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Event Reviewed: Shady Hollow Insane Asylum (Annawan, Illinois)
Reviewed by: soccermom   (Event Visited: 10/02/09 @ 8:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/06/09
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: It was very easy to find. There was signs and lights that let you know where to go. There was plenty of parking and very well marked.

Wait Entertainment: They have a bonfire and benches for you to sit and wait on. The entrance to the building was decorated and they had a nurse out there that talked to you. The ticket booth was decorated to go along with the haunted house.

Length of Event: It took us about 15 to 20 minutes to go through.

Actor Performance: I thought that the people working in the haunted house fit there parts very well. There costumes went with the parts. I thought that the entrance room where they talk to you about the asylum was neat. A few of the actors could have done a little better but overall I think that it was awesome. I would have to say one of my favorites so far this year...

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: We never ran into another group. We could hear other groups ahead of us but, we never ran into them.

Appropriate Ages: I would say not to take young kids. It is kinda gory in certain rooms. My opinion I would not take anyone under 12 or 13 through it but, it all depends on the kid. Some kids could handle it I suppose.

Props / Special FX: They have alot of really neat props. My favorite I would have to say would be their dungeon room and the butcher room. There was alot of really cool props in them.I think that they did an awesome job with decorating the rooms. Lots of things I have never seen before...

Costumes / Make-up: I seen a few people wearing make-up but, most of them wore masks. I thought that there costumes went exactly with the atmosphere. There costumes fit the rooms and theme that was going on.

Summary: I would have to say that this was one of the best haunted houses that I have been to in a while. I have been telling everyone that I know about it. We actually went back the next night with some friends of ours. They do this really cool thing where if you come back with your stamped ticket you get in for $5 instead of the $7. I think that is a awesome way to get people back. The people they have working in it did a good job fitting the parts. I went to this haunted house last year and I thought that this years was SO much better. They put alot of more work and effort into this one. I really liked the whole Jr. and Tiny thing they had going on. It made it very interesting and scary at the same time. I will continue telling everyone I know about this haunted house. It is one that you dont want to miss....





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