attraction is more of a theatrical presentation, using characters with speaking parts,
than it is a typical haunted house. The actors performed very well,
they knew their lines and they stayed in character the entire
time. Unfortunately there were many loud noises throughout the rest of the house that drowned
out their monologues.
There where several occasions when you couldn’t hear what
they were saying, especially if you were near the back of a group like I was.
Throughout the house there were various scenes, with dimly lit hallways used as a transition between
areas. Some of the scenes had a great amount of detail. The cemetery
scene was the most detailed, with various tombstones, gates, pine trees, coffins and other
used to create a very realistic atmosphere. The eerie lighting and spooky music in the scene
led you to believe that you were in a real graveyard. The attic
had great sound effects, eerie lighting & animatronic props,
and was highly detailed. There
was one hallway that was quite puzzling, yet interesting. It had an eclectic array of things fastened to the walls like license plates, pizza boxes,
compact discs and pages ripped out of assorted magazines.
some of the scenes had ample detail, there were a number of them
didn't. There really weren't that many props in the
bedroom scene or the scene where the floor dropped down, just to
give a couple of examples. Had some extra props and detailing
been added to the Eleventh Hour house, it would have made
these scenes more effective.
quite impressed with Intensity this year. With no
wide-open areas, it was tighter and faster than it has ever
been. As you wind down the twisting path, you encounter various scenes and a lot of very
spirited actors. The actor's attacks in most of the scenes were
on target and they stayed in character. There was a really
high energy level in this house.
enjoyed the spinning elevator with its great lighting and sound
effects. The alley was nicely done, with a real car
sitting off to the side, a chain link fence and glowing graffiti
on the walls. My favorite area in Intensity was the dungeon-like scene with 'stone' walls and a 13 foot tall
animated demon creature, that towered above you.
While most everything went smoothly, there was a timing issue with a couple of
the scenes. In one area, there was a semi that broke through a brick wall. Unfortunately the timing of the scene was off and nearly everyone in
my group had already exited the room, missing the entire effect. Overall,
though, Intensity delivered what its name implies.
Third Dementia was a nice 3D
attraction with glowing art on the walls. There was
everything from your traditional splatters to some
scary-looking monster art. While you were walking through,
numerous actors come out of nowhere to startle you. I did,
however, find it odd that there was very loud music in one
hallway, yet is was completely quiet in the next.
Of course, I can't forget to mention the spinning vortex tunnel, which seemed to be a crowd favorite. This attraction was the
most family-friendly of the three.
the Eleventh Hour was an enjoyable experience and an improvement
over last year's performance. While the admission price is
higher than most haunted attractions I have been to
this season, they do offer three separate haunted attractions
for your enjoyment, plus the added value of two free movie
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