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Event Reviewed: Trail of Screams (Rockford, Illinois)
Reviewed by: Hann   (Event Visited: 10/12/07 @ 8:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/15/07
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: A bit hard to find if you don't know the area, and the sign isn't of much help.

Wait Entertainment: There wasn't much to look at while waiting, basically just stood there and waited to go in with my friends.

Length of Event: About 25-30 minutes, it depends on how fast your group walks and if you can find your way throughout the dark woods.

Actor Performance: Very good performance by mostly everyone, from clowns to bloody cannibals and sickly looking patients, all SCREAMED out of the top of their lungs and seemed eager to scare you, I never saw anybody break character. The actors were very creative in their hiding spots, some pretended to be fake, only to scare you to death in the right moment, and others popped out of nowhere to startle you when you least expected. at the last scare, a sickly looking girl came out of a perfect but dangerous looking spot and made my friend fall to the ground and almost pass out while the infamous leather face made everyone else almost go down on their knees.  
The actors must be drinking a lot of caffeine to stay that active and crazy!

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Ran into a group who was lost, but found our way through quickly, I feel that being out there with nobody to guide you makes the experience even more intense.

Appropriate Ages: 13+

Props / Special FX: Very old school, the detail in some of the scenes is unbelievable!!. There is a little bit of everything, from 3D art, to hallways that disorient you, to creepy music and many strobe lights well placed. The beginning and the end are personal favorites, both houses are extremely creepy, the first with an almost theatrical feel to it and the last with extremely gory detail and scares from start to finish. From bloody tears to bloody hands.

Costumes / Make-up: A little bit too real, the hospital had amazing effects, from a girl with needles everywhere to a doctor with a huge wound!! everyone looked scary and gory, even the clowns, and the ending was perfect with very realistic and disgusting effects. Only the people in the woods didnt have any make up.

Summary: My first time to visit Trail of Screams, and I am definitely coming back and visiting the other haunt the own too. I was very amused, and my friends, including the guys got scared more than once. I love the location and the energy these people have to offer, this haunt is very old school, and very effective, the make up and the music are beyond creativity, and the detail you will find will amaze even the most hard to please. I am glad I decided to visit, I was definitely entertained and even a little scared myself. Two thumbs up!





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