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Haunt Name: The Dead End
Review Team: Team Zombillies
Review Date: October 30, 2020

Final Score: 6.66

Cast (15%)
1: Did it seem like there were enough actors? (20%) 8
Plenty of actors throughout the building, but seemed clumped together and redundant (IE: 3 dolls all next to each other), and some places had none that could’ve used them (IE: queue area, hallways)
2: How believable / convincing were the actors? (30%) 6
Working on actor “presence” and movements could help this score. Some would pop out and just stand next to us and stare, or scream and yell at us from their spots.
3: How interactive were the actors? (20%) 6
Along with the ^above explanation, finding ways for the actors to interact in a meaningful way with their props, surroundings, and customer groups could help this score.
4: How creatively & appropriately did they use dialogue? (15%) 5
Repetitive screaming and yelling, Generic phrases. More creativity and actor/character development can help this score.
5: Was there a good variety of characters? (15%) 5.75
Redundancy of characters in the same rooms (IE: dolls, and victims) hurts this score.
Cast Score: 6.21

Costuming (15%)
1: How complete / finished did the costumes appear to be? (15%) 7.75
2: How creative / detailed were the costumes? (25%) 6.75
A focus on adding “layers,” details, and accessories to costumes can help this score, so long as they make sense with the characters wearing them.
3: Was their makeup creative? Detailed? Realistic? (20%) 7
Decent makeup this year. Adding prosthetics and noticeable striking details and finishes can help this score.
4: How effectively did they use masks (if used)? (15%) 7.25
Several good quality masks this year, but walking out and staring at us with them may not give guests the best “bang for their buck,” as far as masks / their presentations go.
5: How appropriate were the costumes for their scenes & themes? (25%) 7
Clown in same scene / hallway as Michael Myers? Defined and well-thought-out character placements can help increase this score.
Costuming Score: 7.09
Customer Service (10%)
1: How easy was it to locate the attraction, park and navigate the premises? (25%) 7.75
Better signage indicating arrival at The Dead End before parking, parking attendants, signs pointing to queue area and restrooms can help increase this score
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? 7.25
Difficult to find ticket prices w/o scrolling through many Facebook posts. Adding pertinent info and answers to common questions to the Facebook page’s “about” section can help with this. Also keeping info updated on The Scare Factor website can help as well 😉
Customer Service Score: 8.74
Atmosphere (10%)
1: How obvious was it that you were at a haunted house before entering? (60%) 7
Several decorations outside. Expanding on this when/if possible can help increase this score.
2: How well did the atmosphere prepare you for what you experienced inside? (40%) 6
Removed outdoor queue area this year, caused fewer decorations before entering. Queue actors and other means of foretelling what customers can expect can help increase this score.
Atmosphere Score: 6.6

Special Effects (15%)
1: How effective were the sound effects? (20%) 7
Some ambient sounds were heard, but hard to make out over the actors’ screaming and banging objects. Actor-induced sounds were loud and sometimes startling, but a bit overused. Increased audio volume and/or softer actor noises may help this, if used correctly.
2: How creative / original were the scenes & props? (20%) 5.5
Black plastic everywhere really hurt this one this year. We don’t remember it being used this much last year. Gives a feeling of being cheap or rushed, rather than creative and heartfelt (which we know it is the latter).
3: How well were the scenes detailed? (20%) 4.25
Noticed a lot of spray paint on the plastic walls with a few props and decorations within. Chandelier was very cool. Having more structurally-substantial walls can create a better foundation for detailing and realism.
4: How well did they achieve & maintain the suspension of disbelief? (25%) 4
That plastic, though…
Most scenes were decorated just enough to tell what type of room we were supposed to be in. Others were pretty difficult to tell.
5: How effective were the SFX at providing scares / entertainment? (15%) 6.25
The animated props, and metal for striking objects on for noises proved effective, to an extent. Very actor-driven haunt… which is perfectly fine. Finding ways for them to be assisted by the props/SFX present can help increase this score.
Special Effects Score: 5.29
Theme (5%) N/A
Theme Score: N/A
Scare Factor (15%)
1: How scary was it? (30%) 6.75
Loud and noisy tactics helped create a chaotic experience, but redundancy dulled some of the intended surprises of others.
2: How well did they provide scares to the entire group? (15%) 8.5
3: How predictable were the scares? (25%) 7
4: How well did they provide a wide variety of scares? (15%) 6
The same redundancy mentioned before affected this score as well.
5: How strong was the ending / finale? (15%) 7.25
Classic chainsaw finale. Effective for most… short-lived if customers don’t run away in fear.
Scare Factor Score: 7.04
Entertainment & Value (15%)
1: How satisfied are you with the entertainment received during the main attraction/s? (30%) 7.15
2: How satisfied are you with the entertainment that’s available with the ticket price, excluding the main attraction/s? (25%) 5.75
Very little going on outside except decorations to look at.
3: How appropriate is/are the ticket price/s? (30%) 6
$10 is very cheap, but MPD of 0.45 is very very low.
4: Have they effectively used their available space? (15%) 6
Same length as last year with tighter rooms / passageways. Careful routing through the building should’ve meant more time inside the haunt with this type of change.
Entertainment & Value Score: 6.28

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Total Time (Minutes): 4.5
General Admission: 10
Ticket Prices: General Admission: $10
Minutes Per Dollar: 0.45
Very little going on outside except decorations to look at.

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