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All 2007 Visitor Reviews Submitted by car54e

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Event Reviewed: 16th Annual St. Matthew Haunted House (Hawthorn Woods, Illinois)
Reviewed by: car54e   (Event Visited: 10/13/07 @ 9:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/16/07
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Look for Blue Flashing light near school parking lot, in between Midlothian and Quentin Road on Old McHenry road in Hawthorn Woods, IL (just N of Lake Zurich).

Wait Entertainment: Movies, food, live video feeds, and PC workstation (try it).

Length of Event: About 20 minutes

Actor Performance: Veteran actors do a good job scaring and entertaining.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Small groups of 4 to 6. you won't run into anyone unless you get lost (who'd think you could get lost in a small Library?)

Appropriate Ages: 12 and up for gore and intensity. Emergency exits available if you're losing it.

Props / Special FX: Yes many good ones. Fog. lasers, Illusions, motion, buzzers, horns, stobes, hidden surprise effects, & Traditional "hand tools".

Costumes / Make-up: Yes. Good.

Summary: Recommend. Have gone here before, but always different. I picked up a discount Coupon at the Spirit Halloween shop in Palatine. Good scare and entertainment. Large house with many rooms and maze areas; some areas for participation. Be sure to keep your eyes and ears open in the taxidermy room (best room in my opinion). Participate and taste the wares ... if you dare. Anna Manna funeral room was entertaining. Also, another good surprise was actor and electrical panel in one of the alleys ... don't go too fast or you'll miss it. LOTS of doors/multiple paths.





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