Visibility / Location:
While Enterprise Drive is a stoplight turn off the main road, the area in general is fairly rural and dark, and as of this reviewer's visit, they hadn't put the official sign up to direct folks-- so keep your eyes peeled for the large yellow 'Haunted House-->" sign right at the light. The haunt itself was easy to find, what looks like a low, but long building in a slightly industrial area on the edge of a large empty lot. Despite having signs, parking was slightly confusing, as there was no 'lot', but several off-road spots right on the edge of the road in front of the building and on the street beyond. We later found out that what we thought was the 'front' (where we parked) was actually the back, and there was more parking around the building, but I have no idea how to reach it. Tickets were purchased out of an RV parked in the well-lit lot beside the building, marked by a sign and a strobe light. Be advised: this event is CASH ONLY, unless you purchase tickets online via their website and ticketleap (general admission and VIP skip-the-line passes available).
There are two open-air lines marked off by rope and labeled VIP or General Admission (come prepared for rain), lined by gravel and dirt. Our visit put us behind roughly forty people, where we waited in line entertained by loud (but not too loud) scream metal music and one or two actors who stalked the crowd. We waited between 30-40 minutes. Port-a-potties are available.
$15 for General Admission, $25 for VIP
Admission price includes the single Haunt
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 Score = 3.853
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.
Necrosis staff seemed to be organizing group sizes by way of 'whomever came together'. While in line, I observed group sizes anywhere between 10 people and 2 people in at a time, which (as I predicted) could cause a few hitches inside. Due to small spaces and tight corners, a group of ten will go through a haunt like this a lot slower than a group of two, which is why we (a group of two) ran into the group in front of us (seven) barely half-way through. There was no staff-organized crowd control within the haunt itself.
Let in through the door when it was our turn, we were ushered into a chain-link 'cage' in the center of a largish, dark (of course) room- I believed this would be the 'rules room', but instead we were harassed by actors and a fog machine aimed down at us for upwards of a minute- an effective tactic to prime the crowd. From there, we entered a tight maze of rooms, mostly centered on the classic 'hillbilly horror' theme, with splash of 'haunted hotel'. I was impressed by the atmosphere and the craftsmanship of the setting; a lot of work, thought, and vision went into creating the world of Necrosis. We were particularly blown away by the 'swamp room', where the use of unique laser lighting, still fog, props, and elevated walkway created an illusion that is both awesome and unnerving. The props and actors were on par with the atmosphere, moderate gore but great in detail. I need to shout-out to the 'ghost girl' in the Hallway, whose body-acting and overall performance was absolutely Hollywood-worthy. Her expert scare of the stone-faced middle aged man in front of us made every minute waiting in the rain worth it. The creep-factor was definitely high on this one. I would recommend this haunt for ages 13 and up.
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