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

The Wisconsin Fear Grounds

by spookshow babe (Newbie Review Crew Member) after attending on Friday, October 21, 2011 at about 3:30 p.m.

Fun Factor: Very High Fear Factor: Very High

Review

It's hard to write a review when you are left speechless! Where do I try to begin...
I remember many years ago, when Splatter Haus was considered one of the best and scariest haunted houses in the area, and at that time, it was very true- however, over the years  they have lost that title and I truly feel that The Wisconsin Feargrounds has taken it! I remember going to this haunt years ago when it was just The Darkness and later when it became Morgan Manner. Even it's first year it was very impressive, with detailed sets, props and great make up/actors. As years went on you could see the passion they had for giving haunted house enthusiasts a whole new fun and yet scary experience. It has been wonderful watching this haunted house grow over the years and become the masterpiece in real horror and fun that it is now!  It deserves being voted #1 two years in a row, as one of the greatest haunted attractions in the Midwest. You can tell they put a ton of effort and thought into there attraction and it will leave you speechless!

Signage / Visibility / Location


Pretty easy to find, just look for the brightly lit expo center, there is a sign, however is wasn't lit, so be sure to watch for it.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment


The wait area is covered which is nice in case of rain or a windy night. They had plenty of great monsters working the waiting area to scare people and keep them entertained. They literally seemed to come out of nowhere at times scaring even the guys in line trying to play it cool.

Actors' Performance


The best I have seen in a haunt this year. They do an amazing job of scaring you by the "bait and switch" method.. there are plenty of monsters EVERYWHERE in the haunted house, not just in rooms, so they really do a great job of catching you off guard. I love that the females didn't just scream in my ear, I really hate that in haunted houses, these actresses actually acted and had wonderfully creepy things to say. Another thing I loved was that there was one or two that would keep reappearing in other rooms which really threw me off guard.. how did they get there? Did I see them before? Did I back track? It was such a great method!!!!

Sets Scenes / Props / FX


The sets and props, again, the best I have seen in a haunted house yet! They were incredibly detailed and felt very real, they did such a great job of taking you out of reality and into there twisted world.  The make up effects on all the actors were very quality, using foam latex, contacts, high quality masks and wonderful costumes that you wont find  at a Halloween store, they all looked amazing and not of this world. They could just stand there and creep you out by there appearance alone! Some of the props in the 3rd haunted house were so gross and realistic looking I did not want to touch them, but had to in order to pass through the hall.

Length


I did all three, and you really should to! They were all very, very good and for all three is took about an hour to get through them, not counting the lines.

Crowd Control


Crowd control was great. The monsters kept people entertained, and we never bumped into another group while in the haunts. Also, they kept the groups small which was really nice and everyone was kept within there groups as well.

Most Memorable Moment


The whole thing was memorable. But my most memorable moment I won't share for the reason being that I want you to experience it without expecting it, that would ruin it. Another moment is less of a giveaway... All the actors inside were GREAT, but the ones who followed us around were exceptional. They really freaked you out after a while because it felt like they were really following YOU and never going to leave.. they followed all the way though all three haunted houses from the very start while waiting in line! I think maybe they had several actors in the same costume to achieve this, but either way it was really creepy! Made you feel like they were stalking you... I loved it!

Summary

This is hands down the best haunted house here and if you are a big fan of haunted houses, being scared, adventurous, or just looking for something fun and scary to do for Halloween you NEED to go to this one, you will NOT be let down! I will say that it is more expensive than most haunted houses, but you honestly get your moneys worth and then some! Another thing you may want to consider, is this one IS scary so I really don't think children should attend this haunted house, it is more suitable for late teens and adults.

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Comments: (1)

 

Timmer

Oct. 26, 2011, 5:22 a.m.

Thank you so much for the kind words. I would like to offer you a behind the scenes tour of the WFG if you come on one of the last 6 nights. Email me at [email protected] if you want to do this. Thanks again and Happy Halloween.

 




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