2003 Dungeon of Terror Review
|Dungeon of Terror
515 Depot St.
Mazon, IL 60444
|Date of Review:
||This attraction is nestled in the small community of Mazon, IL. Signs along the
road will lead you from Rt. 47 to the attraction, with is located in the
downtown business district.
||While this attraction is
held in a plain-looking building, they did what they could to give the
exterior an eerie appearance, by creating spooky window
displays. There were also some phrases painted on the windows saying things like "I'll
be waiting for you..." and "Nobody makes it out of here alive".
||When I arrived, there was an actor outside, scaring the customers waiting in
line. There was also some great spooky music playing, to entertain the crowd
while they waited.
15 Minutes *
= Since people move through haunted attractions at different
rates, your time may vary.
||They did a fine job creating a spooky atmosphere. The first scene, a theatrical
presentation by the Dungeon Master, set the tone for the rest of the
attraction. Various scenes were more detailed than in previous years, which
further enhanced the mood. There were also numerous sound effects and music
soundtracks, specific to each scene, as well as some nice animated props.
||They did well in this category. In my two trips through the house, I did
briefly encounter one group (because one person in the group was
too terrified to continue), but overall group spacing was ample and the flow
through the house was smooth.
the customers that I spoke with thought this was a good haunted
house. A few commented that it was a great family-friendly
In your trek through the Dungeon of Terror, you will find
various scenes, separated by some really dark, narrow hallways. This attraction is not for the
claustrophobic. In some areas, I nearly had to turn sideways to fit
through! One of my favorite scenes was the swamp. This detailed scene had everything
from standing water and alligators to real trees. The swamp also
some great sound effects. A few of the scenes had hidden
exits to keep you guessing and there was even a part of the
house where you had to crawl on your hands and knees!
The Dungeon of Terror made use of some nice animated props. They
had a couple of nice pop-outs, as well as an animatronic electric chair. There was even a car that came rolling
at you, with its headlights on and horn blaring!
The actors for the most part were very enthusiastic, effectively
using some dark hiding places to get their scares.
You can tell that the Dungeon of Terror group enjoys what they
are doing. They put their heart into their performance and
This is a great small town attraction. It was nice to see the
improvements they made this year. The addition of more detail in
their scenes and additional sound effects/music were nice
enhancements. Overall it was a fun experience and a good
here to find out more about this event.