ScareHouse Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

134 episodes of ScareHouse Podcast since the first episode, which aired on May 25th, 2011.

  • Episode 135: Into the Dark Terror Vault in San Francisco

    April 20th, 2019  |  1 hr 14 mins
    dudders, haunted attraction, haunted house, immersive theater, into the dark, lgbtq, peaches christ, pittsburgh, queer, san francisco, scarehouse, terror vault

    Katie "Dudders" caught up with former ScareHouse Director of Operations, Crystal Wright and her new co-workers from Into the Dark's Terror Vault in San Francisco, David Flowers, Ric Ray, and Joshua Grannell (Peaches Christ) at Transworld. They chat about Into the Dark's Terror Vault, east coast v. west coast haunted attractions, and working to make everyone feel welcome.

  • Episode 134: Design Manager Nicole & Operations Manager Nino Discuss Spreadsheets & Show Flow

    February 8th, 2019  |  30 mins 55 secs
    design, dudders, haunt, haunted house, katie dudas, katie dudders, nicole, nino, pittsburgh, podcast, scare house, scarehouse, scarehouse scott, scenic design, scott simmons, spreadsheets, tech, the scarehouse

    Dudders sits down with her haunt siblings, Design Manager Nicole and Operations Manager Nino, to discuss spreadsheets, show flow documents, misconceptions of working at a haunted house, and more spreadsheets.

  • Episode 133: 2018 ScareHouse Season Recap with Scott Simmons, Katie “Dudders”, and Nino Balistrieri

    December 20th, 2018  |  57 mins 56 secs
    a creepy christmas, dudders, haunt, haunted house, katie dudas, katie dudders, krampus, night of the living dead, pittsburgh, podcast, popup bar, romero lives, scare house, scarehouse, scarehouse scott, scott simmons, the scarehouse, zombie den, zombies

    Scott, Nino, and Dudders look back on the craziness that was the 2018 ScareHouse season. From creating a zombie themed pop up bar, appearing all over the season, and super fun season, this has been an amazing haunt season!

  • Episode 132: Molly and Travis from Row House Cinema

    October 16th, 2018  |  1 hr 6 mins
    dudders, haunt, haunted house, katie dudas, katie dudders, movies, pittsburgh, podcast, row house cinema, scare house, scarehouse, scarehouse scott, scott simmons, the scarehouse

    Katie "Dudders" and Scott Simmons sit down with Molly and Travis from Row House Cinema to discuss how they select movies to show, finding a balance between the type of movies they show, and what movies they would show during their own theme week.

  • Episode 131: Jordan Patton Talks FaceOff and DeadNecks

    July 20th, 2018  |  44 mins 6 secs
    deadnecks, dudders, faceoff, fx, haunt, haunted house, jordan patton, katie dudas, katie dudders, monsterpalooza, pittsburgh, podcast, scare house, scarehouse, scarehouse scott, scott simmons, special effects, the scarehouse

    Jordan Patton, a well-liked competitor from Syfy’s FaceOff, sits down with Scott Simmons and Katie “Dudders” Dudas to discuss FaceOff, his early beginnings at ScareHouse, and DeadNecks.

  • Episode 130: Pittsburgh Movie Behind the Scenes Legend Steve Parys

    April 5th, 2018  |  1 hr 12 mins
    assistant director, behind the scenes, concussion, downward dog, dudders, fear the walking dead, foxcatcher, george romero, gone, haunt, haunted house, katie dudas, katie dudders, location scout, outsiders, pa film tax credit, pittsburgh, pittsburgh movies, podcast, scare house, scarehouse, scarehouse scott, scott simmons, silence of the lambs, the scarehouse

    Creative Director Scott Simmons and Katie "Dudders" chat with Assistant Director and Pittsburgh native Steve Parys. Steve has worked on television shows and movies filmed in Pittsburgh and around the world including Silence of the Lambs, Fear the Walking Dead, and Outsiders. Steve discusses his diverse background and experiences and even shares an incredible story from the set of Silence of the Lambs.

  • Episode 129: Fan Q&A with Scott Simmons and Katie "Dudders"

    March 29th, 2018  |  55 mins 35 secs
    behind the scenes, chainsaws, clowns, dudders, haunt, haunted house, katie dudas, katie dudders, pittsburgh, podcast, scare house, scarehouse, scarehouse scott, scott simmons, the scarehouse, zombies

    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.

  • Episode 128: Poison Props Adam Johnston

    March 15th, 2018  |  35 mins 16 secs
    adam johnston, convention, dudders, fabrication, haunt, haunted house, katie dudas, katie dudders, pittsburgh, podcast, poison props, props, scare house, scarehouse, scarehouse scott, scott simmons, special fx, the scarehouse, transworld

    Creative Director Scott Simmons and Katie "Dudders" chat with Adam Johnston from Poison Props. Adam has been preying on customer fears and creating haunted house animatronics for 11 years. They discuss how Adam got his start, prepping for a major trade show, and sound design in haunts. Poison Props will be at Transworld later this month.

