Considering that alcohol is sold on the premisis i'm going to make a logical assumption that some drunken guests were involved. Though the question I have to make is how the hell did it turn into an all out street battle ?
The Hessian said:Considering that alcohol is sold on the premisis i'm going to make a logical assumption that some drunken guests were involved. Though the question I have to make is how the hell did it turn into an all out street battle ?
Nicole said:2. Lockdown. This low-budget, prison-themed maze was a very close second to the fully-themed Zombie High. Both seem to rely more on the skill of the actors, than the design of the house to scare guests. I don't know if that if that is because of a bias of mine or a a specific strength of KD's showing through, but I do know that I found both fantastically terrifying. Lockdown also used actors placed in plain sight incredibly effectively. I was separated from the rest of my party several times, and monsters followed us around in several rooms. The feeling of chaos and danger throughout the maze was amplified and maintained by the loud sirens and inmates' screams. The whole effect was "exhilarating anxiety."
Nicole said:4. Blood on the Bayou. I was told by Zachary that KD's newest house was "innovatively laid-out and immaculately-themed." I assume he is correct, but I have no way of verifying his observation, because the house was so dark that I saw almost nothing. In fact, heading for the correct exit from one of the rooms, I actually banged my shin on part of the wall. For now, I am choosing to believe the problem was that I went through the maze before 7pm, and my eyes simply didn't adjust to the dark. I was a bit surprised by the costumes and theming that I could see. I was expecting a voodoo house like Busch Gardens Tampa's Death Water Bayou. Instead, I found myself interacting with "swamp people" out of some Deliverance-like nightmare. I really believe this maze has a lot of potential, but for now I honestly can barely remember being scared. I fervently hope that when I go back KD will have added staff, and I certainly plan to try it at night, so I can see the "gators" one of the actors warned me about.
Nicole said:5. Trick or Treat. I really wanted to enjoy this house. Unfortunately, I walked through almost entirely unmolested. A few of the very limited staff said some creepy things to me, and I believe a few of my friends were startled. Overall, however, it was more like a tour of the house of a witch with a hoarding problem, than a haunted maze.
Nicole said:6. CornStalkers. Of all of the houses last night, this one is the most difficult for me to rate. My impression was that the second half was better than the first. I'm pretty sure I saw a lot of actors, as I hiked through the seeming miles of dead corn. It is also worth noting that CornStalkers is the only house last night that stacked for us. A couple of my friends seemed to enjoy themselves a lot. Unfortunately for me, my emotions ranged from bored to annoyed. I believe that part of my problem was that a supervisor/stage manager/uniformed staff person jumped in front of me for a large section of the maze. I think she had been helping out one of the actors. Regardless, I believe her close proximity probably prevented the corn people from stalking me, or whatever it is that they do. No one really scared me in the rest of the house either, however, which is why I am comfortable rating it so low.
Nicole said:I am choosing not to include Tollway Terror in my house rankings
Nicole said:I saw some of them dealing with very belligerent guests
Nicole said:I really believe KD in on a path to have a great Haunt season.
buckler89 said:Are the no boo necklaces back this year? I haven't seen anything about them. That's been a common complaint from pretty much all of us on the forum the last couple of years, so not seeing anything about them at this point gives me hope that they've been scrapped.