2014 Halloween Haunt Awards: Winners

It’s great to be nominated, but who won?

At last, the time has come to announce the winners of the 2014 Halloween Haunt Awards. Since the nominations have already been posted, along with explanations for their inclusion, there should be little need for preamble here. Instead, let us move swiftly to the task of identifying this year’s Best Halloween Attractions in Los Angeles.

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2014 Halloween Haunt Award Nominees: Best Theme Park Attraction

This is the heavyweight category of Halloween events in Los Angeles and the Southland. Running for a month or more,

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2014 Halloween Haunt Award Nominees: Best Professional Haunted House Walk-Through

The backbone of any Halloween theme park is its walk-through “mazes.” Scare zones, rides, and shows are all part of

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2014 Halloween Haunt Award Nominees: Best Amateur Haunted House Walk-Through

Home haunts have undergone a seemingly exponential evolution during the decade that Hollywood Gothique has been tracking them. Once upon

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2014 Halloween Haunt Award Nominees: Best Non-Haunt Halloween Event

At the risk of sounding like a mother scolding her children to eat vegetables because they’re healthful, Hollywood Gothique spent

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2014 Halloween Haunt Award Nominees: Best Gore Effect

Although Hollywood Gothique prefers Halloween horrors of the spooky variety, we will admit to a certain bloodlust; after all, when

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2014 Halloween Haunt Award Nominees: Best Introductory Scene

This is a new category, a bit generically named, which attempts to honor the trend toward ameliorating the conga-line syndrome

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2014 Halloween Haunt Award Nominees: Best Interactive Horror Experience

As more Halloween attractions add vignettes in which characters and customers interact, the distinction becomes more nebulous between a haunted

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2014 Halloween Haunt Award Nominees: Best Play in a Non-Theatrical Setting

Who says one needs a theatre to stage a play? During the Halloween season, several groups offer dreadful dramas in

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