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All 2007 Visitor Reviews Submitted by colbentson

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Event Reviewed: Haunted Sanitarium (Chicago, Illinois)
Reviewed by: colbentson   (Event Visited: 10/20/07 @ 8:15 pm)
Review Posted: 10/30/07
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Very accessible location, with plenty of parking close-by I actually went twice. The search lights on the 12th were a great help in pinpointing the location

Wait Entertainment: the entrance was nicely creepy and the scarey movies were good, but I didn't have to wait very long either time.

Length of Event: The first time the person I was with was scared to death and we went through very quickly. The second time it took about 15 min I think -- too much great stuff to see to watch the clock

Actor Performance: Excellent. Very scarey creepy mosters with a wonderful sense of timing and placement, but not seriously threatening, which was a comfort. A good-natured scare.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: It was good that they took us in small groups through the actual Haunted Sanatarium. The smaller groups worked well and kept us moving at a good pace, plus it was nice to have other normal companions during the really scarey parts.

Appropriate Ages: I wouldn't take a child under 12

Props / Special FX: the impaler room was horrific, the sound was excellent-- all encompassing and unnerving. The "birth canal" claustrophobic spaces were primally disturbing.

Costumes / Make-up: The little clowns were totally unsettling in the gruesome surroundings -- and the giant monsters were wonderful, as well as the ghouls who came and went out of the shadows.

Summary: A super well balanced presentation with great timing and enthusiastic actors, the flow from one horror to another was well timed and well motivated. I would recommend it to anyone over 12. A satisfyingly frightening experience





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