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2010 Visitor Reviews of
Barn 13 (Plano, Illinois)

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9 out of 18 people thought this review was helpful.
Reviewed by: ihauntyou   (Event Visited: 10/15/10 @ 7:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/21/10
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: Signs in the area made it easy to find

Wait Entertainment: The woman letting people in was very nice

Length of Event: About 8 minutes

Actor Performance: The actors were very energetic and convincing in there roles.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Everyone was spaced out and went through in groups of 2, we didn't run into anyone in the haunt.

Appropriate Ages: 10 and up

Summary: This was a well executed haunted house. The cemetery scene was a very large and elaborate display, with actors coming out at you at just the right time. I was impressed with the painting of the hallway with the white walls and the red shapes painted all over, with the strobe light going everything seemed to move around. The actors banging on the walls through out was also great, you never knew where people were coming from. The actors all knew their parts and performed very well. I liked the clown that scared us in two different parts of the haunt. Overall a great experience, its nice people set things up like this for the community.

7 out of 17 people thought this review was helpful.
Reviewed by: csterchi   (Event Visited: 10/22/10 @ 8:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/23/10
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Signs for Barn 13 were easily visible and placed along multiple routes. Entrance and exit were clearly marked and there was more than ample parking. The lot and entrance were well lit by torches as well as people with flashlights directing you in and out.

Wait Entertainment: Torches, candles, strobe lights, scary music, actors dressed in creative costumes made what little wait there was go by very quickly!

Length of Event: about 8-10 minutes, we were ushered in in groups of 2(slightly larger groups could be accomodated), and were given as much time as we wanted to make our way through the haunted barn, cemetary and trail

Actor Performance: Actors were incredibly enthusiastic and VERY believeable. Lots of different characters, from montsters to mummies to scary clowns...hidden characters jump out at you, there is yelling and banging behind walls and doors, some actors follow eerily behind you-adding to the effect, no one reaches out and grabs you

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: the wait time isn't long and once you are in, you get to experience the entire attraction with just your group, you aren't waiting behind someone or getting rushed ahead by someone behind you. enough time is allowed between groups that you don't get to hear what is coming

Props / Special FX: Barn 13 has many different rooms(including a scary clown room!) with different themes as well as a haunted graveyard with creative headstones; there are tons of props-snakes,masks, sliding partition walls, mirrors, smoke/fog machines,chainsaws,jail cell, etc...there are some narrow, crooked hallways painted in black and white, with mirrors and strobe lights, some hallways have things dangling from the celiing that feel really creepy! the fact that it is set in a real barn makes it that much scarier

Costumes / Make-up: All the actors were fully costumed from head to toe, masks, make-up, costumes, scary voices...ghots, zombies, clowns, monsters, just about every scary character you could imagine!

Summary: The creative forces behind Barn 13 are amazing, I was scared the entire time! I wasn't able to anticipate what was about to happen or 'see what was coming'. The actors were very enthusiastic and believable, the scene is scary from the moment you enter the parking lot, each room has a different theme and there are plenty of characters/actors on-hand to jump out and scare you or follow you at every turn. The path twists and turns from in and out of the barn and cemetary. There were lots of effects I hadn't seen elsewhere.





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