|Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good|
Visibility/Location: Super easy to find. The farm was very well lit and parking was easy to navigate and free.
Wait Entertainment: The wait entertainment was the best I've ever seen. They got some scares but, they did things that just creeped people out. You'd have to see it to get what I mean. As freaky clowns, they have the luxury of being able to go for a scare, act inappropriately, or to make people laugh (in a scared way). I loved the outdoor staging area that was like a prison camp setting. This was the beginning of their setup for the prison theme and it was flawless!
Length of Event: I forgot to hit my timer on my phone (I know, nerd right?!) but remembered to take note of the time about five minutes into it. It was 25 minutes at a minimum.This impressed me.
Actor Performance: These actors are just fantastic! When I left there was a "guard" trying to corral two clowns with shockers and it was just awesome. I can't say enough about how real the prison theme seemed to me.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: You could see other groups at many points but, this is probably part of the backstory as we are all "prisoners." I had not problem with this.
Appropriate Ages: 10+
Props / Special FX: The first room in the prison was jaw dropping cool. The bass was too high on the audio though, so I had a hard time understanding what the character was "saying." SPOILER: Clowns doing flips and actors flying around on hooks was just crazy.
Costumes / Make-up: Makeup was great but the costumes sold it. They use masks in several areas but to great effect. These aren't masks that try to convince you they are the actors' faces. These masks are supposed to be recognized AS MASKS. What a great concept. Scary people in real life wear masks to disguise themselves. That's actually scary; not fantasy scary, it's real life scary.
Summary: I really had low expectations for this haunt because of what people have to say about the price versus the show you get. This is a negative, and I must agree, it's very expensive. However, their website, the signs out front, and most reviews indicate that the admission is expensive. Yet, on a Thursday night there were hundreds of people in line to go. This suggests to me that if people will pay $30.00 anyway, it's not overpriced. You know it's over priced when people stop going, end of story. No one forces people to go to a haunt.
I have been to a lot of haunts and this one really impressed me. This was my first time going and I was blown away. Tons of actors and elaborate sets that put you into another world are highlights of this unique show. The second house is completely different from the first and although not as good, the sets and atmosphere is amazing! I'll probably never go again because of the cost but, I don't regret the money I spent this night.