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|Event Reviewed: Fright Night (Forest City, Illinois)|
Reviewed by: srloin   (Event Visited: 10/22/11 @ 8:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/24/11
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Good|
Visibility/Location: Very easy to find once you get to Forest City. There are signs up directing you as soon as you get into town.
Wait Entertainment: Each line had a wait of maybe 30 min at most. (We were in line when the actors had to go on break.) They had several actors scaring and fooling around with people while they waited so the experience never ended.
Length of Event: It took us about 2 1/2 hours to visit all of the attractions as well as talk to the professional ghost hunters.
Actor Performance: Every actor was amazing, from the little kids begging us not to go in to the chef not wanting us to leave. The screaming female actors where more frustrating the scary but overall scary and fit their surroundings.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: We never ran into another group but we did get lost at one point and almost back tracked into another group. At one point there was a fire alarm malfunction or something so we were forced to stop mid-way through the attraction, which was frustrating.
Appropriate Ages: The staff requested that we refrain from cursing because of all the young kids that were there. I would say 11+ should be fine.
Props / Special FX: Props were spot on. The Lazer + fog effect was so cool. But the strobe lights blinded and gave us headaches. I had to stop at one point and enjoy the bouncing floor for a bit. (I couldn't help myself)
Costumes / Make-up: From the simple little girl starring at me to the full on Yeti/Werewolf screeching and clawing, all of the costumes were perfect.
Summary: Overall, Fright Night is a great haunted house to go through and it actually being haunted added a little more to the scare. The ghost hunter people that were there said that there finding were going to be on History or something in November. We talked to some of the cast after we had finished and they were very friendly and it was obvious that they enjoyed what they were doing. I told all my friends to check it out. $18 for 4 attractions that last atleast 2 hours is a great deal. We had to drive about a hour to get there but it was well worth it.