside the bus you met the same chainsaw character that you met from the end of the first haunt.
In summary, this was the opening night of Fear Factory and Psychosis and they did a great job in keeping us on our toes at certain points. Throughout both haunts there were areas that appeared to be unfinished, just hallways of partical board and 2 x 4 walls. This seemed confusing like you actually stepped out of the haunted attraction and then you would come up on another scene. Both haunts made great use of floor textures. The feeling of walking on dirt, mattresses and something that felt like sticky foam was great additions through the house.
Psychosis was the standout haunt for me. Making patrons find their own way through the haunt was a great idea. The use of cabinets, refrigerators, moving walls, doors hidden behind pictures, and half walls was great way to use the décor of the house.
Between the 2 attractions, the use of both masks and make-up were done well. In Fear Factory the actors were more of a younger crowd working the haunt. In Psychosis you could tell there were more veteran actors. Actors remained in character and let you find your way out. Like I mentioned before, it was their opening night, the scares are only going to get better and in some situations more intense. If you are in the Rantoul area be sure to stop by Fear Factory and Psychosis for two haunts at a great value.
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