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2015 Scream Scene Review


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Scream Scene
4701 Oakton
Skokie, IL 60076

Visited: 10/09/15

 

Reviewed By: The Walking Ned
Visibility/Location: Scream Scene is in a Skokie Park District building located on Oakton, just east of Cicero. If I hadnít been there before, I might not have been able to find it, because there was no indication of a show there.
Wait Entertainment: I did not see any, but I bought a VIP pass, so I went in through the side.
Admission Price: $10
Parking: Free. There is a giant parking lot where the building is, you just enter off of Oakton
Length:

10 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: 3.500
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: Smooth. We didnít catch up to the group in front of us, but I think that was more due to a kid in our group refusing to go in to the house. We took longer to start because of that. No one caught up to us, either.

Summary:

The house starts out with the frame of a coffin for a doorway, knowing you are going to be in for a ride. You start out in a pitch black maze, which leads in to another maze, which then leads in to a butcherís room, with a very menacing butcher ready to cut you up.

Then, you go down a corridor, where you then walk in to a barberís area, with some not-so-good barbers ready to cut your hair a little too close to your head. That leads in to a doctorís office, which goes in to a hospital area, with some dead bodies, and some undead bodies.

You then go down a corridor with plastic tubes hanging down, which leads in to a corridor with dead bodies hanging down. You then go in to the morgue, where some of the dead definitely donít want you there.

Next is the clown area, where the scary clowns are ready to get you. Then that leads in to the vinyl walls closing in on you. Once you get out of there, there is a clown maze, with red and white streamers hanging down to confuse you on the way out of the maze. Also, there are clowns in there to scare you at every turn.

You then go down a corridor with floating heads ready to distract you. That leads in to another clown room, this one with fluorescent lighting to ramp up the creepy factor. Then you go in to another vinyl wall area, which leads in to the hillbilly area. You go in to the house, starting in the basement, where an actor with a machete is there to greet you. You then go through the kitchen, and then the babyís room, then in to another childrenís bedroom, all three rooms have actors you really donít want to hang out with too long. The TV room is next, which then leads you out of the house, and in to a forest area. And always remember, where there is a forest, an actor with a chainsaw is sure to follow!
Overall, I think The Catacombs house was good. I had the added bonus of a young man that held on to my sweatshirt throughout the house, which helped with the scare factor for me, because he was freaked out the whole time. I think there could have been some more details in the rooms, but I think what they lacked in details, they made the pathways pretty wide for people to walk through. I definitely enjoyed the clown area, but the scare factor, for me, was lower than it has been in the past, though it was still good.

To find out more about this event, visit:

http://www.screamscene.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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