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All 2011 Visitor Reviews Submitted by smokey

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Event Reviewed: QC Factory of Fear (Moline, Illinois)
Reviewed by: smokey   (Event Visited: 10/30/11 @ 8:45 pm)
Review Posted: 10/31/11
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Possibly the easiest to find in the Quad Cities. Right off of the street. Well lit signage. Very creepy looking building.

Wait Entertainment: Wait Entertainment was great! Although there were only a couple of groups in front of us, they were being heavily harassed by two very creepy clowns. The use of spider web and lighting is excellent in the waiting area of the Factory.

Length of Event: Our group went through the haunt in roughly 35 minutes.

Actor Performance: Actor Performance was great! Unlike most haunts where you seem to be able to easily sneak up on an actor and catch them off guard, this was not the case at the Factory. All actors appeared to be in their spots and on their A-Game! From the clowns at the front door to the creepy girl in the last room and the chainsaws at the end, they all did great!

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Patron flow was great! We must have hit a very good night because again unlike most haunts, we never saw the group in front of or us or behind us the whole time, nor did we have an clue as to their whereabouts.

Appropriate Ages: This is what I would consider an all ages appropriate haunt. The isn't much in the way of gore (aside from the bloody display in the butcher shop) and all actors kept their scares to a shock type scare. Not horribly scary as far as what they are saying or doing but would probably scare small children.

Props / Special FX: There are tons of cameras and air driven props in this haunt! This is the only haunt where I haven't noticed any horribly timed activation of animated props. All props fired at just the right moment and kept our group on our toes waiting for what would jump or pop out at us next!

Costumes / Make-up: There were some Spirit Halloween type clown costumes, a man in a orange shirt with some great prosthetics on his face wielding a machete, a butcher clown, a zombie nurse, and some kids with face paint. There wasn't much of the typical bad Halloween masks that you see in most haunts.

Summary: This year was by far the best experience I've ever had at the Factory of Fear. This haunt is full of strobe light, tight spaces, fog, great scares, MAZES, creepy laughs and lots and lots of screams! Rooms include but are not limited to a cemetery, sewer type room, 2 crawlspaces (both pretty short and easily passable), a great butcher shop, multiple mazes, an electric fence area, a very loud encounter with a truck, a room that's somewhat hard to find your way out of, a "Jason" room, a very unique coffin display in which a girl appears to be floating in the middle of the room (you have to see it to understand it) lots of SHOCK scares, multiple drop downs and pop outs where spooks are RIGHT IN YOUR FACE, a jail cell, an electric chair room, and did I mention mazes? Aside from lacking decorations in a few rooms, this is a haunt that was assembled very well. Be ready for an actor to pop out at you when you don't expect it at all! There aren't many indications that there will be a scare in some of the places that they are in this haunt. There are a lot of tight squeezes and dead ends but I personally think it really enhanced the experience. If you are afraid of the dark this place is for you! There are places in this building that you can't see the person in front of you. I wouldn't be surprised if an actor could and would sneak right into your group in some places in this place. I would say it was worth every dime we spent to get in and we will gladly return to this haunt next year! Good job and thank you to everyone who scared us at the Factory of Fear!

10 out of 25 people thought this review was helpful.
Event Reviewed: Asylum of Mad Dreams (Cordova, Illinois)
Reviewed by: smokey   (Event Visited: 10/08/11 @ 10:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/17/11
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Anyone who knows where Cordova/the drag strip is should be able to get there with no problem. There are signs of Rt. 84 and there's a hearse somewhat back in the weeds.

Wait Entertainment: There isn't so much entertainment but, you do get a good sense of atmosphere being able to hear the screams/sounds coming from within the haunt. The wait area consists of a decent size bonfire, porta johns and a carnival style concession stand.

Length of Event: 45-50 minutes inside the haunt(s) we were on the grounds no more than an hour both wait time and attraction time.

Actor Performance: Actor performance was good, not great but not the worst I've ever seen. The majority of actors, like most haunts, appeared to be kids about Jr. High aged. The down side was when we walked into one building we came across two actors who were half in/half out of costume and eating/drinking carrying on a full conversation and didn't even make the effort to try to save the scare.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Patron flow was excellent! Our group never did catch up to another group nor did any other group catch up to us. This has probably been the best example of patron flow inside a haunt I've ever seen.

Appropriate Ages: All ages appropriate but as most haunts I would say 12 & up would be appropriate.

Props / Special FX: There were many props in the haunt, all of which were pertinent to the haunt or buildings theme. There were a few large props that appeared that the should have been animatronic but were not working or weren't triggering properly.

Costumes / Make-up: This was not the best category but they did ok. Most of the actors were just in all black with face paint. Some of the makeup was pertinent to their area and some was not.

Summary: Overall, I would say this is the best haunt in the Quad City Area. Everything from the school bus ride in through the woods, to the wooded trail, and the six or seven buildings was great. All buildings were FULLY decorated and there were some great scares. It is definitely worth the fifteen dollar admission price. They did an excellent job of disguising doors so that you really had time to take in the scenes. And a word to the wise, be more prepared at the end then the actor is! This is a must see if you're in the QCA!

 

 

 

 

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