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Please note: this review is for the 2014 season rather than the current season.

The Descent Haunted House

by wm (Newbie Review Crew Member) after attending on Friday, October 24, 2014 at about 7:30 p.m.

Fun Factor: Medium Fear Factor: High

Review

Driving out to the House Horror Built definitely helps set the mood. Seemingly in the middle of no-where, it’s very dark and the only noise is from the passing cars. At first I thought this must be the wrong location, as it looks like any Wisconsin farm out in the country. When you approach the entrance, the lighted sign is like a beacon in the darkness letting you know you’ve come to the right place... or maybe the wrong place.

It was a mild Friday night, shortly after they opened. There were a few people before us but the wait was minimal. There are several rooms where they use a lot of fog. It’s hard to see in front of you until it’s too late, if you know what I mean. The actors were great! From the mother and her baby to the evil school teacher, they were all very entertaining. The 3D carnival was actually pretty good, even though I’m not a fan of them. Several clowns got me good!

Ultimately, the fun was over way too quick. We were walking fairly slow, and everything total was a little less than ten minutes. That was disappointing, especially since we were having a good time and we didn’t want it to end. This is a very creative haunt with talented actors in it.

There is A LOT of open ground on this farm land. It would be nice to see them add more to your experience like a maze or something either before or after the haunt. By adding to the experience, they can build on what they already have. With their awesome actors and their creativity, the sky's the limit!

Signage / Visibility / Location


It would have been hard to find if we wouldn’t have had a GPS our phone. Once you're close you'll see the lighted sign.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment


There wasn’t much of a wait. As soon as we purchased our tickets we had maybe a minute or two before we went in.

Actors' Performance


GREAT. They were always in character and they went all out. Even after we were out of the haunt, a few of them followed us out and were creeping behind us!

Sets Scenes / Props / FX


The scenes were very good, and the props were believable.

Length


As mentioned in the review, this is the one negative of this haunt. Maybe 8 minutes to go through it. :(

Crowd Control


We didn't have any issues bumping into other groups inside the haunt.

Most Memorable Moment


I’ve always had a soft spot for Freddy! As soon as I heard the music, I knew that bastard was near!

Summary

A great old school, home-made type of haunt. If it would have been twice as long, it would be one of the top haunts in the area.

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October 13th, 2019 6:56 p.m. CDT 1.27