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All 2011 Visitor Reviews Submitted by tamiwloch

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Event Reviewed: 20th Annual St. Matthew Haunted House (Hawthorn Woods, Illinois)
Reviewed by: tamiwloch   (Event Visited: 10/15/11 @ 8:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/19/11
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: Large sign out front of St.Matthew's church

Wait Entertainment: Can get a number and not have to wait in line (big plus). Refreshments available for purchase

Length of Event: 40 minutes or so to get thru the house

Actor Performance: Good actors - this is a charity house (not a professional house) so it is not as expensive but some of the actors are younger. However, they were still scary!

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Very good - actors seem to direct flow of people so they don't get all bunched up.

Appropriate Ages: Definitely too scary for younger ones - would say 12 and up.

Props / Special FX: Nice effects - very scary dog at one point, large whirling barrel that is difficult to walk thru. Love that the house is interactive!

Costumes / Make-up: Good makeup - not your usual plain blood & gore. Some nice special effects.

Summary: This haunted house is FUN to go through! You get to actually interact with the scary characters and try to find your way out of places. I found myself laughing and screaming throughout. Good deal for the low price! Some nice effects that are not typical - very tight spaces lots of times so that in itself gets scary. Very dark (don't use your cellphone and ruin the surprises!) - lots of actors throughout. Nice that you can sit and have a snack instead of just waiting in line (you can also buy your tickets online in advance).

 

 

 

 

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