|Reviewed by: rosehill   (Event Visited: 10/25/08 @ 8:00 pm) |
Review Posted: 10/27/08
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Average|
Visibility/Location: Good. House is tucked back but still in downtown Lemont. Previously the house was in the same location for 10 years or so, so everyone knew where to find it. This is a different building. Instructions on site very accurate.
Wait Entertainment: You purchase tickets at a butcher shop window, which is entertaining to look at, but there were no lobby haunters when I was there. But then again the lobby area is really small.
Length of Event: 10 minutes or so. Not very long. My only real disappointment with this house.
Actor Performance: Average to good. This is a JC house, so actors are volunteers (not paid professionals). I'll give them an A for effort though.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: It wasn't busy when we arrived, there were only about 10 people ahead of us. We were spaced apart from other groups, but we caught up quickly once we were inside.
Appropriate Ages: All.
Props / Special FX: The Lemont JCs have always run the most creative JC houses. This one had some exellent ideas, including a moving wall. Very nice!
Costumes / Make-up: Good. Again, it's a JC house so they don't have a big budget.
Summary: In addition to the moving wall I was surprised to see the Lemont JCs had a rotating tunnel. Very common prop these days, but rare for JC houses. If you want to see a good JC house I highly recommend Lemont and Brookfield.