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Karnival of Karnage

Karnival of Karnage 2017

Karnival of Karnage

Belvidere, IL
Reviewed on:  Saturday, October 21, 2017

Some haunted attractions are set inside strip malls, some in the forest, and some at the end of an old dirt road. But, there are special editions of haunted attractions that are held at Fairgrounds.  From the moment you drive on the property and park on the grass, the uneasy feeling sets-in immediately.  And let’s face it: haunts are supposed to do everything they can to take you out of your comfort zone. The crisp wind hits you, as you find your way to where all the action is. One could say this is a similar practice that the moth follows as it seeks the flame.

(And we all know how that turns out, right?)

Set on the grounds of the Boone County Fairgrounds is Karnival of Karnage in Belvidere, Illinois.  As we made our way toward the attraction, numerous actors roamed the lines, torturing patrons and getting them ready for the unknown.

We entered the attraction and came upon a very uncommon first room. Filled with blacklight lighting and neon paint on the wall, our group was allowed to take a photo and then briefed on what to expect inside. The split us up, and started our decent into the madness.

The adventure lead us through a number of typical haunted attraction scenes that all did a fairly good job of making sure we were running to the next room. But, we definitely had some highlights.

One of the most memorable scenes was the red and white curtain maze.  Not only was it one of the longest ones that our group has ever seen, but the amount of scares within surpassed it as well!  The clowns hidden within this maze definitely had some great scares and got our group turned around quite a few times!  We commend these actors on a job well done! Even ownership got credit for an assist for a last-minute turn around! (Thanks Stacy-can’t trust anyone these days!)

But, the real superstar here is: Mr. Giggles. This actor portrays what we deem as ‘one demented clown.’ He led the attacks on our group, and made sure interaction was among the highest levels! His energy and skill was clearly seen and very appreciated by our team! From the moment we approached the ticket booth, to the moments heading for our car, Mr. Giggles made sure to make our time at the Karnival one we will always remember.

The Bottom Line:  For those looking for a fun evening filled with old-school scares, classic haunted house feels, and just overall Halloween fun, look no further than Karnival of Karnage! They will definitely be waiting for you!

– Official Haunted House Chicago Review Team Review 

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