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2013 Misery Haunted House/YARD (CLOSED) Event Reviews


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Please note: this review is for the 2013 season rather than the current season.

Misery Haunted House/YARD (CLOSED)

by wm (Newbie Review Crew Member) after attending on Friday, October 25, 2013 at about 4:30 p.m.

Fun Factor: High Fear Factor: High

Review

I'll be honest and say that I wasn't expecting much as I drove up to Misery Haunted House.  I know it's for a great cause (Haven of Hope Day Care).  I know they are new and I'm aware that the weather might play a part in some haunts poor turn-out.  And I also know that more often than not, new haunts with little funding behind it can be a yawn-fest.  But with all that said... I'm so pleased to say that I had a blast at Misery Haunted House!


The night began with a visit to the doctor.  What's a trip to the doctor without a wait in the doctor's waiting room?  I even had to take a number and then you have to see 'the doctor' one at a time.  Very clever...  you feel more vulnerable in a haunt when it's just you going into it.  Further in the house, an evil monkey had us jumping multiple times!  A mad hatter had us literally walking in circles.  A little girl wanted to play dolls with us but never wanted us to leave.  We even had time to saddle up to the bar for a shot of...  well, I'm not sure what it was!  There's so much more, but why don't you go see for yourselves?  Oh...  and if you see an electric organ, feel free to play a few notes on it!


If you enjoy haunted houses, give Misery a shot.  You won't wait hours in line, you get more bang for your buck, and it's a great time!  


Signage / Visibility / Location


It was pretty easy to find Misery, just a few minutes from Hwy 41 and lots of parking.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment


There wasn't much of a wait.  I did not see anybody walking around scaring people in line, but there was a video screen playing different things throughout the night.

Actors' Performance


The actors and even the workers were all great.

Sets Scenes / Props / FX


This haunt is not meant to be compared to the big 'corporate' haunts.  Many of the props are home made.  Some of the sets are a bit crude.  But that's ok!  This haunt had us jumping and laughing most all the way through.

Length


It took about 20 minutes to go through Misery.

Crowd Control


There was not much of a crowd when we attended, but they did make sure to space out each group.

Most Memorable Moment


Definitely the monkey.  I don't ever recall seeing a monkey in a haunted house before.  Next year I'm bringing him a banana.

Summary

I left Misery with a smile on my face.  I was reminded of why I started liking haunts in the first place.  They are someone's hard work and imagination, and they are fun!  I look forward to Misery in the years to come...  bravo!

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Please note: this review is for the 2013 season rather than the current season.

Misery Haunted House/YARD (CLOSED)

by MajorXpsycho (Newbie Review Crew Member) after attending on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at about 2 p.m.

Fun Factor: Medium Fear Factor: Medium

Review

Misery loves company and this haunted attraction is no exception.  Misery Haunted House combines two of my favorite things: a GREAT haunted house and a GREAT cause!  Don’t just go to Misery to be frightened, but go because you are also supporting a great cause at a very reasonable price.  Most haunted attractions in the Fox Valley area are far too swamped and over commercialized.  Misery Haunted House is new enough that they focus on what works and they remain very original.  Don’t wait in ridiculously long lines to see something you may have seen numerous times before.  The ghouls at Misery make certain no one goes “unnoticed” and be prepared to go “solo” at times. 

Getting to Misery can be difficult if you are not familiar with the area, but parking is a breeze once you arrive.  There is a covered waiting area, so you do not need to be concerned with rainy weather ruining your evening.  At $12 a ticket (plus a $2 off coupon if you visit their website) this is one of the most affordable haunted attractions with plenty of fear to offer.  Our wait in line was very brief and there were goodies for those who like a snack while you wait.  The beginning of the haunt forces you to build on your anticipation.  As you wait to go one by one, you can feel the hair on the back of your neck begin to rise.  The screams from your friends who have now left you can be heard in the distance.  Have no fear as you will rejoin again, if you survive without having to run.  Even the smartest haunt attendee can expect to make incorrect decisions and lead your group back into horrors embrace numerous times.  If you do manage to make it to the end, you better run. The total time for this haunt was 19 minutes. 

Summary

In summary, skip the long lines, support a great cause and be prepared to get scared!

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