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Event Reviewed: Asylum Xperiment Haunted House (Villa Park, Illinois)
Reviewed by: marv58   (Event Visited: 10/08/11 @ 8:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/12/11
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: First time at this haunt visible from the road, large building with spot lighted cars in the front. Kind of confused on the parking most places have attendants, not here, just park where you please.

Wait Entertainment: I arrived at about 8-830 pm there were about 20 people in line. I think there were two actors walking about. More security and concession people than actors.

Length of Event: 25 Minutes

Actor Performance: Most actors with lines or major roles were on key. However, most of the pop out scares were off in terms of timing.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: A++++++++ in this department, this was the first haunt in two years where I NEVER saw another group! My group walked really slowly throughout the entire haunt and never ran into another group. Great job in this department.

Appropriate Ages: 12+

Props / Special FX: Best I have seen!! Simply put, this is where this haunt SHINES. Great job to detail. From the props, to the sets visually one of my all time favorites.

Costumes / Make-up: On par with some of the better haunts I have seen. A few plain actors but for the majority everyone was themed well with the room they were in.

Summary: This was my first haunt of the season. I did not get the privileged of attending this haunt last year (not enough weekends in October :() and I wish I would have.  
I went with my girlfriend and we were to be the first two in the start of a new group, followed by another group of three behind us. They wanted to stick another five people with us, but with a simple plea from us five they allowed us to go in just us five, so thank you for that. 
The initial scene is a quick rules and regulation before you enter the "blackout" portion of the haunt. This was my least favorite part of the haunt. The area was not very dark and we navigated right through the entire section, not hitting a single dead end. They did have a rotating section of the room which was great but the wall moved rather slowly and we found ourselves bored waiting for it to rotate. The only other complaint in this section was there was not a single actor in the entire blackout area. Not sure if they were short staffed or not but I was expecting at least a pop out scare or two. 
Now on to the main section of the haunt. You start out with a hellivator which was very well done, nice lighting and movement. From here on out it seemed every room was highly detailed. Areas ranged from a bathroom scene,kitchen scene, toy room, an area where a seance was being conducted and many others. 
I will highlight a few favorites. The tv room was very well done, could have used an additional scare, but great original idea. The multiple door room was also one of my favorites, with some very good actors in this section. The hillbilly room was great, once again very nice use of props, the actors did very well in this area. Unfortunately after reading a few reviews from last year I was already spoiled with the trick ending part, but it was still fun non the less. 
Overall my girlfriend and I had a great time. Only downfall, would have been most of the actors were trained to scare the begining of the group, which was great for my girlfriend and I but I felt bad for the three behind me. Most pop out scares were terrible off timed, and mostly ineffective. Im sure this will improve over time. 
Please keep up the great work, if this isnt a top three haunt this year I will be shocked. 
A must see haunt for just about all ages. Not the greatest with scare but overall entertainment value this is a top notch haunt.





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