The All Hallows’ Haunts 2016 Awards

With 2016 almost in the books and 2017 right around the corner, the team here at All Hallows’ Haunts thought it would be fun to look back at what we thought was the best of the best in 2016. So, without further ado, here are the All Hallows’ Haunts 2016 Awards.

Movie

Andy’s Pick- Hush

Lola’s Pick- Train to Busan

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TV Show

Andy’s Pick-  The Exorcist

Lola’s Pick- Stranger Things

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Creepy Album

Andy’s Pick- Metallica- Hardwired To Self-Destruct


Lola’s Pick – Birdeatsbaby- Tanta Furia

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Book

Andy’s Pick- Maggie Goes To Hollywood & Maggie Reloaded by Kate Danley

Lola’s Pick- I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

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Convention

Andy’s Pick- Midsummer Scream 

Lola’s Pick – Midsummer Scream

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Unique Event

Andy’s Pick- Serial Killer Speed Dating

Lola’s Pick- Halloween Club’s 4th Annual Spookshow

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Play

Andy’s Pick- Demonic Housewives

Lola’s Pick – Wicked Lit

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Haunt

Andy’s Pick- Knott’s Scary Farm

Lola’s Pick – Knott’s Scary Farm

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Haunt Show/Attraction

Andy’s Pick- Queen Mary’s Freak Show

Lola’s Pick- Micah Cover’s Haunted House Calls

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Maze

Andy’s Pick- Shadowlands (Knott’s Scary Farm)

Lola’s Pick – Shadow Lands (Knott’s Scary Farm)

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Scare Zone

Andy’s Pick- The Hollows (Knott’s Scary Farm) 

Lola’s Pick – Fiesta de los Muertos

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Serial Killer Speed Dating- Spring Fever Edition

 In this day and age, many have turned to technology to find romance. They look to websites and apps to building a lasting relationship. However, Abel Horwitz (@abelhorwitz, http://abelhorwitz.tumblr.com) has a better idea. He took the idea of speed dating and made it a little bit more interesting- by adding serial killers!

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In what has become quite the successful adventure, Abel has brought back his signature event- Serial Killer Speed Dating (@skspeeddating, http://www.serialkillerspeeddating.com). Part speed dating, part show, part murder mystery- the participants witness a death and then engage in trying to guess which one of the other participants is the killer, all the while speed dating. This time it was a sold out special “Spring Fever” edition of Serial Killer Speed Dating.

I had the opportunity to be a fly on the wall for this event, and was witness to the party. It started as a scream was heard from the bathroom as one of the participants had been attacked and died in a bloody mess in front of everyone. From there, the speed dating began. It was amusing to see how many of the dates began with asking “Are you the killer?” Or “I didn’t do it.” Then the real surprise came as the victim rose from the dead and joined in on the dating. From there, began two hours of smiles, laughs and a fantastic time for all those dates. In the end, it was discovered who the killer was, prizes were passed out, and some even made some real connections.

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Abel, who also acts as host, was in true form as he is always engaging with everyone, while making sure everything runs so smoothly. It really runs like a well oiled machine.

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The entire night went by so fast and flawless, you’re sad when it was over. I want to point out that one thing I observed the most was everyone having such an amazing time. Everyone was laughing and smiling from ear to ear.

With so many impersonal and technological ways to meet people these days, it’s so nice to see people actually meeting up and talking. I think the addition of blood, dead bodies and serial killers just makes it more fun and definitely more interesting.

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All in all, Serial Killer Speed Dating’s Spring Fever edition was an absolute success. You get to go on a series of dates, meet someone, and possibly catch a killer. What doesn’t sound like a good time?! And to Abel’s credit, SKSD has become so popular, a representative from SnapChat came to cover the event, which resulted in SKSD being featured in SnapChat’s Los Angeles Story. You can view their video of SKSD on YouTube at https://youtu.be/WRLAVqAZJoY?t=39s

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I, along with the rest of the All Hallows’ Haunts team, loves and highly recommends Serial Killer Speed Dating. It’s different, unique and fun. You will not be disappointed. And luckily for you, Abel has said to stay tuned and be sure to follow SKSD on Twitter and FACEBOOK as they have some exciting events in the works that will be coming very soon!