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2016 Hair Razor Haunted House Review

Hair Razor Haunted House
Basement Of St Thecla Church
6725 W Devon Ave
Chicago, IL 60631

Reviewed By:

Stephanie Oster

Visibility / Location:

It's located at the basement of a church on Devon, and it's pretty visible from the street. There are several blow-up Halloween decorations and tiki torches by the opening of the haunt. The was also a large sign, and a couple of people in bright safety vests standing out front. There's a parking lot for the church that you can park in and there is also street parking available.

Wait Entertainment:

There were several wait actors that would run up on people and scare them; there was a wolf and a skeleton and a couple of more that I didn't encounter. They also had a popcorn machine by the ticket table.

Admission:

$13 for regular admission. $18 for the fast pass. And for the Triple Haunt VIP Pass is $30, you get to visit Hair Razor's, Scary Popcorn, and Scream Scene with no waiting at any of the haunts.

Parking:

Free

Event Length:

8.5 Minutes

LPR:

LPR Score = 2.288

LPR stands for Length/Price Ratio. It represents perceived value of an event, by comparing length vs price of admission. Higher numbers represent more value per dollar. Actual quality and/or entertainment value of an event are not factors in this calculation. Click Here to see how this event compares to others visited this year by the staff of HauntedIllinois.com.

Scare Factor:

Medium

Crowd Control:

The line when I first walked up was very long and I arrive at 7 which was when it opened. They would taper off groups closer to the door. They did seem to group smaller groups together, which could be frustrating if you just want to go with your group, but they were doing it so the wait time would be a little bit shorter. Once in the haunt itself, we didn't see anyone else. No groups caught up to us nor did we catch up to anyone else. Patron flow was on-point.

Summary:

I did read in a past review to get there early because the line gets long, well was that true. I arrived at 7:05 and there was already a line of at least 30 people. And it was a slow-moving line. While I was standing in line, I overheard some of the conversations and they all seemed nostalgic about this haunt. I got the impression that this haunted house has made a mark on people over the years. There was a large amount of kids waiting in line.

Once close to the door, the lady taking tickets grouped myself with two other groups. She then asked for my ticket, here is where my complaint comes in. I didn't have a ticket because I thought I was about to be purchasing one before going in. She said that you have to buy the tickets around the corner. So, after waiting for over 25 minutes in line, I had to get out of line and go purchase a ticket. I go up the stairs, and walk around the corner. I see some people and a popcorn stand. Then once I purchase my ticket I must go back and wait in line. While, I was standing there waiting I looked around to make sure -- there were no signs that mentioned the tickets. I was pretty upset. The second wait time seemed to go a little faster.

I get grouped with a small group, and we continue inside. Once inside, we're greeted by a man who says he's going to be taking us through and to be quiet through the first room because we could wake the zombies. We walk in and the scene is on both sides of the path. The man starts yelling the actors saying that they should be asleep. Well, he woke up the rest of the zombies and they all started to come out of hiding. The man lets us out of the room and tells us to be careful.

Each scene was very elaborate and very detailed -- from floor to ceiling. The rooms were all decorated with props and animatronics. There were some scenes that were just projections.

Although the actors are mostly young kids, they do a very convincing job. Only one actor broke character when someone in my group asked where the exit was. She spoke in a normal tone and said, 'this way.' For the most part, however, the actors continued to act throughout each entire scene. I even heard a scene continue after we left that particular room.

There were several jump scares which were not very predictable which was very exciting. They even had a surprise waiting inside that should make you smile wide. They had clown rooms, long hallways, butcher shops, toxic rooms, you name it and it was here. There were even scenes that weren't typical for haunted houses. The hallways even a-typical and leave you guessing.

Overall, Hair Razor's leaves you pleasantly surprised. It's an old-fashioned haunted house with fun scares and a background in the community. It's definitely worth the money.

To find out more about this event, visit:
http://www.hauntedscenes.com

 
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