ScareHouse Creative Director and co-owner Scott Simmons has worked within the haunted attraction industry since 1985, when he first started volunteering at local Pittsburgh haunted house fundraisers for various organizations.
Scott manages a talented team of artists, producers, and performers in the year-round process of planning and producing completely unique and original characters and attractions. Scott will reveal just how much Pittsburgh haunted houses have changed over the last 30 years, the weird and wonderful challenges of working at ScareHouse, and what it's like to scare people for a living.
April 27th, 2012 | 32 mins 1 sec
Veteran ScareHouse actors reveal the secrets of portraying zombies, steampunk warriors, and ... a meteorologist?
April 18th, 2012 | 41 mins 6 secs
Social marketing, public relations, and advertising with Jonathan Wander from Z Brand.
April 5th, 2012 | 34 mins 37 secs
Leonard Pickel has designed over 100 haunted attractions, dark rides, museum exhibits, and Halloween events.
March 28th, 2012 | 42 mins 2 secs
Ghost Hunters star Amy Bruni joins us for an extended conversation about the upcoming season of America's #1 paranormal tv show.
March 20th, 2012 | 31 mins
Dating and Pick-up lines with The ScareHouse Single Ladies
March 7th, 2012 | 34 mins 54 secs
The long history of paranormal activity in Pittsburgh: One of America's Most Haunted Cities
February 29th, 2012 | 27 mins 34 secs
Todd James, owner of Cutting Edge Haunted House: Winner of the Guinness World Record for the World's Largest Haunted House!
February 15th, 2012 | 42 mins 30 secs
A fun conversation about our zombie music video, a tour through Japan, and Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted house.
November 9th, 2011 | 49 mins 37 secs
The ScareHouse cast, crew, and co-owners look back at an amazing season for Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House
October 12th, 2011 | 35 mins 41 secs
ScareHouse has once again been ranked as one of America's "Must See" Haunted Houses by Haunted Attraction Magazine - and also one of the country's best haunted houses by Yahoo News, hauntedhousereviews.com, tophaunts.com, and Travel Channel!
September 28th, 2011 | 27 mins 32 secs
Pittsburgh Zombies is an ALL-NEW attraction devoted to our city’s living dead legacy as “Zombie Capital of the World.” This new attraction features elaborate recreations and references based on iconic Pittsburgh landmarks, now infested with legions of the walking and hungry dead!
September 14th, 2011 | 30 mins 42 secs
Can social media be used to make the world a better place? Can it not just improve but actually save lives? Host Rob Johnston joins Michelle from BurghBaby.com, Laura Kelly from "Team Tassy," ScareHouse Creative Director Scott Simmons, and ScareHouse Senior Manager Margee Kerr for a fast-moving conversation about twitter, Facebook, and the power of social media and social good.
August 30th, 2011 | 31 mins 18 secs
Meet the women who fill one of America's Best Haunted Houses with Dirty Clowns, Lost Souls, Demented Cybergoths, Sexy Steampunks, and the Walking Dead!
August 17th, 2011 | 32 mins 43 secs
The same team of artists and designers that create the sets, characters, and effects for ScareHouse also create the multimedia content and concepts for our website, commercials, print advertising, and online videos. Creative and Marketing Director Scott Simmons joins host Rob Johnston to talk about marketing, video production, and online interaction. Plus, an update on the new haunt for 2011: Pittsburgh Zombies.
August 2nd, 2011 | 28 mins 38 secs
How do you create the sounds of a failed exorcism? How about the smoldering ruins of a forsaken church? The angry buzzing of a thousand flies? Or even a full fledged zombie apocalypse? Every year ScareHouse sound effects designer, Glenn Ricci, and vocalist, Ursula Marcum, create and install dozens of custom-designed soundscapes within Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House.
July 20th, 2011 | 31 mins 30 secs
More than 135 employees. Tens of thousands of customers. A full season of screaming, special events, spreadsheets and ... sociology? The managers of Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House talk about casting, operations, and the secrets of running a professional haunted attraction.