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2008 Visitor Reviews of
The Haunting in Rosiclare (Rosiclare, Illinois)

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Reviewed by: hcresident   (Event Visited: 10/25/08 @ 7:45 pm)
Review Posted: 10/27/08
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Easy to find right on main street flashing strobe.

Wait Entertainment: They put you in a really neat lobby area that is decorated with eerie photos and lights. Halloween type music is playing.

Length of Event: 10-15 I think. We walked average speed.

Actor Performance: Actors were great. They were everywhere. Popping from behind curtains, under floors, behind walls. Everywhere you turn there was someone in your face.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Never ran into any other groups. Got turned around a bit didn't know where to go a few times but actors tend to force you where they want you to go.

Appropriate Ages: Unless you want your kids up all night I wouldn't reccomend under 10.

Props / Special FX: Props were not bad. Appeared to be homemade which was a pleasant change from other houses we been to where you begin seeing the same things.

Costumes / Make-up: Costumes were average. Many looked homemade or modified store bought. Once again a pleasant change from the same routine everywhere else.

Summary: For a small town, this place is great. We decided to visist a few off the beaten path places this year and this place was worth the drive and the money. Actors seem to get into scaring you. They really appear to enjoy what they are doing. This haunted house is worth the drive to Rosiclare. They charge a very reasonable price where others charge waty too much for what they offer. Haven't been scared this much in a haunted house in a long time. The element of surprise is used alot in this place which is great for scaring adults. From what we could tell the majority of this place is one large room that has been divided my curtains. This allowed the actors to move about easily and quickly as well as their voices to travel around the entire haunting. I counted about 15 actors but really think there were only about half that many. Due to the curtain effect they can change masks and move about quickly before you have time to get there. Really cool effect in the crawl areas. Don't want to give anything away but this is one place you better look in front, behind, beside, and even below where you go. The scene outside was mediocore but what they do afterward is classic. You want to run but find yourself blocked by a very dark and eerie alley. The fear of what could be there is ever present. If you have the time (and the gas) this place is a definate visit for people looking for a scare and not entertainment. Good place to eat next door also so trip is not a total waste.





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