Please note: this review is for the 2008 season rather than the current season.
by shorty4014 after attending on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at about 5:30 p.m.
Submitted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008
After purchasing your tickets, you can wait in the gymnasium with plenty of snacks and soda available. The wait is anywhere from 1 to 2 1/2 hours. The event provided minimal entertainment during the wait (old b&w movies and really bad music). It really couldn't hurt to dim the lights in the gym.
The house has some really great sets and some awesome effects. I couldn't believe how good some of the setups were. The pace of the house is really well controlled. Instead of walking through the house wondering if you are going too fast or too slow, they take that out of the equation entirely. There were a few times (being in the lead position) of running into walls or doors that were locked and not knowing if and where to proceed.
There were some chances for some really great scares. There were many creepy moments as well as some "what's going to happen next?" moments.
Unfortunately, poor acting and voice-over lip syncing were the complete downfall for this house. Maybe it was because it was getting late, but some of the "actors" were terrible. It felt like they gave up their characters long before we bought our tickets.
Overall, I loved the house setup and the scenery. Was really disappointed with the actors performances.