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2014 Visitor Reviews of
Nightmares (Hickory Hills, Illinois)

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14 out of 24 people thought this review was helpful.
Reviewed by: Jason38   (Event Visited: 10/25/14 @ 9:00 pm)
Review Posted: 10/29/14
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: The signs off the major streets were well light and they had an actor off of the major corner directing you in. The let you know ahead of time they are behind a CVS but it was quick off GPS.

Wait Entertainment: About a 25 minute wait but I was entertained by the guy shoving nails in his face and the chainsaw guy, pale doll girl working the crowds. They were jamming some Rob Zombie and various metal while showing 2003 Texas Chainsaw Massacre in line. I never got bored because they did a great job of getting into our heads. Probably trying to pick out the weak ones.

Length of Event: 14 minutes to get through the show.

Actor Performance: Was great. The energy was very high and they had the acts timed perfectly when I went through. It seemed like they had experienced people doing this.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: We were sent in by private groups so we didn't see anyone else. No one else messing up our experience!

Appropriate Ages: 13 to 16 and up. Not a kids show. I definitely heard some of the younger 
kids (10-14)crying and we saw several run out early while they were asking us questions after the show. I wouldn't bring a kid because 1 of the adults in our group couldn't make it through.

Props / Special FX: Several smaller robotics, a lot of fog in a few spots, laser lights that the chainsaw came barreling out of and a VERY cool ending! They had one of those spinning tunnels too.

Costumes / Make-up: Everyone was in costume and they had nice makeup, but no masks or movie characters.

Summary: I liked it. They know how to build up your fear. They used the dark against you, and they have some great scare tactics. I was gotten at least 7 times and I don't scare easy! I liked the set work. They had mentioned they built it in only 3 weeks and I though it looked amazing. I would love to see this again next year and see what they could do with more time. The scares were original and they are very creative to play the maze against you. Great job guys!

9 out of 25 people thought this review was helpful.
Reviewed by: ifc121157   (Event Visited: 10/18/14 @ 7:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/19/14
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Scare Factor: Very High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Easy to find. Lots of parking.

Wait Entertainment: Indoor waiting area. Running Texas Chainsaw Massacre for entertainment.

Length of Event: Think it was about 15 minutes.

Actor Performance: Actors stayed in character.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: It was early when we arrived, so not a long line. Let one group in at a time.

Appropriate Ages: Early teens and up.

Props / Special FX: Pitch black through most of it. Limited lighting and smoke in some areas. Lots of pounding, screaming.

Costumes / Make-up: Costumes used in some areas. A lot with masks or people screaming.

Summary: It was like going through a maze in the dark. Very intense. Didn't know when someone would jump out or start screaming. Used your imagination more than actual props to scare you. We screamed all the way through the exhibit. We thought it was the best haunted house we have visited. Will probably visit again before Halloween.





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