2017 ScareHouse Season Recap with Scott Simmons and Katie “Dudders”

About This Episode

The 2017 ScareHouse season was filled with wild moments that included a German television crew, flugtag, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Star Wars. Creative Director Scott Simmons and Katie “Dudders” look back on 2017 and talk about what’s next for ScareHouse in 2018.


  • Scott and Dudders are joined by Producers Mike and Missy Sorg at Sorgatron Media Studios to discuss the 2017 ScareHouse season

  • Mike Sorg discusses his first visit to The Basement

  • Old school marketing can help you stand out from the crowd in a digital world.

  • Scott describes the evolution of The Basement and possibly a Basement Multiverse

  • Scott and Dudders talk about being on a German television show, Galileo TV, where they teach their visitors about the importance of smells such as bore urine in a haunted house

  • This isn’t the first time they’ve been on an international television. They were on Brazilian show Programa Pânico in 2015

  • How that “Pittsburgh Steelers Get Scared” video came to be

  • The importance of your espace room having a story.

  • Moving on from The Summoning to The Sunset Lodge

  • The joy of hiding Easter eggs in the haunt

  • Dudders reminiscences about the Red Bull Flugtag event and the only flight of the ScareCraft

  • What it’s like to be in a parade with a crowd yelling “BUNNY!”

  • Partnering with Burgatory for the ScareHouse Shake which benefits Make Room for Kids, an initiative of the Mario Lemieux Foundation

  • Star Wars Night: Working with the Starkiller Garrison, Garrison Carida, Microsoft, and the Mario Lemieux Foundation to benefit Make Room for Kids

  • Never getting to 100% done because we’re always pushing ourselves to the next level.

  • Being named Pittsburgh’s Best Haunted Attraction three years in a row by City Paper Readers

  • Dave the Clown, he’s all over the internet and awesome

  • What happens after the season ends

  • Plus-ing and tweaking the experience throughout the season

  • Getting scared by “safe” props in the haunt

  • Never getting to 100% done because we’re always pushing ourselves to the next level.

  • What to expect from ScareHouse in 2018

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