Please note: this review is for the 2011 season rather than the current season.

Shadow Manor

by Budda after attending on Friday, October 14, 2011 at about 2:30 p.m.

Fun Factor: Medium Fear Factor: Low


Upon arrival I was impressed with the well prepared parking attendants dressed in reflective clothing and carrying flashlights, who directed us through the large and well maintained farm property. There was ample parking and the entire layout is designed to handle a large crowd.

There was no large crowd to be seen and our party of four entered the 3D clown house attraction immediately. The 3D effect was very impressive and it was quite fun. This was my first experience with 3D glasses at a haunted event and I was happy with the outcome.

Moving on to the larger haunted house I appreciated the well designed rooms, giving the impression that we were wandering through an actual house of sorts. There were interesting and creepy room sets and props, but very few actors. The young lady actors we encountered played their parts especially well. It may have taken 20-25 minutes for us to walk through both events, and the fear factor was rather low.

At the end of the event we entered a large dining area with a considerable variety of food and beverages. Each staff person we met was very friendly and the Eugster farm is well managed and family friendly, day or night.


This is a well planned haunt but it would have been far more entertaining and scary with several additional actors. There are better haunts nearby that charge less for admission. I hope next Halloween season will bring some improvement to the haunts.

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Comments: (1)



Oct. 17, 2011, 2:06 p.m.

Thank you for the review. The night you came through we were very short staffed so we do have more actors who are better trained. And scene it was our second weekend we were still working our all the bugs. But we promise that this weekend and the next will be better than ever!


June 2nd, 2020 11:26 p.m. CDT 11.11d