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Brett (wm)

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I love Halloween and fall in general for several reasons. First off, I was born 15 minutes before Halloween. Missed it by that much! But it's not so bad… presents one day, candy the next! Good thing I was not born around Christmas, otherwise I'm sure I would get the birthday/Christmas combined gifts! I also love Halloween because it's the one time of year where it's ok to pretend to be someone or something you're not. Just an FYI: other times of the year you might get arrested for that. The colors, the crisp air, the crunch of the leaves beneath your feet… all reason I love the fall season.

When I attend a haunt, I want to be scared! It's a great adrenaline rush, much like a roller coaster ride. Some funny rooms or actors are ok if used in moderation. I love to see the creative details that some haunts put into their exhibits, some are works of art! But I also like the dark haunts, where you have to rely on your other senses to make it through. Strobes and black lights are ok, again if used in moderation.

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2014 Reviews

Please note: this review is for the 2014 season rather than the current season.

The Descent Haunted House

by wm (Newbie Review Crew Member) after attending on Friday, October 24, 2014 at about 7:30 p.m.

Fun Factor: Medium Fear Factor: High

Review

Driving out to the House Horror Built definitely helps set the mood. Seemingly in the middle of no-where, it’s very dark and the only noise is from the passing cars. At first I thought this must be the wrong location, as it looks like any Wisconsin farm out in the country. When you approach the entrance, the lighted sign is like a beacon in the darkness letting you know you’ve come to the right place... or maybe the wrong place.

It was a mild Friday night, shortly after they opened. There were a few people before us but the wait was minimal. There are several rooms where they use a lot of fog. It’s hard to see in front of you until it’s too late, if you know what I mean. The actors were great! From the mother and her baby to the evil school teacher, they were all very entertaining. The 3D carnival was actually pretty good, even though I’m not a fan of them. Several clowns got me good!

Ultimately, the fun was over way too quick. We were walking fairly slow, and everything total was a little less than ten minutes. That was disappointing, especially since we were having a good time and we didn’t want it to end. This is a very creative haunt with talented actors in it.

There is A LOT of open ground on this farm land. It would be nice to see them add more to your experience like a maze or something either before or after the haunt. By adding to the experience, they can build on what they already have. With their awesome actors and their creativity, the sky's the limit!

Signage / Visibility / Location


It would have been hard to find if we wouldn’t have had a GPS our phone. Once you're close you'll see the lighted sign.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment


There wasn’t much of a wait. As soon as we purchased our tickets we had maybe a minute or two before we went in.

Actors' Performance


GREAT. They were always in character and they went all out. Even after we were out of the haunt, a few of them followed us out and were creeping behind us!

Sets Scenes / Props / FX


The scenes were very good, and the props were believable.

Length


As mentioned in the review, this is the one negative of this haunt. Maybe 8 minutes to go through it. :(

Crowd Control


We didn't have any issues bumping into other groups inside the haunt.

Most Memorable Moment


I’ve always had a soft spot for Freddy! As soon as I heard the music, I knew that bastard was near!

Summary

A great old school, home-made type of haunt. If it would have been twice as long, it would be one of the top haunts in the area.

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Please note: this review is for the 2014 season rather than the current season.

Green Bay Fear Haunted Attractions

by wm (Newbie Review Crew Member) after attending on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at about 8 p.m.

Fun Factor: High Fear Factor: Medium

Review

Green Bay Fear has been around long enough now where people pretty much know what they are going to get. In the recent years they've changed it up to where it's just as much of a twisted carnival and freaky side show as it is a haunted house. Walking up to the entrance and ticket booth is impressive, with their stone pillars lit up and big top atmosphere just beyond. Once on their grounds, it's almost a 'choose your own adventure' depending on where you want to go. Off to the left is the VIP area with a nice big bonfire and a local band braving the elements for your entertainment. Straight ahead is the very funny yet slightly unnerving Baron Von Geiger as the self proclaimed 'World's Strangest Strongman'. Right next to the baron is Mr. Jingles' Funhouse and next to that is the Odditorium. Off to your right is the Hillbilly Hallow Haunted Woods and then finally the haunted house itself. Oh yeah, there's also a Voodoo gift shop and food galore. Whew! You definitely get your money's worth at GB Fear, but certain events are only for the RIP (VIP upgrade). General admission will get you the haunted woods, the house, and all the fun happening in the courtyard.

The woods was particularly chilling on this dark and windy night. They do a great job of using lighted areas vs. pitch black where you strain to see your hands in front of your face. Being this was a Thursday, the woods was not as populated as it should have been. I'm sure on a hopping weekend they have it packed with all sorts of creatures. With that said, the actors that were in the woods were superb. It was a nice mix of scary and downright funny. One section had me a little disorientated being surrounded by Christmas trees, presents and tinsel. For me, the WORST part of Fall is knowing that Winter is right around the corner... and I was taken aback by what I was seeing. Then a young girl wearing pig-tails and footie pajamas came skipping by yelling 'NO MORE CHRISTMAS'! It gave a good laugh, and I couldn't agree more. So I skipped away with her.

The house has a grand entrance that's impressive as you walk up the steps and enter its wide doors. There are twists and turns throughout with great lighting and lots of glowing neon. You can purchase 3D glasses to really make the neon pop, but you don't need them to enjoy it. Although there were a few times I really jumped, most of the house was light on actors and more fun than scary. And that's ok, because the focus at Green Bay Fear is entertainment with some scares along the way. You can definitely make an entire night here!

Signage / Visibility / Location


It's easy to find, but surprising how hidden away everything is until you enter past the ticket booth.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment


There are wait lines for the woods and the haunted house, but everything else you can enjoy as soon as you walk up to it.

Actors' Performance


Almost all the actors did a great job. Some where there to scare, and some where there to entertain.

Sets Scenes / Props / FX


All the props and scenes are top notch. I was most impressed with the lighting, both in the house and around it.

Length


The woods will take you about 15 minutes once you're in it. The house is about another 15 minutes once in the door. Everything else you can move through as slow or as fast as you want! All things considered you will be there for a good couple of hours.

Crowd Control


There wasn't much of a crowd on a Thursday night.

Most Memorable Moment


NO MORE CHRISTMAS!!!!

Summary

Green Bay Fear stands apart from other Haunted Houses, simply because they've created an all night event with the focus of all things weird, odd or down right disturbing. Light on scares with lots of eye candy! This is a great place for the whole family.

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October 15th, 2019 6:47 p.m. CDT 1.27