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All 2005 Visitor Reviews Submitted by cissypissy

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Event Reviewed: Fear Factory (Rantoul, Illinois)
Reviewed by: cissypissy   (Event Visited: 10/20/05 @ 8:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/31/05
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Other than the detour on Rt 136, not their fault, using the map on the website, easy to find. Easy parking.

Wait Entertainment: There was a scary movie on TV and a fire.

Length of Event: More than 15 mins, I don't really remember. Wish it was longer because we were having so much fun.

Actor Performance: All stayed in character very well. Seemed to be quite a few kids, but they did a very good job. I don't know who the guy was who followed us through the maze but he was so close the whole time, I wondered once if I was holding his hand instead of my sisters.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: With the rope and the guide, I don't think it was possible to run into anyone else, so spacing wasn't an issue. I know we weren't close to our other group who went in before because at one point we were yelling for them and got no answer. I am really not crazy about holding on to a rope. Our guide went the perfect pace, but occasionally when we stopped, tried to run away, etc. I was worried about jerking her around too much and that dampened the fun slightly. And I'm afraid we did jerk her around a bit.

Appropriate Ages: 12+ Personally, I wouldn't take kids to any haunted house unless it is geared towards kids. Working in a haunted house this year, I saw far too many crying kids carried through by their parents. It's bad enough when adults are crying.

Props / Special FX: I loved the sets. The library and the lady in it was great. Corn room was terrific but, had a tad too much fog. Never did see who was trying to scare us. Loved the room with the bridge. If the chainsaw had a chain on it, we wouldn't have any feet! The tall guy. I don't know how he did it. Scared me GOOD!

Costumes / Make-up: Generally very well done. I did see too many faces and street clothes (even one unmade/unmasked face or any street clothes kind of kills the mood). The jackal guy scared the heck out of me sitting on the floor and then blocked our way, splitting our group in half. Then I noticed his face and street clothes. That was one of the times we jerked the guide backwards. Sorry! I think everyone should have had a mask or makeup. Ok, except for the cute security guy at the very end :-)

Summary: We had a blast!! Again, I am not crazy about holding on to a rope. I tried to run once and ended up on the other side of the rope, twisted around and thought I was going to choke myself. We had a great time though and were scared at almost every turn. I had to resist the urge to bury my face because I really wanted to look around at the terrific sets.

Event Reviewed: Clinton's Terror on Washington Street (Clinton, Illinois)
Reviewed by: cissypissy   (Event Visited: 10/13/05 @ 7:15 pm)
Review Posted: 10/25/05
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: No problem. I knew where I was going.

Wait Entertainment: I think we were the first ones there, so there was no wait at all. There were one or two scary guys walking around. LOTS of neighborhood kids running around:-(

Length of Event: 15 minutes or so. I really don't remember exactly. But it wasn't too short.

Actor Performance: We got there on opening night and there seemed to be a lot of kid actors. I was 4th in our group and I didn't see too many. They scared the first ones in the group most of the time. The Michael Myers guy did a really good job. I turned the corner and ran into something because the person in front of me was dragging me around a corner and when I turned back, he got me pretty good.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Good. There were two groups of us and we had to stop once, but that was because our other group was going slow. Our own fault.

Appropriate Ages: 10+

Props / Special FX: I really liked the guy giving the rules. He was really good. And the ending was very good. Other than that, I didn't notice anything outstanding.

Costumes / Make-up: I only saw a few and those were mostly masks.

Summary: I'm not sure if it was because we may have been the first ones there, but I didn't get too scared. And because I was one of the last in our group, I didn't see a whole lot of actors. They were done scaring by the time I got into the room. I've heard how scary this haunted house is, so I want to go back and try it again.





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