OHIO VALLEY HAUNTS
Ohio Valley Haunts Full Moon
- 2007 HAUNT AWARDS-
TOP 2007 HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS
The Best of 2007 (top 13) Best Animatronics
1.   Industrial Nightmare Complex - Jeffersonville, IN Land of Illusion - Middletown, OH
2.    Ohio State Reformatory (Prison) - Mansfield, OH runner up:  GHOSTLY MANOR - Sandusky, OH
3.    Dead Acres - Pataskala, OH Best Timed Scares
4.    Haunted Hotel - Louisville, KY Haunted Hotel - Louisville, KY
5.    Haunted Cave - Lewisburg, OH
6.    Haunted Spook Coop - Waynesville, OH Best Single Scare (Scariest Scene)
7.    Fear Fair - Seymour, IN Devil Maze at The Haunted Cave - Lewisburg, OH
8.    Baxter Avenue Morgue - Louisville, KY runner up:  WATER GHOULS, also at The Haunted Cave - Lewisburg, OH
9.    USS Nightmare - Cincinnati, OH Most Horrific Scare
10.  Land of Illusion - Middletown, OH SAW Suicide at Terror Maze - Springfield, OH 
11.  Dent (WEBN) Haunted Schoolhouse - Cincinnati, OH
12.  The Haunted Castle - Fort Wayne, IN Biggest Seasonal Surprise
13.  Waverly Hills Sanatorium - Louisville, KY Swamp scene at Industrial Nightmare - Jeffersonville, IN
runner up:  GHOSTLY MANOR - Sandusky, OH .
Scariest Attraction Most Climactic Finish
Ohio State Reformatory (Prison) - Mansfield, OH Devil Maze at The Haunted Cave - Lewisburg, OH
runner up:  WAVERLY HILLS SANATORIUM - Louisville, KY .
Best Multi-Venue Haunt Most Aggressive Finish
Industrial Nightmare - Jeffersonville, IN Multiple Chainsaw chase-out at Dementions - Jeffersonville, IN
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Best Outdoor Haunt Best Actor
Wilmington Haunted Hollow - Wilmington, OH Crazed Chase-out Maniac at Spinetinglers - Springfield, OH
. runner up:  DEVIL at The Haunted Cave - Lewisburg, OH
Best Haunted Trail Best Theatrics
Land of Illusion - Middletown, OH The Terror Within Zombie Island - Monroe, OH
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 Best Haunted Hayride Most Aggressive Characters
Bull Run Farm - Sringboro, OH Haunted Hotel - Louisville, KY
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Most Unique Attraction Most Unique (Memorable) Character
The Haunted Castle - Fort Wayne, IN Evil Oinking Pig at Scream on Shortridge - Indianapolis, IN
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Most Intense Attraction Most Demented Character
Dead Acres - Pataskala, OH Pig Butcher at Dementions - Jeffersonville, IN
. runner up:  Axe-wielding SANTA, also at Dementions - Jeffersonville, IN
Best New Attraction Best Make-up/Costumes
Nightmare at the Mall - Cincinnati, OH Halloween Haunt at Kings Island - Mason, OH
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Most Improved Attraction Most Provocative Scare
Haunted Spook Coop - Waynesville, OH Shower Scene at Haunted Hotel - Louisville, KY
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Best Themed Presentation Loudest, Most Assaulting Soundtrack
The Dent (WEBN) Schoolhouse - Cincinnati, OH Ohio State Reformatory (Prison) - Mansfield, OH
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Most Authentic Setting Biggest Seasonal Disappointment
Haunted Steamboat (U.S.S. Nightmare) - Cincinnati, OH No Buford Haunted School - Buford, OH
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Congratulations to all this year's winners!
* - Runners-up were listed this year when catagroies were decided by a single vote!

Wow!  Some really heated competition among this year's awards, saw some of the closest finishes to date, with several catagories decided by a single vote!  In addition, the evolution of the industry away from single attractions and more toward multiple, differently themed venues located on the same sight has mandated recogintion of both varieties of haunts.  The trend makes judging increasingly difficult, and at times is like comparing "apples and oranges" so to speak.  Therefore, to avoid being unfair to one or the other, the 2007 season has ushered in the debut of a brand new Award to solve the delimma - the establishment of the Ohio Valley Haunts MULTI-VENUE HAUNT OF THE YEAR, from which any individual component haunt is eligible for recognition in the single attraction catagory.

Haunt of The Year (Multi - Venue) Haunt of The Year (Single Attraction)
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