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Haunt Name: Nightmare in the Gorge
Review Team: Team Teachers of Terror
Review Date: October 17, 2020

Final Score: 7.01

Cast (15%)
1: Did it seem like there were enough actors? (20%) 7.5
2: How believable / convincing were the actors? (30%) 6.5
3: How interactive were the actors? (20%) 7
4: How creatively & appropriately did they use dialogue? (15%) 6
Some of the cast was younger and maybe new to acting in a haunt. With practice and experience, they will become more comfortable with switching up their dialogue, and improvising with their customers.
5: Was there a good variety of characters? (15%) 8
Cast Score: 6.95

Costuming (15%)
1: How complete / finished did the costumes appear to be? (15%) 8
2: How creative / detailed were the costumes? (25%) 7.5
3: Was their makeup creative? Detailed? Realistic? (20%) 7.5
4: How effectively did they use masks (if used)? (15%) 8
We saw some creative face masks from some of the cast. All the regular masks in the haunt seemed to fit fine.
5: How appropriate were the costumes for their scenes & themes? (25%) 8
Costuming Score: 7.78
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%)

3: How professional, helpful and friendly were the staff members? (25%)

4: How easy was it to find their information before you arrived? 7
There was a little struggle finding information about your haunt. After some searching, and help from Chris, we were able to locate some basic information.
Customer Service Score: 9.25
Atmosphere (10%)
1: How obvious was it that you were at a haunted house before entering? (60%) 6.5
There is nothing wrong with having a smaller scale haunt for customers to enjoy while at the resort for other activities, like rafting and ziplining. This haunt wasn’t heavily advertised and the waiting area seemed like a waiting area for anything, not haunted house specific.
2: How well did the atmosphere prepare you for what you experienced inside? (40%) 7
Atmosphere Score: 6.7

Special Effects (15%)
1: How effective were the sound effects? (20%) 8
2: How creative / original were the scenes & props? (20%) 6
Most of the props were plastic pieces that can be purchased at a local store. For a fun family haunt, this isn’t a problem.
3: How well were the scenes detailed? (20%) 7
4: How well did they achieve & maintain the suspension of disbelief? (25%) 6
5: How effective were the SFX at providing scares / entertainment? (15%) 6
Special Effects Score: 6.6
Theme (5%)
1: Could you tell what the theme was? (30%) 8
2: How well was the theme carried throughout the attraction/s? (50%) 7
We understood the theme to be the effects of being cursed, and the horror in the haunted house was the result of the curse.
3: How well does their location authenticate the theme? (20%) 8
Theme Score: 7.5
Scare Factor (15%)
1: How scary was it? (30%) 6
2: How well did they provide scares to the entire group? (15%) 7
3: How predictable were the scares? (25%) 6
Drop doors and the handheld horn was effective at surprising us. We were also surprised with the final scene because we were fooled into believing that the chainsaw was the ending.
4: How well did they provide a wide variety of scares? (15%) 6
5: How strong was the ending / finale? (15%) 5
The finale seemed simple and following the chainsaw, felt anti-climatic.
Scare Factor Score: 6
Entertainment & Value (15%)
1: How satisfied are you with the entertainment received during the main attraction/s? (30%) 5.5
The amount of time we spent inside was a little short.
2: How satisfied are you with the entertainment that’s available with the ticket price, excluding the main attraction/s? (25%) 5.5
3: How appropriate is/are the ticket price/s? (30%) 7
4: Have they effectively used their available space? (15%) 7.5
Entertainment & Value Score: 6.25

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Total Time (Minutes): 15
General Admission: 15
Ticket Prices: Adult $15
Child $13
Minutes Per Dollar: 1