Please note: this review is for the 2009 season rather than the current season.
by Jrmass after attending on Friday, October 23, 2009 at about 2:30 p.m.
Submitted: Saturday, October 24, 2009
Having worked for several haunted houses in the past I try to keep an open mind about haunts that are volunteer based as you obviously get some excellent actors and some well you get where I'm going. This house followed that to the tee. My wife and I had been talking about attending House of Shadows (HoS) for the past two years but it never worked out for our schedules. This year we made sure to set this weekend as the one to go and the best word(s) I can use to describe the HoS was disorganized (refering to the way tickets are dealt with) un-professional (in how the actors *front entrance people included* need to learn to stay in character) and lastly un-utilized (there were sooooooooo many places that could have had an actor or prop to yet I was left disapointed just about everytime.
With that said though... There was in my mind one upside that both my wife and I agreed upon... The "Saw" room was something that neither of us had ever experienced before and made for an excellent room (although the actors did not do much for the room). The speech about the history of the house was excellent and made for a good way to boost up the moral of the groups.
-Disorganized ticket taking operation (no explaination on where to meet up when your ticket is called)
-Tons of un-utilized space inside of the house (could have been lack of help I'm not sure but, it still costs the same reguardless if I'm getting my money's worth or not)
-If you are looking for a scare this is not what you are looking for. If you are looking to donate $7/person to a good cause (boys and girls club) then go ahead and be as confused as I was.