- 5 Pumpkins signifies high impact scares
- 4 Pumpkins signifies numerous scares
- 3 Pumpkins signifies moderate scares
- 2 Pumpkins signifies low scares
- 1 Pumpkin signifies no scares
- 1 Skull is added to Extreme Haunts who have gone above and beyond and have delivered the scares to drive true terror into our very souls!
Design: Scenery, set design, props, animatronics, background, etc are all looked at to see how the attraction has set the stage for a frightening experience.
Actors: Makeup, costumes, scare affect, "in character", etc are all looked at to ensure that actors are giving the fans the scariest experience imaginable.
Theme: Is there a story line? Can it be followed? Does the theme allow for fearful experiences? Does it set the mood for the events of the night?
Scare Factor: Ability to deliver scares effectively, actor delivery, set design/animatronic delivery, effective use of scare tactics.
Overall Rating: After taking everything into account, including the entire experience to rate the attraction overall.