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|Event Reviewed: Gilson Haunted House (Gilson, Illinois)|
Reviewed by: gmlsc   (Event Visited: 10/15/11 @ 10:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/23/11
| Overall Score:|
|Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Very Good|
Visibility/Location: Finding Gilson is pretty easy coming out of Knoxville and there is good signage to lead you to the haunted school.
Wait Entertainment: There was outside followers but not too scary except the short one with the long hair did kinda creep me out a bit. This has turned into such a big deal in Gilson that there is now a food stand on the lot that was way too lit up but was filling a niche.
Length of Event: I think it took approx 30 minutes. Just depends how long you are lost in the maze.
Actor Performance: Performers were good and I never seen them go out of character.
Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Flow was good once we got inside. waited 2 hours to get in.
Appropriate Ages: Id say 11 and up.
Props / Special FX: Not a whole lot of scary props but the vortex is awesome and I liked the elevator.
Costumes / Make-up: Some wore masks and some went a little further with makeup.
Summary: We have been going to this for several years and have noticed that they have gotten away from really scary factor and into more of a haunted fun house. They do have an awesome maze that is completely black and hard to get out of.The room after the maze was good and characters were creepy. The tour guides were good and played a good part.Black light rooms and spinning room was good.Overall a great haunted house for a reasonable price and worth going to, just would like it to get back to being scarier.