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The Scare Factor 2017 Haunt Review for Erebus Haunted Attraction

The Scare Factor 2017 Haunt Review for Erebus. Reviewed By Team Scary Potter and the Hauntwarts Express on Sept 16, 2017 in Pontiac, Michigan.

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Team Scary Potter and the Hauntwarts Express reviewed this attraction on October 15, 2016.

The Scare Factor:

9.35
★★★★★★★★★☆

It’s been scaring up support for over three decades, but Pontiac, Michigan’s best haunted attraction, Erebus, is showing no signs of slowing down. Praised for it’s unique props, set design, and over-the-top thrills, Erebus has truly established itself as one of the must-visit haunted attractions in the country. This Halloween season, any hauntoisseur seeking out the biggest and the best that this industry has to offer, mark Pontiac onto your map and make your way out to Erebus immediately.


Cast:

9.08
★★★★★★★★★☆

On a given night, Erebus fills its twisted halls with at least 100 evil caretakers – a word that I use for a very specific reason. Especially in the early sections of the attraction, it’s……

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Costuming:

8.48
★★★★★★★★☆☆

We found customing, on the whole, to be adequate. Individual outfitting did vary a great bit from actor to actor, though. Many of the “I’m just a……

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Customer Service:

9.39
★★★★★★★★★☆

If you can follow a spotlight (or several of them, actually), you can find Erebus. If you are somehow able to miss the gigantic, eerie building at their projection……

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Atmosphere:

9.4
★★★★★★★★★☆

City haunts can be a tough creature to properly cultivate, as urban sprawl is not the most conducive environment for haunted attractions. Indeed, the initial line……

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Special Effects:

9.97
★★★★★★★★★☆

Erebus’ bread and butter, without a doubt, are their effects. They create the attraction’s physical environments and they provide the majority of the scares, so Erebus’……

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Theme:

8.94
★★★★★★★★☆☆

Erebus has a very thin theme involving a scientist sending patrons through time. It can be a bit difficult to catch if you reach the introductory room late into the video clip. Sporadically throughout the attraction, you enter a teleporter of sorts and can see a large clock-device that……

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Fright Effect:

9.81
★★★★★★★★★☆

Erebus’s actors were pretty good; often preferring to “hidden in plain sight” as fictitious elements of the scenery, they administered a s……

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Value:

9.7
★★★★★★★★★☆

It took us approximately 30 minutes to fully experience Erebus; ticket pricing is varied and depends on the date of your visit. A general admission ……

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The Scare Factor 2017 Haunt Review for Realm of Terror Haunted House

The Scare Factor 2017 Haunt Review for Realm of Terror Haunted House. Reviewed By Team Body Bag on October 21, 2017 in Round Lake Beach, Illinois.

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Haunt Name: Realm of Terror Haunted House
Location:
Reviewed By Team Body Bag on October 21, 2017

Scare Factor (Total) Score: 9.20

Total Cast Score: 9.43

Number of Cast Members Seen: 60

Were the actors believable? 9.5

How interactive were the actors? 9.5

Did the actors stay in character? 10

How well did the actors work with their props and surroundings? 9

Were there enough actors? 9

In general, how well did the actors use dialogue? 9.5

Did each of the characters fulfill their roles? 9.5


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Total Costuming Score: 9.17

Were the costumes complete and believable? 9.25

Was the makeup realistic? 9.25

Were the costumes authentic looking? 9.25

Were the costumes appropriate for their scenes? (i.e. Clowns don’t belong in graveyards) 9

Did the costumes make sense for the characters wearing them? 9

If masks were used, were they used effectively? 9.25

Customer Service Total Score: 9.56

Was there anything TRULY dangerous? 9.75

Was the haunt easy to find and navigate? 9

Did the haunt provide queue entertainment? Was it effective at passing the time? 9.5

Were the staff members professional, friendly, helpful and easy to find? 10

Atmosphere Total Score: 8.67

Could you hear music/sounds before you entered the attraction(s)? 9

Upon arrival, could you tell you were at a haunted house? 8.5

Did the atmosphere OUTSIDE the attraction help prepare you for what you experienced INSIDE? 8.5

Special Effects Total Score: 9.25

Were there enough sound effects used inside the attraction(s)? 9.5

Were the sound effects effective/realistic? 9.25

Were the sound effects appropriate for the scenes they were used in? 9.25

How creative/original were the special effects? 9.5

Were the special effects effective? 9.25

How well were the scenes detailed? Did anything look out of place? 9.25

Did they have any impressive special effects? 9

How well did the haunt use lighting? 9

Theme Total Score: 9.2

Could you tell what the haunt’s theme was? 9

How well was the theme executed? 9.5

Was there anything that didn’t belong? 9.2

How creative/original is the theme? 9.3

Does the haunt’s location authenticate their theme(s)? 9

Fright Effect Total Score: 9.42

How scary was it? 9.75

Did they provide scares to the entire group? 9.25

How well did the haunt use distractions? 9.25

How predictable were the scares? 9.5

Did the haunt use different TYPES of scares? 9.25

Did the haunt have a strong ending/finale? 9.5

Value Total Score: 8.9

How long did it take to go through the haunt(s)? 7.95
Walk-Through Time: 22

Was the entertainment provided worth the ticket cost? 9.5

Ticket Prices:

General Admission: $25
VIP/Fast Pass: $35

Has the haunt effectively used their available space? 9.25

Minutes of Entertainment per Dollar Spent: 0.84


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The Scare Factor 2017 Haunt Review for Midnight Terror Haunted House

The Scare Factor 2017 Haunt Review for Midnight Terror Haunted House. Reviewed By Team Zombillies on October 14, 2017 in Oak Lawn, Illinois.

