Firstly, we hope everyone reading this is staying safe while waiting for this nasty virus to get sent packing.

This year’s Scare Awards (SCARs) are a little different to usual. With ScareCON postponed until 2021 they are taking place virtually for the first time on Tuesday 5th May. Check out ScareCON’s Facebook for further details.

The Scare Directory team thought it would be fun to think about who we think might win this year based on reading various reviews as well as our own experiences. Our predictions are as follows:

Best Set and Design

The Attic – Terror of the Towers – Alton Towers
Creek Freak Massacre – Thorpe Park
Phobia Rebirth – Fear at Avon Valley
Darkest Depths – Alton Towers
Wastelands Penitentiary – Tulleys Shocktoberfest
Amphibious – Terror Island

Best Costume and Make Up

Wolf Pack – Traumatica
Darkest Depths – Alton Towers
Hammer House of Horror – Screamland
La Isla Maldita – Portaventura
Snuffhouse 86 – Nightmare Realm
Hillbilly Joes Zombie Zoo – Screamfest Burton

Best Original Concept and Design

Killer Clowns on a Spaceship – Dr Frights Halloween Nights
Carvinal – Frightmare
Battle Royal – Horrorland
Writers Block – Scare Me
Arachnophobia – PrimEVIL
Hillbilly Joes Zombie  Zoo – Screamfest Burton

Best Scene/Set Piece

Revolving Room – Circus of Terror – PrimEVIL
Church Scene – Scaresville
Lift – Christmasacre – Walsall Scare Maze
Teddy Bear – Cabin in the Woods – Horrorland
Fire ending – Coven of 13 – Tulleys Shocktoberfest
The Basement – The Abducted – Cursed

Best Out of Season Attraction

ValenTerror – Scare Kingdom Scream Park
YuleTide Terror  – Yorkshire Scare Grounds
Scream Camp
Darkfield Festival
My Bloody Valentines – Scream Factory
Christmasacre – Walsall Scare Maze

Best Year Round Attraction

London Bridge Experience
Pasaje del Terror Blackpool
Jack the Ripper Walk of Terror
London Dungeon
Le Manoire Paris
Alton Towers Dungeon

Best Zombie Experience

Black Death Zombie Experience
Zombie Infection
Zombie Nightmare
Zombie Uprising
End of Days Events

Best New Scary Room Escape

Catacombs – Escape Room Southend
Nerve Klinik – Break Escape
Escape from Satans Grotto – Xscream Events
Abigail – Trapp’d
Carnevil – Panic Room Harlow
The Basement – Escape Time

Best Street Team and Entertainment

Tulleys Shocktoberfest
Howl at Mead Open Farm
Fear at Avon Valley
Broadwitch Hauntfest

Best new event/attraction

Terror Island
Scream Camp
Phobia Newcastle
Old Market Scare
Fright Nights – National Justice Museum
Them Below by Xscream Events

Best European Independent Event

Scare Me
Scream Nights Germany
Maison du Tourment
Halloween Nights NL
Nightmare Realm

Best Theme Park Event

Portaventura Halloween
Thorpe Park Fright Nights
Alton Towers Scarefest
Halloween Nights at Walibi Holland
Oakwood Spooktacular
Chessington Howl’o’ween

Best Multi Part Scream Event (ie mazes done in set order)

Scare Kingdom Scream Park
Scream Factory
Horror at Hinchingbrooke House
Fear Fest Evil
Psycho Path

Best Scream Park

Fear at Avon Valley
York Maze Hallowscream
Tulleys Shocktoberfest
Dr Frights Halloween Nights

Best Halloween Maze

Them Below – Xscream Events
I’Scream – Psycho Path
The Attic – Alton Towers
Wastelands Penitentiary – Tulleys Shocktoberfest
Killer Clowns on a Spaceship – Dr Frights
Creepy Caves After Dark – Chessington
Brotherhood – Screamland
Hob’s Revenge – Pleasurewood Chills

Good luck everyone. We will be tuning in on Tuesday to see who wins the various awards.

Scare Directory
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