About the Show
Pittsburgh's family-owned ScareHouse has become nationally recognized as one of America’s best Halloween Haunted Attractions by ABC news, Travel Channel and iconic horror director Guillermo del Toro. It has also been featured on Good Morning America, Late Night with Seth Meyers, USA TODAY, CBS News, and many other national media outlets.
ScareHouse is located inside a historic and notoriously haunted building in Etna, best known as the Elks Lodge 932 (one of the largest and most active Elks chapters in the country.) Many locals and Elks members, as well as most of our crew members, have experienced multiple encounters with strange sights and sounds over the years.
Episode 12: World's Longest Haunted House
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!
Episode 11: Pittsburgh Zombies in Japan
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.
Episode 10: The Last Night of 2011 for 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
Episode 9: Zombies, Ghost Hunters, and Marriage Proposals
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!
Episode 8: Pittsburgh Zombies - Behind the Screams
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!
Episode 7: Social Media in Pittsburgh
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.
Episode 6: Costume Design with Jennifer Rocket and Dejah Harnish
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!
Episode 5: Haunted House Marketing & Video Production with Creative Director Scott Simmons
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.
Episode 4: Sound FX Designer Glenn Ricci aka "Delirium Dog"
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.
Episode 3: Haunted House Managers Margee Kerr and Crystal Rupp
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.
Episode 2: Design Managers Christopher Gilgour and Dejah Harnish
June 8th, 2011 | 29 mins 1 sec
What does it take to create "One of America's Best Haunted Houses" every year? A full year of design and production involving concepts, creatures, and costumes as well as set construction, scenic elements, and special effects!
Episode 1: #1 Creative Director Scott Simmons
May 25th, 2011 | 29 mins 42 secs
How has the haunted house industry changed in 25 years? How has social media changed the way attractions are designed and promoted? And what's in store this year for ScareHouse? Find out in the fast-moving and free podcast! Join host Rob Johnston for in-depth discussions with the ScareHouse Scream Team!