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All 2005 Visitor Reviews Submitted by midnet

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Event Reviewed: Haunted Barn (Marion, Illinois)
Reviewed by: midnet   (Event Visited: 10/01/05 @ 7:15 pm)
Review Posted: 10/02/05
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: This haunt is out in the country. So it did take some time to find. They could use some better signs. Good thing is they do have a phone number on their posters and they were very helpful.

Wait Entertainment: They had a great introduction tape or cd playing that sounds like something that a radio station would play. They could use some actors to keep people entertained. There was however not a long wait.

Length of Event: It took us about 18 mins to go through the group I was with had younger kids and were pushing the guide (lol) so I think the 20 mins. they have on the webside is about right.

Actor Performance: The actors were for the most part good at their jobs. However some actors could be a little more frightful. The grave keeper was very good and the guy in the psycho room were very intence. The best was the sound. They had someone live on a loud speaker system that talk and made comments to the people when they entered the haunt and picked on some of them. With such things as "I love blond hair when it is all covered with blood" He had a very scary voice that just boom out.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: The flow was great we never saw another group while we were in the haunt. I did love the way you were inside then outside and then back inside.

Appropriate Ages: This haunt is too extream for kids under 10. There was one child crying in the group I was in, and they did offer to take him out and watch him while the we went through the rest of the haunt.

Props / Special FX: This is done in a old creepy barn that is out in the country. This makes a great setting. There was alot of detail in all the scenes but at times the guides went too fast to take in all the things in a scene. (I do plan to go back I know there are alot of things I missed seeing) The size of the scenes make for the best size group to be 5 to 6 other wise some of the group would be short changed on seeing them.

Costumes / Make-up: Everyone was in makeup or costume, and they had some good ones too. There is just something about a ghoul or evil clown coming out of the darkness that will always make you jump.

Summary: This haunt gets a big thumbs up from me. Some better signs would help alot on finding them. Over all I would have to give this one a 8 and worth the money to go see. I was talking to the lady taking the money and found out that this is a fund raiser for a local kids baseball team. For a event that is a fund raiser I am impressed. I could tell that alot of time and money was put in the building of this haunt. I would tell anyone to go check this one out.





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