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Title: Review
Post by: Slappy on October 07, 2007, 02:36:55 PM
I already posted this in another thread, but I thought I'd put it here as well, along with some actual ratings.

Okay, first official review.

Last night my girlfriend and I went to Hacker House.  First I want to thank Cliff (the owner) for going out of his way to show us a good time.  And I actually got to meet a fellow Monster Tour winner, Isabella.

Now for the actual review.  First, the atmosphere was awesome.  Lots of fog, plenty of people walking around and interacting with you while waiting in line, and Vash (sp?) was awesome.
The Hellevator rocked.  Very good addition that wasn't there the last time I visited, and very cool.  There were portions both inside and outside, and all were very good.  Let me just say that the smell in the room with all the body parts was...well...right on.  It actually made me slightly nauseous.  I liked the bathroom scene, the swamp scene, and two  girls, one dressed as a Voodoo priestess (or witch doctor) and one dressed as the nurse from "Silent Hill" were incredible.  A lot of great costumes, was well as interesting characters and personalities there.  The maze can actually get a bit disorienting, but there was always someone there to "point" us in the right direction.  Good use of props, air cannons, lighting (or lack thereof), smells, fog and distinct personalities.

All in all we had a great time and I would definitely recommend it!

Next time, just make sure I get to see the electrocution...lol

And for some ratings, based on some suggestions straight from Admin:

Scare Factor:  5 out of 5.  I'm giving a good scare factor rating, because for the first time in years, I actually jumped several times at a haunt.  Gotta give something for that.

Actors:  5 out of 5.  Very good characters, all unique.  And they managed to stay in character while improvising on the fly.

Set/Design/Props/FX:  4 out of 5.  Some very good sets with awesome props.  Even good smells.  Some things I've never seen before (bathroom scene was awesome, again).  I have to deduct a point because I didn't get to see the electrocution.

Length:  5 out of 5.  I think for all the more Hacker House costs, the length was perfect.  It takes quite a while to walk through the whole thing, so I was actually impressed by the length.


Title: Re: Review
Post by: Slappy on October 07, 2007, 03:01:55 PM
I want to add that this review has nothing to do with the owner/operator of Hacker House.  It is simply my personal opinion on my experience as a Monster Tour winner.


Title: Re: Review
Post by: Isabela on October 16, 2007, 12:33:02 PM
I would have to agree with your rating. For effects, it was definatly a 5/5. Though, I have to admit that fact that the electric chair wasn't working was kinda a disappointment. The costumes were 5/5. The actors were great but I couldn't help but notice some of them were missing: Birdie, Stepheno. Anyway, I would highly recommend this haunted house. If your in for a good scare, this is the place to go.


Title: Re: Review
Post by: Prof. Hacker on October 16, 2007, 01:52:42 PM
Thanks for the kind words!
We did have a bit of 'electrical' trouble with FryGuy on opening night, but he's getting regularly toasted now!
Stephano says Hi! - he's been back this past weekend and this weekend. 
Birdie is off in her shack and isn't wanting to come out - we're working on that.
Thanks for enjoying the screams!
-The Doctor


Title: Re: Review
Post by: boognred on August 10, 2008, 02:50:24 PM
last year i revisited the Hacker House, and it was awesome, i  took the kids and they were totally freaked, but the wait was long, so get there early !


Title: Re: Review
Post by: Slappy on August 10, 2008, 04:23:26 PM
I definitely recommend getting to any haunt early, because the lines do get long.  But sometimes waiting in line is half the fun (but not if it's for 3 hours!).


Title: Re: Review
Post by: Dr. Johnas Hacker on August 10, 2008, 05:26:27 PM
The Earlier in the season is the best...... The first two weeks.


Title: Re: Review
Post by: BloodyMary08 on September 29, 2008, 11:58:58 AM
Can't wait to see what you've got.  I have never met the good "Doctors".  See you next weekend.  Hey if anyone is going and wants to carpool, let me know, we've got a pretty good size group going so far....


Title: Re: Review
Post by: Dr. Johnas Hacker on October 23, 2008, 06:57:24 PM
I want to thank you everyone that has posted their honest review. It will never hurt my feelings for a bad review...... "Because It Is An Individual Opinion". I know, we monsters can't scare every person that comes thru. Its all about timing and if the timing is not right, all victims will not be startled. But as long as we get someone scared or laughing at someone that is getting pinned against the wall, we are satisfied. Honestly, if you love the Halloween season and love to go HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS, good or bad I bet you my blades you will go back some point of time...... I would, now that's my opinion.


