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|Event Reviewed: Fright Night (Forest City, Illinois)|
Reviewed by: Decent60   (Event Visited: 10/29/11 @ 7:15 pm)
Review Posted: 10/31/11
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good|
Visibility/Location: Visibility, well if you know Forest City then you know that you could spot the location(s) anywhere. Overall though, it was a great spot. Parking is a bit tough but when they utilize every last inch of space for their event, it's very understandable.
Wait Entertainment: Wait Entertainment has always been great, at this particular time, it was a bit less than the usual but we did get there early, so their usual crew could have been just arriving when we went through.
Length of Event: The length for the entire events were very adequate although I'm always want it to be longer (I just can't get enough of it!)
Although, the new attraction, "The Crazy Cage", was a tad short.
Actor Performance: I'll have to group this into their sections for when I went, due to the multiple locations.
Church: Everyone was on top of their game there, excellent timing and scare tactics. I especially liked the Werewolf, making his has come out of the fog that was almost surreal.
Trail: Again, excellent performance by everyone, they tried to stall you a bit to make it feel a bit more real.
Skinner House: Wasn't impressed by them this year, in fact they were a bit sluggish except in the beginning and mid way through. The rest were a bit out of touch with things.
Crazy Cage: It has my favorite clowns in there, so of course it was an excellent performance (and I'm not being biased here). As always, they were energetic, creating a fun but frightening atmosphere.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: You're set into group, so it's only as fast as your leader. However, you really never have to wait long, as they try to make you run in terror.
Appropriate Ages: Church: 14+
Crazy Cage: 12+
Props / Special FX: They use an old-fashion scare tactics, which makes it much better. Props were are their to only heighten the atmosphere and not to be the main focal point.
Costumes / Make-up: It's never overdone and they actually do great with less. Some of the best costumes are done with little makeup and very little costume design (home made items mostly; gives it a more realistic look and feel).
Summary: This was my 3rd year returning and I have to say, I was disappointed by the new attraction that they put in this year, however, it was still a great idea and was something that wasn't too scary that younger audiences could have ventured in without getting too scared.
Overall, this year was great. I love how they are always changing it up and 95% of the time, it's for the better. I hate going to the same old routine every year, it really doesn't give you a reason to go. That is not the case with Fright Night. The actors and actresses stay in role better than I've seen in many other places, even if you get a tad lost, they give you suggestions while keeping in character. That is another reason why I come back there: good, quality acting.
We went there last year with a mix up on times, and while they were almost wrapping it up and were down a good chunk of their cast (school night and halloween parties), they gave us a great time there.
I always recommend that you go at least once a year to my friends and family and to strangers that I meet there.