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2017 Halls Of Madness Review

Halls Of Madness
7857 Il Hwy 16
Paris, IL 61944

Reviewed By:

Jeni Neece



Visibility / Location:

Google Maps were accurate getting to the haunt. There was a sign at the entrance with flashing lights making it easily visible from the road. Plenty of on-site parking.

Wait Entertainment:

There was some creepy music playing while some clowns and a man with a chainsaw chased people. The clown dressed as Pennywise stalked you as you went to pay for tickets or stood in line. The lady selling the tickets was in a booth with black lights and she had on bright wig with some awesome creepy contacts in, she really started the night off right with her attire.


Slaughter Farm: $10
Devious Toys: $5


Free, with parking attendants

Event Length:

Slaughter Farm: 10 Minutes
Devious Toys: 9 Minutes


LPR Score = 4.457

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Scare Factor:

Slaughter Farm: High
Devious Toys: Medium

Crowd Control:

Slaughter Farm: Groups were spaced out perfectly, we never ran into any other people.
Devious Toys: We ended up with a couple other groups, but I think that was done on purpose.


Slaughter Farm:

The area of the haunt is right off the highway, but once you're there, you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. As soon as you walk up to purchase tickets, you're being stalked by Pennywise the clown. Once we were inside, we received the normal haunt instructions and then we were sent on our way. Right away, we were jumping. As we're walking in the darkness, I could feel someone right behind me and then he leaned in and blew in my ear and sent shivers down my spine. Everywhere you turned, someone was coming at you or there was a small child crawling/chasing you along the floor. The crawlers were super creepy and believable! There were a few scenes that seemed a little boring, only because they were just acting with each other instead of coming at the patrons. But there was plenty of interaction throughout.

This is a very 'in your face' kind of haunt and we enjoyed every minute of it and it will be interesting to see them try to top themselves next year!

Devious Toys:

This is a very short haunt with characters dressed as neglected toys that are out for revenge. There are some pitch black areas that seem like a maze and are never ending. We finally figured out that we were going in circles by the misleading of the devilish toys. They kept saying "you have to get in the box." When we finally found the box, we couldn't figure out how to get out. So they sent us back on our way to nowhere and then continued to tell us to get in the box. Each of us got in the box with the hopes that eventually one of us will get us out. I won't give away how to get out, it will really ruin the experience for someone who's not been there yet. It was definitely tricky and a very different type of haunt experience and we really enjoyed it!

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