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|Reviewed by: gingersnap23   (Event Visited: 10/23/10 @ 8:30 pm) |
Review Posted: 10/25/10
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Good|
Visibility/Location: The haunt is located a few miles outside of Paris, Il on Route 16. There is a lit sign indicating the turn
Wait Entertainment: The lines werent too bad of a wait, so the need for entertainment was minimal, but there was a very creepy man with a chainsaw and blue eyes and a scratched head. He snuck up on people and revved the chainsaw and usually got a pretty good scare.
Length of Event: The event was a good length. It has an inside that leads to the woods, and then back into an inside area. All in all it lasted about 20 ish minutes
Actor Performance: The actors were amazing! They were in your face and terrifying. The best scares came from the woods. The Freddy Kreuger man almost made me jump out of my skin, and when I reached the man in the tree I lost it, but he was on me. He jumped out of the tree, slithered on the ground like a demonic serpent, and then he got on his feet and went insane; smashing wooden boards left and right, denting metal and so on. He was definitely the most dedicated to his character, and his dialogue was both entertaining and very very chilling and morbid, and when I reached the man with the pig scream I knew I could handle it no longer and I sprinted through the rest as fast as my legs would carry me, only to be blocked by a man with a shovel head. I waited for the rest of my group and got outta there pronto!
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: The only time I saw other people besides my group was while I was waiting in line, and when we entered a very dark maze.
Appropriate Ages: 13 and up
Props / Special FX: There were a lot of props. Severed heads, body bags, blood streaks, demonic babies, and the list goes on. Very well done
Costumes / Make-up: The makeup was professional in appearance. Makeup blended well and appeared natural. There were no obviously fake wounds or anything like that. Props to the team of makeup artists that created such creepy characters
Summary: All in all this is one of my favorite haunts. I've been to it for the last three seasons and I think this year is potentially the best. I loved the enthusiasm of the halls of madness. The inside parts were fantastic! The actors were close enough to keep a continuous scare, but far enough apart to make it hard to guess exactly when or where they'd pop out at. The woods was even harder to predict, and very scary. Overall, I would highly reccommend anyone in the area at least swing by to give the Halls of Madness a shot. Two thumbs all the way up.