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All 2011 Visitor Reviews Submitted by hallowqueen

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Event Reviewed: Eleventh Hour Haunted House (Elk Grove, Illinois)
Reviewed by: hallowqueen   (Event Visited: 10/15/11 @ 9:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/19/11
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Scare Factor: Medium | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: It was very easy for me to find since I have been visiting this haunt for years. On the night that I went they had two guys helping direct people into the parking lot as well as well lit signs and a tall wind blowing thing that caught my attention.

Wait Entertainment: I like this haunt because they let you wait in a heated tent for some of the time since they use the number calling system. Once you buy your ticket you are able to enjoy the music and maybe some food and cider. Then once called you wait in line to go into the house. They had a really creepy troll like creature patrolling the line making creepy grunting noises in peoples ears. The ticket taker for eleventh hour was also very funny and entertaining. I enjoyed how she joked around with people.

Length of Event: I would say it probably took my group 60 mins for all 4 haunts. But I do want to include that we got very lost in the last house and at time spent way to much time deciding who should lead at each creepy corner.

Actor Performance: On this night I could tell it was one of their busier nights. At times I could tell that they were a bit under staffed just by observing some of the wide empty spaces between scares and such. That being said though, the actors that were there did an amazing job of filling in the absence. They were very energetic especially for it being such a busy night. I really enjoyed the sassy 50's era naughty housewife in the kitchen. She did a good job at being off setting without being overly scary. The clown in the bedroom aka mr. snuggles asked me to smell his finger and gave me the serious creeps. The elevator ride was a little different this year. I think a light burnt out so it was pitch black but I think it added to the effect. The truck accident victim at the end of catacombs got me not once but twice even though I was expecting him. And intensity as usual was just over all amazing. I was excited to see mr. tickles again and he got a few good scares from my group. The guy in the dentist room was a new character this year and I loved him. He was so animated and funny. He really interacted with my group and made us laugh and even made some cry.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: To be expected on a busy night I was in a group of about 12. I didn't mind though because somewhere in the house my group broke off and we became our own group of 5 at times. I have to say that I'm very impressed with the fact that we did not run into any other people inside the houses expect the people whom we were originally paired up with anyways.

Appropriate Ages: Any really. As long as they can handle it.

Props / Special FX: The air cannons got some good scares as well as the electric floor in the lab. I want to give props to whoever decides on the music selection for the whole haunt because each room had it's own music and I really think it helped transport you into the scene. The kitchen and dentist room music were my favorite by far.

Costumes / Make-up: Sometimes I had to stop and stare at the actors makeup because it was so cool. The costumes fit the actors spot's very well and it helped create a believable atmosphere.

Summary: I have always enjoyed the show that they put on at eleventh hour. The parking is free and the price is reasonable, especially if you use a coupon that they leave around places. ( I found mine at Ihop) But I must say that this year they really out did themselves. The show has improved so much and I think the time it takes to go through the houses has even increased. You can tell that these actors really enjoy what they do and they are good at it. I will definitely be coming back next year and telling all my friends about this place. My only complaint is they could use a few more actors in some unused spots. But other then that I would say this haunt is well worth the hype.

 

 

 

 

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