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All 2010 Visitor Reviews Submitted by KCain719

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Event Reviewed: Torment at Twelve Hundred (Orion, Illinois)
Reviewed by: KCain719   (Event Visited: 10/09/10 @ 8:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/12/10
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Scare Factor: Low | Atmosphere: Average
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Visibility/Location: This place you can see from the interstate, but otherwise if it hadn't been for hauntedillinois.com we probably never would have found it.

Wait Entertainment: When you first go in to pay is hilarious. They have a guy there that pretends to be a little slow, he reminds me of Sloth from the Goonies. After you pay though, there is no music. You have to talk amungst yourselves for entertainment.

Length of Event: It lasted quite a while. You went through a house, then you walked a trail, and lastly one more house. Probably about 30 + minutes.

Actor Performance: The acting performance was okay, but not spectacular. It was very easy to find yourself going from scared to bored within a few minutes.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: The Patron Flow could have been better. I realize that this is a big attraction, so they send in bigger groups. It's not the best though, because you find other groups getting scared infront of you and so when you walk up.. nothing happens.

Appropriate Ages: 12 +

Props / Special FX: They did have some pretty cool animatronics. They had this HUGE... I don't even really know what it was, but the creature was creepy. They also had the vortex tunnel, and the let you stay in that for quite a while.

Summary: Torment at 1200 wasn't terrible, but I would definitly say it wasn't great. There was nothing to entertain you while you waited in line except yourselves, not even music. The groups were far too big, that unless you were in the very front, you weren't going to get scared. Some of the actors even looked bored, so then you almost wanted to yawn. I guess what I'm trying to get at, is I feel that the $12 I paid to get in, didn't get me scared at all.

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Event Reviewed: Shady Hollow Insane Asylum (Annawan, Illinois)
Reviewed by: KCain719   (Event Visited: 10/09/10 @ 10:15 pm)
Review Posted: 10/12/10
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: I know the Bureau/Henry county area very well. So when we came on the website and it told us it was very easy to find. They picked a very good spot.

Wait Entertainment: During the wait, they had a bon-fire and music. The music was more of a metal type, but that's so you'd get in the mood.

Length of Event: It took us about 15 to 20 minutes to get through, but in all honesty I was so scared it didn't matter how short the event length was!

Actor Performance: I think the actors did a really good job! Even when you pretended not to be scared of them (that's what I do so they won't target me. Haha.) they still stay in character. It was seriously awesome!

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: The Patron Flow was perfect. There are some haunted houses that send you in huge groups, which I don't like because then you don't get the scare. Here however, they take you in the group you came with and that's it. It was perfect.

Appropriate Ages: I think it's appropriate for maybe ages 13up, anyone younger I would say, should stay home.

Summary: Shady Hollow Insane Asylum is probably one of the best haunted houses I've been to in a while. The acters stay in character and don't over do it. There are so many "trick" ways to get out when it's not the exit so you're scurrying around trying to get out. I had the best scare there, and I love how they just let you in with your group and your group only. I recommend this haunted house for anyone. I had spend $12 on a haunted house before this one, and the price to pay to get in wasn't worth the scare. Shady Hollow however scared you out of your mind!! for only $7!!! That's a steal. You'd be crazy not to try it out!

 

 

 

 

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