Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Spookywoods Voted Top 10 Haunt in USA 2008

Hauntworld Magazine Welcomes People 'Back to Ghoul' and Announces List of Top 13 Haunted Attractions Across the Country

ST. LOUIS, Aug 12, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- List Highlights the Heightened Standards of Fear and Fun at Leading Haunts

With Halloween right around the corner, Hauntworld.com, the haunt industry's leading trade publication and haunted house website, is welcoming people 'Back to Ghoul' by announcing its list of the Top 13 Professional Haunted Attractions in the country. These attractions are being recognized for their attention to detail, high-quality special effects, and overall scare factor.

Ranging from haunted hotels and prisons to spooky hayrides, the list represents the best haunted attractions the nation has to offer, as selected and voted on by the Haunted House Industry and the editors of Hauntworld Magazine. In an industry that has reached the multi-billion dollar mark, these haunts are leading the way in scream-inducing innovations.

"The haunts industry fits into a special niche of the entertainment world, where the main goal is to provide an intensely frightening experience, yet leave customers exhilarated enough to return next year, or even next week," said Editor-in-Chief of Hauntworld Magazine, Larry Kirchner. "In order to accomplish this, a tremendous amount of production is involved in each successful haunt. Owners have behind-the-scenes teams of master Hollywood special effects technicians, make-up artists, set designers, and trained actors -- this list represents the best-of-the-best in the country."

2008 Top 13 Professional Haunted Attractions

1. 13th Gate - Baton Rouge, Louisiana - www.midnightproduction.com
2. The Darkness - St. Louis, Missouri - www.scarefest.com
3. Netherworld - Atlanta, Georgia - www.fearworld.com
4. Haunted Overload - Lee, New Hampshire - www.hauntedoverload.com
5. Scarehouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - www.scarehouse.com
6. House of Torment - Austin, Texas - www.houseoftorment.com
7. Bates Motel - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - www.thebatesmotel.com
8. Headless Horseman - Ulster Park, New York - www.headlesshorseman.com
9. Dead Acres - Columbus, Ohio - www.deadacres.com
10. Spookywoods - High Point, North Carolina - www.spookywoods.com
11. House of Shock - New Orleans, Louisiana - www.houseofshock.com
12. Erebus - Detroit, Michigan - www.hauntedpontiac.com
13. Cutting Edge - Dallas, Texas - www.cuttingedgehauntedhouse.com

Media Contact:
Kristina Ferrari / Sean Carney
Dukas Public Relations
(212) 704-7385
kristina@dukaspr.com / sean@dukaspr.com


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