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All 2007 Visitor Reviews Submitted by vspotrun

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Event Reviewed: Trail of Screams 2 (Stillman Valley, Illinois)
Reviewed by: vspotrun   (Event Visited: 10/13/07 @ 8:45 pm)
Review Posted: 10/17/07
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Being a local, I knew where the Girl Scout camp was, so it was easy for me to find. The few signs that were posted along the way I think would help folks not from the area to find it just fine.

Wait Entertainment: There was no "wait" entertainment, unless you count the sceams heard comming from the darkness of the woods.

Length of Event: Short, bout 15 minutes, faster if you have people freaking out a nearly every scene like we did. We were scared to death by the actors, then once out of the scene we laughed at the squealers!

Actor Performance: WOW! Fantastic, these people know how to scare the bejesus outta even the most hardened haunt goers. They come out of nowhere, and never give up, especially when they sight in on a terrified patron.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Given our flashlight and sent on our way I was very surprised, we made good time through, heard lots of screams from ALL around, never saw another group but could definitely hear them. We had to run a few times due to "mechanical devices" and we had a girl in the group kept losing her shoes, I think she even lost her cell at one point, but a "monster" showed up at end of next scene, handed it to her, and ran screamming off into the darkness, that was creepy.

Appropriate Ages: Hmmm, 13 and up. Lots of yelling and screamming and banging, the "devices" scared even me, so NO KIDS.

Props / Special FX: Very good SFX, well placed sounds, lighting, some fog, some strobes. Props in one scene looked like they could have been alive. We kept expecting it to jump out at us, but the actor took care of that scare.

Costumes / Make-up: Great job, no street clothes, lots of ACTUAL costumes, school teacher in dress, butcher guy in bloody smock, and the freaky clowns!! Make up was very ingenius, some actors did have just washed out faces, but they had good costumes and were very effective scarers.

Summary: I will tell anyone who asks to go to this haunt. It was well worth the price and the location while possibly difficult for non residents, is not really that hard to find, if you pay close attention. I went to this haunt last year and it was ok, but this year was so much better, I really like the "old school" effect.





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