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Actor Jeff Walker, whose massively popular and terrifying character “Fluffy” has been an iconic mainstay at Statesville Haunted Prison in Crest Hill, IL, for many years, takes home the Haunted House Actor of the Year Honors for 2012.
Actress Stevie Calabrese, also a respected makeup and costuming pro, portrays “Nurse Sharon Needles,” “Auntie Mom,” and “Ziggy Zag” at The Realm of Terror Horror Experience in Round Lake Beach, IL. She takes home the official Haunt Actress of the Year Award.
The Professional Halloween Community has rallied around these great actors, and now Chicago Halloween Guide has publically announced and proudly congratulates both Jeff Walker and Stevie Calabrese on this well-deserved honor.
The goal of this voting process, which began October 2nd on ChicagoHalloweenGuide.com, was to place greater emphasis on the often-overlooked, talented, and hardworking Actors and Actresses who make Halloween tick.
“Haunted House Actors are like the lifeblood of Halloween in the modern era,” says J. Michael Rain, Webmaster and Editor of ChicagoHalloweenGuide.com. “A lot of people don’t realize what a major business Halloween has become, and although Hollywood, costume stores, and candy companies promote the holiday, much of the promotional heavy-lifting nationwide is done by Haunted Attractions and Halloween Events.”
“Haunt Actors are the ones who put their creative theatrical skills on display, and their bodies on the line, to make Halloween what it is in 2012. It’s not an easy job, and it takes a very special person to do it well.”
ChicagoHalloweenGuide.com is the Chicago Area’s Hub for all things Halloween in the Chicagoland Area and beyond. Founded in 2011, it is a visually appealing, innovative, and easy-to-navigate online portal for fun, diverse, non-biased, and informative Halloween content.