2008 Haunt Awards

(Please Note: Awards aren’t based on reviews. So someone who was rated lower may come out on top in The Haunt Awards. These awards are based on our experiences with the haunts, not how well they were ranked.)

Every year we review over 50 haunts in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. There are some that are good and some that excel far and above other haunts in one category or the other. These are those haunts that truly strike fear into those who can’t be frightened and haunts that take scaring people to another level. These are the best of the best in haunts we’ve reviewed for the 2008 season.

The 2008 Haunt of The Year Goes To:

#1 House of The Dead at Terror Town. This Toledo, OH haunt is way ahead of its competition when it comes to detailed sets, high tech props and unique effects you won’t experience anywhere else. This is why House of The Dead at Terror Town has been awarded our Haunt of The Year for the second year in a row. It doesn’t get much better than this.

The Runners Up Are:
#2  The Haunted Hotel
#3  Dead Acres
#4  USS Nightmare
#5  Haunted Cave At Lewisburg
#6  The Dent School House
#7  Industrial Nightmare
#8  The Haunted School House
#9  The Haunted Laboratory
#10 Ghostly Manor

The Rest of The Awards:
Ohio’s Best
House of The Dead at Terror Town

Kentucky’s Best
The Haunted Hotel

Indiana’s Best
Industrial Nightmare

Best New Haunt (3 Years or Less)
Junction Nightmare

Best Charity Haunt
Haunted Cave At Lewisburg

Most Intense Haunt
Dead Acres

Most Improved
Kings Island Halloween Haunt

Biggest Bang For Your Buck
The Land of Illusion

Scariest Haunted Trail
Middletown Haunted Trail

Best Hayride
Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride

Best Multi Haunt Attraction
The Land of Illusion

Most Entertaining Side Attraction (not a haunt)
XD Motion Theater at Ghostly Manor

Best Acting
Dead Acres

Favorite Actor
“Jebidiah Murdock” at Pataskala Haunted Forest

Best Haunt Mascot
Warren Vanderdark at Baxter Avenue Morgue

Most Unique Location/Setting
Haunted Cave At Lewisburg

Best Design
The Haunted School House

Best Props/Animatronics
House of The Dead at Terror Town

Best Prop Used
Tesla Coil at The Haunted Laboratory

Best Lighting
USS Nightmare

Best Sound
USS Nightmare

Most Creative Masks/Makeup/Costumes
Kings Island Halloween Haunt

Shock of The Year
Patron Fake Out at Junction Nightmare

Scariest Room/Scene
Combine Chase at Hanna Haunted Hayride 

Most Hysterically Frightening Scene
Transgender Bar Scene at The Black Bog

Scariest Haunted Maze
Pitch Black at Industrial Nightmare Complex

Best Use of Chainsaws
The Haunted Hotel

Best Crowd/Line Entertainment
Bloodview Haunted House

Most Frightful Family Event
Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride

Scariest Back Story
The Mayhem Mansion

Most Haunting Media Event
USS Nightmare

Most Professional Looking Website
The Haunted School House and Laboratory

Best Concessions
The Haunted Hydro

Most Spooktacular Queue Line
Psychomania, The Theater of Terror

Best Advertising Efforts
The Land of Illusion

Best Apparel
The Land of Illusion

A Special Thanks:
City Blood-Ohio Haunt Reviews would like to thank all of the haunts we visited this year. We appreciate all of the hard work that you put into your haunted creations and how much you make the haunt industry a better place to be in. We look forward to seeing all the new changes that are made for next year and we wish you all the best.

Spooky Wishes,