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Event Reviewed: Trail of Screams (Rockford, Illinois)
Reviewed by: Evildeadicu2   (Event Visited: 10/13/07 @ 9:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/19/07
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Even though we came from an hour away we didn't have any problem finding the camp. They had a flashing sign that you coulid see from a couple of miles.

Wait Entertainment: Since our group arrived at 9:00 they had a LONG line. We were quite a ways in the back of the line but from what we could tell they had a hugh creature on stilts walking around scaring the group and we could hear ALOT of screams.

Length of Event: Once we got in I would say it was about 30 minutes. We were one of the last few groups to go through after waiting about 3 1/2 hours. But it was WORTH IT!

Actor Performance: We had a group of six people and I think at times I was more scared than my girlfirend. All the actors were in-your-face throughout the whole trail. The clown in the strobe light scene was SCARY AS "H**L" He was jumping over the chainlink and almost landed right on us. They had ALOT (I mean alot) of strobe lights and loud heavy metal music. I liked the fact that they made each scene a different feel from creepy to grotesque to downright scary. You really didn't know what to expect. There were even some areas that were dead silence which even added to the creepiness.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: The groups seemed to be moving along with no problem. We almost came upon one group at the hospital but the actors handled the situation without a flaw. Several of us have attended this event in the past and we really liked it this year without the guides that lead you through.

Appropriate Ages: Everyone in our group was older and I wouldn't recommend it for anyone under 14

Props / Special FX: OMG -they really went all out this year. Like all the reviews say - the detail is unbelieveable. From the chickens in the old house to the old manor and the 3D effects in the carnival -it was great! We also liked the fact that they utilized multiple scares instead of actors just jumping out and scaring you. (I don't want to say alot)

Costumes / Make-up: The costumes were very realistic for every scene. Several of the actors along the trail had all balck on which made you not be able to see them at all. A few of them got our group pretty good. I really like the clowns makeup and my girlfriend thought the doctor's makeup was really disgusting.(in a good way)

Summary: If you haven't been to this event I highly recommend checking it out. We were not disappointed in the least (especially after making a long drive). It's well worth the $10.00 we paid to be scared out of our minds. We are planning on checking out TOS II in Stillman Valley before the end of the season. We may even make a trip back to this one. Keep up the good work TOS!





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