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HauntedIllinois.com's
2014 The Halls Of Madness Review


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The Halls Of Madness
7857 Illinois Highway 16
Paris, IL 61944

Visited: 10/17/14

 

Reviewed By: Little Rae Riding Hood
Visibility/Location: We programmed the location into the GPS and were at the location with our GPS telling us we had two miles left until we arrived. There is a flashing sign at the end of the drive to alert customers. This event is just off the highway with parking located in the front yard.
Wait Entertainment: This haunt is all outdoors. They have a fire and some seating around it to warm up while waiting and there is a little shop that sells some t-shirts. The waiting area is outdoors but a portion of it had cover in case of inclement weather. There were a few spooks roaming about scaring people.
Admission Price: $10 dollars for adults and $8 dollars for anyone under 11 years
Parking: Free
Length:

12.5 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: 4.375
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: We were there at the beginning of the night and didn’t have any issues of running into the people in front of us nor did the groups behind us catch up.

Summary:

This was my first time attending this haunt. We arrived at the haunt and parked and as we were walking up through the parking area I had a pretty good scare from a spook that was hiding in the dark. This guy had perfect timing.

We paid for our tickets and walked through the line. While walking up to the entrance we encountered a few spooks that tried to block our way into the entrance. They did a great job of working the crowd as they approach the entrance.

When you enter the haunt you go into the rules room and are greeted by a man that welcomes you to the haunt and tells you the theme of the haunt, which is Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Before you walk out into the haunt he announces you to the spooks outside and tells them “fresh meat”. You proceed through a dark maze outside until you come to the first scene.

I have to say if you are a fan of old fashioned haunted houses this is the place for you. This place is great. It relies on the dark, your mounting fear as you can hear noises and sometimes the actors are talking at you from a long distance, and music. There are several spots where your attention is diverted from the actors in the scene by noises from way across the haunt or props within the scene. So you are not sure which direction you are going to be scared from.

The scenes have actors in costumes, masks and makeup. There is a variety of actors that always went with the scene they were appearing in. The hillbillies were good and the hillbilly bathroom scene was great. There was a girl within a scene that had a scream from a horror film, and towards the end of the haunt you have an encounter with Leather Face and his chainsaw.

Some of the maze was disorienting and difficult to figure out if we were going in the right direction as there were no lights at all in a few areas and a couple actors with lines of “get out!” But all in all, I would say they do a good job of keeping it dark enough to enjoy yet lit enough that you don’t fall. This haunt does not use a lot of fancy props or animatronics but definitely delivers some great startle and anticipation scares.

To find out more about this event, visit:

http://www.thehallsofmadness.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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