Please note: this review is for the 2008 season rather than the current season.

Hartford Jaycees Haunted House

by soapstar after attending on Friday, October 17, 2008 at about 2 p.m.

Fun Factor: Medium Fear Factor: Low

Review

There are signs for the haunted house, but we passed it at first because they are not very visible. Because we got there at 7 and it was raining, we only had to wait 15 minutes.

The haunted words at the start of the haunt was by far the best part for me. The woods are scary to begin with, so adding quite a few actors really added to the spookiness.

Once inside the house, I have to admit that I was a little disappointed. I am usually scared of everything, but I think I screamed only once. There were not a lot of actors in the house. Instead there were animatronics that I could see before they "popped out." Since I was not scared, I was able to look around at all of the different props and scenes. They were very well constructed and added a lot to the house. I just wish there would have been more actors to interact with us. As previous reviewers mentioned, there was an unpleasant smell and a lot of cloth/clothes hanging down that you had to walk through. I also agree that some of the actors were only there to show you which way to go. It seemed like we were in the house for quite some time, so I was happy with the length of the haunt.

Summary

Overall, I would say that my expectations were not met. The props and haunted woods were very good, but they were not able to make up for the lack of actors. I walked away wishing I had gotten a better scare.

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