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Event Reviewed: X-treme Hauntings Haunted House (Fox Lake, Illinois)
Reviewed by: johnestanis   (Event Visited: 10/16/07 @ 9:15 pm)
Review Posted: 10/14/07
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Can't miss the sign off route 12 just past the frontage for rt59. Plenty of parking and parking attendants to insure safety of patrons. Parking within 25 feet of entrance. Plenty of restroom facilities at entrance, with a surprise there too. Clean facilities.

Wait Entertainment: First rate haunting/spook makeup. 2 large screen monitors running Boogiemen movies visible to all waiting in line. Waiting room painted as haunted house with plenty of blood and cobweb.

Length of Event: About ten minutes from entering the elevator to exiting from the pitch black maze.

Actor Performance: Actors stayed in character for entire event. Characters fit scenes, timing inside scenes was excellent. Scares were well-timed.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Flow was excellent. We like to enjoy the scenes and move more slowly through the attraction.

Appropriate Ages: Some of the Lighting and motion scenes would dictate ages 8 and above for this house.

Props / Special FX: The elevator at the very beginning of the attraction was quite a ride in itself! Surprising and very realistic, right down to the smell! The vibrating scenes and strobe lit scenes were very tastefully done. The attention to details, painting of hallways and aisleway bars were all very convincing! The amount of vibrating and animatronic figures was incredible! This is one seriously high tech Haunting!

Costumes / Make-up: All actors were in scene appropriate costumes, very well defined makeup and character settings. There was an abundance of well made-up characters throughout the attraction.

Summary: From the beginning in the elevator, the outstaniding mechanical special effects of this house were evident. Actors were personable yet scary & creepy, intimidating when they needed to be. The house was fun and at times tricky to get through with twists and turns and dead ends throughout it. Make sure to pay keen attention to the scents, as this house actually scents the air in its scenes! Actors were there to greet you when you turned most corners and behind you at dead ends. The visual effects were stunning and surprising. In the hanging clowns scene, the clown got me, in the chainsaw scene, the chainsaw got both of us. The squeeze in the house was a great idea! The pitch black maze at the end was very well done, the actors screaming and shrieking throughout the maze added to the suspense. It took some time for us to negotiate our way out! The ingenuity, special effects, variety and amount of actors & scenes, length and movement of this house - definitely worth the trip and a big bang for your buck! Great Job Guys!





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