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Jim Warfield Acting Award

Jim Warfield Acting Award

Started in 2010, HHC created an annual award for the best haunted attraction actor or actress. Because of his outstanding contributions to this field, the award will hereby be dedicated and known as:


Since 1987, Jim Warfield has been guiding groups of tours through his one-of-a-kind 19th century home, Raven’s Grin Inn. Besides being the designer and decorator, Jim is also the main star of his attraction, in which he performs multiple vaudeville-esque routines nearly every night of the year. Relying on wit and wisdom, Jim entertains thousands of guests annually with humor and history.


Entertaining patrons of a haunted attraction is one of the toughest jobs around. Since each individual has a different set of fears, actors and actresses rarely have more than a few moments to capture one’s attention.

This award is to recognize the best actor or actress from each haunting season who has excelled above and beyond in their individual performance.

This award is eligible for any employee from every attraction reviewed by the Haunted House Chicago Review Staff, with exception to ownership/top level management.



  • Ashley Martin as “Daisy”
    from Midnight Terror Haunted House in Oak Lawn, IL


  • Jeff Walker as “Fluffy”
    From Statesville Haunted Prison & City of the Dead in Crest Hill, IL


  • Alyssa Raymond as “Smiley”
    From Lake Hills Haunted House in St. John, Indiana
  • Ian Ryan as “Killy Billy”
    From C2H2: The Terror Within in Westmon, Illinois


  • Kenny Moore as “Black Billy”
    from The Hill Has Eyes in Franklin, Wisconsin


  • Nikki Singleton as “Starr”
    From Fear Itself in Mishawaka, Indiana
  • Nick Weber as “T-Bag”
    From Asylum Xperiment Haunted Attraction in Villa Park, Illinois
  • Billy Caraway as “Balzac”
    from CarnEvil Haunted House in Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Please note: This award is not available to managing actors or owners, which on occasion have given some of the most incredible performances. Although we can’t officially award this to them, we would like to give honorable mentions to:

  • Bella Highwire as “Daughter Anabelle”
    from Dark Harvest in Plainfield, Illinois
  • Riley Walsh as “Scarlett”
    from Amhurst Asylum in Valparaiso, Indiana


  • Stevie Calabrese as “Auntie Mom”
    from Realm of Terror Horror Experience in Round Lake Beach, IL


  • David Raue as “Vladimir” and “Mad Dog”
    from Statesville Haunted Prison in Crest Hill, IL
  • EmmaLeigh Smith as “Nancy”
    from Niles Haunted House Scream Park in Niles, MI, and Wisconsin Feargrounds in Waukesha, WI


  • Lindon Warren as “Mr. Pan”
    from Realm of Terror in Round Lake Beach, IL
  • Jake Gesse as “Me”
    from Amhurst Asylum in Valparaiso, IN

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