|Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good|
Visibility/Location: Right off Illinois Route 53 at the Ditka Dome--Highly visable. There was plenty of available parking.
Wait Entertainment: Got in within 15 minutes of entering the building. There were really creepy themed music videos playing while we were in line.
Length of Event: It takes aprox. 1/2 hour to 45 minutes to go through the entire haunt once you enter.
Actor Performance: The actors were VERY convincing! Make-up was great. Some of the actors were able to contort themselves to give the illusion that they were missing limbs.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: The flow was very steady--no hold ups. The paths inside the haunt flow really well from one room to another.
Appropriate Ages: I would NOT take a child under the age of 12.
Props / Special FX: Great strobe affects in spots as well as fog and smoke machines. The sets are very realistic, i.e., the funeral parlors, the mad scientists etc.
Costumes / Make-up: The make up was very effective and realistic--broken bones protruding from limbs, scars, blood and great Zombies. Spikes and hatchets protruding from the actors skulls were very realistic.
Summary: Highly entertaining, great actors with realistic make-up and awesome special effects.Truly creepy and a romping good scare. Great fun and great music. Like Disney's haunted mansion on steriods! Makes for a great night out for a scare. Well worth the price of admission. I loved the special effects such as the misty look they gave the floors in the cemetary room. One room that was decorated with colored dots had an actor in it that I wouldn't have known was there if he hadn't jumped into my path and screamed. The asylum portion was particularly creepy given the great performances delivered by the actors playing lunatics and mentally deranged patients. Very frightening to have the come up to you. Particulary freaky was the children's ward--grotesquly deformed looking children that begged you to stay and play with them. They had me totally creeped out.