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Haunt Name: Maris Farms Haunted Woods
Review Team: Team Terror Techies
Review Date: October 10, 2020

Final Score: 8.06

Cast (15%)
1: Did it seem like there were enough actors? (20%) 7
The start of the show was fairly quiet with few actors. More actors started appearing near the end which provided a great energy.
2: How believable / convincing were the actors? (30%) 6.67
3: How interactive were the actors? (20%) 6.33
Fairly limited interaction, it was mostly pop-out scares.
4: How creatively & appropriately did they use dialogue? (15%) 6
Most of the actors were non-verbal.
5: Was there a good variety of characters? (15%) 8
It felt like a third to half of the characters were some kind of clown, but otherwise, the character variety was pretty good.
Cast Score: 6.77

Costuming (15%)
1: How complete / finished did the costumes appear to be? (15%) 8.67
2: How creative / detailed were the costumes? (25%) 8.67
They all appeared well costumed, with a good amount of detail where it was appropriate.
3: Was their makeup creative? Detailed? Realistic? (20%) 8.67
4: How effectively did they use masks (if used)? (15%) 8.67
The actor’s skin was visible underneath the masks around the eyes.
5: How appropriate were the costumes for their scenes & themes? (25%) 9.67
Costuming Score: 8.92
Customer Service (10%)
1: How easy was it to locate the attraction, park and navigate the premises? (25%) 10
2: How safe was the attraction? (30%)

There were a couple of trip spots in the haunt but very minimal and there is defiantly a disclaimer on the website. We were advised to maintain 6 feet of space between us and the group in front or behind, a few of the set areas just didn’t allow for this behavior overall.
3: How professional, helpful and friendly were the staff members? (25%)

Staff wasn’t super easy to distinguish, but they were generally very proactive about asking if people needed help and directing them where to go.
4: How easy was it to find their information before you arrived? 10
Customer Service Score: 9.45
Atmosphere (10%)
1: How obvious was it that you were at a haunted house before entering? (60%) 7
There was very little decoration and build up to the experience before going inside. The addition of talkative queue line actors would help bring up the energy. The DJ was a great addition.
2: How well did the atmosphere prepare you for what you experienced inside? (40%) 7
In the barn, there was a lurking clown in a box that felt overly superfluous and out of place – this could’ve been moved into the clown portion of the haunt and felt more worthwhile.
Atmosphere Score: 7

Special Effects (15%)
1: How effective were the sound effects? (20%) 7.67
Most sound FX were a bit out of place like the Nu-Metal music going in the chain link maze and the zombie horde sound for a prop with 2 zombies animatronics attacking the metal fence.
2: How creative / original were the scenes & props? (20%) 8.67
3: How well were the scenes detailed? (20%) 9.33
4: How well did they achieve & maintain the suspension of disbelief? (25%) 7.67
5: How effective were the SFX at providing scares / entertainment? (15%) 7.67
Special Effects Score: 8.2
Theme (5%) N/A
Theme Score: N/A
Scare Factor (15%)
1: How scary was it? (30%) 6.67
Most of the scares were lurking, creeping scares, but it would be nice to have some more energetic scares.
2: How well did they provide scares to the entire group? (15%) 8
3: How predictable were the scares? (25%) 7.67
4: How well did they provide a wide variety of scares? (15%) 7.33
5: How strong was the ending / finale? (15%) 8
Scare Factor Score: 7.42
Entertainment & Value (15%)
1: How satisfied are you with the entertainment received during the main attraction/s? (30%) 9
2: How satisfied are you with the entertainment that’s available with the ticket price, excluding the main attraction/s? (25%) 7.67
3: How appropriate is/are the ticket price/s? (30%) 10
4: Have they effectively used their available space? (15%) 7.67
There was a decent amount of dead space at the beginning, but otherwise well done.
Entertainment & Value Score: 8.77

More Info:

Total Time (Minutes): 25
General Admission: 35
Ticket Prices: Haunted Woods General Admission $35
Haunted Woods Fast Pass $50
Flash Light Maze $16
Minutes Per Dollar: 0.71