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Event Reviewed: Eleventh Hour (Elk Grove Village, Illinois)
Reviewed by: SJSlesnick   (Event Visited: 10/13/07 @ 9:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/16/07
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Scare Factor: Very Low | Atmosphere: Poor
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Visibility/Location: We had mapquested the location just to get a rough idea of where it was located and there were a few signs on the street pointing us in the right direction. It was pretty easy to find.

Wait Entertainment: There was absolutely no wait entertainment, which was incredibly disappointing. This location has the best atmosphere for actors to pop out while you're waiting in line - which we did for about an hour and a half - and there was nothing to do. No entertainment whatsoever. Total bore.

Length of Event: It took us about an hour to get through the house because we got stuck in a maze (that has a hidden door that you can hardly open, so it makes no sense and that's the only thing that keeps this attraction "long")

Actor Performance: Well, for the limited amount of actors they had (which was incredibly limited) they were pretty bad. The costumes and characters hardly had makeup that was remotely believable - looked like a child had painted their faces and they were talking like they were walking off the street. When we first walked in the house the actor asks you to scream - which is a total prop he uses so that the people outside can hear you and think that the house might actually be scary as they wait outside to go in (he even admits to this as he tries to get you to scream).

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: They were spacing out the groups in the beginning real well, but the second you hit the mazes, everyone is just bumping into each other.

Appropriate Ages: I would say 8+ - I'm a total girl and get scared incredibly easy, but I walked through this house without holding anyone's hands and there were NO scare factors whatsoever.

Props / Special FX: They used these thick smoke machines which smelled incredibly bad and they were the only thing you could notice as you walked through the house. The strobe lights in the fence maze was a bit much as you're stuck in there for a long time and they do nothing but make you sick.

Costumes / Make-up: HORRIBLE! I really felt like they didn't even try. The makeup looked like one of those $1.50 store bought packages and there were no masks or crazy costumes to scare anyone whatsoever.

Summary: I have to tell you, I was incredibly disappointed with this haunted house. At $17.00 per person, my boyfriend and I were highly looking forward to this attraction. We waited in line for over an hour and listened to other customers complain about their lack of fun as they left - which we should have taken as a sign. I've never paid this much at a haunted house before so we thought it had to be good and compared to so many more that we have been to, it was so bad. And I really wish it hadn't been! They lacked a lot of actors (they even had "now hiring" posters posted). They had a lot of mazes, but mostly just long walkways and there were no actors to scare us whatsoever. It was incredibly disappointing. We kept waiting and hoping that someone would pop out from somewhere, just once, but even my boyfriend had to look behind a window and yell "anyone going to scare us?" before someone popped out 2 minutes too late. They were highly understaffed, had no scare factor and definitely not worth the $17 admission price. $8 at most!





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