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2018 Evil Intentions Haunted House Review

Evil Intentions Haunted House
900 Grace St.
Elgin, IL 60120

Reviewed By:

MonstrosityMaker

Visited:

10/06/18

Visibility / Location:

This location offers ample parking on site, in a lot across the street from their main entrance. I do see that this lot can easily fill up later in the evening, however when we arrived at close to 11:30PM there was ample parking.

The show was pretty easy to find and Google Maps will guide you to the show directly without issue.

You will easily be able to identify the show as their branded bus is our front of the show playing music and is all lit up with some signage identifying you are where you are supposed to be.

Wait Entertainment:

The night that we were present there was a lot of indoor wait area available that did extend outside before you reach the ticket booth, which again is inside.

While in line there were an ample amount of costumed actors who were entertaining people in line and did make a great effort to make waiting as entertaining as possible.

The wait area was themed like the show and it did have a fantastic creepy feeling that carried throughout the show. This was great.

While in line there was music playing that help set the ambiance of the show.

Admission:

General Admissions is $25 and VIP fast pass is $35

Parking:

N/A

Event Length:

18 Minutes

Since people move through haunted attractions at different rates, your time will vary. Note: The time shown here represents the actual time spent moving forward through the attraction. Time spent waiting in queue lines, staging areas, intro scenes, rules rooms and when traffic jams cause patrons to come to a halt, has been subtracted.

LPR:

LPR Score = 2.088

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:

High

Crowd Control:

Crowd control in this show was excellent, we only ran into one small group once or twice the entire time we were in the show and it was due to them simply moving slow. We were able to set our own pace reasonably and the actors did a good job of slowing us down and interacting.

Summary:

We arrived at Evil Intentions at around 11:30 PM and did see that there was ample parking available. Their lot is moderately sized and I can see that later in the season how it can fill up quickly.

Our GPS did lead up to the show very easily and the show itself what easy to find, they have a Evil Intentions branded bus that sits out front of the show and it is playing music and is all lit up to allow people to identify where the entrance is.

We were able to get tickets very easily for this show as when we arrived there was a very minimal wait. This was likely because it was so early in the season, but none the less we were able to get inside where we were greeted with a good deal of costumed actors who were interacting with the crowd.
Ultimately we did wait in line for about 15 minutes total. Once we did reach the front of the line we were given a brief rundown of the rules of the show and were ushered inside.

Once we were inside I can say that their sets were quite impressive. this first scene felt and to me looked like it was a burnt out building with a lot of fantastic scenery. lots of details went into their sets and it shows.

This show has a fantastic mix of scenes, however the prevalent theme is based on the occult. Some of the scenes that stuck out very boldly to me and my companion for the evening were the elevator scene early on that helped introduce us to the world of Evil Intentions. This was a fun welcome into the show and I felt the actor here did a stellar job at making us feel part of the show.

As we continued through the show we encountered a lot of awesome actors and scene, we moved into a prison or mental asylum type scene and in this room the actors were extremely high energy and did an absolutely fantastic job. It truly felt that there were everywhere you looked, above, right next to us and even right in our faces. Their high energy mixed with a great set really set the bar here and I can absolutely say that the show maintained this attitude throughout and in many cases exceeded what I have come to expect in any show.

Some additional scenes that stood out to me was their medical area with an incredibly creepy actor who played a doctor. This doctor greeted our group and did play an absolutely fantastic role in both crowd control to break up groups and slow people down but did it with some major pizazz, he made the members of my group feel genuinely uncomfortable and stayed in character the entire time. He did slow our group and helped keep us from running into the people ahead of us.

As with most shows there is always a great area for a good chainsaw scare, not to ruin a lot here, but there were multiple of them assaulting our group from all sides and they did a fantastic job of moving us into the courtyard of the Black Church.

Upon approaching the church we were greeted by a great facade that help build the anticipation and make it feel like you were really entering into a church of sorts. This area is where the strong occult themes come out in full force and they were fantastic.

When we entered the black church we were greeted by a evil priest of sorts, he greeted us and told a brief tale of the theme we were about to experience. I can say that this area was again awesome, acting, scenery and energy were on point and you did feel like you were part of the scene verses someone just passing through.

As we continued through this we were met with more and more occult scenery and even a possessed nun with yet another amazing scare that did justice and made even a veteran haunter like myself feel uncomfortable. Not too much more on this because you truly need to see this to understand how awesome it really was.

One element that I am happy to see was kept in this show from past years were the coffin shaped hallways and the ability to choose multiple paths, or at least it felt this way. This is a great element and I can say it made the experience all the more fun.

We were in this show for close to 18 minutes.

In Conclusion with this show, I can say that is a true gem in our haunted house community and is absolutely worth the money and will deal a high level scare to match. There were several times where their actors did sufficiently creep me out, as someone who has been working the the haunted house industry for 18 years now. I do not scare easy, but they did make me feel uncomfortable at times and that is an accomplishment in its own. Every scene was thoroughly themed to match their show, they all flowed very well and met the desire for more and left you satisfied when it was all said and done.

Acting was excellent, every actor we encountered was in character, knew how to work a group very well and I cannot speak any more highly of their actors, they absolutely killed it when I visited.

Makeup and costuming were also excellent, everyone was costumed and in the scenes where they belonged.

I can say that over all, if you are looking for a little more of a high scare show this is it. Evil Intentions keeps coming back year after year and upping their own game and then far exceeding it. This is a true gem in our community and I feel it shows a both a group of people who are absolutely passionate about their show and haunting in general, but are also showing how haunting should be done.

To find out more about this event, visit:
https://eihaunt.com/

 

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