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All 2007 Visitor Reviews Submitted by anita

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Event Reviewed: The haunted barn plantation of the dead (marion, Illinois)
Reviewed by: anita   (Event Visited: 10/12/07 @ 9:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/14/07
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: It wa a little hard to find due to the sign on the main drag being unlighted, and the sign for the turn was right at the road and I missed it and had to come back, but the remote location was excellent and very spooky. Very eerie.

Wait Entertainment: There was a very scary movie playing which heightened the anxiety and pre-event fear and anticipation. Everyone that was waiting was very excited and voiced concern about how scary everything was before they even got into the attraction.

Length of Event: The event/tour lasted about 15 to 20 minutes and was well-worth the wait.

Actor Performance: There were several very good actors. They were so still until we had walked right up to them or in some cases past them tha we thought that they were just statues or dummies. I was really creeped out when the actors walked up behind us and followed us through the dark passagesvery quietly. My daughter was so freaked out that she refused to look behind her because she was so scared. (she's in her 20's!!!)

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: The guodes were excellent!!! they walked just slow enouh for us to look at things and just fast enough to keep ahead of the following groups. We couldn't even hear any of the other groups.

Appropriate Ages: It was age-appropriate for anyone over 12. I definietly would not take anyone younger because it was so frightenening!!!

Props / Special FX: The props were outstanding. The strobe lights were very disorienting, and tghis led to heightened anxiety which in turn increased the fear factor. The sudden sounds were very startling, and since I was already jumpy, it made it even better!!! The costumes were fantastic, and the scenes were great!!!

Costumes / Make-up: The costumes for the actors were fabulous. When you take somethig that is supposed to be safe and fun and make it scary and dangerous, it really makes it even more scary. You don't feel safe any more.

Summary: On a scale of 1-10 for over-all freight and entertainment, I would rate this a solid 9, possibly a 10. I have visited twice already this year, and I will probably visit at least 1 more time.





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