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All 2007 Visitor Reviews Submitted by scared4life

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Event Reviewed: Ashmore Estates - Undertakers Laboratories - A Haunted Event (Ashmore, Illinois)
Reviewed by: scared4life   (Event Visited: 10/25/07 @ 8:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/26/07
Overall Score:
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Scare Factor: Very Low | Atmosphere: Poor
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Visibility/Location: Coming from Charleston, could not even see the road. I didn't even see the sign, fortunately the people that were with me knew somewhat where they were going. other than that there needs to be more signs!

Wait Entertainment: None, though there was no line either, when we came out there was a guy with a chainsaw kinda roaming. Where he was when we got there i have no idea.

Length of Event: 15 min.....Depends on if you get as lost and confused as we did.

Actor Performance: Poor, i saw one guy with no mask/make-up on. I also saw what looked like a spook down stairs taking a break. Most of them just said get out of my room/house. Need a little more dailic. This one guy said he new Bob Dillon...scary how? Just need a little more variety in the sayings.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: not bad, i did run into the group behind me, but that was our group that had to split up at the beginning. We did see another group, and i scared them (by accident) but it was like through a "dead" part of a wall. Otherwise they was nobody really in the house to run into.

Appropriate Ages: 9+ depends on how scared they can get

Props / Special FX: There was a vortex that was cool, the moving boxes arn't too bad, other than that, there was nothing worth remembering.

Costumes / Make-up: Honestly, they were on the poor side. I saw one guy in the house without make-up or a mask on, and he tried to scare us, didn't work very well without a mask. Some of the masks were cool, but most just had painted black faces. Costumes were cool in the "needle" room, and the "electric chair" room

Summary: Overall this house did not rate up on my scary factor. Though i am hard to scare, i'm not impossible. The house needs a lot more work. They need to put more signs up and let people know what their doing when they get there. My group was so confused at where to pay, till we just kinda wondered up there and found it. I know every house differs from night to night when they have different people working, and either this house isn't as scary as i thought or we just went on a bad night. either way I dont think it was worth the admission price. I hope they will be better next year, good luck ashmore and better luck next season.

Event Reviewed: Shotgun Manor (Sullivan, Illinois)
Reviewed by: scared4life   (Event Visited: 10/19/07 @ 10:15 pm)
Review Posted: 10/21/07
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Very good, signs up all over the play directing you to the square.

Wait Entertainment: None, just someone in a mask, i think she was security and a spook, very good, scared a lot of people around me. Very good job.

Length of Event: 20-25 minutes depending on what happens

Actor Performance: Very good, got my friend a lot of times.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Good, ran into one group behind us, but that was because we were going slow because my friend was scared to death, they stopped and waited and we never saw another group again

Appropriate Ages: 12+ depends on how scared they get, saw some people go out crying

Props / Special FX: A lot more props than last year, i don't want to give anything away so go and find out.

Costumes / Make-up: A lot of really awesome face painting. I've never seen some like that before, very good job. Mask were good and went along with the theme.

Summary: Overall this house is good. I know each night varies from one another depending on the people working it, but the night i went my friend was so freaked out, she had a wonderful time. I had fun watching her get scared. i wouldn't call this house a "fun house" at all. It's good and i would recommend it to any of my friends! Good luck Shotgun; have a great season and good luck next year!





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