Please note: this review is for the 2006 season rather than the current season.
after attending on Saturday, October 7, 2006 at about 6 p.m.
Submitted: Saturday, October 7, 2006
Signage / Visibility / Location
It's a relatively easy location to find. If you're from Milwaukee it's a lot easier. Just know that it's on the north side of Mitchell Street and you can only see MARS written on the side of the building if you're coming from the west!
Also, you'll probably be able to see the line waiting outside.
Wait Area / Line Entertainment
There wasn't much for wait entertainment, although we didn't have much of a wait, either. We only had to wait outside for about 5 minutes, it was a great weekend to go! Then we went inside to get our tickets and went into the haunt about another five minutes later.
Unfortunately there was no music, no actors or no film clips playing in the wait area.
There were two excellent scenes. The first was the "Dollhouse." The woman/girl who let us into the room said "dolls always like to play" and it just totally set the mood for the creepy room.
My other favorite was the Milwaukee County Asylum. You walk through this hallway where there are psych patients and the whole floor shakes as you're walking over it, that's pretty neat.
The actors did a spectacular job of both staying in costume and scaring my group and I.
My favorite actress was the girl pushing the baby cart. She was excellent and so incredibly creepy!
This is one of the best houses I've been to this year, but at the same time, it's also one of the shortest. It would be perfect if the walk-through took more than ten minutes. They certainly know how to get to people and hit the right nerves to get you just scared enough.
Very well planned and the costumes and make-up were really neat as well.
I highly recomment this haunt if you don't mind that it's a bit short.
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