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All 2011 Visitor Reviews Submitted by BIGGUN

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60 out of 91 people thought this review was helpful.
Event Reviewed: Fear City: A Haunted Attraction (Morton Grove, Illinois)
Reviewed by: BIGGUN   (Event Visited: 10/01/11 @ 8:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/02/11
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Scare Factor: Very Low | Atmosphere: Poor
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Visibility/Location: On a side street, and there are flashing lights, but very little signange off the main roads

Wait Entertainment: none.

Length of Event: 25 min or so

Actor Performance: HORRIBLE and few actors in the haunt.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Good. There was nobody there

Appropriate Ages: in the womb and up

Props / Special FX: A few good props and special effects

Costumes / Make-up: Average at best. Nothing stood out

Summary: LOL! I'll add a few more things to the first review posted.  
When I pulled in the lot I laughed at the 3-4 parking attendants they had directing me to my parking spot only to find 4-5 other cars parked there. I think they were expecting a HUGE turnout, and got NOTHING! The plain clothes people running the event seemed almost almost depressed if not concerned over the lack of people there. I guess a $25-$35 price tag is a REAL TURN OFF when you havent proven yourselves yet.  
The train prop is literally the size of a train car. But its almost a wasted prop because nothing really happens in it. There are some decent ideas in the haunt, but they fail to deliver. The hallway with the 5-7 locked shuddering doors is a neat idea, but shouldnt somebody pop out from somewheare for a scare?!? The bathroom scene complete with farting sounds was unique, and the silhouette of the girl taking a shower was definitely different.  
Nothing in the house was scary, the house was too well lit, and the acting was something a 1st grader could have done better at. Even the giant inflatables that most haunts have where you have to walk sideways to get through were white instead of black, destroying what little darkness was in the haunt. 
I felt a bit ripped off by the price tag. I had to laugh when somebody in parking lot screamed "this place sucks" when we were leaving. 
I'm sure some of their crew will register here and write how wonderful and scary the house is. Anybody who says that is LYING! This house did NOT deliver at all! At this rate this will be their first AND last year! It should be renamed "EPIC FAILURE NON HAUNTED HOUSE, BUT WE'LL TAKE YOUR MONEY ANYWAY"

25 out of 43 people thought this review was helpful.
Event Reviewed: Dream Reapers Haunted House (Melrose Park, Illinois)
Reviewed by: BIGGUN   (Event Visited: 10/01/11 @ 7:15 pm)
Review Posted: 10/02/11
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: Decent of rt 64 and there is a sign and a big balloon.

Wait Entertainment: ZERO and unacceptable! Regardless if there are 100 people in line or 1 person..there should ALWAYS be wit entertainment, especially when they open the doors 20mins. late!

Length of Event: About 20 min.

Actor Performance: Very good and in your face. None of them broke character

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: EXCELLENT! A+ never ran into another group.

Appropriate Ages: 10 and up

Props / Special FX: Pretty good. Many scenes were very well detailed, and there were sinister scents throughout the house.

Costumes / Make-up: Very good. Love that pig mask. lol

Summary: The house has changed SLIGHTLY from last year. your first scene after the rules and regulations is the predicatble hellevator. It was bumpy fun, but the effect is getting old. From there you have a pretty good disorienting maze with multiple exits that take you to dead ends and in circles. The scenes and actors were good. The slaghter house is ALWAYS great, and the swamp scene was back as well. Things were popping out from high and low, and kept me guessing. While not a HUGE difference from last year..it was good enough for me to recommend to all!

 

 

 

 

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