About the Show
Pittsburgh's family-owned ScareHouse has become nationally recognized as one of America’s best Halloween Haunted Attractions by ABC news, Travel Channel and iconic horror director Guillermo del Toro. It has also been featured on Good Morning America, Late Night with Seth Meyers, USA TODAY, CBS News, and many other national media outlets.
ScareHouse is located inside a historic and notoriously haunted building in Etna, best known as the Elks Lodge 932 (one of the largest and most active Elks chapters in the country.) Many locals and Elks members, as well as most of our crew members, have experienced multiple encounters with strange sights and sounds over the years.
Episode 109: Bricolage Production Company, Enter the Imaginarium, & Immersive Theater
April 11th, 2017 | 1 hr 6 mins
Scott Simmons and Katie "Dudders" sat down with Tami Dixon, Jeffrey Carpenter, and Rod Schwartz from Bricolage Production Company. Bricolage works to remove the fourth wall to differentiate themselves from traditional theater productions and...
Episode 108: Interview with John Eslich: Roadtrip to Factory of Terror in Canton
March 13th, 2017 | 1 hr 1 min
Factory of Terror is one of largest indoor haunted houses in the WORLD. Scott and Dudders sit down with owner John Eslich to talk about what it takes to become a Guiness World Record winner, helping customers get their scare on in the offseason,...
Episode 107: Nino is Promoted to Operations Manager so Let's do a Throwback to his First Podcast
February 22nd, 2017 | 46 mins 34 secs
Congratulations to our new Operations Manager Nino Balistrieri! We're going to go back to December 2015 for Nino's first starring role in a podcast when he was our Tech Manager. Nino and Pnuematics Assistant/Actor Maryane Kimbler are...
Episode 106: Recap of Valentine's Day in The Basement with Costume Manager & Designer Madison and Design Manager Nicole
February 15th, 2017 | 1 hr 4 mins
This season's Valentine's Day event in The Basement took customers down the rabbit hole to a twisted version of Alice in Wonderland. Creative Director Scott Simmons, Katie "Dudders", Costume Manager & Designer Madison, and Design Manager...
Episode 105: Pittsburgh's "Podfather" Michael Sorg Talks About his Podcast Evolution, Creating Your own Space Online, and Niche Entertainment
February 8th, 2017 | 1 hr 2 mins
Michael Sorg is known as the "Podfather" and has been podcasting in Pittsburgh for over 10 years. He began with a Juggalo podcast and now hosts weekly shows discussing pro-wrestling, technology, and awesome things happening in and around Pittsburgh....
Episode 104: The Basement, Studio Wrestling, and Bad Sports Analogies: A Chat with ScareHouse Veteran Christine Mancini
February 1st, 2017 | 56 mins 25 secs
ScareHouse veteran actress, Christine Mancini, got her first lesson on sarcasm from a nun and her acting chops from studio wrestling. She has a unique voice and large presence that ScareHouse and Basement customers remember long after they leave....
Episode 103: Fog, Snow, and Smell with Chris Markgraf from Froggy's Fog
January 25th, 2017 | 35 mins 24 secs
Froggy's Fog provides fog, haze, snow, bubbles, and even smells for haunted houses across the country (and probably the world). The company started in the roller skating industry then expanded to haunts, mega-churches, emergency and military personnel...
Episode 102: Embrace Your Weird: Greg Newkirk and Dana Matthews Curators of Planet Weird's Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and the Occult
January 18th, 2017 | 32 mins 20 secs
Director of Sales and Marketing Katie "Dudders" and Design Manager Nicole Conniff traveled to Gettysburg, PA for Strange Escapes in December. While they were there, they had a chance to chat with Greg Newkirk and Dana Matthews, the currators of...
Episode 101: Saying Goodbye to our Director of Operations Crystal
January 11th, 2017 | 1 hr 5 mins
A Look Back at her ScareHouse Career, Rampage Memories, & her Role as "Dream Killer"
Episode 100: Serpentine: Ayne Terceira from Uncumber Theatrics' Newest Immersive and Alternative Reality Game
May 18th, 2016 | 41 mins 1 sec
"Serpentine is a film-noir style Alternate Reality Game that examines a true Pittsburgh cold case. Be prepared to travel to different Pittsburgh locales in search of clues, meet up with different characters, collaborate with fellow...
Episode 99: Gaming Geeks Dreams Come True: PAPA & ReplayFX in Carnegie, PA
May 12th, 2016 | 34 mins 50 secs
Scott and Dudders visit the PAPA (Professional & Amateur Pinball Association) warehouse to chat with Special Events Director of ReplayFX, Fred Cochran. The warehouse contains 506 pinball and 300 video games from the 1950s to today. Fred, Scott,...
Episode 98: Atrocity Event Preview 2016 with Macabre & Morose: The Infamous Aaron Doctor & Doing Terrible Things in Beautiful Ways
May 4th, 2016 | 40 mins 34 secs
"Morose & Macabre's annual cavalcade of the beautiful and
bizarre. The Atrocity Exhibition promises to create an immersive
theater experience that tells one horribly wonderful story through
the art of nationally recognized sideshow, burlesque, and...
Episode 97: Scenic Artist & Prop Designer Brian Demski
April 27th, 2016 | 30 mins 52 secs
Learning from zombie GI Joes, bootleg VHS tapes, & your mistakes
Episode 96: Valentine's Day in The Basement: Murder Castle
February 4th, 2016 | 33 mins 34 secs
Discussion About H.H. Holmes with Dr. Margee Kerr & Dave Malehorn