KIDNAPPED ESCAPE ROOM
Played September 2016
Massacre Escape Room
299 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, IL
RATING: 7 / 10
Clues allowed: Yes
Did we beat it? Yes, in 43:26 minutes a new record!
With Halloween right around the corner everyone enjoys a good scare. If there is one thing I love more than an escape room, it's true crime. When we stumbled upon an escape room located in a haunted house with a serial killer theme I was hooked! Helter Skelter has kidnapped another victim. You and your team are a group of brave individuals attempted a rescue.
The room has an eerie and dark feel to it. Even walking to the escape room sets the stage for the creepy theme as you walk past different parts of the haunted house. Once sealed in the room it truly feels like being locked into a large tomb in a cemetery. The decor and dimmed lighting makes you feel like you are actually trapped in one!
This room is not only mental but physical. It was challenging as you had to pay attention to everything your five senses notice. You are divided in order to conquer this room. Literally, one of your teammates will be separated from you! That is why communication and teamwork is extremely important for success in this room. We really needed multiple people to solve the riddles and puzzles.
Our game masters were great! They helped to make the room's story come to life and were extremely engaging. Using a walkie talkie to request and receive clues they did a great job of pointing us in the right direction without giving away the answer. At the end of our game they even debriefed with us and gave us the chance to play some laser tag!
This is a great room for all players. The difficulty level is better for mid- to advanced-level escapers. However, if you are looking for a fun outing for Halloween this place is full service. They are a haunted house, tactical laser tag, and of course their escape room. They are adding equally as creepy themes including a medical room and 3 minute escape rooms!
Insider tip: They currently have Groupons for both their escape room and haunted house.
Bonus: Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil.