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News: SCAR Award Nominees Announced

Today ScareCON announced the full list of 2017 SCAR award nominees. We’ve previously used these lists (not just the winners!) to plan out our Halloween trips so it’s worth giving it a browse. The winners will be announced at ScareCON, taking place at Alton Towers on the 23rd June – for full details and tickets, visit here:

Here’s the full list of nominees – we’ve linked to our review where we have them!

Best Year-Round Scare Attraction

Pasaje del Terror Blackpool
Dread Glasgow
The Ghost Bus Tours
London Dungeon
The London Bridge Experience featuring The London Tombs
Edinburgh Dungeon

Best Halloween Scare Attraction

The Sickness at Scare Kingdom Scream Park
The Tomb: Afterlife at Yorkshire Scare Grounds
The Coven of 13 at Tulleys Shocktoberfest
Mad House Margate
It’s Alive at Dr Frights Halloween Nights
Altonville Mine Tours: Uncover The Legend of the Skinsnatchers at Alton Towers

Best Out of Season Scare Attraction

The Search for Emily
139 Copeland Road
Goosebumps Alive
Dead Centre
Resident Evil
Black Christmas

Best Zombie Experience

End of Days Events
Zombie Encounters
Zed Events
Zombie Boot Camp
Zombie Infection
Lockdown by Immersive Events

Best Original Concept and Design

Boiled by Hide and Shriek
Altonville Mine Tours: Uncover The Legend of the Skinsnatchers at Alton Towers
Platform 15 at Thorpe Park
Dr Fright’s movie decades
The Flesh Pot – York Maze Hallowscream
The Offering at Frightmare at Over Farm

Best Set and Costume

Coven of 13 – Tulleys Shocktoberfest
The Fleshpot – York Maze Hallowscream
The Paradise Foundation – Screamland Margate
The Sickness – Scare Kingdom Scream Park
Altonville Mine Tours: Uncover The Legend of the Skinsnatchers at Alton Towers
The Tomb: Afterlife at Yorkshire Scare Ground

Best Multi Part Event

Horror at Hinchingbrooke House
Halloween at Nevendon Manor
Scaresville: The Haunted Village
Yorkshire Scare Grounds
Scream Factory Teesside
Scare Kingdom Scream Park

Best Scream Park 

The Howl
Fear at Avon Valley
Tulleys Shocktoberfest
Screamfest Burton
Xtreme Scream Park

Award for Technical Excellence

Derren Brown’s Ghost Train at Thorpe Park
Haunted Lanterns in Altonville Mine Tours: Uncover The Legend of the Skinsnatchers at Alton Towers
Dr Hades’ Fear Theatre
Quextreme Terror
Outbreak Jersey
Jungle NI

Best Horror Themed Room Escape

Ouija Bournemouth
Outbreak Jersey
Butcher at Escapologic
Hell in a Cell
Alien Escape
Room Escape Southend 

Best New event

Southport After Dark
Yorkshire Scare o’Drome
Quextreme Terror Scare Park
Awakening Pure Evil
Margate Mad House

Best Multi Event Attraction producer

Twisted Attractions (Hellfest and Terror Farm)
Hide and Shriek (Alien Escape, Delectably Dead, Dead Centre, Scream Park)
Events2Scare (Southport After Dark, woodland of Terror, Deadpose)
Doncaster Fear Factory (Black Christmas, The House that Drew Breath, Fear Factory)
Secrets Beneath (Bobo’s Circus of Damned, Outbreak)
Immersive Events (Lockdown, Origins scare maze, Twisted Fairy Tales)

Best European Event

Halloween Fright Nights Walibi Holland
Horror Nights at Europa Park
Halloween Horror Fest at Movie Park Germany
The Nightmare Realm, Republic of Ireland
Horror Nights NL – Holland
Farmaphobia at Causey Farm -Republic of Ireland

Best Street Team and Live Entertainment

Broadwitch Hauntfest
Frightmare at Over Farm
Alton Towers
Tulleys Shocktoberfest
Screamfest Burton

Best use of SFX/Animatronics as a set piece

The swamp – The Coven of 13 at Tulleys Shocktoberfest
The moors/swamp at Scream Factory Teesside
Circular Buzzsaw at Terror on the Farm – Farmaggedon
Levitatting witch in Witch Hunt at Edinburgh Dungeon
Oversized clown puppet in CarnEVIL of Terror at PrimEVIL
Giant skeletal hands in Festino’s Forgotten Funhouse at Screamland Margate

Best Home/Charity Haunt (in association with Home Haunt UK)

Baron Samedis Halloween Haunt – Calne, Wiltshire
ScareZONE by Stuart Kite, Northallerton
Neil Potter – Caister on Sea
Jamie Knight – Spalding
Howick House of Terror by Chris Walton – Lancashire
Neil Bradley – Crewe

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  1. Julie Rutherford-Smith

    April 17, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Wow!!! THANKYOU we are delighted to be nominated in your ” Best out of season category ” from Julie And the “Search For Emily” team in Liverpool 👍

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