2005 Haunt Awards

There have been some incredible haunts this year, but others have been decent or just plain pathetic. Well, here are the haunts that have done the best based on many categories that make or break haunts. While some are just honering those who have stood above the rest in haunting entertainment.

The 2005 Haunt of The Year Goes To:
The Haunted Hotel (Louisville, KY)

This year’s best haunt is The Haunted Hotel. From the intense acting, creative scenes, startling props and incredible design, it’s no wonder they are one of the best known haunts in the United States. They are consistently good from year to year and there’s always something new to experience.

The Runners Up Are:
Baxter Avenue Morgue (Louisville, KY)

#3 Fright Manor (Indianapolis, IN)
#4 The Haunted Laboratory (Akron, OH)
#5 Buford Haunted School (Buford, OH)

Ohio’s Best
Dead Acres

Kentucky’s Best
The Haunted Hotel

Indiana’s Best
Fright Manor

Best Charity Haunt
Buford Haunted School

Most Intense Haunt
Buford Haunted School

Most Improved
The Haunted House

Most Promising
Funeral of Fear

Biggest Bang For Your Buck
Middletown’s Land of Illusion

Scariest Haunted Trail
The Black Bog

The Longest Haunt
USS Nightmare

Best Acting
Terror Park

Favorite Actor
Hunchback at
Bloodview Haunted House

Most Unique Location
Haunted Funeral Home at
Funeral of Fear

Best Design
The Haunted School House

Best Props/Animatronics
Dead Acres

Best Prop Used
The Impaler at
USS Nightmare

Best Lighting
Dungeons of Delhi

Best Sound
USS Nightmare

Most Creative Masks/Makeup/Costumes
Terror Park

Scariest Room
Revolving cage at
Buford Haunted School

Best Crowd/Line Entertainment
Thriller skit at Baxter Avenue Morgue

Friendliest Staff
USS Nightmare