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Event Reviewed: Gilson Haunted House (Gilson, Illinois)
Reviewed by: ktheobald   (Event Visited: 10/10/09 @ 9:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/11/09
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: It was at a good location however I will admit the mazes were pretty confusing. I think there needed to be more room in the entry ways and the hallways.

Wait Entertainment: It was okay but it was really chilly out. It was really neat to see people dressed up walking the crowd outside. They did have a nice area where they sold food and beverages, they may have gone with having a booth outside to where they could hold hot food and beverages. I honestly do not think it was necessary to put a booth inside to sell things before entering the haunted house because people may get hurt inside by getting something hot or cold thrown in their face. I do not think anyone under the age 18 needs to participate in the haunted house due to someone could get hurt because of insurance purposes.

Length of Event: The event was about 45 minutes long.

Actor Performance: The performances outside were very convincing and scary however the ones inside that were young were not very convincing at times.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: The inside well there were really too many mazes. The point of having haunted house is to not to try to confuse everyone but to frighten them. I think they might next year try to make rooms with a certain horror movie theme you might get a bigger crowds from all over. If I remember two or three years ago you did that and it was really good.

Appropriate Ages: I would not say for little kids maybe kids over 13 yrs of age.

Props / Special FX: Props were real good, special FX could maybe be a lot better.

Costumes / Make-up: Some were real good but some were not as convincing maybe a little work in this area.

Summary: Overall it was good I would not say #1 but if I had to rate it probably a 8. I honestly think there are some things that may need more work on but it is definetly getting there.





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