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Event Reviewed: 16th Annual St. Matthew Haunted House (Hawthorn Woods, Illinois)
Reviewed by: scared   (Event Visited: 10/13/07 @ 8:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/17/07
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: There's a large sign in front of the church with a blue siren light. Highly visible from road and easy to find! On the north side of Old McHenry about a block east of Midlothian in Hawthorn Woods.

Wait Entertainment: They had movies playing in the hallway. Freddie Krueger actor was directing traffic. Awesome! They could use more decorations and effects in the hallway that would add to wait area creepiness!

Length of Event: Around 20 minutes unless you get lost on your way through. Friends of mine we in there for 40 minutes!

Actor Performance: Excellent actors that stayed to characture! One big dude in a clown suit scared the crap out of me! They know what they're doing!

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Good unless group in front of you gets lost then you're bound to catch up to them.

Appropriate Ages: While watching the video monitors after the tour I saw people that bailed out after visiting the first room! Unless you've done this sort of thing before I see why they recommend 12 and up!

Props / Special FX: Too many inside to mention! I think there are about 13 or so rooms, each different and has a different theme and special effect! outstanding use of high quality scariness equipment!

Costumes / Make-up: Like I said, the clown was real scary!!! The costumes are professional quality and fit the room themes excellently!

Summary: This is not a house to miss this year. Went last year and things have improved greatly. The video monitors give visitors an idea of what's inside without uncovering the surprises and you get to see your friends get spooked to the begeezes! I found a dollar off coupon in the "save on everything" magazine so admission was discounted. Well worth the entrance fee I paid! I may even go back again this year! Great Scare factor for the dollar!





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