Katie Dudas is not only a veteran ScareHouse director, manager, and actor but an experienced paranormal investigator who has regularly explored some of Western Pennsylvania's most active paranormal hotspots ... including the dark halls and haunted history of our 100 year old building! Katie will reveal the fascinating history of our iconic home and share the creepiest moments of unexplained phenomenon observed by our cast, crew, and other investigators.
July 8th, 2017 | 35 mins 49 secs
amusement park, dudders, fun house, halloween, haunt, haunted house, katie dudas, katie dudders, kennywood, marketing, nick paradise, noahs ark, pittsburgh, podcast, roller coasters, scare house, scarehouse, scarehouse scott, scott simmons, the scarehouse, theme park, virtual reality
Creative Director Scott Simmons and Katie “Dudders” head to Kennywood to chat with their Director of Public Relations and Social Media, Nick Paradise. They discuss year round marketing of seasonal businesses, innovating while remembering your roots, the value of engaged fan base, and Pittsburghers’ unique bond with Kennywood Park.
June 23rd, 2017 | 52 mins 10 secs
501st, dark side, dudders, empire strikes back, garrison carida, haunt, haunted house, katie dudas, katie dudders, nerds, new hope, pittsburgh, podcast, rebel legion, rebels, return of the jedi, scare house, scarehouse, scarehouse scott, scott simmons, star wars, the scarehouse
Creative Director Scott Simmons and Katie “Dudders” geek out with Tim Gregg, Dan Beltz, and Greg Ochaba, members of the 501st Garrison Carida over everything Star Wars. They talk about the 501st charity missions, what drew them to the group, their first Star Wars experience, and why Scott never saw the original Star Wars (New Hope) movie in theaters.
May 29th, 2017 | 1 hr 43 mins
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Scott Simmons and Kate "Dudders" Dudas join fellow haunters, hustlers, and provocateurs John Laflamboy (Zombie Army Productions) and Pat Konopelski (Shocktoberfest) for an extended conversation about modern haunted attractions.
May 22nd, 2017 | 1 hr 32 mins
baltimore, dudders, haunt, haunted house, immersive, immersive theater, katie dudas, katie dudders, pittsburgh, podcast, punchdrunk, scare house, scarehouse, scarehouse scott, scott simmons, sleep no more, submersive productions, the scarehouse, theater, then she fell
Creative Director Scott Simmons travels to Baltimore to catch up with former ScareHouse audio masters Glenn Ricci and Ursula Marcum from Submersive Productions to talk about immersive theater.
May 15th, 2017 | 48 mins 8 secs
comic books, dc, dudders, haunt, haunted house, horror, horror comics, katie dudas, katie dudders, marvel, new dimension comics, pittsburgh, podcast, scare house, scarehouse, scarehouse scott, scott simmons, the scarehouse
Creative Director Scott Simmons catches up with Todd McDevitt and Jon Engel from New Dimensions Comics at Rock Bottom to chat about the comic book industry, pushing your ventures, and 3 Rivers Comicon.
Episode 112: Macabre Noir, Aaron Doctor Morose, and The Mad Muse Lori Howsare Discuss Wearing Your Weird on the Outside and Atrocity Exhibition IX
May 7th, 2017 | 1 hr 1 min
art, atrocity, coffee, dudders, katie dudas, katie dudders, macabre, pittsburgh, scare house, scarehouse, sideshow, the scarehouse, theater, theatre of cruelty, weird
The award winning Atrocity Exhibition’s ninth performance will take you to hell. Katie “Dudders” caught up with Macabre Noir, Aaron Doctor Morose, and Lori Howsare “The Mad Muse” at Atrocity’s command center, aka Macabre’s living room. They talk about the creative process, theater theory, and Atrocity Exhibition IX: Inferno.
Episode 111: Over Caffeinated Chat with Rob Johnston About Social Media, Adapting, and Being Genuine with Your Audience
April 28th, 2017 | 56 mins 28 secs
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Scott Simmons and Katie “Dudders” hang out on a loading dock in Pittsburgh’s Strip District with Rob Johnston to talk about social media and the importance of being genuine with your audience.
April 21st, 2017 | 1 hr 1 min
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Katie “Dudders” sits down with Pittsburgh Burlesque performers and members of the ScareHouse family, Boom Boom Bridgette, Moon, and Thea Biss. The ladies discuss Pittsburgh’s current burlesque scene, what attracted them to performing, and how burlesque is all about loving yourself and your body.
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...
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,...
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....
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...