You clearly went to a different Scarefest to the one that I did! It was by far the best Scarefest for a number of years not least because it actually felt like a fresh event with new attractions. The scare zones this year were scare zones; not the 'mini-mazes' that they had been in previous years. I personally thought this worked much better as it allowed for some form of roaming actors in two areas of the park, something that people have been wanted for years! A 'mini-maze' like Scary Tales would have added to the event though of course. Thorpe may appeared have more going on but what was going on was utter garbage and impossible to enjoy unless you count two hour queues as enjoyment? Fair enough if so. I can't comment on the other events you mention as I did not get to experience them but as seperately ticketed events they are somewhat different to Scarefest. Of course Scarefest can always be improved but 2015 was better than previous years and a far cry from the awful 2014 event. Plus in Sub-Species they had an outstanding scare attraction. A terrible event? Most certainly not.