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Haunt Name: Midnight Terror Haunted House
Location:
Reviewed By Team Zombillies on October 14, 2017

Scare Factor (Total) Score: 8.55

Total Cast Score: 9.29

Number of Cast Members Seen: 80

Were the actors believable? 9.25

How interactive were the actors? 9

Did the actors stay in character? 9.75

How well did the actors work with their props and surroundings? 9.5

Were there enough actors? 9.75

In general, how well did the actors use dialogue? 8.5

Did each of the characters fulfill their roles? 9.25


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Total Costuming Score: 9.21

Were the costumes complete and believable? 9.25

Was the makeup realistic? 9

Were the costumes authentic looking? 9.25

Were the costumes appropriate for their scenes? (i.e. Clowns don’t belong in graveyards) 9.25

Did the costumes make sense for the characters wearing them? 9.25

If masks were used, were they used effectively? 9.25

Customer Service Total Score: 8.75

Was there anything TRULY dangerous? 9.5

Was the haunt easy to find and navigate? 8

Did the haunt provide queue entertainment? Was it effective at passing the time? 8.5

Were the staff members professional, friendly, helpful and easy to find? 9

Atmosphere Total Score: 7.68

Could you hear music/sounds before you entered the attraction(s)? 8

Upon arrival, could you tell you were at a haunted house? 7.8

Did the atmosphere OUTSIDE the attraction help prepare you for what you experienced INSIDE? 7.25

Special Effects Total Score: 8.59

Were there enough sound effects used inside the attraction(s)? 8.5

Were the sound effects effective/realistic? 8.75

Were the sound effects appropriate for the scenes they were used in? 9

How creative/original were the special effects? 8.25

Were the special effects effective? 8.25

How well were the scenes detailed? Did anything look out of place? 8.75

Did they have any impressive special effects? 8

How well did the haunt use lighting? 9.25

Theme Total Score: 7.8

Could you tell what the haunt’s theme was? 6

How well was the theme executed? 7.25

Was there anything that didn’t belong? 8.5

How creative/original is the theme? 9.25

Does the haunt’s location authenticate their theme(s)? 8

Fright Effect Total Score: 8.55

How scary was it? 9

Did they provide scares to the entire group? 7.75

How well did the haunt use distractions? 8.75

How predictable were the scares? 9

Did the haunt use different TYPES of scares? 8.25

Did the haunt have a strong ending/finale?

N/A: Outdoor chainsaw chase maze was closed on the night of our visit

Value Total Score: 8.5

How long did it take to go through the haunt(s)? 8
Walk-Through Time: 20.5

Was the entertainment provided worth the ticket cost? 8.5

Ticket Prices:

General Admission: $25

Has the haunt effectively used their available space? 9

Minutes of Entertainment per Dollar Spent: 0.82


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The Scare Factor 2017 Haunt Review for HellsGate Haunted House

The Scare Factor 2017 Haunt Review for HellsGate Haunted House. Reviewed By Team Zombillies on October 14, 2017 in Lockport, Illinois.

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Haunt Name: HellsGate Haunted House
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Reviewed By Team Zombillies on October 14, 2017

Scare Factor (Total) Score: 9.25

Total Cast Score: 9.52

Were the actors believable? 9.7

How interactive were the actors? 9.25

Did the actors stay in character? 10

How well did the actors work with their props and surroundings? 9.6

Were there enough actors? 9.75

In general, how well did the actors use dialogue? 9

Did each of the characters fulfill their roles? 9.35

Total Costuming Score: 9.76

Were the costumes complete and believable? 9.9

Was the makeup realistic? 9.6

Were the costumes authentic looking? 9.8

Were the costumes appropriate for their scenes? (i.e. Clowns don’t belong in graveyards) 9.5

Did the costumes make sense for the characters wearing them? 9.75

If masks were used, were they used effectively? 10

Customer Service Total Score: 9.13

Was there anything TRULY dangerous? 9.5

Was the haunt easy to find and navigate? 9.5

Did the haunt provide queue entertainment? Was it effective at passing the time? 8.75

Were the staff members professional, friendly, helpful and easy to find? 8.75

Atmosphere Total Score: 8.67

Could you hear music/sounds before you entered the attraction(s)? 9

Upon arrival, could you tell you were at a haunted house? 8.75

Did the atmosphere OUTSIDE the attraction help prepare you for what you experienced INSIDE? 8.25

Special Effects Total Score: 9.4

Were there enough sound effects used inside the attraction(s)? 9.75

Were the sound effects effective/realistic? 9.6

Were the sound effects appropriate for the scenes they were used in? 9.6

How creative/original were the special effects? 9.25

Were the special effects effective? 9

How well were the scenes detailed? Did anything look out of place? 9.5

Did they have any impressive special effects? 9.25

How well did the haunt use lighting? 9.25

Theme Total Score: 9.72

Could you tell what the haunt’s theme was? 9.75

How well was the theme executed? 9.6

Was there anything that didn’t belong? 9.75

How creative/original is the theme? 9.5

Does the haunt’s location authenticate their theme(s)? 10

Fright Effect Total Score: 8.63

How scary was it? 8.75

Did they provide scares to the entire group? 9

How well did the haunt use distractions? 8.25

How predictable were the scares? 9.5

Did the haunt use different TYPES of scares? 9.25

Did the haunt have a strong ending/finale? 7

Value Total Score: 9.2

How long did it take to go through the haunt(s)? 9.15
Walk-Through Time: 33.5

Was the entertainment provided worth the ticket cost? 9.45

Ticket Prices:

General Admission: $28
VIP/Fast Pass: $40

Has the haunt effectively used their available space? 9

Minutes of Entertainment per Dollar Spent: 1.2

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