Fan Q&A with Scott Simmons and Katie "Dudders"

Episode 129 · March 29th, 2018 · 55 mins 35 secs

About this Episode

Before Creative Director Scott Simmons and Director of Sales and Marketing Katie "Dudders" left for Transworld, they recorded a live Q&A podcast where they answered fan questions at Sorgatron Media Studios. Fans submitted questions beforehand on Facebook and live during the recording on Facebook and Instagram.

  • What's the most fun part of our jobs.

  • What the team does the rest of the year.

  • The boring paperwork behind running a haunted house.

  • How much of our budget is spent on marketing.

  • Whether our building is really haunted.

  • Other haunted houses we visited in 2017: Dent School House, Shocktoberfest, 13th Gate, Cutting Edge.

  • How we decide what haunts we're going build each year.

  • We can never have enough clowns.

  • Behind the scenes tour are ideal for customers that want to stop and see the details.

  • Whether it's harder to scare people now.

  • What we think is the future of haunted house technology.

  • What keeps it fresh for us and whether we'll get tired of doing what we're doing.

  • Sometimes we're terrible at naming characters.

  • The three smells we used during Valentine's Day in The Basement.

  • Do we create characters based on actors or cast actors based on characters.

  • The ages of the youngest and oldest actors at our haunt.

  • Scott and Dudders favorite haunts and scenes.

  • Seeking out advice from other haunted houses.

  • Any hints for The Basement 2018.

  • Does the return of Pittsburgh Zombies mean more Dudders and Donnie of the Dead videos?

  • Last time we were scared.

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