  • Episode 127: Themed Attractions Legend Robbi Lepre

    February 19th, 2018  |  1 hr 15 mins
    christmas town, dudders, haunt, haunted house, howloscream, katie dudas, katie dudders, pittsburgh, podcast, robbi lepre, scare house, scarehouse, scarehouse scott, scott simmons, tampa, the scarehouse, transworld

    Creative Director Scott Simmons introduces Katie "Dudders" to the amazing and inspiring live entertainment shows and events legend, Robbi Lepre. Robbi talks about her almost 40 years of experience in the industry, learning from other haunted attraction experts at trade shows, celebration Robbiween, and the importance of positive connections. You can support Robbi's wellness fund at https://www.gofundme.com/robbi-lepre-wellness-fund

  • Episode 126: Basement Managers Tracy and Kevin

    January 19th, 2018  |  43 mins 55 secs
    dudders, haunt, hauntcon, haunted house, immersive theater, katie dudas, katie dudders, new orlean, pittsburgh, podcast, scare house, scarehouse, scarehouse scott, scott simmons, the basement, the scarehouse

    Creative Director Scott Simmons and Dir. of Sales and Marketing Katie “Dudders” visit Basement Manager Tracy’s house to chat with her and Basement Assistant Manager (BAM) Kevin about last season of The Basement, transitioning from actor to manager, and planning for Valentine’s Day in The Basement. Wigz, The Basement character Patti’s cat, makes a special guest appearance.

  • Episode 125: 2017 ScareHouse Season Recap with Scott Simmons and Katie “Dudders”

    December 7th, 2017  |  55 mins 14 secs
    dudders, galileo tv, germany, haunt, haunted house, immersive theater, katie dudas, katie dudders, pittsburgh, pittsburgh steelers, podcast, scare house, scarehouse, scarehouse scott, scott simmons, star wars, the scarehouse

    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” visit producers Missy and Mike Sorg at Sorgatron Media Studios to look back on 2017 and talk about what’s next for ScareHouse in 2018.

  • Episode 124: Kip Polley Pale Night Productions Returns

    September 27th, 2017  |  34 mins 28 secs
    dudders, escape rooms, halloween, haunt, haunted house, katie dudas, katie dudders, kip polley, pale night productions, pittsburgh, podcast, props, ravens curse, scare house, scarehouse, scarehouse scott, scott simmons, the scarehouse, zombies

    A few weeks before opening night, Creative Director Scott Simmons and Katie “Dudders” traveled to Beechview to Sorgatron Media Studios to record a long distance podcast with Kip Polley from Pale Night Productions. Kip was visiting the Southern Illinois Fair with one of his zombie puppets. They chatted with Kip about kids love of zombies, designing haunted attractions for guests of all ages, and being one of the leading innovators in the haunted attraction industry

  • Episode 123: Ricky Brigante Founder of Inside the Magic

    September 4th, 2017  |  35 mins 56 secs
    disney, dudders, halloween horror nights, harry potter world, haunt, haunted house, immersive theater, inside the magic, katie dudas, katie dudders, pittsburgh, podcast, pseudonym productions, ricky brigante, scare house, scarehouse, scarehouse scott, scott simmons, the scarehouse, theme parks, universal orlando

    Three weeks away from opening night, Creative Director Scott Simmons and Katie “Dudders” traveled to Sorgatron Media Studios in Beechview to record a long distance podcast with Ricky Brigante from Inside the Magic. Ricky talks about the challenge running Inside the Magic, his love of theme parks, immersive theater, and what’s next for the industry.

  • Episode 122: Top Horror Movie Picks with Sean Collier

    August 12th, 2017  |  1 hr 12 mins
    blair witch project, comedian, dudders, exorcist, haunt, haunted house, horror movies, jaws, katie dudas, katie dudders, movie critic, movies, pittsburgh, podcast, psycho, scare house, scarehouse, scarehouse scott, scott simmons, sean collier, shining, the scarehouse, you cant handle the truth podcast

    Creative Director Scott Simmons and Katie “Dudders” head down to The Basement with Sean Collier to talk about their favorite horror movies. Sean, Katie, and Scott end the podcast with a discussion about their lists of top horror movies.

  • Episode 121: The Dent Schoolhouse with Bud and Aryn

    July 30th, 2017  |  54 mins 30 secs
    acting, charlie, cincinnati, dent school house, dent schoolhouse, dudders, haunt, haunt acting, haunted house, katie dudas, katie dudders, makeup artist, netflix, ohio, pittsburgh, podcast, scare house, scarehouse, scarehouse scott, scott simmons, skin wars, the scarehouse

    Creative Director Scott Simmons and Katie “Dudders” traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio to visit Bud Stross and Aryn Fox from The Dent Schoolhouse. They chat about the legend of The Dent Schoolhouse, how they got their start in the haunted attraction industry, and the many hats they wear in and out of the haunt.

  • Episode 120: ScareHouse Actor 001 - Tracy Campbell

    July 14th, 2017  |  45 mins 14 secs
    acting, cats, chiller theater, dudders, haunt, haunt acting, haunted house, katie dudas, katie dudders, new kids on the block, pittsburgh, podcast, scare house, scarehouse, scarehouse scott, scott simmons, the scarehouse, wpxi, zombies

    Creative Director Scott Simmons and Katie “Dudders” chat with veteran actress Tracy Campbell. They discuss Scott and Tracy’s shared television news history, what it’s like to have your face all over ScareHouse marketing, and how props, hair, and music create great ScareHouse videos.