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|Reviewed by: ThatGuy   (Event Visited: Before Oct. 1st @ 8:45 pm) |
Review Posted: 09/29/10
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Good|
Visibility/Location: Far into what I might call the middle of nowhere; It was a nicely haunted location, but also quite easy to find.
Wait Entertainment: Didn't wait very long. The drawbridge was cool though!
Length of Event: About an hour and a half... to 2 hours.
Actor Performance: Great. It was the owner Jim Warfield, and he's clearly a dedicated veteran performer.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Very good, we had a ton of time inside the house and a lot of personalized attention given to us.
Appropriate Ages: I couldn't tell you how Mr. Warfiled would tailor the tour to different crowds, but I'd imagine he could cater it to most audiences.
Props / Special FX: All created by Jim himself, so you won't see this stuff elsewhere. There were some really funny things in there too.
Costumes / Make-up: Not applicable here
Summary: I'd probably rate the tour on an overall fun and "uniqueness" factor, instead of atmosphere and scare factor. Sure, it would be scary to some audiences, perhaps many audiences. But that wasn't what hit me. Jim Warfield has something truly one-of-a-kind going here (and in his head), and those who like the odd and unique will very likely enjoy a visit to the Inn, at least once. It's not something I'd recommend to a car full of thrill seekers looking for a labyrinth of pure Halloween terror, or those looking for theme park special FX. It's more a "night of unique, somewhat personalized haunted entertainment in a unique setting, like nothing you've ever seen." And you can experience it any time of year, which is a huge bonus.
In conclusion, I drove several hours to visit Raven's Grin, and in the end I felt quite good about making the trip. Jim definitely goes out of his way to entertain. The slides are great, the atmosphere is cool, the cellar was wild, the dog (border collie?) was cute, and the entire trip had a good feel about it.