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Event Reviewed: Clayville Carnival of Carnage (Pleasant Plains, Illinois)
Reviewed by: UArhling   (Event Visited: 10/15/11 @ 8:15 pm)
Review Posted: 10/26/11
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: There needs to be some advance signage,and lighting at the entrance it is difficult to see at night.

Wait Entertainment: There was a very good storyteller at the bonfire as we waited to get onto the wagon and then we stopped and listened to more afterwards.There was no entertainment while waiting for the Haunted House which was the longest wait should consider doing something about that.

Length of Event: The Trail Ride was about 10 minutes long and the Haunted House took about 20 minutes

Actor Performance: Overall very good it was difficult to see some of the performances in the darker areas of the trail, and in the maze but most of those were more for shock value. 
The Magician guy was very creepy as was the Gypsy Lady they both had good stories to tell

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Easy to follow as the actors either directed you or scared you until you get to the maze which is dark long and confusing which also made it tense and scary

Appropriate Ages: When we were there I would not recommend young children, but I understand that they have a children's time

Props / Special FX: Fair not a lot of props or Special effects but what there was , was good

Costumes / Make-up: the make up was really cool

Summary: Really enjoyed it, the cost of the event was a bargain when you consider that you get both a haunted trail ride and a haunted house for about the same or even less than other attractions in the area. It is very clear that a lot of work went into creating it and it was worth the effort put forward. My wife spent most of the trail ride laying on the floor of the wagon she was so scared which gave us all quite a laugh. It was so different from last year that we had no idea what to expect. One can visualize the story of the Circus Train wreck so easily when u get onto the wagons to go down the old railroad right of way the place is just plain spooky. While so of the actors could have used a little more practice the overall effect was to keep you on the edge all the way the scares didn't always come when expected but when they came most of them caused a real shock, and when they didn't come your skin was crawling already. The maze went on a little to long but you were relived when it was over. We enjoyed it the two previous years and did again it has improved in quality each year , while not as high tech as some the scary factor is great





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