Terror Island, the Isle of Wight’s newest scare event held at Blackgang Chine for the first-time last October, has scooped nominations for two top industry awards.
The team behind Terror Island collaborated with production company atmosFEAR to create three intense, immersive scare mazes; one of which has been nominated in the ‘Best Set and Design’ category. This nomination sees the Island event pitted against long-standing scare attractions from the likes of Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Fear at Avon Valley and Tulley Farm’s Shocktoberfest.
Amphibious, sponsored by the Isle of Wight Distillery and one of Terror Island’s three mazes saw Magnus Warden, the keeper of Poseidon’s Peak Lighthouse, welcome unsuspecting visitors into a realm of mythical sea creatures from the deep, wreaking their vengeance! During the event, the maze received high praise from visitors for the innovative design and set dressing.
In addition to the set design category nomination, the event also finds itself in the ‘Best New Event/Attraction’ category too.
“I was delighted to hear such positive news during this difficult time! Terror Island was a labour of love for our entire event team and I’m immensely proud of all their hard work and dedication to this event. From our designers and builders to our actors, front of house and catering teams, everyone put so much passion into the project and this recognition from industry leaders is amazing. We had incredible feedback from our visitors last year and it’s an honour to be nominated alongside some industry greats.
I can speak for the whole team when I say we’re all keeping our fingers crossed for the winner announcements!” – Dominic Wray, Event Manager.
Awarding body ScareCON are the organisers of Europe’s only scare attraction convention and have held industry awards since 2014. Winners in all categories will be announced next month.