1175 S. Sangamon Avenue, Gibson City, IL
Thus, we'd say that a visit to Harvest Moon is well worth it, even under normal circumstances. However, we were also there for the Halloween festivities, and seeing all of the kids (and some adults) in their costumes, watching zombies roam around amongst the cars, and even viewing the Halloween themed intermission videos (like exceprts from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video and the shower scen from Psycho) just added to the fun.
And of course we wouldn't be true to the Horror Tourers name if we didn't review the haunt that was on premises. There was a haunted trail that featured seval movie monsters, including Michael Myers, two Jason Voorhees, and even Leatherface with a chainsaw. Additionally there were clowns, zombies, and a large accident scene at the end, with zombified doctors and patients, a couple of real ambulances and a wrecked car, too.
While the haunted trail was very short (under three minutes), it was simply a part of the larger FrightFest, plus it was free, so it reminded us of a yard display with a home haunt attached. On the plus side, it did have plenty of actors and actresses in it, with figures coming at visitors from all sides during the entire walkthrough. Our favorite bit was a little girl zombie who came at us after we had left the trail - she seemed to be a part of the haunt but came along after a delay. Although she was pretty small, she was really into her role, and kept coming after us to scare us - it was cute and funny at the same time, and reflective of the "fun for the whole family" atmosphere present at Frightfest.
Overall, we'd recommend Harvest Moon Drive In to everyone, regardless of the season. In these days where the pursuit of the latest craze often makes it seem like time is flying by, it's nice and refreshing to take a step back to a simpler time, where families enjoyed evenings out just watching some good movies. Drive Ins are a dying breed, with some being mere shells of their former selves. Harvest Moon is not of of those, though. It's truly an establishment where the proprietors care about giving their visitors a unique and enjoyable experience, and here's hoping it continues long into the future.