Title: Re: Review
Post by: Slappy on October 23, 2008, 06:59:01 PM
Very well said Jonas.  Cheers to you!


Title: Re: Review
Post by: ~honey~ on October 23, 2008, 06:59:41 PM
Thank you Jonas, for the best post of the season.   :)  

I dunno if you scared me enough, though... metaphorfasis of evil makes me go, "what?!??"  LOL!  Your blades had better be sharpened on Halloween night...


Title: Re: Review
Post by: Dr. Johnas Hacker on October 23, 2008, 07:03:26 PM
Thank you Jonas, for the best post of the season.   :)  

I dunno if you scared me enough, though... metaphorfasis of evil makes me go, "what?!??"  LOL!  Your blades had better be sharpened on Halloween night...
I think I now can speak without a  numb tongue twister ;D


Title: Re: Review
Post by: Karmakrazy13 on October 23, 2008, 07:07:54 PM
For a Crazed Psychopath you make a whole Lotta sense


Title: Re: Review
Post by: Dr. Johnas Hacker on October 23, 2008, 07:08:27 PM
Oh, by the way, you and Slappy made my night by watching Slapping laughing so hard at Karma screaming like a girl. God those will be great memories.


Title: Re: Review
Post by: ~honey~ on October 23, 2008, 07:10:27 PM
HAHA, oh trust me, those are good memories for us as well!!  I'm glad we made your night, that makes me feel all warm inside.  ;D  We affectionately call Karma "Nancy Kerrigan" now... he loves it  ;) hehe


Title: Re: Review
Post by: Dr. Johnas Hacker on October 23, 2008, 07:12:43 PM
LMAO!!


Title: Re: Review
Post by: Karmakrazy13 on October 23, 2008, 07:13:44 PM
That night was the greatest night ever!!

And yes I was scared to death! But I loved every second of it


Title: Re: Review
Post by: LivingDeadGirl on October 23, 2008, 07:15:05 PM
HAHA, oh trust me, those are good memories for us as well!!  I'm glad we made your night, that makes me feel all warm inside.  ;D  We affectionately call Karma "Nancy Kerrigan" now... he loves it  ;) hehe
I was wondering what Nancy Kerrigan was doing at hacker a few nights back......so that was him huh....

LOL


Title: Re: Review
Post by: Karmakrazy13 on October 23, 2008, 07:22:00 PM
And who were u?


Title: Re: Review
Post by: LivingDeadGirl on October 23, 2008, 07:23:40 PM
I am doomed to inhabit the graveyard waiting for my beloved to come back.....i think Jonas has been giving him to the rest of the monsters in the house  >:(


Title: Re: Review
Post by: Karmakrazy13 on October 23, 2008, 07:24:15 PM
ohhhh i remember u now...hehe


Title: Re: Review
Post by: LivingDeadGirl on October 23, 2008, 07:24:43 PM
Did you mess with my dirt :o


Title: Re: Review
Post by: Karmakrazy13 on October 23, 2008, 07:27:49 PM
opps


Title: Re: Review
Post by: ~honey~ on October 23, 2008, 07:28:36 PM
He did, he did I saw him!!  lol  :-X


Title: Re: Review
Post by: Karen on October 23, 2008, 09:11:05 PM
Where is Hacker House Located?


Title: Re: Review
Post by: Slappy on October 23, 2008, 09:25:15 PM
Pilot Mountain, about 20 - 30 minutes north of Winston.


Title: Re: Review
Post by: Karen on October 23, 2008, 09:30:01 PM
DAMN living out here in the boonies!  >:(I live like 2 or 3 hours away from EVERYTHING cool!


Title: Re: Review
Post by: Dr. Johnas Hacker on September 20, 2009, 08:28:26 PM
Who could be the next to give their review here for the 09 season? The reason I ask is....... I will have to use you to help me get rid of the wicked one that is trying to take over our games of death.


Title: Re: Review
Post by: jhc36 on September 24, 2009, 06:28:17 PM
Me and BlameElvis will be making out first trek up there to this haunt and we can not wait!!


Title: Re: Review
Post by: Dr. Johnas Hacker on September 24, 2009, 07:42:34 PM
I will make sure I will peel my eyes out for you.


Title: Re: Review
Post by: Blame Elvis on September 24, 2009, 07:49:47 PM
Teehehe, yes we can't wait! Hacker House or bust!


Title: Re: Review
Post by: Sissyhaunt on October 16, 2009, 10:36:26 AM
We will be coming tonight and we can't wait. My friend Beth and I are Frightseeker Fright Team reviewers so you will have an official review posted soon. Can't wait to see you all tonight! :o