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2015 Hair Razor Haunted Scenes Review


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Hair Razor Haunted Scenes
6725 W. Devon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60631

Visited: 10/10/15

 

Reviewed By: Filer
Visibility/Location: The haunt is located in a Church that is on the corner. There is a large sign advertising the haunt down the left hand side of the street, and the entrance to the haunt faces the street so it is easy to spot both the entrance and the line.
Wait Entertainment: Wait entertainment consisted of a handful of actors who walked amongst the crowd and attempted to scare people.
Admission Price: $13, but there is a $2 off coupon on the Hair Razor web site. There is also an $18 VIP option for skipping the line.
Parking: Free
Length:

12 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: 3.230
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: Low-Medium, depending on visitor age. The haunt has mostly younger actors, so older visitors might not be too frightened.
Crowd Control: Crowd control was excellent. Although there was a large crowd there, groups were spaced out to make sure they did not encounter each other. There were no other groups to be seen inside the haunt and the walk through the haunt was smooth and uninterrupted.

Summary:

Rather than focus on a back story, Hair Razor focuses on separate haunted scenes, and this year they featured 24 scenes, all of a different kind. There were some typical scenes, such as a doctor’s office, a clown room, a cannibal house, and others, as well as some less common scenes, including an outdoor campground, trailer park, and a room filled with hockey masks.

Each of the scenes has a good deal of detail. For example, the campground scene had black backgrounds with tree shapes carved out of them and lights behind so it looked like visitors were walking through the outdoors. All building is done by volunteers, and this haunt is a fundraiser for the parish, so they are not Hollywood style, but rather more on the level of a community haunt. Regardless, though, the sets to tend to have some creative elements in them, from lasers to projections on the walls, to various animated props.

Actors are mostly younger people, around middle school age or so. Makeup and costuming is somewhat basic, with many actors simply wearing dark clothing and masks, and others wearing face makeup and simple costumes. There are a lot of actors in the haunt, though, with at least two per scene and usually more. Their performances also vary, with some actors screaming and shouting loudly, others simply jumping out at visitors, and still others being silent and creepy.

Actors tend to stay in character throughout, and even modify their performances depending on the crowd. For example, during our visit we walked into a doctor’s office setting where the “scare “actor was off her mark a bit. The receptionist actor simply said “go to your room!” and sent her away as if it was part of the act. It was a good way to adapt to a changing situation. Some of the actors, particularly those whom we looked at more closely, followed us from one room to another as if stalking us, which was a nice twist. For younger actors, they do a decent job, although older visitors might not find things too scary.

All of the scenes are interconnected, so there is little empty space or plain dark corridors to walk through, making for a cohesive haunt experience. The variety of scenes also makes for an interesting experience, and the haunt seems to take longer than it actually is. Some clever scenes included the outdoor camping scene, which was connected to a full size trailer set, which was in turn connected to a front “yard” scene where an actor came out and told us to get off of her lawn. Also clever was the final scene, which took place in a living room set. We won’t spoil the actual surprise here, but it was nicely done.

There is also a final walkthrough at the end of the haunt where visitors pass by a cemetery setup and then past two open coffins as if in a funeral home. This is after visitors exit the “proper” haunt and provides a bonus experience.

Overall, Hair Razor offers a good, old school haunt experience with a community feel. Again, the actors are younger, but they do a good job and being creative and staying in character. It’s also family friendly, with snacks being offered for sale outside of the haunt and lots of parents bringing their children to see it.

One thing to note is that this haunt gets crowded very quickly. It is best to get there right at opening time or even a little before in order to beat the lines. You can purchase the VIP option, but a better bet is to purchase a VIP pass for three haunts that are all in the same area: Hair Razor, The Catacombs, and Scream Scene. All of these are within 15 minutes of one another and the VIP pass is only $30 and allows you to skip the line at all of the haunts.

To find out more about this event, visit:

http://hauntedscenes.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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