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|Reviewed by: Jashuh   (Event Visited: After Oct. 31 @ 7:15 pm) |
Review Posted: 01/14/12
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good|
Visibility/Location: Located in the small town of Mt.Carroll , we found it easy to find - we used GPS. Not road marked, but easy to find the house.
Wait Entertainment: No wait entertainment for us. but we went right in. There is lots of exterior to look at, so there is no need for wait entertainment here.
Length of Event: We were there almost 2 hours, great length, however Halloween rush was over.
Actor Performance: The guide did a excellent job, this was the best guided tour I have seen.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: We freely moved from one room to another, and all very well done.
Appropriate Ages: I would think all ages above 6 would enjoy this, this might be a little scared from time-to-time but only because the owner (guide) gives 100%.. The mood is set when you enter and the ghost stories might scare the young.
Props / Special FX: Lots of props here, all homemade and look good.
Costumes / Make-up: The guide goes through seveal different face experessions and continues to throw curves at you - very good.
Summary: This is not your standard Haunted House, this thing is really haunted - we had several things which just caught us off guard. We really enjoyed the guide which goes through story after story about the house, giving get effects as things move along. The entire house gives off a special glow (feeling) that just makes everything come together here and work great. This was our first experience here and it will not be our last, we all just loved what we experienced here. The house is stacked with props and things to look at, it would take a week to see everything. The bed slide is great, and the wine cellar is haunted, we noticed a strange glow in the basement monitor as my son dropped down the bed slide exit - lights that should have been on were off and this strange glow on the screen, just weird. He said he felt some type of presence in the wine cellar area, hard to explain and he is a hard sell. Overall; this isn't your standard event, this is a classic and very enjoyable.