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|Reviewed by: hessianhorse   (Event Visited: 10/09/09 @ 8:00 pm) |
Review Posted: 10/26/09
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: Low | Atmosphere: Average|
Visibility/Location: The location is one of the best traits of this haunted house, as it's located across the street from an actual cemetery and is located in an old church.
Wait Entertainment: There wasn't any wait entertainment when we arrived. There wasn't actually a line at all when we arrived, so I guess there wasn't anyone TO scare; this could've been because it was at the beginning of October.
Length of Event: Approximately twenty minutes.
Actor Performance: The actor playing Hannibal Lectre was decent, but he was locked in a box in the middle of a room and it wasn't very threatening, therefore not scary. Everyone else was pretty average.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: We were one of two groups there, so the flow was great. Unfortunately, we had a GUIDE in this empty church... that pretty much made no sense.
Appropriate Ages: 5 and up
Props / Special FX: The sets were very sparse, and that made quite a few moments with potential dull rather than suspenseful. Some hallways were nothing but empty sheets with no one to jump out and scare you when you reached the corner. They definitely needed to work on this area. Darkness would've been better than empty space.
Costumes / Make-up: Costumes were average. There was a pretty decent Michael Myers, and the Hannibal was done well.
Summary: More than anything, I actually felt sorry for this haunted house. Great location, but it was obvious they had no money and therefore few actors to hire and little props and backgrounds to afford. One room was nothing but a bunch of real tree limbs, no joke, in the middle of the room with nothing else around it with one person to jump out and say "BOO"... kinda pathetic, really. If they knew how to set up backdrops and work with darkness, it could've worked. For the hefty ticket price, I would've expected a lot more effects, more actors, and better backdrops than tree limbs pulled from the yard outside. Practice makes perfect, guys!