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2019 Insanity Haunted House Review


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Insanity Haunted House
Peru Mall
3940 Il-251
Peru, IL 61354

Visited: 10/12/19

 

Reviewed By: The Gatecreeper
Visibility/Location: The GPS takes us directly to the movie theater at the mall. The entrance to the haunt is on the other end clearly marked with two large lit signs and strobe lights. It was very easy to spot when the sun goes down.

Once you enter the mall's exterior doors, just follow the music being played which is close by. The ticket booth can be found directly across the haunt's location.
Wait Entertainment: They had a single actor walking the queue line interacting with guests, "borrowing" their hats, cell phones, anything that may be unprotected. Even your loved ones, spoiler: he may attach you to a pet lead and slowly take you to the ticket booth. You can return to your party shortly after.

Once inside past the mall storefront entrance, the second line is there in a nicely decorated UV illuminated room. Beware the actor also walks around in there too.
Admission Price: $15 per person
$25 VIP (Skip the line)
Parking: Free
Length:

9.5 Minutes *
* = Since people move through haunted attractions at different rates, your time will vary. Note: The time shown here represents the actual time spent moving forward through the attraction. Time spent waiting in queue lines, staging areas, intro scenes, rules rooms and when traffic jams cause patrons to come to a halt, has been subtracted. 

LPR: 2.786
LPR stands for Length/Price Ratio. It represents perceived value of an event, by comparing length vs price of admission. Higher numbers represent more value per dollar. Actual quality and/or entertainment value of an event are not factors in this calculation. Click Here to see how this event compares to others visited this year by the staff of HauntedIllinois.com.
Scare Factor: High
Crowd Control: They sent groups in on a timer every three minutes, which is most likely planned out to be an average gap where they can still processes guests. We walked at an average pace and did not meet up with any groups nor did the screaming girls behind us catch up to us.

We were stopped and slowed up a few times by the actors, this also could have been a tactic to control flow.

Summary:

When first walking into the mall and seeing the haunt built into a storefront, I was a little leery about it. After we got our tickets (Like their Facebook page for a $1 discount) I saw that the exit was at another store front next door. So this gave me more hope.

Once we were let in to start our adventure, we wondered into what seemed to be a shack or cabin scenario. The actors for the most part were wearing masks and had a good choice of jump scares and more than one in each room. With the slight exception of plain black transition corridors, much of the maze was quite detailed. Through the cabin, we walked in it's living room and kitchen. Passed the grungy bathroom into a little girls' play room and her closet. All were well done in design and all had at least one actor pulling off a scare or effect, maybe both.

Once out of the cabin area we seemed to be exploring various rooms found in the town. We had a very upset teacher with her students in the classroom. There was a surgical or dentist room, either way you look at it you have the creepy doctor looking at you, maybe planning his next move.

We walked through some of the standard haunt scenes a church, movie theater and a big top. The design of the movie theater was also vastly detailed, along with it's feature being projected on the wall. The red and white maze in the circus tent was also put together very well.

There was one outstanding room and that was the library. The design overall was creative and somewhat whimsical. The "librarian" also had some creative lines, costume and his own scare. As simple as it was it was also very effective.

All the actors had masks, with a few reasonable makeup choices. This was a very heavy actor driven haunt no animatronics and not too many startling props. It's a bonus that you will have at least one actor in every room, sometimes you will get a slight overlap of the actors between rooms mostly in the cabin area. Many of which had dialog and not just a grunt or a yell that so many larger (square footage) haunts seem to push. Insanity also features the not so scary kids tour Sundays a few hours prior to opening. There will be a blackout show November 2nd.

To find out more about this event, visit:

http://www.insanityhh.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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