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|Event Reviewed: Raven's Grin Inn (Mount Carroll, Illinois)|
Reviewed by: dannyboy   (Event Visited: 10/13/11 @ 8:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/15/11
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|Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Very Good|
Visibility/Location: Just off the main street through town. There are a couple of large signs pointing the way. There's no mistaking this place for anything else!
Wait Entertainment: None but it wasn't needed. Just take in the overall creepiness of the house fronm the outside.
Length of Event: 1-1/2 hours for our group.
Actor Performance: Excellent. There aren't a lot of them but they were great.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Excellent. No bumping into the other tours that went in before and came in after ours.
Appropriate Ages: Absolutely, though if you go at night, the little ones might be a bit leary about it.
Props / Special FX: More props than you can shake a BIG stick at! All created by the owner too.
Costumes / Make-up: Not a lot but there really isn't any needed here.
Summary: This place is just naturally creepy! An old 1870's Victorian house that overlooks a bluff partially surrounded by old trees. There are all sorts of oddball/weird sculptures everywhere inside and outside the house. Not a blood and guts, scream in your face type of haunt. It's definitely one of a kind! We spent an hour and a half inside (try getting that at the other haunts) listening to the stories of the sightings in the house over the years (yes it's supposed to actually be haunted!)and laughing our backsides off at the creator and his minions, not to mention at each other! Nobody pushing and shoving us through like a meat packing plant. We liked it so much that we're going back this weekend. If your looking for something that's unique, creepy (actually haunted) and a h--e--double-hockey-sticks (censored) of a lot of fun, this is the place to go!