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All 2007 Visitor Reviews Submitted by ericatom1

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Event Reviewed: Eleventh Hour (Elk Grove Village, Illinois)
Reviewed by: ericatom1   (Event Visited: 10/20/07 @ 8:45 pm)
Review Posted: 10/21/07
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Scare Factor: Low | Atmosphere: Average
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Visibility/Location: it was pretty easy to find

Wait Entertainment: there was none whatsoever

Length of Event: about 40 mins

Actor Performance: the performance was mediocre-and I'm talking about the acting part. as for scary, they just were not

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: great until we got to the maze part. everyone ran into each other because it was entirely too long. this was the only reason the house lasted so long

Appropriate Ages: 7+

Props / Special FX: the first half of the house had excellent scenes and lots of things to look at

Costumes / Make-up: not much in the way of costumes and the make-up was ok.

Summary: All in all this house was a real disappointment. At 17.00 the fact the I wished i would have spent my money on almost anything else is not a good sign. The first half of this house was awesome, and the scenes were very detailed. the maze was cool until about 50 people caught up to us. we got shoved through the rest of the house which consisted of dark halls and that's it. there were not enough actors at all. I'm usually not this brutal when it comes to haunted houses. i usually like them all and I try to realize that a lot of work goes into them, but this was just not good.

Event Reviewed: X-treme Hauntings Haunted House (Fox Lake, Illinois)
Reviewed by: ericatom1   (Event Visited: 10/13/07 @ 8:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/14/07
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Easy to find, there were signs and strobe lights, and it doesn't hurt that this even is located on Sayton Rd. Haha

Wait Entertainment: The wait entertainment consisted of a black light waiting room with glowing cobb webs and a few TV's. Didn't see any actors and I missed chuckles the clown from last year!

Length of Event: about 10 mins

Actor Performance: all the actors were awesome and very enegetic. The hillbilly with the shotgun scared the crap outta me-nothing like having a shotgun pointed at your head!

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: didn't run into any groups until the cage maze, which is understandable because it was very disorienting!

Appropriate Ages: 12 and up. We actually saw some boys and their parents trying to sell their tickets in the parking lot because their two boys (must have been 15 or so) were too scared to go in!

Props / Special FX: Really great. awesome scenery and environment. I really liked the hellivator, the swamp and the house

Costumes / Make-up: couldn't have been better

Summary: Xtreme hauntings did a really great job this year! They changed a ton of stuff from last year! Last year the house was just mediocre on my list, this year it's my favorite so far! I gotta hand it to them, they were spot on this year!

Event Reviewed: Dungeon Of Doom & Mercy General Hospital (Grayslake, Illinois)
Reviewed by: ericatom1   (Event Visited: Before Oct. 1st @ 8:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/03/07
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: The location is pretty easy to find as it is located in the lake county fairgrounds, however if you are not fariliar with the area it could be a little tricky

Wait Entertainment: The wait entertainment was alright. they had a very cool wait area decoration wise however I only saw 1-2 actors total inside the wait area, which was different from the last two years I visited. The last two times the actors were very interactive and in your face.

Length of Event: about 15-20 min total for the whole house including the buried alive part and mercy general hospital

Actor Performance: actors were very enthusiastic, however if you want to be scared you might want to try going in the middle or back of your group. They tend to wait until the first person has already past them to jump out. I really liked the hillbilly and the guy on top of the plexiglass ceiling

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: this area was excellent. never ran into any groups in the main house.

Appropriate Ages: 12+

Props / Special FX: they had lots of interactive props

Costumes / Make-up: great!

Summary: Dungeon of doom always puts on a great show. I enjoy going back every year to see waht they have done that's new. I did feel like something was lacking this year, but that may have been because I decided to go first thinking it would scare me more, but it was the exact opposite. I believe if I would have gone in a different order in my group I may have been more scared. I didn't really enjoy mercy general hospital. It kind of spills everyone out of buried alive and right into the hospital. walking through with a big group really makes the actors inside ineffective. overall dungeon of doom did a good job.





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