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All 2014 Visitor Reviews Submitted by djmalsidious

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Event Reviewed: Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare (Villa Park, Illinois)
Reviewed by: djmalsidious   (Event Visited: 10/04/14 @ 8:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/13/14
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Scare Factor: Very Low | Atmosphere: Good
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Visibility/Location: Villa Odeum. Pretty easy to find. Same place as the Asylum Xperiment.

Wait Entertainment: There was a drum line to watch which was little different, but kinda cool in it's own right. I didn't see any actresses

Length of Event: 2+ hours even with VIP 1 package. Realistically 20-25 minutes of actual haunted houses

Actor Performance: The El Superbeasto actors were great! The rest of the haunt left a lot to desire. Actors screaming help always has been a huge pet peeve. My first thought is... with what? Oh... someone's trying to kill you? That's original.. Ugh.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Absolutely the worst I've ever seen. There are 3 total haunts. Once you get through an area, there is a very long line sometimes backlogged into the haunt itself. When you're in the pitch black part of the haunt, this was especially annoying to have people bumping into you trying to figure out what's going on. An actor/security should of been in there with a flash light to entertain guests and let them know what's going on.

Appropriate Ages: Definitely not for kids.

Props / Special FX: The lighting and set details were both creative and interesting to soak in. Minus the whole pitch black section. Absolutely hated that.

Costumes / Make-up: A+

Summary: I've been a huge fan of the Asylum Xperiment. I was even part of the crew one year. Once I heard they had merged together with Mr. Zombie, I was beyond excited. I wanted to like this house. I really did. What killed the experience for me was the multiple lines per attraction. This haunt should of only took 25 minutes to go through. Even after I spent $45 + Parking with the VIP package, I still spent incredible amount of time waiting in lines. It made me feel the extra cost really only got me a $45 T-shirt and not the quality haunt which I was looking for. 
 
Haunts: 
 
1. The Pitch Black haunt: It's big. It's dark. It has 2 random strobes and I can't help thinking why they didn't have any actors or scares. It felt more like a big long line to the next attraction. I wasn't too far off either. The crowd control was so terrible that we spent a good 15 minutes in the black out section at the very end just waiting to get to "El Superbeasto". People were complaining and borded. The chick in front of me took about 60 selfies so the endless flashing annoyed me even more.  
 
Really hated it. 0/5 
 
"El Superbeasto"  
 
I'm not really sure why they included this in the haunt other than It's Rob Zombies feature animation. The music about porn and masturbating gave a hilarious and whimsical feel as the more adult natured scares consisted of a blow job "scare", really hot gogo dancers in neon paint, and a few oddities that flowed well with the movie, but as a haunt, felt very out of place. Don't get me wrong, the gogo dancers were very attractive, but it felt like it was more like a terrible strip club then a haunted house. 
 
Liked it. 3/5 
 
House of a 1000 Corpses 
 
Capt. Spalding played his role quite well. The various sets were interesting taking you through the many noteworthy famous killers as done so in the tour except without the roller coaster car and a giant creature thing to push you through the tour. I honestly didn't find too much memorable about this section and possibly unfairly so. Due to all the waiting I think my patience was over and I just wanted to leave. I didn't find any of it scary. Some of it was just weird or otherwise pointless. 
 
Hated it. 1/5 
 
Overall... I bought a $45 tshirt that I had to wait 2 hours for. The haunt just seemed to be in the way of the exit.

 

 

 

 

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