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Special Note for 2018:

We’ve changed the way we give scores for this year. We are now using a weighted average that puts more emphasis on certain features of the haunt (IE: “How scary was it,” versus “Does the haunt’s location authenticate their theme”). That said, these scores should NOT be used in comparisons to previous seasons. We appreciate your understanding. Thanks and Happy Haunting! –The Scare Factor

Attraction Info

Haunt Name: Past Tense After Dark
Review Team: Team Michigan Macabre
Review Date: October 14, 2018

Final Score: 6.45

Cast (15%)
1: Did it seem like there were enough actors? (20%) 5.45
House: 7.9
Hayride: 3
2: How believable / convincing were the actors? (30%) 7
House: 8
Hayride: 6
3: How interactive were the actors? (20%) 5.25
House: 6.5
Hayride: 4
4: How creatively & appropriately did they use dialogue? (15%) 6.1
House: 6.3
Hayride: 5.9
5: Was there a good variety of characters? (15%) 7
House: 8.5
Hayride: 5.5
Cast Score: 6.21

Costuming (15%)
1: How complete / finished did the costumes appear to be? (15%) 7.25
House: 7
Hayride: 7.5
2: How creative / detailed were the costumes? (25%) 5.75
House: 6.5
Hayride: 5
3: Was their makeup creative? Detailed? Realistic? (20%) 7
House: 6
Hayride: 8
4: How effectively did they use masks (if used)? (15%) 6
House: 6
Hayride: 6
5: How appropriate were the costumes for their scenes & themes? (25%) 8.35
House: 8.2
Hayride: 8.5
Costuming Score: 6.91
Customer Service (10%)
1: How easy was it to locate the attraction, park and navigate the premises? (25%) 7.5
2: How safe was the attraction? (30%)

8.5
We are pretty sure one of the youngsters working the haunt used one of the dark enclosed areas as a smoke break room throughout the night because the pungent smell of cigarette smoke hit us like a ton of bricks. We aren’t firefighters, but I am pretty sure that is a fire hazard within those walls.
3: How professional, helpful and friendly were the staff members? (25%)

8
4: How easy was it to find their information before you arrived? 6.3
Some website info is missing. Ticket link at bottom leads to their 2016 event. FAQ page may have been helpful.
Customer Service Score: 7.69
Atmosphere (10%)
1: How obvious was it that you were at a haunted house before entering? (60%) 7.8
2: How well did the atmosphere prepare you for what you experienced inside? (40%) 8
Atmosphere Score: 7.88

Special Effects (15%)
1: How effective were the sound effects? (20%) 5.05
House: 6.1
Hayride: 4
2: How creative / original were the scenes & props? (20%) 5.15
House: 6.8
Hayride: 3.5
3: How well were the scenes detailed? (20%) 5.1
House: 7.2
Hayride: 3
4: How well did they achieve & maintain the suspension of disbelief? (25%) 5.95
House: 7.9
Hayride: 4
5: How effective were the SFX at providing scares / entertainment? (15%) 6.2
House: 7.4
Hayride: 5
Special Effects Score: 5.48
Theme (5%) N/A
Theme Score: N/A
Scare Factor (15%)
1: How scary was it? (30%) 5.2
House: 6.9
Hayride: 3.5
2: How well did they provide scares to the entire group? (15%) 6
House: 7
Hayride: 5
3: How predictable were the scares? (25%) 5.5
House: 7
Hayride: 4
4: How well did they provide a wide variety of scares? (15%) 3.95
House: 5.9
Hayride: 2
5: How strong was the ending / finale? (15%) 4.9
House: 7.8
Hayride: 2
Scare Factor Score: 5.16
Entertainment & Value (15%)
1: How satisfied are you with the entertainment received during the main attraction/s? (30%) 7
2: How satisfied are you with the entertainment that’s available with the ticket price, excluding the main attraction/s? (25%) 3
3: How appropriate is/are the ticket price/s? (30%) 9.5
4: Have they effectively used their available space? (15%) 7
Entertainment & Value Score: 6.75

More Info:

Total Time (Minutes): 34
General Admission: 20
Ticket Prices: Combo Ticket – $20
Haunted house only – $12
Hayride only – $6
Corn Maze only – $6
Minutes Per Dollar: 1.7